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Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Card


From Tuesday 6 October the Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Card will be available to purchase in the Garden shop. The design was hand-drawn by Mary Ellen Taylor, one of the Garden’s Growing Friends and a Florilegium Society botanical artist. You

HandleBards a success at Chelsea Physic Garden


On Friday 11 September we were delighted to welcome the HandleBards into the Garden ahead of their three performances over the weekend. They performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream on both Friday and Saturday nights with a performance of Hamlet on

Instagramers London visit the Garden

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A group of 30 members of Instagramers London (@igerslondon on Instagram and Twitter) visited the Garden on Sunday 12 July on one of their photography meetups. The group has over 32,000 followers on Instagram and a community of about 2,500

Combining Nature & Art with the Royal Academy


This Sunday our Head of Education, Michael Holland, will be taking his monthly Sunday Fun-day  to the Royal Academy of Arts. Aiming to combine nature and art, the activity will see Michael teaming up with Royal Academy artist Anna Nunhofer. They

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

Kate with Seed Bank Assistant, Eng Mai Mohammad Al-Khateeb with equipment for checking seed viability in the background.

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