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 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.

Opening Times

The Garden is currently open Monday-Friday, 9.30am – 4pm (or dusk if earlier). The shop and cafe are closed. For tickets and prices click here.
Snowdrop Days opening times: Saturday 31 January – Sunday 8 February, 10am – 4pm

The Naming of the Shrew

Join John Wright as he takes an entertaining look at the names used to describe our natural world...

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Support the Garden

Become a Friend of the Garden and help to support our work throughout the year ...

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Snowdrop Days

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

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