Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden London's Oldest Botanical Garden Situated in the heart of London, this 'Secret Garden' is a centre of education, beauty and relaxation. Chelsea Physic Garden was founded by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London in 1673 for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants.

Throughout the 1700s it was one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world. It is London’s oldest botanic garden and a unique living museum.

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Come and work in London's oldest botanic garden! We have some exciting new vacancies in Membership, Events, Visitor Expe...
19/07/2021

Come and work in London's oldest botanic garden! We have some exciting new vacancies in Membership, Events, Visitor Experience and Facilities.

To join our lovely team of staff and volunteers, go to our website: http://ow.ly/wBww50FyKiE

#vacancies #recruitment #jobsinLondon #heritagevacancies #botanicgarden #gardens #horticulture #London #Chelsea

Come and work in London's oldest botanic garden! We have some exciting new vacancies in Membership, Events, Visitor Experience and Facilities.

To join our lovely team of staff and volunteers, go to our website: http://ow.ly/wBww50FyKiE

#vacancies #recruitment #jobsinLondon #heritagevacancies #botanicgarden #gardens #horticulture #London #Chelsea

In the Garden this week: a winter veg plot by trainee Olivia, plants to help cure Covid-19 and a stunning Puya alpestris...
19/07/2021

In the Garden this week: a winter veg plot by trainee Olivia, plants to help cure Covid-19 and a stunning Puya alpestris, a bromeliad from Chile which is related to a pineapple.

This summer we are running new, fun-filled Family Activity Days. Come along to learn about chocolate, the history of med...
15/07/2021

This summer we are running new, fun-filled Family Activity Days. Come along to learn about chocolate, the history of medicine and the amazing uses of some of the Garden's plant collection.

Chocolate Tuesday:
Find out about the history of chocolate and take part in craft activities, a Garden tour and chocolate tasting.
Tuesday 27 July and 17 August, 10.30am- 2.30pm

Lotions and Potions:
Learn about the history of medicine, and make your own ointment, lip balm, and a bath bomb.
Wednesday 4 August and 25 August, 10.30am - 2.30pm

Go to our website for full listings: http://ow.ly/8pIv50FwB7u

#familyactivities #familyevents #family #Londonevents #Chelseaevents #London #Chelsea #botanicgarden #garden #horticulture #plants #medicinal

This summer we are running new, fun-filled Family Activity Days. Come along to learn about chocolate, the history of medicine and the amazing uses of some of the Garden's plant collection.

Chocolate Tuesday:
Find out about the history of chocolate and take part in craft activities, a Garden tour and chocolate tasting.
Tuesday 27 July and 17 August, 10.30am- 2.30pm

Lotions and Potions:
Learn about the history of medicine, and make your own ointment, lip balm, and a bath bomb.
Wednesday 4 August and 25 August, 10.30am - 2.30pm

Go to our website for full listings: http://ow.ly/8pIv50FwB7u

#familyactivities #familyevents #family #Londonevents #Chelseaevents #London #Chelsea #botanicgarden #garden #horticulture #plants #medicinal

In the Garden of Medicinal Plants is the Future Medicines Bed. Growing here are plants at the forefront of pharmaceutica...
12/07/2021

In the Garden of Medicinal Plants is the Future Medicines Bed. Growing here are plants at the forefront of pharmaceutical research and in particular those which might help in the fight against Covid-19.

Hypericum perforatum (St John’s Wort) has been found to combat inflammation, which could help Covid-19 ‘cytokine storm’ - a damaging inflammatory reaction to the virus. Hypericum perforatum also has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

Read more about the our plant collection on our website: http://ow.ly/ZbFY50Fud2B

#medicinalplants #medicine #plants #botanicgarden #gardens #horticulture #botany #covid19 #covid #futuremedicine

In the Garden of Medicinal Plants is the Future Medicines Bed. Growing here are plants at the forefront of pharmaceutical research and in particular those which might help in the fight against Covid-19.

