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Aug24

CSI: Chelsea – a Forensic Biology Mystery – FULLY BOOKED

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

One of the Gardeners has been found dead in a greenhouse and the police need your help to unravel the mystery! Spend a day solving a crime and discover some handy tips from nature. This day is perfect for young scientists who are looking for practical experience. You will be asked to study the evidence given to you by the police using microscopes, chemical tests, powers of recognition, common sense and teamwork. In the afternoon, once we have revealed the…

Sep07

Behind the Scenes Tour

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Nell Jones, Acting 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.

Sep07

Screen Printing Evening Taster – FULLY BOOKED

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

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. Learn about the screen printing process step-by-step in this informal, hands-on workshop for all ability levels. Nicole will guide you through the process, resulting in a collection of samples and final pieces. With Nicole Line: www.nicolelineworkshops.com and https://www.facebook.com/nicolelineworkshops/ The £19 price includes entry to the Garden, a glass wine (or other drink) and nibbles,…

Sep14

The Garden in Paint and Stitch: a 2-day Machine Embroidery course -FULLY BOOKED

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Inspired by the flowers and foliage of the Chelsea Physic Garden students will create a thread painted flower study on hand painted silk. Students will start this course exploring the garden for inspiration, taking photographs of flowers, observing shapes and form, gathering ideas for colour combinations and designs. Through tutor demonstrations you will learn how to paint on silk and produce creative backgrounds in response to the garden. To complete our designs and create detail and definition we will add…

Sep21

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 practice; pests, diseases and other problems. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to successfully care for plants indoors. With Joe Bassett, Glasshouse Manager. Please scroll down to book tickets

Sep21

Supper Talk: ‘It’s not all about the flowers’

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

'It's not all about the flowers' - with Matthew Wilson Thursday September 21st, 6-8.15pm, £17 (incl. a glass of wine and garden entry). Join Matthew for his fascinating gardening talk on fabulous foliage for your garden. Includes great garden advice hints and tips. Matthew Wilson is a garden designer, writer, radio and television broadcaster and lecturer. He is a regular participant on Gardener's Question Time on BBC Radio 4. He mainly works as a landscape designer but he is also…

Sep28

The Lost Art of Nature Printing – FULLY BOOKED

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Nature printing is a wonderful way of representing plants, developed by physicians in the 15th century as an aid in their study of medicinal and useful plants. Join designer and printmaker Pia Östlund for a two-day workshop at Chelsea Physic Garden to explore this captivating technique. Day One begins with an illustrated talk on the history of nature printing, followed by a demonstration and printing session where you will learn how to take your own impressions using fresh plants and…

Oct05

Behind the Scenes Tour

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Nell Jones, Acting 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.

Oct05

Supper Talk: How to Eat Better

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Supper talk : 'How to Eat Better' with James Wong Thursday October 5th, 6-8.15pm, £17 (incl. a glass of wine and Garden entry) James will be talking about some of the revelations and discoveries featured in his new book which strips away the fad diets & superfood fixations to give you a straight-talking scientist’s guide to making everyday foods measurably healthier (and tastier) simply by changing the way you select, store and cook them. There will be a chance to…

Oct06

Compost Clinic

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Whether you have a heap, bin or wormery; a patio or a palace, we will lift the lid on the world of composting and teach you how to make the ultimate 'black gold' and help you to reduce what you throw away. You will learn about the wonderful creatures lurking in a typical compost heap and how they are beneficial to the composting process With Michael Holland, CPG Head of Education. Michael has 21 years' experience teaching at the Garden,…

Oct15

Living Medicine: Sleep, Anxiety & Fatigue

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Sleeping difficulties, anxiety and fatigue have many causes. Understanding our basic hormonal functions and rhythms shows us how to improve their resilience. We will identify herbs in the garden that affect our hormones and nervous system and explore how specific foods and eating patterns support sleep and mood. Our practical remedy-making will include how to prepare a tincture, an unusual hot drink blending cocoa with an unlikely herb, using essential oils and other mood-supporting ways of using herbs and foods.…

Oct19

Painting Autumn Fruits

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Spend some quality time capturing the charming detail of seasonal fruits in watercolour. These include rosehips, poppy seedheads, dogwood fruits, hawthorn berries and sunflower seeds. Advice on technique and individual assistance will be offered. With Lucy T. Smith, Botanical Artist. Lucy T Smith in a freelance Australian botanical artist based in the UK, and for the past 14 years has produced many illustrations and paintings for the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.  She has received numerous awards for her work, including two gold medals from the RHS,…

Oct19

Supper Talk: ‘The Joys and Powers of Herbs’ with Judith Hann

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Supper Talk: 'The Joys and Powers of Herbs' with Judith Hann Join Judith Hann to hear about her passion for growing and cooking with herbs. Although she is known as a science broadcaster, and as a respected presenter of Tomorrow’s World for 20 years, Judith has always been interested in food. Her real interest in using herbs started in the late 80s, while presenting the BBC series The Taste of Health, cooking with famous chefs like Raymond Blanc, Antonio Carluccio, Madhur Jaffrey and Claudia Roden.…

Oct24

Chocolate Tuesday

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

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…

Oct25

Living Colour Family Activity Day

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Explore the world of colour all around us. Why and how do plants and animals use it to their advantage? How can we use it to make our world more interesting? Via a tour and some practical demonstrations we will answer these questions. Play with the phenomenon of chromatography and create some beautifully colourful natural art to take away. Textile artist Lara Hailey will talk about the past, present and future of textiles and dyes – see the plants we…

Oct27

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…

Nov02

Behind the Scenes Tour

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Nell Jones, Acting 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.

Nov06

Tree and Fruit Identification

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

During this practical course looking closely at leaves, twigs, fruits, bark and outline of trees, you will start in the classroom and then walk in the Chelsea Physic Garden to put it all into practice. You will develop skills and confidence to observe the key features which help to identify  trees, and get to know more about some of the special specimens in the Garden. With Letta Jones -  Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History. Useful books Hillier's  Manual of…

Nov10

Screen-Printing for Beginners

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Screen printing is a versatile process that allows you to experiment with exciting and expressive techniques such as creating your own stencils to print with. In this hands on class you will be shown practical ways to implement your ideas. We will be exploring the building of colour onto sample prints and pushing boundaries within your designs. This workshop is aimed at beginners through to experienced printers. Nicole will guide you though each process, resulting in a collection of samples…

Dec07

Behind the Scenes Tour

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Nell Jones, Acting 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.

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