Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden
66 Royal Hospital Road
London
Greater London
SW3 4HS
England

Website

www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk

E-mail

Enquiries

enquiries@chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk

Education

education@chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk

Group bookings

groupvisits@chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk

Telephone

020 7352 5646

Fax

Enquiries

020 7352 5646

Education

020 7352 5646 extension 223

Group bookings

020 7352 5646 extension 221

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Chelsea Physic Garden, a garden of medicinal plants

Situated in the heart of Chelsea, this 'Secret Garden' is a centre of education, beauty and relaxation. Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, it continues to research the properties, origins and conservation of over 5000 species.

Venue Type:

Science centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

From 1 April – 31 October 2014, the Garden, Café and Shop will be open Tuesdays – Fridays, Sundays & Bank Holidays: 11am-6pm

Admission charges

Adults & Senior Citizens £9.90
Students, unemployed people & children (5-15 yrs old)* £6.60
Companions of those with disabilities FREE

*Proof required for concessions

Additional info

Disabled access via 66 Royal Hospital Road

The Garden holds approximately 5000 taxa, the collection concentrates on medicinal plants and those of ethnobotanical interest, as well as rare and endangered species. We also grow plants named or introduced by people associated with the Garden's history. The mild microclimate created by the shelter of the city and the Garden's south facing aspect allows us to grow many tender plants, especially from the Mediterranean region and the Canary Islands. The glasshouse range holds a collection of tropical, sub-tropical and Mediterranean species as well as back-up plants of those grown outdoors that may not survive a cold or wet winter.

Collection details

Agriculture, Medicine

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Germinating tomatos

Compost Clinic

  • 16 July 2014 10am-1pm
  • 19 September 2014 10am-1pm
  • 21 October 2014 10am-1pm

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 will learn about the wonderful creatures lurking in a typical compost heap and how they are beneficial to the composting process.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£30.00.

Website

http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/learning/walks-talks-workshops/#CompostClinicWorkshop

photograph of plant being repotted

Gardening Under Glass – A Practical Guide

  • 17 April 2014 11am-1pm *on now
  • 19 June 2014 11am-1pm
  • 21 August 2014 11am-1pm

An introduction to caring for plants indoors – from tropical palms to pots on a window-ledge. Dealing with pests, identifying diseases, choosing compost, and the mysteries of watering are amongst the topics covered. We will also take a brief look at the history of growing under glass and have a closer look at some of the remarkable plants which can be grown under the special conditions provided by the glasshouses here at Chelsea Physic Garden.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£20.00.

Website

http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/learning/walks-talks-workshops/#CompostClinicWorkshop

Germinating tomatos

Beginner’s Guide to Propagation

  • 15 May 2014 11:30am-1pm
  • 18 September 2014 11:30am-1pm
  • 16 October 2014 11:30am-1pm

Do your cuttings sit and sulk for ages and then die? Come and learn how to give your seeds and cuttings the best chance of turning into healthy plants.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£20.00.

Website

http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/learning/walks-talks-workshops/#CompostClinicWorkshop

Bee

Introduction to Beekeeping

  • 22 May 2014 10am-4pm
  • 18 September 2014 10am-4pm
  • 9 October 2014 10am-4pm

This practical one-day course gives an insight into beekeeping and the equipment needed to get started. Learn more about bees and the honey production process, along with how to create the right environment for them to thrive. This course takes you through the key steps to becoming a successful beekeeper.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£95.00.

Website

http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/learning/walks-talks-workshops/#CompostClinicWorkshop

Rosemary

Plant Remedies for Summer

  • 11 June 2014 10am-4pm

This practical workshop considers British native plants as remedies and examines their value in medicine and for the biodiversity of British flora today. Learn about propagation of wild herbs, sustainable harvesting and how home remedies can be made from ‘weeds’; from hay fever tea to healing salves. Includes a practical demonstration and the opportunity to make some remedies yourself.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£95.00.

Website

http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/learning/walks-talks-workshops/#CompostClinicWorkshop

WWI Centenary Marked at Chelsea Physic Garden

  • 28 June — 6 October 2014

In 1916 the Committee (of the City Parochial Foundation, who at that time were responsible for management of the Garden) allowed patients from military hospitals to visit the Garden. This year, to mark the centenary of WWI, Chelsea Physic Garden will be opening its doors to Chelsea Pensioners for one hundred days from 28 June, marking the outbreak of WWI. Passes will also be available for Chelsea Pensioners and their families to use.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Chelsea Pensioners will be allowed into the Garden free of charge during this period.

Normal entrance charges are -
£9.90 Adults (including senior citizens)
£6.60 Students, registered unemployed and children (5-15 years old)

Website

http://chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/special-events/first-world-war-centenary-marked-at-chelsea-physic-garden/

Saffron

Plant Remedies for Winter Ills

  • 23 October 2014 10am-4pm

Herbs have been used for centuries to keep the family healthy through the winter, from vitamin-rich berries to antiseptic leaves. Learn to make traditional cough syrup from garden herbs, boost your immune system using wild berries and fight off infection with teas made from culinary herbs in this practical workshop with Lara, a qualified herbal medicine practitioner

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£95.00.

Website

http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/learning/walks-talks-workshops/#CompostClinicWorkshop

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