Chelsea Physic Garden has a well established educational programme that celebrates the natural world.

We provide unique, fun and valuable learning experiences that, not only meet national curriculum requirements, but provide a memorable day out.

However, due to current government guidelines we cannot offer our full range of home-schooled group learning sessions.  The education team at CPG are currently offering three half-day sessions that have been designed to maximise the use of our outdoor space and ensure that we are able to maintain social distancing. 

  • Plant hunters (KS1 and lower KS2): Armed with a map, scientist’s notebook and magnifying glass, students will investigate the different environments in which plants live and identify some of the adaptations that have allowed plants to colonise these environments.  Take our Plant Hunters Quiz here.

  • Habitats (KS1 & lower KS2): Students will explore the exciting range of habitats at Chelsea Physic Garden, including our pond and log pile. They will learn how to identify a variety of plant and animal species and discover how different species have become well suited to unique habitats.  Students will also explore the principle of simple food webs.

  • Seed Dispersal (upper KS2): Discover the interesting world of seed production and seed dispersal. Students will examine seeds from around the world, create observational drawings and identify dispersal methods.  Students will also have the opportunity to plant their own seed to take away with them.

We can accommodate up to 27 people, 15 children and 12 adults.  However, in order to adhere to social distancing, it might be necessary to split classes into smaller groups, some of which will have self-led activities.

We are also able to offer our specialist freelancer-led sessions. Prices for these workshops vary, please contact the education team directly for a quote.

Dates are currently available for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Book a session here.

Please note:

  • From September to December we are only offering half day workshops
  • Workshops led by the Chelsea physic garden education team are £6.50 per person
  • Payment is for a minimum of 15 children 
  • For specialist freelancer led sessions please contact us directly for a quote
  • Due to current government guidelines we can not offer the education classroom as an indoor lunch space
  • We do not currently have access to our glasshouses
  • We cannot take bookings for Fridays.

Payment and cancellation

Payment will be due three weeks prior to your session. If you would like to cancel or alter your booking more than three weeks before the visit date, there will not be a charge. For cancellations after this date the fee will be payable in full. 

We offer subsidised rates and free places for families experiencing financial hardship.  Please call us directly for a quote. 

For your planning, please see a Risk Assessment for educational visits (PDF/33Kb)

For more information, please call 020 7349 6453 or email us on [email protected] or [email protected]

“In 2017 we have been lucky enough to have received £86,300 over three years from the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust.”