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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Queer Botanical Drawing Session

Queer Botanical Drawing Session

As a part of A Dash of Lavender: Celebrating LGBTQ+ history month with Queer Botany, there will be a botanical drawing session at Chelsea Physic Garden with a focus on queerness and finding inspiration in nature. Materials will be provided but you can bring your own preferred materials if you like. This will take place indoors in the upstairs gallery. All skill levels are welcome.

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Evening Botanist: A Talk with Queer Botany

Evening Botanist: A Talk with Queer Botany

As a part of A Dash of Lavender: Celebrating LGBTQ+ history month with Queer Botany, there will be a talk at Chelsea Physic Garden with Sixto-Juan Zavala. Zavala will share a presentation on the founding of Queer Botany, the project's aims, and the process of working on A Dash of Lavender. There will be an opportunity for guests to ask questions.

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A Dash of Lavender: Guided Tour

A Dash of Lavender: Guided Tour

As a part of A Dash of Lavender: Celebrating LGBTQ+ history month with Queer Botany, there will be a guided tour of the Chelsea Physic Garden. Take a walk through the Garden with Sixto-Juan Zavala, the founder of Queer Botany. We will be stopping at plants and design interventions and sharing stories from a queer perspective. As part of a less hierarchical experience, we invite you to bring your own knowledge and stories about plants to share as well.

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Queer Botanical Poetry Reading

Queer Botanical Poetry Reading

As a part of A Dash of Lavender: Celebrating LGBTQ+ history month with Queer Botany, there will be a poetry reading at Chelsea Physic Garden. Following a long line of creative queers before us, Queer Botany will host a safe creative space to share writings about nature and plants from a queer perspective. This will take place indoors in the Garden's gallery. There will be 4 guest poets, an open mic, and time to mingle.

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Living Medicine Online: Sleep and Stress

Living Medicine Online: Sleep and Stress

Would you like to learn more about which plants and foods may improve sleep and reduce stress? Join Living Medicine's Alex Laird in her own kitchen for an online video talk and demonstration about how we can turn plants into remedies that help us manage sleep patterns and stress. Alex suggests we all have to hand some thyme, mint or other herbs so you can taste the plants' active phytochemicals and their effects on us. As this session is not only a chance for you to learn about plant medicine, but to share with the group how you use plants and herbs in your own lives, we suggest you also bring along your favourite herbal tea.Please note this is a remote digital workshop and will require you to use the video conferencing system 'Zoom', for this event you will have the option to share your video screen and participate in group discussion and ask questions throughout.

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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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Compost Clinic

Compost Clinic

Whether you have a heap, bin or wormery, we lift the lid on the world of compost and teach you how to make the ultimate 'black gold'. Learn how to improve the quality of your soil through simple processes to enable your plants to flourish.

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Windowsill Planting

Windowsill Planting

You can grow a lot inside, and a windowsill can be the perfect spot to grow food and other plants. In this workshop we will cover everything you need to know about growing seed sprouts, microgreens, herbs, salad and veg all in the comfort of your own home.

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How To Grow Your Own Food

How To Grow Your Own Food

Learn how to make the best use of your growing space, be it a rooftop, balcony, backyard, hanging basket, community garden, or front porch. Learn about the edible plants grown at Chelsea Physic Garden, and how you can use the winter to plant for the spring ahead.

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Propogation For Beginners

Propogation For Beginners

Are your seedlings long and spindly? Do your cuttings sit and sulk for ages, and then die? Learn how to give your seeds and cuttings the best chance of turning into healthy plants.

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Mother's Day Kokedama Workshop

Mother's Day Kokedama Workshop

A special Kokedama workshops for Mother's Day. Join our team and create your own gorgeous Japanese moss balls using seasonal spring flowers, such as pansies.

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Growing Herbs At Home

Growing Herbs At Home

Growing herbs is one of the easiest ways to grow your own food produce, helping to reduce waste. Most herbs can be grown indoors but can be notoriously tricky to look after. In this workshop, we will cover some tips and tricks to get your kitchen garden to the next level.

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Botanical Mother's Day Card Making

Botanical Mother's Day Card Making

Create your very own botanical Mother's Day card with Chelsea Physic Garden and spend the day in the most inspiring Garden for botanical art. Especially for Mother's Day, Mary Ellen Taylor, Chair of our Florilegium Society has designed a unique card for you to paint and give to someone special. You will learn botanical painting watercolour techniques, including various washes, colour matching and strokes for detailing. This day includes lunch at the Garden. All materials provided

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Seasonal Botanical Painting Sketchbook

Seasonal Botanical Painting Sketchbook

Spend the day at Chelsea Physic Garden and immerse yourself in one of our Seasonal Botanical Sketchbook workshops with botanical artist, Mary Ellen Taylor.

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Celebrating International Women's Day and Botanical Artist, Elizabeth Blackwell

Celebrating International Women's Day and Botanical Artist, Elizabeth Blackwell

Join Chelsea Physic Garden for International Women's Day, celebrating the incredible artform of botanical painting. Join Mary Ellen Taylor, Chair of Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society will lead a painting and learning event to celebrate the ingenious 18th C. artist Elizabeth Blackwell. Blackwell used specimens from Chelsea Physic Garden to create 500 illustrations for the beautiful ?A Curious Herbal' published between 1737 and 1739.

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Introduction to Botanical Painting with Mary Ellen

Introduction to Botanical Painting with Mary Ellen

Chelsea Physic Garden is an extremely special place for Botanical painting, with the Florilegium Society being the oldest in the UK. This year the Chair of the Florilegium Society, Mary Ellen Taylor, will be delivering a week's course on an introduction to botanical painting. Over the course of the week, you will cover: Observation and measuring your specimen Drawing up your subject Composition hints Introduction to watercolour Colour mixing Brush techniques Lunch is included in the price. All materials provided.

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Family Valentine's Day Bouquet Workshop

Family Valentine's Day Bouquet Workshop

This Valentine's Day, join our Family Valentine's Day Bouquet Workshop. Choose your flowers and learn the technique for tying a beautiful little bouquet to give to a loved one.

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Family Chocolate Workshop

Family Chocolate Workshop

Calling all chocolate lovers to join us for our chocolate workshop. Learn some facts about the cacao tree and make your own chocolate treats to take home with you. Who knows? You might come up with your new favourite flavour.

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