Hypericum perforatum (St John’s Wort) has been found to combat inflammation, which could help Covid-19 ‘cytokine storm’ - a damaging inflammatory reaction to the virus. Hypericum perforatum also has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

Read more about the our plant collection on our website: http://ow.ly/ZbFY50Fud2B

#medicinalplants #medicine #plants #botanicgarden #gardens #horticulture #botany #covid19 #covid #futuremedicine

Plant spotlight: Digitalis sceptrum grows in our Cool Fernery near the bottom of the Garden. This plant originates from ...
09/07/2021

Plant spotlight: Digitalis sceptrum grows in our Cool Fernery near the bottom of the Garden. This plant originates from the woodlands of Madeira, and is quite a rare variety as it grows into a tree-like structure up to several meters high. This particular specimen is over 20 year old!

Although highly poisonous, used carefully members of the Digitalis family have been used to treat cardiac problems since the eighteenth-century.

Read more about our plant collection on our website: http://ow.ly/nuFF50FszU7

#foxglove #Digitalissceptrum #Digitalis #glasshouse #botanicgarden #garden #plants #nature #London #Chelsea

What to look for in the Garden this week:- plants in Future Medicines bed which are helping in the battle against Covid-...
05/07/2021

What to look for in the Garden this week:
- plants in Future Medicines bed which are helping in the battle against Covid-19
- a giant foxglove (Digitalis sceptrum) at the Cool Fernery, which grows in wooded areas on Madeira
- annual flower mixes by the Main Lawn and Useful Garden

#botanicgarden #foxglove #pollinatinginsects

What to look for in the Garden this week:
- plants in Future Medicines bed which are helping in the battle against Covid-19
- a giant foxglove (Digitalis sceptrum) at the Cool Fernery, which grows in wooded areas on Madeira
- annual flower mixes by the Main Lawn and Useful Garden

#botanicgarden #foxglove #pollinatinginsects

Summer Lawn Sessions: Music at Chelsea Physic Garden. Join us for a unique evening of music on the iconic main lawn of t...
04/07/2021

Summer Lawn Sessions: Music at Chelsea Physic Garden. Join us for a unique evening of music on the iconic main lawn of the Garden.

We are excited to present a number of performances from some of London’s best, emerging talent. The first session will feature Ben Tatham, Sloane Monroe, Rosie Holloway and Of Ghosts and Other Forms.

Bring a blanket, sit back and enjoy the late summer sun in London’s most beautiful setting.

Book tickets now: www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/event/summer-lawn-sessions-music-on-the-lawn

#livemusic #music #liveconcert #eveningmusic #lawn #botanicgarden #garden #London #londonmusic #chelsea #chelseamusic #musicinchelsea #chelseaevents #sw3

Summer Lawn Sessions: Music at Chelsea Physic Garden. Join us for a unique evening of music on the iconic main lawn of the Garden.

We are excited to present a number of performances from some of London’s best, emerging talent. The first session will feature Ben Tatham, Sloane Monroe, Rosie Holloway and Of Ghosts and Other Forms.

Bring a blanket, sit back and enjoy the late summer sun in London’s most beautiful setting.

Book tickets now: www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/event/summer-lawn-sessions-music-on-the-lawn

#livemusic #music #liveconcert #eveningmusic #lawn #botanicgarden #garden #London #londonmusic #chelsea #chelseamusic #musicinchelsea #chelseaevents #sw3

Botanical Sketchbook Watercolour Workshop - spend the day at Chelsea Physic Garden and immerse yourself in the vivid col...
02/07/2021
Botanical Sketchbook Watercolour Workshop - Chelsea Physic Garden

Botanical Sketchbook Watercolour Workshop - spend the day at Chelsea Physic Garden and immerse yourself in the vivid colours of summer.

Reconnect with nature and capture the moment, using botanical painting techniques in this workshop run by botanical artist and chair of the Florilegium Society, Mary Ellen Taylor.

Tickets include a delicious light lunch provided by the Physic Garden Café.

Friday 23 July, 10am - 4pm.

Book tickets: https://bit.ly/3x9Agpg

Pictured: artwork by Mary Ellen.

#botnicalartwork #watercolours #sketchbook #nature #art #painting #botanicgarden #garden #London #Londonevents #Chelsea #SW3

Spend the day at Chelsea Physic Garden and immerse yourself in the vivid colours of summer in our Botanical Sketchbook workshop. Reconnect with nature to

Happy Social Media Day 2021! A huge thank you to all our followers on Facebook, we love seeing your photos of the Garden...
30/06/2021

Happy Social Media Day 2021! A huge thank you to all our followers on Facebook, we love seeing your photos of the Garden, reading your comments.

