Do not miss Autumn

Don't miss Autumn at Chelsea Physic Garden, it is the best time of year to drink in the glorious firework colours.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

Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane partner with Chelsea Physic Garden to create its seasonal afternoon tea

The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane has partnered with Chelsea Physic Garden to create an afternoon tea. The afternoon tea experience begins with the original hot chocolate recipe brought back by Sir Hans Sloane. The Garden Tea follows, with sandwiches, scones and jams made from the finest seasonal ingredients. The sweet selection of pastries inspired by different areas of the Garden, includes ‘Wild Strawberry and Poppy Macaron' and ‘Beehive’.Read more

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.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

Buy or renew a Gift Membership

A Chelsea Physic Garden membership makes a unique gift.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

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


Work with us at Chelsea Physic Garden, we have some vacancies.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