Whether you're on the hunt for horticultural magnificence or just fancy a wander and a cuppa, London's public gardens offer perennial pleasure. Read our guide and uncover some of the city's glorious green spaces.
Our pick of London's public gardens
Founded in 1673, Chelsea Physic Garden contains England's oldest rock garden. The garden's proximity to the Thames ensured that it enjoyed a microclimate that made it possible to grow non-native plants, including the largest outdoor fruiting olive tree in England. There's a shop where you can buy unusual plants and a café that serves very good cakes.