The Garden, Café and Shop are open daily


Monday to Friday and Sundays. We are closed on Saturday

During July and August, the Garden and Café will be open until 10pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with last entry at 8.30pm

For full details of our hours click here

An Elixir of Letters

‘An Elixir of Letters’ A brand new exhibition of inscriptions and sculptures created by some of the UK's foremost letter carvers. Ends October 2018.


Author: Wendy Bowen


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.

Garden parties

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.



The Garden of Medicinal Plants

Medicinal plants have been grown at the Garden since the 17th century, we continue this tradition today with displays of over 400 medicinal species used globally in the past, present and potentially the future.


Author: Amy Byrne

Beverages Bubbles and Brews

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.




Hidden in the heart of London, Chelsea Physic Garden is a beautiful and magical setting for your special day.



Upcoming events & courses

  • Chocolate Tuesday

    Join us to look into the history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special plant-based food. The day will includes craft activities, a Garden tour, chocolate tasting and the chance to create your own mixtures to take away. For ages: 6 - 11 FULLY BOOKED Read more

  • Living Colour-a Natural Dyes Workshop

    Explore the world of colour all around us. Why and how do plants and animals use it to their advantage? Work with the textile artist, Lara Hailey to create some uniquely dyed and beautifully colourful natural art to take away. Read more

  • Botanical Soaps and Candles

    Join us for an enjoyable day of soap and candle making. Learn more about these traditional crafts and the natural ingredients used. Enjoy experimenting with a choice of fragrances to make your own special soap and candle. For ages: 13+ Read more

Latest news

  • The Historical Walk

    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