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Swarm of bees in the Garden

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Today (17 June 2015) we had to call our Bee Keeper, Peter James, to come to the Garden as we had a swarm of bees.  He explained to the fascinated staff and visitors watching him work why the bees were

Trees, Forests & Wellbeing – July lecture series

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The new World Woodland Garden has inspired a fascinating series of talks this July on the uses of medicinal plants, shrubs and trees – past, present and future. The history of malaria and its treatment with Prof. Marco Corsi Tues 7

Volunteers Week


All week we have been speaking to our wonderful volunteers to join in with #volunteersweek on Twitter, each day we have highlighted the volunteers working in the Garden and their reasons for volunteering here and their personal highlights. A selection

Gardener Kate Wilkinson visits the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan

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Chelsea Physic Garden Gardener Kate Wilkinson has recently visited the Royal Botanical Garden of Jordan (RBGJ), here she tells us about her visit and the similarities and differences between RBGJ and the Physic Garden. The Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan is

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

Ex Chelsea Physic Garden Stock for Sale

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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