Superfood season gets down to earth as Chelsea Physic Garden embraces summer

By Culture24 Reporter | 11 April 2013

Event preview: Superfood season, Chelsea Physic Garden, London, until October 31 2013

A photo of peas in a pod in a garden
Charlie Hopkinson, Peas© Charlie Hopkinson
Superfoods are all the nutrient-dense rage these days, and the summer season at London’s Physic Garden is embracing the power of veg in typically expert style.

Joy Larkcom – the “doyenne of organic vegetable growing”, no less – is turning up to discuss growing your own unusual and exotic foods.

Mark Diacono, whose Otter Farm is the home of olive orchards, peaches, pecans, Szechuan peppers and vineyards, is certain to provide another passionate argument for homemade greens.

And across the rest of the next few months there are behind-the-scenes tours of the glorious gardens, introductions to beekeeping and hedgerow remedies, compost clinics, family activity days and arty sessions focusing on photography and printmaking.

  • Open 11am-6pm (9.30am-5pm Monday, 11am-6pm Bank Holidays, closed Saturday). Admission £9/£6 (free for under-5s, annual admission £38). Visit for full details. Follow the garden on Twitter @ChelsPhysicGdn.
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