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IMPORTANT NOTICE -  GARDEN CLOSURE
The Physic Garden will be closed to the public throughout the month of January. This is to allow contractors to carry out essential maintenance in resurfacing the paths.The Meeting Room will remain in use during this period but visitors are requested not to park in the driveway.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you shortly.

Petersfield Physic Garden is a private garden which is open to the public without charge, providing a green oasis in the centre of town. It is a garden created in a 17th Century style with distinct parts laid out for different purposes.

Physic gardens owe their name to the plants grown in them which were considered to contain medicinal properties. Generally the beds were of a defined geometric shape and laid out in a formal pattern. In addition to these formal herb beds, planted with such things as Woad (Isatis tinctoria), Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris) and Horehound (Marrubium vulgare), there is a topiary walk, a knot garden, an informal orchard with wild flowers and a rose arch. The 17th Century was also a time when many plants were introduced from the New World and there are borders planted with shrubs, roses and herbaceous plants which would have been familiar at that period.


A full colour brochure with a map, short history and details of the garden is available from the warden's office.

Photographs by Brian Robinson
Awards
The Garden has received the Jenny Turner Prize 2015 for Outstanding Achievement at the October presentation of Petersfield in Bloom.

The Physic Garden has also been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor 2018. This award is based on ratings recorded by visitors to the garden and can only be earned through consistently great reviews. These can be read by clicking on the widget below.
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