Secret Gardener: Kirsty Wark in conversation with James Alexander-Sinclair

We are honoured to welcome novelist, broadcaster and Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark to the Garden as our "Secret Gardener" Read more

Tree Identification Seminar: Leaves

Identify trees more easily and get to know more about special specimens within the Garden, beginning in the classroom with a practical session studying leaves and other details of trees followed by a tree walk in the Garden to put into practice all you have learned. With Letta Jones, Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History. Read more

Food, Medicine and Media with Dr Michael Mosley and Anne Morrison

Join us as Anne Morrison – Chair of BAFTA’s International Committee – talks to TV Dr Michael Mosley about our ‘Food is Medicine’ theme and his fascinating life-journey from doctor to television presenter. Read more

Behind the Scenes Tour - July

Join our Head of Plant Collections or another member of the gardening team to explore areas of the Garden not usually open to the public. Read more

Understanding Ayurveda with Pukka Herbs

Learn the science behind personalising your diet according to your Ayurvedic body type, with experienced herbalist/herbal strategist Simon Mills. Read more

The History of Chelsea Physic Garden in 10 Objects

During this interactive day, we will bring to life Chelsea Physic Garden via the stories behind 10 carefully chosen 'objects'. These will include herbarium specimens, books, artefacts and more. Read more

Living Medicine: Sleep, Anxiety & Fatigue

This one-day workshop will cover How our nerves and hormones function, understanding insomnia, anxiety, fatigue and headaches, plant actions, identifying the bean family food & herb knowhow kit, remedy making: hot valerian chocolate, essential oils bath & pillow, tincture. Read more

The New Vegan with Meera Sodha and Tenderstem® broccoli

Meera will give a talk about how spices have inspired her cooking and writing, exploring the spice journey to encourage more people to experiment with flavour. Read more

Behind the Scenes Tour - August

Join our Head of Plant Collections, or another senior member of the gardening team to explore areas of the Garden not usually open to the public. Read more

Chocolate Tuesday

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

Pulp Fiction: Paper-making, Paper Stixx & Wonderful Wire

We welcome the return of this fantastic opportunity to see paper, metal and wire in new ways. Have a go at making wonderful sculptures to take home and learn how to make your own paper with innovative environmental educators ecoACTIVE. Ages: 6+ Read more

Following 'The Spice Trail' with Kumud Gandhi

Kumud’s talk will explore ‘The Spice Trail’ – the history and origins of spices and their importance in the global trade around the world, charting the use of spices in modern medicines and in culinary use for good health. Read more