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Chelsea Physic Garden Open Day Weekend

Saturday 30 September & Sunday 1 October 2023, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Free admission

Chelsea Physic Garden is London’s oldest botanic Garden with over 4,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible and useful plants.

Founded by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London in 1673 for apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants, it is celebrating its 350th anniversary in 2023.

Throughout the Chelsea History Festival weekend, there will be lots of special activities for families and visitors to enjoy, including:

  • Pond dipping (11am – 4:30pm)
  • Seed planting (11am – 4:30pm)
  • Nature Collage (11am – 4:30pm)
  • African & Caribbean Storytelling (11am-12pm)
  • Meeting different people from the past around the Garden sharing their tales of Medicine & Horticulture (12pm-4:30pm)
  • Spotlight tours with Volunteer Tour Guides (various times)

These activities will be running throughout the day, so you should be able to join whilst you visit the Garden.

Visitors can also learn about our diverse plant collection from all over the world, visit our recently restored Glasshouses, and enjoy the delights of The Physic Garden Café.

Ticket Information:

  • Ticket holders can arrive at any point within their allocated timeslot

If you have any questions prior to the open day weekend, please email

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Date And Time

Saturday, September 30, 2023 @ 11:00 AM to
Sunday, October 1, 2023 @ 05:00 PM

Registration End Date

Sunday, October 1, 2023


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