Food is Medicine

There is no doubt that plants and nature can be powerful aid in maintaining good health, come and find out how to give yourself and your health a helping hand.Read more

Historic Glasshouses resources

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Mother's Day

Join us in this exquisite corner Chelsea, for a truly special Mother’s Day.Read more

British Academy of Floral Art at Chelsea Physic Garden

We are thrilled to announce a series of bespoke flower-arranging classes in a unique and exclusive collaboration with the British Academy of Floral Art.Read more

Garden Steward

Are you a people person dedicated to a high standard of customer service, who would like to spend time in London’s oldest botanic garden? We are looking for a team of friendly Stewards to be a welcoming presence in the Garden and help give our visitors an unforgettable experience.Read more

Family Activity Days

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.Read more

Gift Membership

From just £39* a Friends' Membership makes a wonderful gift which lasts all year round and helps preserve this historic garden for future generations.Read more

Community Projects

We are further spreading the word of how important plants are to our everyday lives by engaging with school children, young people and community groups across London. Check out what we have been up to.Read more

Christmas Fair 2019

Save the date. The very best Christmas Fair is coming! Saturday 23 Nov & Sunday 24 NovRead more

Friends' Membership

From just £39* a Friends' Membership subscription gives you access to Chelsea Physic Garden and four other partner gardens, and helps preserve this historic garden for future generations.Read more

Florilegium Society

The Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society was formed in 1995, with the primary aim of recording in paintings plants growing in the Physic Garden.Read more


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We offer a range of bespoke educational workshops, find out more here.Read more

Education for Home Schooled Groups

Find out how we can facilitate home-schooled groups at the Garden.Read more

Leave a legacy

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Meet the team

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Our Foster and Pearson glasshouses are over a hundred years old. Glasshouses have a long tradition at the Garden, they've allowed many a gardener to cultivate exotic species for over 300 years.Read more

Dicotyledon Order Beds

Growing plants in separate beds according to their family is a long-running botanic garden tradition, helping to teach plant classification.Read more

Pond Rockery

The Pond Rockery has stood at the centre of the Garden since 1773. It is a Grade II listed structure and thought to be the oldest rock garden in Europe.Read more

Hiring FAQs

Answers to the most frequently asked questions on garden hire for events.Read more

Atlantic Islands Border

Planted along the warmest wall of the garden is an extensive collection of species from the Canary Islands and Madeira.Read more

Botanical Order Beds

The Dicotyledon botanical family beds are laid out in accordance with a modified Bentham and Hooker system of classification. This arrangement was designed to show a possible evolutionary sequence and to indicate relationships between species. This system of classification is based on flower structure, but more recent studies based on molecular analysis would rearrange the beds considerably.Read more