This is from an ancient cave painting showing honey collection.
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Chelsea Physic Garden and Honey
Chelsea Physic Garden is a walk away from South Kensington Station - and is definitely worth visiting. It was founded in 1673 as an Apothecaries Garden where apprentices were trained to recognise plants. There is so much interest there (including a super restaurant/cafe). They also have workshops and lecture days. We recently went to a Honey Tasting lecture which was delightful ... with tea and cake afterwards! Their Hives also produce a beautiful honey, once a year, and I think you have to be pretty quick to obtain some - as it goes almost as soon as it arrives in their shop. It's a wonderful source of herbal and plant information - and a lovely way to spend a sunny London day.