Botany for Gardeners

Is a potato a root? How do fruits form? What exactly is photosynthesis? If you are interested in answering these questions, then this day course could be for you. It offers complete beginners a relaxed introduction to the world of botany. With Karen Van Oostrum.Read more

Wiggly Wild Show and Garden Safari

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

Behind the Scenes Tour - Aug

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

Passion for Plants - 5th August

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 Read more

Lotions and Potions - an introduction to herbal medicine for your Summer holiday

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

Spices, Ayurveda and new health messages from India with Pukka Herbs

The team from Pukka Herbs get in on the ‘Beverages, Bubbles and Brews’ act with a talk from experienced herbalist/herbal strategist Simon Mills. Supper will be served before and after. Read more

Beverages, Bergamot and Brews with Pukka Herbs

Learn how to make your own tea and infused oil using a selection of herbs from the Garden, with Katie Pande from Pukka Herbs.Read more

Passion for Plants - 12th August

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 Read more

Storm in a Teacup

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. Read more

An Elixir of Letters Talk and Tour with Rachel Gundry

The Lettering Arts Trust's Rachel Gundry talks about her work on the Garden's 'An Elixir of Letters' exhibition, followed by a tour taking in all the beautiful pieces including Rachel's Apple Bird Bath and "A Laughing Pomegranate" sculpture.Read more

CSI: Chelsea - a forensic Biology workshop

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

Chocolate Tuesday

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