CHELSEA PHYSIC GARDEN

CHELSEA PHYSIC GARDEN

Since 1673 Chelsea Physic Garden has occupied four acres of land on the edge of the Thames. First established by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in order to grow medicinal plants, this extraordinary garden in London has had wide reaching impact around the world.

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Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair

Chelsea Physic Garden will be holding its merriest Christmas Fair yet! The annual celebration will host over 100 curated stands, showcasing the finest independent suppliers within the beautiful surroundings of the Garden as well as delicious food and drink.

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Christmas Botanical Card Painting Workshop

Christmas Botanical Card Painting Workshop

Create your very own botanical Christmas card with Chelsea Physic Garden and Mary Ellen Taylor from our Florilegium Society. For this workshop, you will learn some helpful botanical painting techniques to create your own Christmas card for someone special or keep for yourself. All materials will be supplied.

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Family Wreath Making at Chelsea Physic Garden

Family Wreath Making at Chelsea Physic Garden

Get into the festive spirit as a family by making your own winter botanical wreath with Chelsea Physic Garden. All Materials supplied, and every participant can create their own wreath.

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Father Christmas at Chelsea Physic Garden

Father Christmas at Chelsea Physic Garden

This one-day workshop is the first of a five-part course to give you a grounding in self-care using foods and herbs. It will cover the basics of herbal therapeutics, identifying mint and other plant families, basic food self-care, remedy making, herb chewing, herbal tea, breakfast smoothie and herb crush.

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Behind the Scenes Tour with Nell Jones

Behind the Scenes Tour with Nell Jones

Join Chelsea Physic Garden Head of Plant Collections Nell Jones on a tour followed by a three course Lunch.

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Garden Tour with a member of the Garden Team

Garden Tour with a member of the Garden Team

Join a senior member of the horticultural team for a special tour of Chelsea Physic Garden, learn more about our glasshouse restoration project and how they look after the 4000 plants housed within the Garden.

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Get to know the Glasshouses

Get to know the Glasshouses

Chelsea Physic Garden's Glasshouse Manager Jess Snowball leads a fascinating tour of our historic glasshouses, home to scores of exotic plants. Jess has worked at the Garden since August 2018 and writes a monthly column on the wonderful world of houseplants for Gardens Illustrated.

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Objects, Stories and Significance of Chelsea Physic Garden

Objects, Stories and Significance of Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in London, with a significant European historical relevance in botany and horticulture, you will spend the afternoon unpacking this with Letta Jones, Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History.

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Living Medicine: Whole Body Package

Living Medicine: Whole Body Package

This award-winning five-day course, spread over 2022 is for anyone interested in healing plants and foods, health, gardening or working with communities. It includes discussion, tasting and identifying healing plants, practical remedy making and assessing your own health and diet. Book the whole course for a 15% discount. See Chelsea Physic Garden's Website for all dates.

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Living Medicine: Self-Care Basics

Living Medicine: Self-Care Basics

Join Father Christmas in the enchanting Chelsea Physic Garden. You will join a small group indoors for a story from Father Christmas about his life with the Elves in the North Pole.

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Living Medicine: Digestive Discomforts

Living Medicine: Digestive Discomforts

Join this fascinating course to better understand how digestion works, from common digestive problems to plant actions, how to identify parsley (and/or cabbage) plant family, food & herb know-how kit, and remedy making: grain/pulse dish, digestive decoction, mucilage powder mix and pesto.

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Medicinal Plant Summer School

Medicinal Plant Summer School

This practical four-day course is a great mix of the practical with theoretical. For the first two days you will explore the history of medicinal plants and botanical gardens from a European context, from the 1st Century AD to the present with Letta Jones, Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History Practical plant identification and a garden walk included. In the second part of the course, you will work with herbal specialist Maria Vlotides, and learn about the practical side of using herbs and plants in your own lives, creating your own remedies to take home.

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Demystifying Plant labels

Demystifying Plant labels

Do plant labels confuse you? Would you like to find out more about what they tell you about the plant? Spend the afternoon with Letta Jones, Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History and learn more about how to read and understand plant labels. With an indoor talk and then a garden walk, you will go away better informed, enthused, and curious about this critical skill of understanding plants

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Living Medicine: Sleep, Anxiety & Fatigue

Living Medicine: Sleep, Anxiety & Fatigue

This one-day workshop will cover how our nerves and hormone's function, understanding insomnia, anxiety, fatigue and headaches, plant actions, identifying the bean family food & herb know-how kit, remedy making: hot valerian chocolate, essential oils bath & pillow, tincture.

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Tree Identification Course: Leaves

Tree Identification Course: Leaves

Identify trees more easily and get to know more about special specimens within the Garden, beginning in the classroom with a practical session studying leaves and other details of trees followed by a tree walk in the Garden to put into practice all you have learned. With Letta Jones, Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History. Ticket price includes lunch

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What have plants done for us?

What have plants done for us?

Spend the day with Letta Jones, Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History and explore some of the key economic plants growing in Chelsea Physic Garden, assessing their significance and our dependency on them. Includes a talk, garden walk and lunch

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Living Medicine: Skin & First Aid

Living Medicine: Skin & First Aid

This one-day workshop will cover food and herb know-how for first aid and skin problems, identifying the daisy family, and remedy-making: infused oil, ointment, cream, lotion.

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Introduction to Garden history

Introduction to Garden history

Join Letta Jones, Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History in an introduction to Garden History talk and garden walk at London's oldest botanic garden, Chelsea Physic Garden.

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Tree Identification: Fruits and Seeds

Tree Identification: Fruits and Seeds

Identify trees more easily and get to know more about special specimens within the Garden, beginning in the classroom with a practical session studying leaves and other details of trees followed by a tree walk in the Garden to put into practice all you have learned. With Letta Jones, Lecturer in Horticulture and Garden History. Ticket price includes lunch.

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Living Medicine: Coughs, Colds & Allergies

Living Medicine: Coughs, Colds & Allergies

This one-day workshop will cover how our immune system functions, understanding coughs, colds, allergies, identifying rose family, plant actions, remedy-making: inhalation, vapour rub, throat decoction spray & gargle.

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