Summer Festival | Celebrating 350 years

Chelsea Physic Garden is celebrating their 350 year anniversary with a summer festival of music, food, wellbeing and family fun! Join in the fun by enjoying live music on the lawn, dine under the stars, or bring the whole family for plant workshops or immersive family theatre - the story of Alice in Wonderland!

During the day, explore the collection of over 4,500 plants, have lunch in The Physic Garden Café, go on a tour with one of our Volunteer Guides or just simply spend some time in nature. Visit after hours and enjoy live music, exclusive dining events and join us for one of our special late openings.

Lawn Sessions

Enjoy live music on the lawn . From folk to jazz, bring a blanket and enjoy golden hour.

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Late Openings

Visit after normal hours and experience the Garden at dusk. Every Wednesday in August!

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Wellness events

A range of events including yoga, meditation, sound baths and wellness workshops.

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Supper Clubs

A unique dining experience under the stars. The Physic Garden Café will be hosting guest chefs for themed evenings of sit down dining.

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Family Events

Fun for all the family this summer with family activities and immersive family theatre. Join us for botanical soap-making, plant pot designing, seed collecting our very popular chocolate workshops!

Alice in Wonderland: Family Theatre

Bring the whole family along for an immersive theatre experience at the Garden!

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Family activities

An exciting programme of children’s’ activities for the whole family to enjoy, including Botanical Soap Making, Seed Collecting and Design Your Own Plant Pot.

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Further information

Late openings:
Visit Chelsea Physic Garden after hours every Wednesday in August. Explore the Garden’s collection of over 4,500 edible, useful and medicinal plants, pick up a drink from The Physic Garden Café or take a seat on a bench and just listen the evening birdsong.

  • Wednesday 2 August
  • Wednesday 9 August
  • Wednesday 16 August
  • Wednesday 23 August
  • Wednesday 30 August

Lawn Sessions:
We will also be hosting a series of live music events throughout June, July and August. Showcasing local artists, this is a great opportunity to enjoy some live music in a stunning setting. Upcoming events include:

  • Sunday 11 June
  • Sunday 25 June
  • Tuesday 11 July
  • Sunday 30 July
  • Tuesday 15 august

Alice Wonderland: Family Theatre

  • Monday 14 August – Sunday 20 August

Family Activities:

  • Discover Ferns: Plant a Dinosaur Habitat – Tuesday 25 July
  • Quiet Hour: Family Plant Painting – Thurs 27 July
  • Family Seed Excavation Adventure – Thursday 27 July
  • Discover Carnivorous Plants Family Workshop: Craft Your Own Plant -Tuesday 1 August
  • Quiet Hour: Family Plant Painting – Thursday 3 August
  • Family Garden Workshop: Hunting for Weeds – Thursday 3 August
  • Discover Tropical Plants: Make a Hot House – Tuesday 8 August
  • Quiet Hour: Family Plant Painting – Thursday 10 August
  • Kids Lab: Hairy Flowers and Fuzzy Plants – Thursday 10 August
  • Quiet Hour: Family Plant Painting – Thursday 31 August
  • Family Seed Excavation Adventure – Thursday 31 August