Next time you visit be sure to tag us in your photos: @chelseaphysicgarden.

Pictured is our Cool Fernery, home to a wide range of plant and early non-flowery plants.

#SocialMediaDay2021 #SocialMediaDay #botanicgarden #garden #photos #followers #horticulture #plants #botany #London #Chelsea #SW3 #visitLondon

Happy Social Media Day 2021! A huge thank you to all our followers on Facebook, we love seeing your photos of the Garden, reading your comments.

Next time you visit be sure to tag us in your photos: @chelseaphysicgarden.

Pictured is our Cool Fernery, home to a wide range of plant and early non-flowery plants.

#SocialMediaDay2021 #SocialMediaDay #botanicgarden #garden #photos #followers #horticulture #plants #botany #London #Chelsea #SW3 #visitLondon

In our Southern Hemisphere glasshouse is Stevia rebaudiana. This amazing plant is the source of the cane sugar alternati...
27/06/2021

In our Southern Hemisphere glasshouse is Stevia rebaudiana. This amazing plant is the source of the cane sugar alternative, Stevia.

Its raw uncooked leaves contain Stevioside, a substance 300 times sweeter than the sucrose in sugar. This is not absorbed by the body, so adds virtually no calories.

Read more about our living plant collection on our website: http://ow.ly/AJT050FiAoD

#stevia #glasshouse #plants #sugaralternative #garden #botanicgarden #nature #London #Chelsea #SW3

We are thrilled to be hosting ‘Every Act of Recognition Alters What Survives’ - part of the Shubbak Festival 2021, a win...
25/06/2021

We are thrilled to be hosting ‘Every Act of Recognition Alters What Survives’ - part of the Shubbak Festival 2021, a window on contemporary Arab culture.

On your next visit to the Garden look for a series of special sculptures by @randabduljabbar, an artist born in Baghdad and now living in Abu Dhabi. The artworks are accompanied by audio recordings and transcripts of the performance 'The Climbing Vine'.

Friday 25 June - Monday 19 July.

Live performances at the Garden: 25 June, 1, 4, 11, 15 July.

Book online and more information: http://ow.ly/gunz50FimsD

#ShubbakFestival #Shubbak #artwork #artist #installation #garden #botanicgarden #London #Chelsea

New event: Sunday Evening Jazz at Chelsea Physic Garden. Join us for an evening of jazz on the lawn from three amazing m...
24/06/2021
Sunday Evening Jazz at Chelsea Physic Garden - Chelsea Physic Garden

New event: Sunday Evening Jazz at Chelsea Physic Garden. Join us for an evening of jazz on the lawn from three amazing musicians.

A unique opportunity to experience the Garden in the evening, enjoy a drink from our Café and listen to some live music.

Jazz artists: Ella Hohnen-Ford, Freddie Benedict and Johatsu.

Sunday 11 July 2021, 7pm-9pm.

Book tickets online: www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/event/sunday-evening-jazz-at-chelsea-physic-garden

Enjoy a unique evening of jazz music on the iconic main lawn of Chelsea Physic Garden. This evening will bring together jazz artists for a cool blend of

Morning Yoga at Chelsea Physic Garden - our next yoga session is a special morning class with Live Karma Yoga. Immerse y...
22/06/2021

Morning Yoga at Chelsea Physic Garden - our next yoga session is a special morning class with Live Karma Yoga. Immerse yourself in the moment as you listen to the birdsong in London’s oldest botanic garden.

Lou will guide you through an energising class to bring positive energy for the day ahead.

After the class you are welcome to enjoy the Garden for the remainder of the day.

Sunday 4th July, 9am-10am.

#yoga #birdsong #garden #botanicgarden #lawn #nature #London #Chelsea #SW3

Morning Yoga at Chelsea Physic Garden - our next yoga session is a special morning class with Live Karma Yoga. Immerse yourself in the moment as you listen to the birdsong in London’s oldest botanic garden.

Lou will guide you through an energising class to bring positive energy for the day ahead.

After the class you are welcome to enjoy the Garden for the remainder of the day.

Sunday 4th July, 9am-10am.

