Cedar trees in the Physic Garden, painted by James Fuge c.1850.

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Painting of trees in the physic garden

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Cedar trees in the Physic Garden, painted by James Fuge c.1850.

Chelsea Physic Garden from the south showing the famous cedars of Lebanon planted here in 1683. They were among the first to be planted in England. The last one died in 1903. In 1722 Sir Hans Sloane, Lord of the Manor, presented the garden to the Apothecaries Company so that they could continue their botanical research. A statue of Hans Sloane by Rysbrack stood in the garden but since 1985 has been replaced by a replica and the original moved to the British Museum.

Location of original: Chelsea Print Room D0128
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