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.

The HandleBards return this summer! Book your tickets now.

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.

The HandleBards return this summer! Book your tickets now.

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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Trees of Chelsea Physic Garden

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

An illustrated talk exploring tree history, identification and their herbal uses, followed by a chance to visit some of the Garden's notable trees. With Letta Jones Letta is a Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History. She is also a former Chelsea Physic Garden volunteer guide.

Latest news

  • The Mystery of the Chelsea Mulberry

    27th July 2016

    On Sunday the Telegraph published an article on their website all about mulberry trees which mentioned that saplings propagated from the James I specimen which once stood in the Garden are still available to schools and non-profit groups. So we were intrigued to discover more about the history of the mulberry trees in the Garden. We…

  • In Conversation with Horticultural Volunteer Fred Stratford

    15th July 2016

    Fred has been a volunteer at the Garden for the last 8 months, and he will leaving for an exciting new opportunity at the end of August. We had a chat with Fred to find out a little more about why he wanted to volunteer at Chelsea Physic Garden, and what he will take away from his…