We have a well established educational programme here at the CPG – offering sessions for all Key Stages, including EYFS – to celebrate and learn about the wonderful world of plants, history, geography and art.

We provide unique, fun and valuable learning experiences that, not only meet your curriculum objectives, but are also suited to interests and needs to you and your class and importantly give you all a memorable day out.

Our new film will give you a glimpse of what's in store!

New for 2019: we are in the process of redeveloping some new educational sessions, with the view to have more by September 2019. Here are the first five that we will be trialling during this academic year:

  • Seasons & Senses (Early Years) - to understand our five senses and be aware of the changing seasons.

  • Plant hunters (Year 1 and 2) SCI: describe that plants live in environments in which they are suited GEO: use world maps, atlases and globes to identify continents and oceans.

  • Eco Warriors (Key Stage 2) - recognise how environments can change and that this poses dangers to living things; gain an understanding of ecological concepts such as habitats, and food webs. Learn that our own behaviours can make a difference to the world.

  • Flower Power (Year 3 and 4) - explore the life cycle of a plant, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. Understand the interdependence of living things.

  • Cash crops (Year 5 and 6) SCI: identify ways in which plants adapt to flourish in their environment GEO: explore global economic activity and how this impacts people and the planet.

All sessions run 10.30am– 2pm. Our Education room is available for lunch.

Sessions are available for full-day (£8) or half-day (£6) per child. Adults are free.  

[NB these prices are going up to full-day (£8.80) or half-day (£6.50) per child in 2020]

Dates currently available for 2019:
We are now fully booked for the remainder of this year

Dates currently available for 2020 (until the end of the academic year):

  • January 27, 28, 30
  • February 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 24, 25, 26, 27
  • March 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 23, 26
  • April 2
  • June 11, 29, 30
  • July 7, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23

Book a session here.

Please note:

  • We charge for a minimum of 15 students.
  • We can comfortably accommodate 30 children per visit
  • We cannot take bookings for Fridays
We have some provision to offer free sessions to a limited number of schools. Please contact our education team to discuss this option.

For your planning, please see a Risk Assessment for educational visits (PDF/33Kb)

Call our education team on 0207 349 6453 or email on [email protected]

Teachers' Open evening in 2019:

For teachers of secondary aged children on Thursday 19th September 2019, 4-6.30pm

Both will be a chance for you to visit Chelsea Physic Garden and see what we have on offer for schools, colleges and home-schooled groups. Our Education team will be here to answer any questions and take you on a tour of this wonderful outdoor educational resource.

You’ll have the chance to learn some new skills around the subject of plants, history, art and science. Wine, soft drinks and nibbles will be available. Entry is free, but booking is essential.

“This year we have been lucky enough to have received £86,300 over three years from the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust.”