Nick Bailey, the head gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden, is the moving force behind the new area called The Garden of Edible and Useful Plants. Inspired by an 18th century potager, but with a modern interpretation, the garden is filled with functional plants. These include fiber plants, dyes, food flavourings and unusual vegetables. The new area – and all the rain – means that the Physic Garden is looking particularly wonderful at the moment – fresh and green and full of interest. And if that wasn’t reason enough to visit, you can eat at the wonderful Tangerine Dream Café. It is open from 12- 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 12-6pm Sunday and for dinner every Wednesday until 10pm. It is all very delicious – as are its surroundings.