Walks Talks & Workshops

Pre-booking is essential for all Walks, Talks, Workshops and courses.
Event fees include Garden entry.

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to book, or click on the individual listings for more information

Download a PDF of our Walks, Talks and Workshops leaflet here

Sep28

The Lost Art of Nature Printing – FULLY BOOKED

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Nature printing is a wonderful way of representing plants, developed by physicians in the 15th century as an aid in their study of medicinal and useful plants. Join designer and printmaker Pia Östlund for a two-day workshop at Chelsea Physic Garden to explore this captivating technique. Day One begins with an illustrated talk on the…

Oct05

Behind the Scenes Tour

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Nell Jones, Acting Head Gardener, or another member of the senior gardening team on one of the monthly behind the scenes tours. Explore areas of the Garden that are not usually open to the public and find out more about the work involved to manage a botanical collection. Please scroll down to book.

Oct05

Supper Talk: How to Eat Better – FULLY BOOKED

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Supper talk : 'How to Eat Better' with James Wong Thursday October 5th, 6-8.15pm, £17 (incl. a glass of wine and Garden entry) James will be talking about some of the revelations and discoveries featured in his new book which strips away the fad diets & superfood fixations to give you a straight-talking scientist’s guide…

Oct06

Compost Clinic

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Whether you have a heap, bin or wormery; a patio or a palace, we will lift the lid on the world of composting and teach you how to make the ultimate 'black gold' and help you to reduce what you throw away. You will learn about the wonderful creatures lurking in a typical compost heap…

Oct15

Living Medicine: Sleep, Anxiety & Fatigue – FULLY BOOKED

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Sleeping difficulties, anxiety and fatigue have many causes. Understanding our basic hormonal functions and rhythms shows us how to improve their resilience. We will identify herbs in the garden that affect our hormones and nervous system and explore how specific foods and eating patterns support sleep and mood. Our practical remedy-making will include how to…

Oct19

Painting Autumn Fruits

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Spend some quality time capturing the charming detail of seasonal fruits in watercolour. These include rosehips, poppy seedheads, dogwood fruits, hawthorn berries and sunflower seeds. Advice on technique and individual assistance will be offered. With Lucy T. Smith, Botanical Artist. Lucy T Smith in a freelance Australian botanical artist based in the UK, and for the past…

Oct19

Supper Talk: ‘The Joys and Powers of Herbs’ with Judith Hann

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Supper Talk: 'The Joys and Powers of Herbs' with Judith Hann Join Judith Hann to hear about her passion for growing and cooking with herbs. Although she is known as a science broadcaster, and as a respected presenter of Tomorrow’s World for 20 years, Judith has always been interested in food. Her real interest in using herbs started in…

Nov02

Behind the Scenes Tour

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Nell Jones, Acting Head Gardener, or another member of the senior gardening team on one of the monthly behind the scenes tours. Explore areas of the Garden that are not usually open to the public and find out more about the work involved to manage a botanical collection. Please scroll down to book.

Nov02

Supper Talk: Grandma’s Herbal Remedies, Fact and Fiction

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Grandma’s Herbal Remedies, Fact and Fiction - with Jekka McVicar Thursday November 2nd, 6-8.15pm, £17 (incl. a glass of wine and Garden entry) An entertaining illustrated talk that explains how herbs have been used throughout the ages , some with dire consequences, but many  have been, and  still are, of great benefit to man. ‘Plants…

Nov06

Tree and Fruit Identification

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

During this practical course looking closely at leaves, twigs, fruits, bark and outline of trees, you will start in the classroom and then walk in the Chelsea Physic Garden to put it all into practice. You will develop skills and confidence to observe the key features which help to identify  trees, and get to know…

Nov10

Screen-Printing for Beginners

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Screen printing is a versatile process that allows you to experiment with exciting and expressive techniques such as creating your own stencils to print with. In this hands on class you will be shown practical ways to implement your ideas. We will be exploring the building of colour onto sample prints and pushing boundaries within…

Dec07

Behind the Scenes Tour

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Nell Jones, Acting Head Gardener, or another member of the senior gardening team on one of the monthly behind the scenes tours. Explore areas of the Garden that are not usually open to the public and find out more about the work involved to manage a botanical collection. Please scroll down to book.

Dec07

Supper Talk: ‘Fashioned from Nature’ with Edwina Ehrman

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

'Fashioned from Nature' with Edwina Ehrman December 7th, 6.00-8.15pm, £17 (incl. a glass of wine and Garden entry) Drawing on research for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s forthcoming exhibition about the relationship between fashion and nature, curator Edwina Ehrman will discuss the role of several plants in clothing and decorating the body from flax,  cotton…

Dec11

Wreath-making Masterclass

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

In this 2.5-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. A brief tour of the garden and coffee will be available before the workshop. All materials will be provided. With Jo Woodward Jo…

Dec11

Wreath-making Masterclass

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

In this 2.5-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. A brief tour of the garden and coffee will be available before the workshop. All materials will be provided. With Jo Woodward Jo…

Dec15

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 The cost of £105 includes all materials, coffee, tea…