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Head of Education Awarded LEEF Fellowship Award


We are delighted to announce that our Head of Education, Michael Holland’s work for environmental education has been recognised by the London Environmental Education Forum (LEEF). Michael attended the LEEF Fellowship Award Evening on Thursday 25 March at the Isis

Spring Drinks and Canapés Package


Table Talk and Blue Strawberry, one of London’s leading caterers, are offering an exclusive catering package for events during April and May 2014 at Chelsea Physic Garden. Their Spring Drinks and Canapés Package includes half a bottle of prosecco or

Chelsea School of Botanical Art new course

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Watercolour painting of botanical subjects may seem complex and daunting. This 3 day supportive workshop offered by the Chelsea School of Botanical Art, 1 -3 September 2014,  will introduce you to the basics. Using a simple subject, demonstrations and painting exercises you will learn

Liz Earle in the Garden


Pick up a copy of this month’s Red magazine to find out why the Physic Garden is so important to beauty entrepreneur, Liz Earle, photographed here last summer.

Great British Gardens Revival BBC2


Filmed in the Physic Garden on a lovely summer day last year, this latest episode of the popular BBC2 series features Toby Buckland and will be broadcast this evening at 7pm. Toby describes how to grow and harvest herbs and seeds, helped by our

Family Activity Days 2014

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The Family Activity Days programme for 2014 which starts in February, is now published online here on the website.  We have added new topics (by request), created new formats for old topics, added more of the popular ones and are catering for

Teachers’ evenings – 2014 dates announced


Specially for teachers to familiarise themselves with the Garden and our learning facilities at one of these FREE Teachers’ Evenings to be held on: Thursday 20 March , 4-6.15pm Wednesday 18 June ,4-6.15pm and Thursday 18 September, 4-6.15pm. for more information….  

New hybrid grown in the Garden

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As we harvest the fruit and vegetables from our Superfood Summer beds, we have discovered a new hybrid of Brassica juncea (Indian mustard) inadvertently formed by cross-pollination. Planted in alternate rows by one of our Gardeners, Tom Wells, the broad

RHS chooses Florilegium 22-23 Oct

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Following the popular exhibition, ‘Treasures from a Hidden Garden’, held here at the Garden in August, over 40 works of the works by members of the Florilegium Society have been selected for display by the RHS at their Shades of Autumn Show in London

The Chelsea School of Botanical Art

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From January 2014, classes in botanical illustration will once again be offered at the Garden by The Chelsea School of Botanical Art. History, botany and art form the backbone of the part-time, two year diploma course against the backdrop of