Friday 25th October, 11am-4pm

Back by popular demand, Imperial College London’s future doctors and surgeons have been tasked with honing their bedside manner by leading special tours of the Garden on Friday 25th October.

With topics including ‘plants of war’ and ‘sexual healing’, the tours form part of a formal assignment designed to develop competencies for students, from communication and observational skills to empathy.

Visitors are encouraged to interact with the medical students during their tours, while learning fascinating facts about plants and breakthrough medical research in the process. 

“As students, Chelsea Physic Garden has given us an invaluable insight into the wonderful world of botany and its historic role within the medical profession. We are extremely excited to work with the Garden and visitors, and to keep the spirit of medical education alive” Freya Rhodes, Medical Student, Imperial College

 ‘Chelsea Physic Garden has played a significant role in the history of medicine. It is a site that represents the combining of science and humanity for the public good.’ Giskin Day, Course Director for the BSc in Medical Science with Humanities, Philosophy & Law, Imperial College