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Better Garden Photography – Gallery


On Wednesday 24 September join Philip Smith, a photographer specialising in gardens and plants, for a photography workshop in the Garden. The photographs below were all taken at Chelsea Physic Garden,  so something to aspire to if you come along

The History of Teaching Natural History


Friday and Saturday 10th & 11th October 2014 This two-day meeting at the Horniman Museum will present the history of different teaching practices and methods for the earth and life sciences, primarily focusing on schools and universities. It will have two

Trustee’s Garden Design Wins International Competition


Arabella Lennox-Boyd, one of the Garden’s Trustees, has won an international competition to redesign the 22-acre garden and grounds at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Durham. Her masterplan for the Garden includes a formal parterre garden with shallow canals, rose

Animation Station – the result!


On 27 August 2014 the Garden ran a Family Activity Day entitled Animation Station. Joining film-maker and BBC drama director Emma Sullivan the families taking part took inspiration from the Garden, and the plants and animals that live there, to

Inspired by the Garden – Royal School of Needlework

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‘Inspired by the Garden’: an exciting new exhibition of historical and contemporary embroidery from the Royal School of Needlework 8 September 2014 to 20 March 2015 The Royal School of Needlework will be exhibiting a display of embroideries with a

Homes and Property – Readers Evening

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Join a private tour of the Garden of Medicinal Plants and hear how it was built from its creator, Head Gardener Nick Bailey. This exclusive evening for readers of Homes and Property takes place on Thursday 18 September, from 6pm

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