Our current supporters

Chelsea Physic Garden is grateful to the following trusts and foundations who support our charitable activities and programmes. We also thank all our individual supporters and those who wish to remain anonymous. Please view our Glasshouse Restoration Project page for details of project supporters.

Culture Recovery Fund

We are grateful to DCMS, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England for awarding us a grant in both the first and second round of the Culture Recovery Fund, which has supported us throughout the pandemic to retain our staff and care for our living collection.

City Bridge Trust

The City Bridge Trust support our Learning and Engagement activity through multi-year funding for our Learning and Engagement Officer. This funding allows us to work with community groups across London, helping to bring people closer to nature and green the city’s spaces.

John Lyon's Charity

John Lyon’s Charity support our Learning and Engagement activities through multi-year funding for our Learning and Engagement Coordinator. This helps us reach over 7,000 people per annum including school groups, families, vulnerable adults, and community groups.

Eranda Rothschild Foundation

The Eranda Rothschild Foundation are regular supporters of our Horticultural Trainee programme, which increases opportunities for early career development within the sector. Our previous trainees have gone on to careers at Kew and RHS.


Kusuma Trust

The Kusuma Trust are supporting two projects with our Learning and Engagement Team: a greening project with a local school and an outreach project with Kanlungan, a charity supporting Filipino migrants.

Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust

The Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust is supported the 2020/21 Horticultural Trainee programme, which is providing the opportunity for one trainee to learn about all aspects of horticulture under the guidance of our team.

Finnis Scott Foundation

The Finnis Scott Foundation have supported numerous Horticultural Trainees at Chelsea Physic Garden, including the 2020/21 placement. Their support helps us continue to open up access to horticultural training.

RUB White Charitable Trust

The RUB White Charitable Trust have been supporting the Garden over the past few years with funding for our Learning and Engagement activities, helping us run outreach programmes across London to engage people with the Garden and nature.


Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust

The Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust have supported the Horticultural Trainee programme since 2018, helping us to open up opportunities and access to a career in horticulture.

Garden House School

The Garden House School chose Chelsea Physic Garden as one of their sponsored charities for 2020/2021. The funds raised for their activities will help support the Garden to keep growing.

Tanner Trust

The Tanner Trust have awarded us a grant to make some improvements to our front of house area. This funding will help us to make the space more accessible and welcoming for visitors.

D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust are supporting our Help Us Grow programme for vulnerable adults in recovery, the funding will help us run a horticultural therapy course.


Culture Recovery Fund

We are grateful to DCMS, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England for awarding us a grant in both the first and second round of the Culture Recovery Fund, which has supported us throughout the pandemic to retain our staff and care for our living collection.

City Bridge Trust

The City Bridge Trust support our Learning and Engagement activity through multi-year funding for our Learning and Engagement Officer. This funding allows us to work with community groups across London, helping to bring people closer to nature and green the city’s spaces.

John Lyon's Charity

John Lyon’s Charity support our Learning and Engagement activities through multi-year funding for our Learning and Engagement Coordinator. This helps us reach over 7,000 people per annum including school groups, families, vulnerable adults, and community groups.

Eranda Rothschild Foundation

The Eranda Rothschild Foundation are regular supporters of our Horticultural Trainee programme, which increases opportunities for early career development within the sector. Our previous trainees have gone on to careers at Kew and RHS.


Kusuma Trust

The Kusuma Trust are supporting two projects with our Learning and Engagement Team: a greening project with a local school and an outreach project with Kanlungan, a charity supporting Filipino migrants.

Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust

The Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust is supported the 2020/21 Horticultural Trainee programme, which is providing the opportunity for one trainee to learn about all aspects of horticulture under the guidance of our team.

Finnis Scott Foundation

The Finnis Scott Foundation have supported numerous Horticultural Trainees at Chelsea Physic Garden, including the 2020/21 placement. Their support helps us continue to open up access to horticultural training.

RUB White Charitable Trust

The RUB White Charitable Trust have been supporting the Garden over the past few years with funding for our Learning and Engagement activities, helping us run outreach programmes across London to engage people with the Garden and nature.


Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust

The Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust have supported the Horticultural Trainee programme since 2018, helping us to open up opportunities and access to a career in horticulture.

Garden House School

The Garden House School chose Chelsea Physic Garden as one of their sponsored charities for 2020/2021. The funds raised for their activities will help support the Garden to keep growing.

Tanner Trust

The Tanner Trust have awarded us a grant to make some improvements to our front of house area. This funding will help us to make the space more accessible and welcoming for visitors.

D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust are supporting our Help Us Grow programme for vulnerable adults in recovery, the funding will help us run a horticultural therapy course.


Our thanks go to the following individuals and family trusts:

Professor Diane Edwards
John and Diana Kemp-Welch Charitable Trust
David Laing Foundation
The Stonewall Park Charitable Trust

As well as all of our Patrons and Friends.