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Apr04

Chocolate Tuesday

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Join us to delve into the world of chocolate, create your own unique blend and taste some unusual flavours! During the day you'll have the chance to look into the rich history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special substance and find out how it links to Chelsea Physic Garden. The day will include craft activities, a Garden tour, chocolate tasting and the chance to create your own mixtures to take away. There’ll also be a gourmet…

Apr05

Silk // Unwoven Histories

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Join Studio Cultivate at Chelsea Physic Garden in 2017 for Silk // Unwoven Histories, as we take you on a journey of story-telling and garden exploration. Weaving our way through Ancient China, to the Roman Empire, and across the war-torn seas of the European Age of Discovery, we'll learn how a smuggling princess, ruthless pirates and one humble worm came together to help a simple fabric conquer the world. An exciting event for the whole family. Through a mix of…

Apr06

The Wiggly Wild Show

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Discover the diverse and wonderful world of animals when The Wiggly Wild Show comes to Chelsea. During this indoor session, you will be introduced to a variety of animals including a pygmy hedgehog, giant African land snails, corn snake, gecko, giant millipede, hermit crab and more! Find out how these creatures are suited to their natural environments and hold them (if you like). See http://www.wigglywildshow.co.uk/ for more info. We consider Chelsea Physic Garden to be a mini nature reserve in…

Apr06

Behind the Scenes Tour

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Join Nick Bailey, Head Gardener, or another member of the senior gardening team on one of the monthly behind the scenes tours. Explore areas of the Garden that are not usually open to the public and find out more about the work involved to manage a botanical collection. Please scroll down to book tickets

Apr06

The Wiggly Wild Show

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Discover the diverse and wonderful world of animals when The Wiggly Wild Show comes to Chelsea. During this indoor session, you will be introduced to a variety of animals including a pygmy hedgehog, giant African land snails, corn snake, gecko, giant millipede, hermit crab and more! Find out how these creatures are suited to their natural environments and hold them (if you like). See http://www.wigglywildshow.co.uk/ for more info. We consider Chelsea Physic Garden to be a mini nature reserve in…

Apr06

Spinsters, Hecklers and Lingerie

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Do you know where the words ‘heckler’, ‘spinster’ and ‘lingerie’ come from? Discover their origins and much more in this interactive talk exploring the social history of flax, an incredible fabric we rely on throughout our lives for its medicinal qualities as well as for the clothes we wear. Zoë Burt is a textile artist and Kate Poland is the co-founder of Cordwainer’s Community Garden in Hackney. They both worked together on the Seeds of Fashion project, in which they…

Apr11

Passion for Plants

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Learn some gardening tips including growing and caring for plants, taking cuttings, planting seeds and using containers. There will be a tour of the Garden to see a wide selection of beautiful and amazing plants from around the world. We'll give you some new ideas and skills to help you to make your own thoughtful gifts. For ages 6+ £13 Ticket price includes garden entry. Children must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult throughout the day. Please scroll down to…

Apr12

Art of the Garden

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Create art and craft inspired by the Garden. A tour of the Garden will give you inspiration before the chance to try out different techniques to create your own works of art! This will include collage, sketching, rubbings as well as printing with ink and onto clay. For ages 4+ £10 Ticket price includes garden entry. Children must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult throughout the day. Please scroll down to book tickets

Apr12

Art of the Garden

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Create art and craft inspired by the Garden. A tour of the Garden will give you inspiration before the chance to try out different techniques to create your own works of art! This will include collage, sketching, rubbings as well as printing with ink and onto clay. For ages 4+ £10 Ticket price includes garden entry. Children must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult throughout the day. Please scroll down to book tickets

Apr13

Lotions and Potions

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Can a food be a medicine? Can a medicine be a poison? Find out something of the history of medicine and the amazing power of plants to heal and soothe. We will show you how to make some of your own natural and low-cost remedies (ointments, syrups, scented bags) as well as a mini medicinal garden to take home. There’ll be a chance to explore our gardens of medicinal plants, edible and poison beds. For ages 7+ £13 Ticket price…

Apr20

Propagation for Beginners

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Are your seedlings long and spindly? Do your cuttings sit and sulk for ages and then die? Learn how to turn seeds and cuttings into healthy plants. With Nell Jones, Deputy Head Gardener/ Head of Propagation Please scroll down to book tickets

Apr28

Textile Basketry

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Inspired by seed pods in the Garden, use textile basketry techniques to create seed pod forms. Using rope and threads, discover how these materials can be woven into a range of textures, colours and patterns. With Mary Crabb, Textile Artist. Ticket price includes lunch. Please scroll down to book tickets

May04

Behind the Scenes Tour

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Join Nick Bailey, Head Gardener, or another member of the senior gardening team on one of the monthly behind the scenes tours. Explore areas of the Garden that are not usually open to the public and find out more about the work involved to manage a botanical collection. Please scroll down to book tickets

May04

Evening Taster: Come Dye with Us!

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A new addition to our 2017 programme, these tasters will give you the chance to try out a new hobby or a creative skill after work. Spend the evening working with Shibori dyeing and other techniques to make your own Suffolk puff keyring, using natural dyes from onions and logwood. Take home your creations along with some new skills to practise! With Lara Hailey, Textile Artist Lara Hailey is a London-based mixed-media artist who explores universal themes of love, loss,…

May07

Macro Photography – plants and gardens

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This workshop provides you with the skills and techniques required to improve your photography of plants and gardens. Suitable for all levels of photographers. Tutor: Philip Smith, Garden Photographer. Important information: You will need suitable clothing for outdoors. Please bring your own single lens reflex DSLR camera and macro lens, batteries and charger and a blank memory card. Plus a tripod white or silver reflectors, if you have them. You may bring a few samples of your own work for…

May18

Introduction to Indoor Gardening

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

A short course to introduce some common challenges that are encountered with indoor gardening and how to overcome them. The course will cover; growing environments and conditions; choosing suitable plants; horticultural practise; pests, diseases and other problems. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to successfully care for plants indoors. With Lucy Rowley, Gardener/ Glasshouse Manager Please scroll down to book tickets

May30

Chocolate Tuesday

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Join us to delve into the world of chocolate, create your own unique blend and taste some unusual flavours! During the day you'll have the chance to look into the rich history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special substance and find out how it links to Chelsea Physic Garden. The day will include craft activities, a Garden tour, chocolate tasting and the chance to create your own mixtures to take away. There’ll also be a gourmet…

May31

Silk // Unwoven Histories

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Studio Cultivate at Chelsea Physic Garden in 2017 for Silk // Unwoven Histories, as we take you on a journey of story-telling and garden exploration. Weaving our way through Ancient China, to the Roman Empire, and across the war-torn seas of the European Age of Discovery, we'll learn how a smuggling princess, ruthless pirates and one humble worm came together to help a simple fabric conquer the world. An exciting event for the whole family. Through a mix of…

Jun01

Lotions and Potions

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Can a food be a medicine? Can a medicine be a poison? Find out something of the history of medicine and the amazing power of plants to heal and soothe. We will show you how to make some of your own natural and low-cost remedies (ointments, syrups, scented bags) as well as a mini medicinal garden to take home. There’ll be a chance to explore our gardens of medicinal plants, edible and poison beds. For ages 7+ £13 Ticket price…

Jun01

Behind the Scenes Tour

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Nick Bailey, Head Gardener, or another member of the senior gardening team on one of the monthly behind the scenes tours. Explore areas of the Garden that are not usually open to the public and find out more about the work involved to manage a botanical collection. Please scroll down to book tickets

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