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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

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

Jun01

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

Jun02

Natural Happiness – the Gardener’s Way

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Natural Happiness – the Gardener’s Way uses gardening methods to help people grow their own happiness. Based on Alan’s forthcoming book, this workshop will show you how gardening skills like composting or companion planting can help you to cultivate your own wellbeing, with Chelsea Physic Garden as our learning model. You can see more at http://www.naturalhappiness.net. After a short introduction, we will spend 30-40 minutes in the Garden, guided by Alan Heeks and Michael Holland, showing the Gardener’s Way in…

Jun08

Introduction to Beekeeping

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This course takes you through the key steps to becoming a successful beekeeper. Learn more about bees and the honey production process, along with how to create the right environment for them to thrive.  With Peter James, CPG Beekeeper. "The tutor’s extraordinary knowledge of his subject answered all my questions – very practical." Price includes refreshments and a light lunch, refreshments and a 10% discount in our Cafe and shop on the day. Introduction to Beekeeping workshop: overview of the day…

Jun15

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

Jun21

Medicinal Plant Summer School

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Medicinal Plant Summer School - with Medical Herbalist Maria Vlotides and Garden Historian Letta Jones. June 21st-23rd, 9.15am-4pm. £250/person (includes refreshments and a light lunch on each day) This 3-day course will explore the history of medicinal plants and botanical gardens from a European context from the 1st Century A.D. to the present. It will focus on 8 key medicinal plants to tell the stories of their uses, histories and identification via: practical sessions to prepare them into usable natural remedies;…

Jul05

Living Colour: an introduction to natural dyes & textile art techniques

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Learn about the past, present and future of textiles and natural dyes in this one-day workshop with artist Lara Hailey. You will have the chance to experiment with various colours, fabrics and techniques (including Shibori and mordanting) to produce beautiful works of art to take away along with new creative skills. With Textile Artist, Lara Hailey Lara Hailey is a London-based mixed-media artist who explores universal themes of love, loss, identity, and memory. She is inspired by relationships, experiences and…

Jul06

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

Jul06

Supper Talk: The Worldwide Web: Nature’s Spinners

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Supper talk : 'The Worldwide Web: nature's spinners' with George McGavin Thursday July 6th, 6-8.15pm, £17 (incl. a glass of wine and Garden entry) Silk is one of the most ubiquitous and remarkable biomaterials known. The evolution of these versatile structural proteins in arthropods contributed to their unparalleled success in terrestrial environments. Vast amounts of silk, used in home building, reproduction and prey capture, are made by insects and spiders each day.  Humans discovered how to use silk thousands of…

Jul13

Supper Talk: More than cotton: textile secrets of Kew’s Economic Botany Collection

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Supper talk: 'More than cotton: textile secrets of Kew's Economic Botany Collection' With Dr Mark Nesbitt, Curator, Economic Botany Collection Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Thursday July 13th: 6-8.15pm, £17 (incl. a glass of wine and garden entry). At least 1000 species of plant produce useful fibres, but only a few are in use by the textile industry. Kew's collections hold many examples of local fibres, often both fascinating and beautiful. In this talk we will explore the indigenous uses of…

Jul18

Botany for Gardeners

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When is a fruit a fruit? What exactly is a potato, or an onion? An approachable introduction to the world of botany from the gardener's perspective. This course will cover the history of our climate and soil types, and consider how this and climate predictions may impact on plant choices and gardening styles. We look at the basic plant parts (roots, stems and leaves) and their functions, and develop an understanding of the ways in which these can vary through…

Jul20

Supper Talk: Murder most Florid -a glimpse into the world of forensic botany

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'Murder most Florid – a glimpse into the world of forensic botany' with Dr. Mark Spencer Thursday July 20th, 6-8.15pm, £17 (incl. a glass of wine and garden entry). Plants too are silent witnesses to crimes. Their presence in many crime scenes can help an investigator identify a suspect or locate a victim. Apparently mundane plants such as brambles and nettles can provide valuable insights into when a crime was committed. Fragments of leaves and seeds embedded in soil on…

Aug03

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

Aug20

Living Medicine: Digestive Discomforts

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The digestive system is seen as fundamental to our overall health in most traditional medicine systems. During the day we will be looking at the physiology and at common problems affecting digestive health and seeing what kinds of herbs, foods and lifestyle strategies can help with these, as well as those promoting digestive function. The day will include a tour of commonly used digestive herbs featured in the Garden, as well as preparing some tea mixes and a digestive remedy.…

Sep07

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

Sep07

Screen Printing Evening Taster

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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. 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

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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 one of our gardening team Please scroll down to book tickets

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