Plants Have Secrets: Digital Youth Project

Applications for 2023 are open! See button below.

Since 2021 Chelsea Physic Garden has collaborated with Octavia Foundation to develop and deliver free digital activities for people aged 13 to 19. The activity weeks take place once a year at both the Garden and at the Octavia Foundation centre in Ladbroke Grove.

The participants create a digital production themed around the exciting and unusual powers of plants. They get inspiration from the plants in Chelsea Physic Garden’s collection with the help of the Horticulture Team, then develop their ideas with the assistance and guidance of the Garden’s Learning Team and Octavia Foundation staff. Octavia Foundation provides the technology, equipment and the digital know-how to record and edit the digital productions.

At the end of the project week the participants have made new friends, learned new skills and produced plant-inspired digital creations they can be proud of.

To see what former participants made, click the buttons below.

This project was made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and all the supporters of our Glasshouse Restoration Project.

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