View of the Physic Garden circa 1910

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Photograph of Sloane's statute with rock garden in foreground

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View of the Physic Garden circa 1910

Sir Hans Sloane statute dominates the Physic Garden. The siting of Sloane's statue is most appropriate as it was his gift to the Apothecary Society that ensured its survival. It was placed here in 1737. Today the original statute, by Rysbrach, is kept at the British Museum. An exact replica was cast and given to the Garden. In front the first rock garden built in England can be seen.

Location of original: SB02 CM1608
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