London’s Secret Garden

Our theme for 2016 is Captivating Scents: fresh, floral, foetid.  There will be a range of scent themed events over the year including Thursday Supper Talks and from May there will be scented displays in the Garden.

Roses are in! This year’s stock of Rosa x odorata, Sanguinea group ‘Bengal Crimson’ is now available to buy at our Shop.

Our theme for 2016 is Captivating Scents: fresh, floral, foetid.  There will be a range of scent themed events over the year including Thursday Supper Talks and from May there will be scented displays in the Garden.

Roses are in! This year’s stock of Rosa x odorata, Sanguinea group ‘Bengal Crimson’ is now available to buy at our Shop.

The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673, as the Apothecaries’ Garden, with the purpose of training apprentices in identifying plants. The location was chosen as the proximity to the river created a warmer microclimate allowing the survival of many non-native plants – such as the largest outdoor fruiting olive tree in Britain – and…

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May27

Living medicine: digestive discomforts

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

The digestive system is seen as fundamental to our overall health in most traditional medicine systems. During the day we will be looking at the physiology of digestion and at common problems affecting digestive health and see what kinds of herbs, foods and lifestyle strategies can help with these, as well as those promoting digestive…

May31

Chocolate Tuesday

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join us to look into the history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special substance. The day will include craft activities, a Garden tour, chocolate tasting and the chance to create your own mixtures to take away. There’ll be a gourmet tasting session with staff from Rococo Chocolates. For ages 7+ Adult…

Latest news

  • Interview with Liz Earle

    16th May 2016

    What is the first scent that you can recall? YSL Paris – such a fresh, happy scent filled with the essences of pink roses. What was the first perfume that you bought? I saved up to buy a bottle of Antonia’s Flowers, a cult floral classic of the early 1980s based on the fragrance of…

  • The Garden and Shakespeare

    25th April 2016

    If you are a regular viewer of Gardeners’ World you may have spotted somewhere quite familiar on Friday’s episode. Our Head Gardener Nick Bailey was filmed in the Garden marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death by investigating the fact and fiction behind Shakespeare potions and poisons. You can watch the episode again on BBC iPlayer or…