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 and it became one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world. Today, as an independent charity the Garden relies on the support of visitors and Friends to help protect and nurture the Garden for future generations.

The Garden only is currently open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm.

The Garden, café and shop will be open 30 – 31 January and 6-7 February.

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News of interest

  • Our Snowdrops have arrived early! Our Snowdrops have arrived early!

    Chelsea Physic Garden is usually one of the first gardens in the country with Snowdrops in bloom, but thanks to the unseasonably mild weather they have come even earlier this year. Some have been in ... Read more →

  • Head Gardener Nick Bailey launches first book Head Gardener Nick Bailey launches first book

    We’re delighted to announce that Chelsea Physic Garden Head Gardener Nick Bailey’s first book is now available to purchase from the Garden shop. In 365 Days of Colour Nick shares 25 years of gardening experience ... Read more →

  • Time Out Love London Awards Time Out Love London Awards

    We’re delighted to have been shortlisted as one of Londons favourite venues in Chelsea and now we need your help to win! If you love the Chelsea Physic Garden then please do vote for us ... Read more →

  • Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Card Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Card

    From Tuesday 6 October the Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Card will be available to purchase in the Garden shop. The design was hand-drawn by Mary Ellen Taylor, one of the Garden’s Growing Friends and a ... Read more →

  • HandleBards a success at Chelsea Physic Garden HandleBards a success at Chelsea Physic Garden

    On Friday 11 September we were delighted to welcome the HandleBards into the Garden ahead of their three performances over the weekend. They performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream on both Friday and Saturday nights with ... Read more →

  • Instagramers London visit the Garden Instagramers London visit the Garden

    A group of 30 members of Instagramers London (@igerslondon on Instagram and Twitter) visited the Garden on Sunday 12 July on one of their photography meetups. The group has over 32,000 followers on Instagram and ... Read more →