#yoga #birdsong #garden #botanicgarden #lawn #nature #London #Chelsea #SW3

New event: ‘Tree Identification workshop: Leaves’. Identify trees more easily and get to know more about special specime...
19/06/2021

New event: ‘Tree Identification workshop: Leaves’. Identify trees more easily and get to know more about special specimens within the Garden.

A day course, you will begin in the classroom with a practical session and then enjoy a tree walk in the Garden. The course is run by Letta Jones, Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History.

Friday 2 July, 10am-4pm

Book tickets: http://ow.ly/k54a50FcxNL

#trees #leaves #identifcation #gardens #botanicgarden #plants #alwayslearning #horticulture #whatson #London #Chelsea #SW3

Our Gardeners have been busy in the Perfumery in the Garden of Useful Plants. This stone amphitheatre is planted with sp...
16/06/2021

Our Gardeners have been busy in the Perfumery in the Garden of Useful Plants. This stone amphitheatre is planted with species used in the perfumery industry.

The earliest perfume often took the form of oils containing crushed aromatic flowers, and it was not until the 11th century that Persian polymath Ibn Sina invented the process of distillation to produce the first aromatic essential oils.

Today costly and often complex processes are used to extract oils from plants. Did you know your body weight in rose petals would only yield up to six grams of essential oil?!

Pictured below is the perfumery; Rosa x damascena which does not exist in the wild; and Heliotropium arborescens from Peru.

#perfume #usefulplants #Rose

Seeking to relax In a beautiful environment surrounded by wildlife?Join Lou from Live Karma Yoga who will guide you thro...
15/06/2021
Shift and Surrender to Seasonality Yoga and Meditation - Chelsea Physic Garden

Seeking to relax In a beautiful environment surrounded by wildlife?

Join Lou from Live Karma Yoga who will guide you through a restorative Sound Bath using organic and ancient instruments. Experience relaxing sounds from our Garden whilst tending to your mental and physical health.

Monday 28 June, 6pm-7.30pm

Book tickets: https://bit.ly/2U7rx8x

#active #london #yoga #relax #chelsea #sound

Join Chelsea Physic Garden and Live Karma Yoga for a very special evening celebrating Summer Solstice. Join us to salute life at this special, the longest

Looking to do something active now the sun is shining? Calm your mind and body this summer with our Be Active events run...
14/06/2021

Looking to do something active now the sun is shining?

Calm your mind and body this summer with our Be Active events running from June – August. Throughout summer we’ll be encouraging everyone to connect their body, mind and soul.
The focus of the program is to prioritise both mental and physical well-being.

Being active doesn’t necessarily mean vigorous exercise. As even a gentle workout can release endorphins, improving your physical health and providing a sense of achievement. Each event has been created to provide you with a chance to actively de-stress and regenerate.

Read more about Being Active: https://bit.ly/3xlfsek

#MentalHealth #nature #plants #garden #gardening #active #wildlife #botanicalgarden #London #Chelsea #SW3

Looking to do something active now the sun is shining?

Calm your mind and body this summer with our Be Active events running from June – August. Throughout summer we’ll be encouraging everyone to connect their body, mind and soul.
The focus of the program is to prioritise both mental and physical well-being.

Being active doesn’t necessarily mean vigorous exercise. As even a gentle workout can release endorphins, improving your physical health and providing a sense of achievement. Each event has been created to provide you with a chance to actively de-stress and regenerate.

Read more about Being Active: https://bit.ly/3xlfsek

#MentalHealth #nature #plants #garden #gardening #active #wildlife #botanicalgarden #London #Chelsea #SW3

New products online! Featuring artworks by the Florilegium Collection, pick up some flipflops, a tote bag or a handy fac...
14/06/2021

New products online! Featuring artworks by the Florilegium Collection, pick up some flipflops, a tote bag or a handy facemask.

Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society produces botanical drawings and paintings of the plants in our collection.

A unique opportunity to purchase botanical designs available exclusively from Chelsea Physic Garden.

Shop online here: https://bit.ly/3wtlfhW

Happy World Gin Day! Did you know that tonic water is flavoured with quinine, which is found in the bark of a tree calle...
12/06/2021

Happy World Gin Day! Did you know that tonic water is flavoured with quinine, which is found in the bark of a tree called Cinchona pubescens?

Quinine also has anti-malarial properties and although replaced by synthetic drugs in the late 1900s, quinine has again become very important in treating malaria as various strains have developed resistance to the synthetics.

