Welcome to Chelsea Physic Garden

Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is a celebration of the beauty and importance of plants. This walled Garden was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. It became one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world. Today, as an independent charity, we rely on visitors, Friends and supporters to help protect and nurture the Garden for future generations.

April in the Garden

April's seasonal highlights include the new Garden of Medicinal plants and spring flower - the narcissus...

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WWI Centenary

Discover the Garden’s WWI history and share your family stories....

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Sponsor a bench

The Garden of Medicinal Plants is nearing completion. Can you help with the finishing touches by sponsoring a bench or an urn? ...

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New Garden of Medicinal Plants takes shape – opened April 2014

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Weather for Chelsea Physic Garden

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It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 10:00 PM BST on April 23, 2014
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It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 10:00 PM BST on April 24, 2014
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Latest posts

  • Head of Education Awarded LEEF Fellowship Award Head of Education Awarded LEEF Fellowship Award

    We are delighted to announce that our Head of Education, Michael Holland’s work for environmental education has been recognised by the London Environmental Education Forum (LEEF). Michael attended the LEEF Fellowship Award Evening on Thursday ... Read more →

  • Spring Drinks and Canapés Package Spring Drinks and Canapés Package

    Table Talk and Blue Strawberry, one of London’s leading caterers, are offering an exclusive catering package for events during April and May 2014 at Chelsea Physic Garden. Their Spring Drinks and Canapés Package includes half ... Read more →

  • Chelsea School of Botanical Art new course Chelsea School of Botanical Art new course

    Watercolour painting of botanical subjects may seem complex and daunting. This 3 day supportive workshop offered by the Chelsea School of Botanical Art, 1 -3 September 2014,  will introduce you to the basics. Using a simple subject, ... Read more →

  • Liz Earle in the Garden Liz Earle in the Garden

    Pick up a copy of this month’s Red magazine to find out why the Physic Garden is so important to beauty entrepreneur, Liz Earle, photographed here last summer.... Read more →

  • Great British Gardens Revival BBC2 Great British Gardens Revival BBC2

    Filmed in the Physic Garden on a lovely summer day last year, this latest episode of the popular BBC2 series features Toby Buckland and will be broadcast this evening at 7pm. Toby describes how to grow and harvest herbs ... Read more →

  • Family Activity Days 2014 Family Activity Days 2014

    The Family Activity Days programme for 2014 which starts in February, is now published online here on the website.  We have added new topics (by request), created new formats for old topics, added more of the popular ... Read more →