Inspired by the new Spring-Summer collection from D-due LAB, the fragrance of flowers led us to the oldest botanic garden in London. A celebration of the beauty and importance of plants.
Chelsea Physic Garden is an independent charity, dedicated to demonstrating the medicinal, economic, cultural and environmental importance of plants to the survival and well-being of humankind. A unique living collection of around 5,000 different edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants.
It was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for the purpose of training apprentices in identifying plants. Today, it is one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world, and a peaceful green oasis to enjoy and relax.
The variety and beauty of flowers is amazing, but we were specially attracted by the Atlantic Islands greenhouse. Plants from Madeira, Saint Helena, Canary Islands, Cabo Verde… The insulation and climate conditions of each one of them determine their particular flora. For that reason, entering that little glass box is like undertaking an exciting journey, a visit to different micro worlds connected by the Atlantic Ocean.
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