Chelsea Physic Garden has a well established educational programme that celebrates the natural world. 

We provide unique, fun and valuable learning experiences that, not only meet national curriculum requirements, but provide a memorable day out.


COVID-19 information changes for autumn term 2020:

We are currently only offering three sessions that have been designed to maximise the use of our outdoor space and ensure that we are able to maintain social distancing. We can accommodate 30 pupils, however, in order to adhere to social distancing, it might be necessary to split the class into smaller groups, some of which will have self-led activities.

Select an image to find more information on the relevant session.

Plant hunters (KS1 and lower KS2) Habitats (KS1 & lower KS2)

Seed Dispersal (upper KS2) Invite the CPG learning team to you


Booking your learning session:

Dates are currently available for the 2020/2021 academic year. Book a session here.

Please note:

  • From September to December we are only offering half day workshops
  • Workshops are £6.50 per child, adults are free
  • Minimum charge is for 15 children  
  • Due to current government guidelines we can not offer the education classroom as an indoor lunch space
  • We do not currently have access to our glasshouses
  • We cannot take bookings for Fridays.
  • We offer subsidised rates for schools with students who are eligible for free school meals.  Please call us directly for a quote. 

For any queries please call our education team on 0207 349 6453 or email us on [email protected] or [email protected]


Payment and cancellation

Payment will be due two weeks prior to your session. If you would like to cancel or alter your booking more than two weeks before the visit date, there will not be a charge. For cancellations after this date the fee will be payable in full. Due to Covid 19 we are happy to discuss rescheduling workshops at short notice, if necessary. 


Risk Assessment

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

COVID-19

Chelsea Physic Garden is an accredited "We're good to go", attraction meaning you can visit with confidence.

Teachers will need to ensure pupils maintain in their bubbles, and we will arrange the sessions to ensure physical distancing in line with government guidance. All school workshops have been Covid 19 risk assessed and deemed safe.

We have hand washing facilities available on arrival, with the majority of the workshops held outdoors. Hand sanitiser will be provided in indoor areas. We ask visitors to wear face masks at their own discretion.

You must not attend if any of the group:

- is currently infected with COVID-19.
- has experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- has been in close proximity to anyone who has experienced symptoms in the last 14 days.
- has been instructed to self-isolate.


“In 2017 we were lucky enough to have received £86,300 over three years from the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust.”