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.
This day will give you an overview of the life and workload of a honey bee and an introduction to practical beekeeping. There will be a honey tasting session, a discussion about how to encourage bees and other pollinators to your own garden as well as the risks facing them. Finally, a planting session for you to grow your own pollinator-friendly selection at home. Read more
Spend the evening learning how to brew up delicious and healthy drinks from seasonal garden produce. Rachel de Thample, teacher at River Cottage and nutritional therapist Ciara Jean Roberts will take you on a delicious tasting tour of drinks using fruits, flowers and herbs such as Elderflower Kefir, Wild Cherry Kombucha and Rhubarb Ginger Beer. By the end of the evening you’ll know how to make your own and how to use them to make you feel amazing. Read more
Is a potato a root? How do fruits form? What exactly is photosynthesis? If you are interested in answering these questions, then this day course could be for you. It offers complete beginners a relaxed introduction to the world of botany. With Karen Van Oostrum. Read more
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