How to get here

Public Transport

Nearest tube station- Sloane Square on Circle/District Line (15 min. walk)
170 bus from Victoria Station stops outside Chelsea Physic Garden Learning department entrance (15 min. bus ride from Victoria)
Check our Getting Here page for planning your route.

Arrival at the Garden

Address: Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HS

Please enter via the “Education” entrance on Royal Hospital Road (Green door behind bus stop on Royal Hospital Road) Google maps link to entrance door

Ring the buzzer and a member of the Learning team will come and welcome you.

Coach/minibus drop off

Please be aware, there are no parking facilities at the Garden. There is drop off space in front of entrance, but nearest parking facilities are Battersea Park Car Park (20 min. walk)

On site

Before/after your session

Gardeners are busy at work until we open, so please arrive as close to 10am as possible. You may be able to spend extra time in the Garden before/after your visit, at the discretion of the Learning department.

Lunch space

Our classroom can be booked as lunch space (up to 1 hr) and must be booked in advance (£20.00 extra). Groups are also welcome to eat packed lunches on our lower lawn/on benches.

Coach/minibus drop off

We want to ensure as many school pupils have the opportunity to explore the natural world as possible. Schools with over 20% of students Eligible for Free School Meals can apply for a 50% discount on the price a school visit. Once you have made an enquiry you can apply.

Adult to Child Ratios

You must have the correct ratios of adults to pupils:
SEN 1:1 EYFS 1:4 KS1 1:5 KS2 1:8
KS3 1:10 KS4/5 1:12

Health & Safety

The muster point (Hans Sloane statue in centre of Garden) and nearest fire exits are shown at the beginning of the session.

Please be aware we have poisonous plants in the Garden. Our session leader will ensure pupils don’t touch anything without checking it’s safe. Please ensure hands are washed before eating. Hand washing facilities are available in the classroom.

Self-Led Visits

If you plan to bring your class here for a self-led visit, whether with a Chelsea Physic Garden Self-led activity or for independent study please book with us in advance.

If you have planned a self-led visit please come via the Main Entrance 66 Royal Hospital Road, and your resource will be with reception. If you would like to have a picnic or book a lunch space please read the information below.

Risk Assessment

Please click the link below to view and download Chelsea Physic Garden’s Health & Safety Information & Risk Identification Guide for Schools & Colleges.

Download risk assessment guide

Access requirements

We can provide a visual guide with pre-visit photos showing entrance areas, classroom facilities and stepfree access entrances.

Download access guide