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Caitlin and Tessa RHS Show Garden Awarded Silver Medal


Back in January we posted about sisters, Caitlin and Tessa McLaughlin who had achieved a place to exhibit a show garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival. The show is now over and we’re delighted to hear that the garden won a Silver

Naming of Parts – Toby Glanville


Toby Glanville’s new series of photographs takes its title from Henry Reed’s World War II poem ‘Naming of Parts’ in which the poet contrasts the banality of a military weapons drill with the ceaseless work of nature in springtime.   Glanville’s images

The Garden during the Second World War

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Last year, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, we remembered the impact of the war on the Garden and its staff. Today (Friday 8 May) the nation remembers the moment Winston Churchill announced that

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RHS Veitch Memorial Medal awarded to Gillian Barlow


Gillian Barlow is the Deputy Chairman of the Garden’s Florilegium Society and is also the Keeper of the Painting Collection. We are delighted to announce that the RHS have awarded Gillian with their prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal. This award is

Snowdrop – a poem by John Armstrong

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The Garden is delighted to share this poem written by local poet John Armstrong. A special tribute to the snowdrop written for the Garden. Snowdrop by John Armstrong Fearless fragile, and wondrous winter flower, Lonely lantern bearer, in the darkest

Introducing Caitlin and Tessa’s RHS Show Garden


Caitlin and Tessa have been successful in achieving a place to exhibition a garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Chelsea Physic Garden will be following their journey along the way through their own personal blog and through the Garden’s Facebook and

Garden tour with Head Gardener for BBC Radio Norfolk

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Listen to Head Gardener, Nick Bailey, as he guides BBC Radio Norfolk’s Thordis Fridriksson around the Garden.

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 travelling far and wide to

Rory McEwen and Jess Shepherd

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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 fascinating life as both a