Welcome to “Horticulture for Humankind,” the first instalment of a three-part mini-series celebrating 350 years of Chelsea Physic Garden. Join hosts as Jessica Regan and Ned Sedgwick they embark on a journey into the epoch-changing plants that have shaped our world. From the ancient marvel of papyrus to the surprisingly brutal history of tea, this episode delves into both famous and lesser-known plants that have become integral to our lives.

Presented by London’s oldest botanic garden, Chelsea Physic Garden, your hosts Ned and Jessica explore the fascinating world of plants and their profound impacts on history, culture, and society.