Pictured is Cinchona pubescens situated in our Tropical corridor.

#worldginday #ginandtonic #gin #quinine #medicinal #plants #gardens #botanicgarden #usefulplants #cinchonapubescens

How can you be active within our Garden?This week is the beginning of our Be Active program which focuses on mental and ...
10/06/2021

How can you be active within our Garden?

This week is the beginning of our Be Active program which focuses on mental and physical wellbeing, something which we have been advocating in response to the Year of Well-being. Throughout summer we’ll be encouraging everyone to connect their body, mind and soul.

Immerse yourself in the Garden and experience our natural smells and sounds. Using natural nutrients when cooking will make your meal healthy and help you re-energise.
Just a few minutes of immersing ourselves in nature, plants, gardening or wildlife can help to improve our moods.

Take time out of your day this week to walk around our beautiful landscape.

Read more about Being Active: https://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/about/mission/year-of-well-being/being-active/

#MentalHealth #nature #plants #garden #gardening #be active #wildlife #botanicalgarden #London #Chelsea #SW3

How can you be active within our Garden?

This week is the beginning of our Be Active program which focuses on mental and physical wellbeing, something which we have been advocating in response to the Year of Well-being. Throughout summer we’ll be encouraging everyone to connect their body, mind and soul.

Immerse yourself in the Garden and experience our natural smells and sounds. Using natural nutrients when cooking will make your meal healthy and help you re-energise.
Just a few minutes of immersing ourselves in nature, plants, gardening or wildlife can help to improve our moods.

Take time out of your day this week to walk around our beautiful landscape.

Read more about Being Active: https://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/about/mission/year-of-well-being/being-active/

#MentalHealth #nature #plants #garden #gardening #be active #wildlife #botanicalgarden #London #Chelsea #SW3

Address

66 Royal Hospital Road
London
SW3 4HS

The nearest tube stations are Sloane Square or Victoria. 170 Bus from Victoria station will bring you directly to the garden

General information

- - - Currently closed until further notice - - - Garden Cafe and Shop open 11am - 6pm weekdays & Sundays Main Season commences Easter 2018 please check our website for full details of all our hours chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk __________________ Admission Charges Friends membership scheme admits Free entry to the Garden for 'Friends' of the Garden plus one guest Companions of disabled visitors are admitted free. Assistance dogs only. * Proof required Maximum of 2 children allowed per accompanying adult. N.B. 'Friends' must show their membership card on entry or they will be charged the full adult admission charge. Please note that we do not have the facilities for visitors to leave bags or belongings during their visit. If you would like to visit the garden more often than the above times, you can do so from £37.50 for an entire year by joining Friends of the Garden. ___________________ Refreshments Our Cafe serves refreshments, including light lunches and teas daily although we are closed at weekends until Easter Please note: You are not permitted to bring alcohol into the Garden __________________ Disabled Access Chelsea Physic Garden welcomes people with disabilities; we advise you to telephone before a visit so that we may give you full details of access, and ensure that your visit will be safe, comfortable and enjoyable. To this end, we have: Wheelchair Access The easiest access to the Garden is through the foyer at 66 Royal Hospital Road because there are steps down from the Swan Walk Gate (open on public days only)- There are no other steps in the Garden and access is via gravel or grass paths. The West Gate may be opened by prior arrangement with the office. There is a non-reservable disabled parking bay outside 66 Royal Hospital Road with dropped curb access to the pavement and another by the West Gate. There is a wheelchair for visitors at the Garden but please ring the office to book it as it may otherwise be in use.

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 5pm
Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 12pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

020 7352 5646

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Can up let me know what time the Garden opens at on Saturday for the heralding Spring event on 25 Jan 2020? It isn’t clear on the website. Can members get in from 10 am?
Lovely visit thank you
Thank you for the wonderful morning at the Chelsea Physic Garden’s Christmas Fair.
Hello I have booked tickets for the Christmas Fair - it is required to print them, or can I show the PDF on my phone? Many thanks:)
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All the best, pour ce jardin que j'apprécie énormément...
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Hi. I popped down earlier today but the entrance was locked. Were you open today?
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A bit of a hike from Earl's court....
This is a lovely place to check-in Ronnie Green....