The Garden

A Living Museum

Founded in 1673, the Grade-I listed Chelsea Physic Garden offers an oasis of green in the heart of one of the world’s most stylish urban districts.

Escape the indoors and the grey din of the city, and hold your event within our four-acre grounds—a living exhibition of over 4,500 plant specimens, meticulously curated over 350 years.

From the continent’s oldest pond rockery to the tropical plants house in our Victorian Glasshouses; the kaleidoscopic Dicotyledon beds, fragrant Mediterranean herbs, and the intimate paths and peripheries enclosing our two professionally maintained lawns— the Garden provides a stunning location for any occasion, and has a character and history unique amongst any other venue in Central London.

Your venue, your vision

With our highly versatile dry-hire offering, you can make the Garden exclusively your own, tailoring your event to your own vision and budget with the bespoke services of our accredited event suppliers. These are a selected by the Garden each year for their established industry excellence, as well as for sharing our own commitment to sustainability.

Whether you’re planning a Summer party, casual drinks & canapes on our lawn, or a grand dinner under a marquee, enquire with us today to find out what our space has to offer you.

How you help us

We are not just a venue, but an educational charity, with a mission to demonstrate the medicinal, economic and cultural importance of plants to the wellbeing of humankind.

Every event held contributes to that mission, raising funds towards school activities, the restoration of our facilities, our community and public programmes, volunteering and traineeships, and preserving our living collection for future generations.

Suitable for
  • Receptions
  • Sit-down dinners
  • Drinks & canapes
  • Summer parties & family days
  • Networking events
  • Photography & filming
  • Chelsea Flower Show hospitality
  • Fashion shows & product launches
  • Available on request
  • 450 – Standing
  • 200 – Seated
  • 12pm to 10pm – Saturday
  • 6.30pm to 10pm – Evening
  • 9am to 5pm – Daytime (Lower Lawn)
  • February to November

The Gallery

Built originally as a lecture theatre dedicated to the instruction of plant science, the Gallery is an elegant, well-lit indoor space with high ceilings and a south-facing outlook of our Garden.

As a blank canvas space, the room offers a considerable degree of versatility, adaptable to suit any variety of boardroom, classroom, private dining, and away-day layouts. AV, including laptop, projector, microphone and speakers are built-in, and admission to all your guests, within our usual visitor opening hours, is also provided at no additional cost.

The Gallery also currently exhibits the botanical paintings of members of the Garden’s Florilegium Society.

Our expert in-house Café team, Company of Cooks, can provide a catering service to your specifications. Ranging from tea & coffee, working lunches, drinks & canapes, or premium three course dinners, our food & drink offering is inspired by the the Garden’s 350 year old living collection of herbs and plants, and crafted sustainably on-site from fresh and local produce.

Whether you are holding a fundraising event, workshop, away day, or even a simple working meeting, the Gallery offers a space with a difference. Enquire today, and give your guests, students, or colleagues a step away from the grey din of the City, within the natural beauty of our iconic Grade-I listed grounds.

Available for:
  • Presentations
  • Brand launches
  • Meetings
  • Away-days & team building events
  • Lectures & Workshops
  • Private dining & sit down meals
  • Small drink receptions
  • Green Room for Photography & Filming
  • £3,000 – Evening
  • £1,800 – Full day
  • £900 – Half day
Example Capacity:
  • 80 Standing
  • 60 Seated (Lecture)
  • 32 Seated (Cabaret)
  • 28 Seated (Boadroom)
  • 6pm to 10pm – Evening
  • 9am to 5pm – Full day
  • 9am to 1pm / 1pm to 5pm – Half day
  • 20th January through 20th December

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