This spring Chelsea Physic Garden is collaborating with Omnibus Theatre and writer/storyteller, Sally Pomme Clayton, celebrating Remembered Remedies.

Remedies are medicines or treatments that cure or relieve us from pain or illness. Chelsea Physic Garden is home to over 4,000 medicinal plants – plants that are used in medicines and healing remedies. Through this project we will explore remedies from our lives, whilst enjoying the positive wellbeing impact of being at Chelsea Physic Garden throughout Spring.

On Mondays for eight weeks (28 March – 30 May) participants will explore the Garden, walking and discovering plants, sharing stories and memories, recipes and remedies. Taking inspiration from the Garden’s 4,000 plants, 350 year history and fascinating archive of books and seeds, we will go on a journey through the seasons.

Led by pioneering writer/storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton these sessions will be nourishing and creative, enabling and positive, promoting a sense of wellbeing in a safe and peaceful place.

What will happen in the workshops?

This is a free community story-sharing project. Workshops will link us to nature as we explore Chelsea Physic Garden, learning about plants from around the world, sharing and making new stories and memories, recipes and remedies. We will discover some of the folklore and history of plants, creating spells, plant labels, stories, and imagined journeys. We will also delve into the Garden’s collection of historic books, journals and paintings to inspire the creation of our own new stories.

Who can join this project?

We are looking for 10 – 12 adult participants who can attend workshops at Chelsea Physic Garden from Monday 28 March 2022, 11am – 1pm.  Sessions will be Monday 28 March, 4 April, 11 April, 25 April, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, and 30 May. There will also be a final celebration to share the work and the Garden with friends and families. At the end of the project, participants will become a Friend and member, meaning they will be able to continue to enjoy the Garden for another year.

These workshops would be especially suited to anyone looking to develop skills in English in a friendly environment, or seeking to connect with people and nature.

How can I join? 

If you, or a group that you work with, are interested please email Katy: