Walks Talks & Workshops

Pre-booking is essential for all workshops and courses that are not free of charge.

Download a PDF of our Walks, Talks and Workshops brochure here.

Sep29

Advanced plant identification

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

The next step on from the Plant Identification for Beginner Course looks in greater depth at plant families, their key characteristics and means of identifying them. The course includes lectures/presentation, an identification walkabout and a practical. With Nick Bailey, Head Gardener

Sep30

Leaf inspired jewellery

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

This beginner's class is for anyone who is new to working with metal clay and would like to spend an exciting day experimenting and learning new techniques to make a beautiful leaf pendant from one of the plants growing at Chelsea Physic Garden. With Liz Pearson

Oct06

Behind the scenes at the Physic Garden

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Learn about the Garden and its rich history on this exclusive tour. Discover parts of the Garden not normally accessible to the public and pick up some gardening tips. With Nick Bailey, Head Gardener

Oct06

Reduced to almost nothing

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Londoners in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London The Great Fire of 1666 made an estimated 100,000 people homeless. What happened to these people? How did the disaster affect them and how did they rebuild their lives and homes afterwards. Museum of London curator Muriel Jeater explores the personal stories behind London's most…

Oct07

Botany for gardeners

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

When is a fruit a fruit? What exactly is a potato, or an onion? Is a strawberry a fruit? This course if for anyone who would like a relaxed introduction to the world of botany, from the gardenr's perspective. With Dr Karen van Oostrum Karen has a love of plants and the environment, which is…

Oct14

Compost clinic

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Whether you have a heap, bin or wormery, we lift the lid on the world of compost and teach you how to make the ultimate ‘black gold’. Produce great compost and reduce what you throw away. Learn how to improve the quality of your soil through simple processes to enable your plants to flourish. You…

Oct20

Behind the scenes of our propagation programme

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Our Propagation Manager will show you where all the hard work happens to stock the garden every year with new plants.  Have a look around the potting shed, the seed room and the propagation house with her and learn more about how this living collection is brought to life every year. With Nell Jones, Head…

Oct21

Living medicine: skin & first aid

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

The skin is the body's largest organ with many nerve endings to protect us. We will explore how to nourish its many functions with foods and herbs. This practical session will cover how to address many common problems such as eczema, cold sores, insect bites and acne, and which herbs are specific for viral, fungal…

Oct27

Perfumery with the Organic Pharmacy

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Spend a day with us to learn about the remarkable origins and history of scent and perfumes.  You will explore some of the ingredients in perfumery and learn about extraction, sources and origins. Enjoy a tour of the perfumery amphitheater, understand the basics of perfume and finish the day making your own Eau de Cologne…

Nov03

Tea, cotton, rubber and quinine: the Garden at the centre of change

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

From the 18th century, Chelsea Physic Garden became a centre for the cultivation of important economic plants. This talk explores the role key plant hunters and gardeners such as Philip Miller and Robert Fortune played in shaping the history of the Garden, and the world! With Letta Jones Letta is a biologist, historian and educator specialising in garden and natural…

Dec01

A Christmas Carol: an evening with Carol Klein

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

The acclaimed plantswoman and bestselling author, Carol Klein, will give a candid and informal talk about her gardening career. Ticket price includes a glass of wine. You can also make a reservation for supper at the award winning Tangerine Dream Café for either before or after the talk, costs an additional £19 to be paid on…

Dec01

Wreath making masterclass

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

In this 2-hour session you will be guided through the wreath-making process giving you a wonderful wreath to take home as well as the skills to make your own in the future. With Jo Woodward Jo founded Columbia Creative in 2013 after leaving a career in the music industry to pursue her dream of combining…

Dec01

Wreath making masterclass

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

In this 2-hour session you will be guided through the wreath-making process giving you a wonderful wreath to take home as well as the skills to make your own in the future. With Jo Woodward Jo founded Columbia Creative in 2013 after leaving a career in the music industry to pursue her dream of combining…

Dec09

Chocolate making masterclass

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

A brief history of chocolate, (mentioning Hans Sloane, our Chocolate hero) and a demonstration of micro-chocolate making which will be followed a chocolate tasting session. The opportunity to buy your personally signed copy of Rococo: Mastering the Art of Chocolate by Chantal Coady. This will be followed by a step-by-step overview of the chocolate-making process,…