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Summer Garden Lates: Midsummer Folk

Sunday 23 June 2024, 7pm-9pm

As the solstice sun sets, step into a world of enchantment with an evening of folk music at Chelsea Physic Garden.

Join us within the walls of London’s oldest botanical garden, where the air will be alive with the melodies from the city’s finest emerging folk musicians, creating an evening of pure wonder and magic.

Unfurl your picnic blanket,  unwind, and let music and nature transport you away on a midsummer’s evening in one of London’s most captivating and beautiful gardens, all part of our Garden Late series.

Booking Information:

  • Admission for one is £20
  • Ticket Admission for two is £35
  • Doors open at 6:30pm. Performances start at 7pm.
  • Concession Admission rates available (Students, Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Refugee Status and Asylum Seekers)

Physic Garden Café:

  • Light snacks will be available.
  • Due to our license, you will be unable to bring in alcohol from off the premises, any alcohol that is brought into the venue will be removed from you and left at reception until you leave. Alcoholic drinks are available to purchase at our café.

These events will go ahead whatever the weather, unless it becomes unsafe to do so. You should dress appropriately for the Great British weather.

Please bring a picnic blanket to sit on. We have a number of benches available, operating on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if you have mobility needs and need to sit on a bench, please do get in touch by emailing .


The Shackleton Trio 

Captivating songwriting and fiery tunes that combine mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo with powerful three part harmonies. The unmistakable sound of The Shackleton Trio brings to life the stories of their native East Anglia, and beyond.

September 2024 sees the band touring a brand new album, as they look ahead to celebrating their 10 year anniversary in 2025. The trio features Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin and banjo). Collectively the band draw influence from British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, whilst Georgia’s flair for sourcing largely unsung material from East Anglia keeps the band firmly rooted in their local tradition.

Almost a decade performing together has seen the band played on BBC Radio 2, Radio 3 and Radio 4, BBC 6 Music, RTE 1, BBC Countryfile, press coverage gleaming ★★★★★ reviews, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s prestigious main stage, a host of UK and European festivals and international tours, and many miles in the Mondeo. This is a band that clearly enjoys playing together, and are not to be missed.

Sophie Hyphae

Sophie is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, based in Bristol. Although a classically trained pianist, for the last decade, she had mostly ignored the piano, in favour of instruments she could (just about!) throw on her bike and cycle to the next session. In this new project, returning once more to the instrument she knows best, Sophie Hyphae draws new found experience from the folk tradition, and weaves glimmering, modal piano improvisations through curious, earthy lyrics, to create dreamlike, nature-entangled songs. 

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Date And Time

Sunday, June 23, 2024 @ 07:00 PM to
Sunday, June 23, 2024 @ 09:00 PM

Registration End Date

Sunday, June 23, 2024


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