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.

Walks, Talks and Workshops

Discover the 2015 programme which includes botanical painting and talks about trees ...

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WWI Centenary

Find out about the Garden’s WWI history and share your family stories...

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Snowdrop Days

Get up close and personal with Snowdrops, the harbingers of spring...

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New Garden of Medicinal Plants takes shape – opened April 2014

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Weather for Chelsea Physic Garden

Today Saturday Sunday
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Latest posts

  • Permaculture People interview the Garden’s Head of Education Permaculture People interview the Garden’s Head of Education

    On Sunday 12 October the Garden’s Head of Education, Michael Holland, ran a workshop celebrating the spectacular world of seeds. During the day Michael was interviewed by Phil Moore from Permaculture People who has been ... Read more →

  • Rory McEwen and Jess Shepherd Rory McEwen and Jess Shepherd

    On Tuesday 11 November we were delighted to welcome BBC 4 and botanical artist Jess Shepherd into the Garden to film part of a documentary about the life of Rory McEwen. Rory McEwen lead a ... Read more →

  • Barrie Juniper ‘ The Tradescants’ Orchard’ Barrie Juniper ‘ The Tradescants’ Orchard’

    The Garden Museum are joined by plant scientist and author Barrie Juniper. He will be revealing the mystery behind a set of watercolors of orchard fruits which were found among the manuscripts of Elias Ashmole, ... Read more →

  • Not About Heroes Not About Heroes

    This Autumn Blackeyed Theatre Company tours Stephen MacDonald’s Not About Heroes. Marking the centenary of the beginning of The First World War, this major revival of MacDonald’s play about the extraordinary relationship between poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, ... Read more →

  • Maggie’s Culture Crawl Maggie’s Culture Crawl

    On Friday 19 September the Garden was delighted to welcome many weary walkers who were 12 miles into their 15 mile walk – Maggie’s Culture Crawl. This event was raising money to support the fantastic work ... Read more →

  • Better Garden Photography – Gallery Better Garden Photography – Gallery

    On Wednesday 24 September join Philip Smith, a photographer specialising in gardens and plants, for a photography workshop in the Garden. The photographs below were all taken at Chelsea Physic Garden,  so something to aspire ... Read more →