Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in London and houses around 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible, and useful plants. Read more
‘An Elixir of Letters’ A brand new exhibition of inscriptions and sculptures created by some of the UK's foremost letter carvers. Opens May 2018 at Chelsea Physic Garden.
We are looking for enthusiastic people who can commit a regular amount of time each month to join our volunteer team and give valuable support to the Garden.
Spend a relaxed spring or summer afternoon with exclusive use of the beautiful Chelsea Physic Garden for your private Garden Party. A day in the garden with family and friends is a special and memorable way to celebrate.
We offer activity days for a range of ages and abilities - covering a great selection of topics:- from herbology to zoology, sculpture to chocolate and, of course, gardening.
Beverages, Bubbles and Brews.
Whether it’s the hops in your pint of beer or the leaves that infuse into your afternoon tea, this year at Chelsea Physic Garden we are exploring the plants that add the flavour and fizz to the glorious drinks and beverages that quench our thirst.
For just £52 you can sign up to join our Friend of the Garden membership scheme, or renew your existing membership. Just complete the registration form.
A Friends Membership subscription makes a wonderful gift which lasts all year round and helps preserve this historic garden for future generations.
Meet the creatures of the Garden and explore their habitats with our education team. You’ll have a chance to pond-dip to see tadpoles, newts and many more creatures, as well as hunt for mini-beasts. Create art and crafts inspired by the Garden and use your senses to explore the many flavours, sounds, smells and textures.
For ages: 3-6
Bring your smartphone along to capture the Garden in striking and unusual ways. Advice on lighting, composition, texture and form will be provided, as well as some top tips on photographing wildlife and making plant portraits.
For ages: 13-16 years
The Historical Walk, laid out along the western side of the garden has been planted to show the work of some of the best known people associated with The Chelsea Physic Garden’s history, through plants introduced or first named by them. Read more