Explore, create and have fun with our range of family activities, from exploring the world of mini-beasts to learning how to make your own herbal remedies and chocolate blends, we have something that will inspire and engage a range of ages.
These events will take place in all the school holidays in 2018 (except the Christmas Break).
-quote from a parent, February 2018
Meet the creatures of the Garden and explore their habitats with our education team. You’ll have a chance to pond-dip to see tadpoles, newts and many more creatures, as well as hunt for mini-beasts. Create art and crafts inspired by the Garden and use your senses to explore the many flavours, sounds, smells and textures.
For ages: 3-6
Bring your smartphone along to capture the Garden in striking and unusual ways. Advice on lighting, composition, texture and form will be provided, as well as some top tips on photographing wildlife and making plant portraits.
For ages: 13-16 years
A day of discovery about the wonderful world of animals with 'The Wiggly Wild Show'. See and hold a pygmy hedgehog, giant snails, millipedes and much more! Meet the creatures of the Garden and explore their habitats with our education team. You’ll have a chance to pond-dip and see the many creatures that live in a drop of pond water. For ages: 6 - 11 Read more
This is the perfect chance to sow the seeds of interest in the next generation of gardeners and botanists. Bring your little and medium sized ones along to find out about the wonderful world of plants and 'how they work'. There will be a selection of things to take home and nurture.
For ages: 3-6
We welcome the return of this popular activity run by artist, inventor and designer Darcy Turner. A fantastic opportunity to see paper, metal and wire in new ways and have a go at making wonderful sculptures to take home. Also, there’ll be the chance to learn how to make your own paper with innovative environmental educators ecoACTIVE.
Ages: 6+Read more
Can a food be a medicine? Can a poison be a medicine? Explore a brief history of medicine and find out about the amazing power of plants to heal and soothe. Learn how to make your own natural and low-cost remedies to soothe insect bites and sun-burn, as well as plant a mini medicinal garden to take-away.
For age: 8+ Read more
Something exciting is brewing at Chelsea Physic
Garden… For 2018, Studio Cultivate Play Green presents: ‘Storm in a Teacup’.
Join us to discover the bitter, sweet stories of our favourite brew
All served with Studio Cultivate’s special blend of dynamic story-telling, dramatic adventure and brilliant botany.
We will put our taste-buds to the test as we discover the chemistry behind the perfect cuppa.
Spend a day solving a crime and discover some handy tips from nature. This day is perfect for young scientists who are looking for practical scientific experience. We will also be joined by a professional forensic botanist (Dr. Mark Spencer) who will explain how clues from nature can solve real crimes. For ages: 11 – 15 Read more
Join us to look into the history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special plant-based food. The day will 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
Explore the world of colour all around us. Why and how do plants and animals use it to their advantage? Work with the textile artist, Lara Hailey to create some uniquely dyed and beautifully colourful natural art to take away.