Buy or renew a Gift Membership

A Chelsea Physic Garden gift membership makes a unique gift.Read more

Heralding Spring 27 Jan - 4 Feb

Join us as we reopen the Garden after winter closing to herald in the spring. We've got an exciting programme of walks, talks and workshops planned plus our usual snowdrop trail and theatre, along with other early spring blooms.Read more

Community Projects

For the past five years, our education team have been working in partnership with Waltham Forest Council Youth Offending Team to transform the unused space behind the offices to growing spaces.Read more

Christmas Fair 2018

Save the date. The very best Christmas Fair is coming! Saturday 24 Nov 10am- 5pm & and Sunday 25 Nov 10am- 4pmRead more

Powerful Plants during Wartime Britain

Find out how Chelsea Physic Garden contributed to World War I and World War II.Read more

Buy or renew a Friend of the Garden membership

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.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

Seed for Sale Volunteer

We are looking for an organised and efficient volunteer to come and join our friendly seed cleaning team who work together on a Tuesday.Read more

Handyperson Volunteer

Are you an amateur/retired handyperson who enjoys fixing things and would like to make a valuable contribution to the garden here at Chelsea Physic?Read more


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Office volunteers

Could you be the next friendly face of Chelsea Physic Garden? We’re looking for Office volunteers to support our busy reception area, providing exceptional customer service to our visitors.Read more


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

Bringing the Garden to you

Find out more about options for outreach, we can bring the Garden to your communityRead 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

Historical Walk

The Historical Walk laid out along the western side of the garden in the 1980s, has been planted to show the work of some of the best-known people associated with the Garden’s history over the last 300 years, through plants introduced or first named by them.Read more