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Maggie’s Culture Crawl


This year the Garden will be one of the cultural stops on Maggie’s Culture Crawl, a 15 mile night time walk through London stopping off at various cultural, architectural and artistic delights. We are the penultimate stop on the route

Art Inspired by Gardens

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This exhibition at The Barn at Bury Court features a group of seven artists/craftsmen. All of whom want to share their appreciation of gardens by combining their work in the form of a touring exhibition to show in a variety

The Tennis Channel – highlighting the Garden

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Earlier this year the Garden was visited by a film company who were creating short films about different places to visit in London. These vignettes were shown in advertising breaks during American TV station The Tennis Channel’s Wimbledon coverage. They

Tablet Computers – the artist’s friend or foe?


Tablet Computers – the artist’s friend or foe? is a 1-day course run by Chelsea School of Botanical Art on the 4th September. Looking at the plusses and common pitfalls, this course will examine the various support roles that the

Medicine Matters – Romy Fraser


Our series of July talks, Medicine Matters, were off to a flying start on Tuesday with founder of Neal’s Yard, Romy Fraser. Romy told a rapt audience how her childhood inspired her to want to teach people about medicinal plants.

New Curator Announcement

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The Trustees of Chelsea Physic Garden are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Sue Medway as the new Director and Curator of the Physic Garden. Mrs Medway will take up her appointment in September 2014, following the retirement of

English Gardening School – Gardening Courses

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The English Gardening School has a variety of part time courses, short courses and distance learning courses for those keen to learn more about gardening, plants and design. Good Gardening – 1 year diploma course September 2014 – June 2015

Tangerine Dream Cafe – Lavender Scones


If you’ve visited the Tangerine Dream Cafe here at the Garden you may have sampled their delicious Lavender Scones. The recipe can be found in the book ‘Tangerine Dream Cafe; A Year in the Chelsea Physic Garden’, which is available

BBC Radio 4 – Food Programme

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On Sunday 22 June our Head Gardener, Nick Bailey, featured on BBC Radio 4′s Food Programme. The show explored how sweeteners could help us to cut down on the sugar in our diet, but enable us to keep eating sweet

International Garden Photographer of the Year

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The International Garden Photographer of the Year competition is already in full swing with the winner of the first IGPOTY art project, Monochrome, taking away a £500 prize! There are only a few weeks left to enter the  next project category,