London’s Secret Garden

Opening Times:

  • Mondays Garden only 11am-5pm, café and shop closed.
  • Tuesday- Friday Garden and shop 11am-6pm (or dusk if earlier); café 11am-5pm
  • Sundays, Bank Holidays Garden, café and shop 11am-6pm

Last entry 30 minutes before closing, unless otherwise stated.

Entrance:
Please enter using 66 Royal Hospital Road on a Monday and Swan Walk Gate on all other days. Thank you.

Purchase a Gift Membership, and give the gift of London’s Secret Garden!

 

Opening Times:

  • Mondays Garden only 11am-5pm, café and shop closed.
  • Tuesday- Friday Garden and shop 11am-6pm (or dusk if earlier); café 11am-5pm
  • Sundays, Bank Holidays Garden, café and shop 11am-6pm

Last entry 30 minutes before closing, unless otherwise stated.

Entrance:
Please enter using 66 Royal Hospital Road on a Monday and Swan Walk Gate on all other days. Thank you.

Purchase a Gift Membership, and give the gift of London’s Secret Garden!

 

Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673, as the Apothecaries’ Garden, with the purpose of training apprentices in the identification and use of medicinal plants. The location was chosen due to its proximity to the River Thames. This allowed the Apothecaries to moor their barge, collect plants in the surrounding areas and take advantage of the…

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Oct19

Painting Autumn Fruits

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Spend some quality time capturing the charming detail of seasonal fruits in watercolour. These include rosehips, poppy seedheads, dogwood fruits, hawthorn berries and sunflower seeds. Advice on technique and individual assistance will be offered. With Lucy T. Smith, Botanical Artist. Lucy T Smith in a freelance Australian botanical artist based in the UK, and for the past…

Oct19

Supper Talk: ‘The Joys and Powers of Herbs’ with Judith Hann

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Supper Talk: 'The Joys and Powers of Herbs' with Judith Hann Join Judith Hann to hear about her passion for growing and cooking with herbs. Although she is known as a science broadcaster, and as a respected presenter of Tomorrow’s World for 20 years, Judith has always been interested in food. Her real interest in using herbs started in…

Oct24

Chocolate Tuesday – FULLY BOOKED

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join us to delve into the world of chocolate, create your own unique blend and taste some unusual flavours! During the day you'll have the chance to look into the rich history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special substance and find out how it links to Chelsea Physic Garden. The day…

Oct25

Living Colour Family Activity Day – natural dyes and more

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Explore the world of colour all around us. Why and how do plants and animals use it to their advantage? How can we use it to make our world more interesting?   Textile artist Lara Hailey will talk about the past, present and future of textiles and dyes – see the plants on which we rely…

Oct27

Silk // Unwoven Histories

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Studio Cultivate at Chelsea Physic Garden in 2017 for Silk // Unwoven Histories, as we take you on a journey of story-telling and garden exploration. Weaving our way through Ancient China, to the Roman Empire, and across the war-torn seas of the European Age of Discovery, we'll learn how a smuggling princess, ruthless pirates…

Latest news

  • Twine @ Twilight

    5th July 2017

    Join us for an evening to celebrate the world of plant-based fabrics at the Garden on Thursday, August 17. This event forms part of our programme of events to celebrate our theme for 2017, ‘Weaves & Leaves’. The evening will include: Live music (details TBC) The world exclusive of a textile themed cocktail to be…

  • Board vacancies

    1st June 2017

    The Chelsea Physic Garden is looking for new Trustees to join the Board and new Directors to join the Board of its trading subsidiary, CPG Enterprises Ltd and  is inviting applications from interested and suitably experienced candidates. Find out more here.