Help us to tell our stories

Chelsea Physic Garden is a four-acre botanic garden founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. The Garden is situated on the Chelsea Embankment on the north bank of the River Thames. We look after a collection of over 4000 edible, useful and medicinal plants from all over the world. After a century of constant use, the Glasshouses at Chelsea Physic Garden need restoration. Ahead of our 350 anniversary in 2023, the Garden has embarked on a major capital project to repair them, as well as to improve life under glass for our plant collections and enhance the visitor experience. Click here for more information about the Glasshouse Restoration project

With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we have brought together a team of heritage conservation experts to develop the plans to restore our heritage, cultivate and share new stories, and protect our plants.

We are looking for a group of people to help us ensure the way we share this information about the plants and our history is clear and interesting.

What we need from you:

Attend one two-hour session to help us review the text written and provide feedback on it. This will include time to read the text at the beginning of the session. The first session will take place on January 26 2022, at 10 am -12 pm or 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on Zoom

Attend a second session to review changes made to the text and experience the Garden. This will take place on April 27 2022, at the Garden – time TBC.

  • All travel will be reimbursed
  • You will receive £50 for attending each session


 How to apply:

If  you are interested please email Katy Parry, Head of Learning and Public Engagement at by 20 January 2022