Chelsea Physic Garden Open Day

25-26 September 2021

Chelsea Physic Garden Open Day

Chelsea Physic Garden is opening its doors free of charge exclusively for the Chelsea History Festival. Visit the oldest botanical garden in London and take part in a range of fun family activities.
Chelsea Physic Garden

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Description

Hidden in the heart of London, Chelsea Physic Garden is a peaceful oasis and a centre for learning. It is home to a staggering collection of over 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible and useful plants.

In 1673, the Garden was founded by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London to enable apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. By the 18th century, it was one of the world’s most important centres of botany and plant exchange.

Highlights include Europe’s oldest rockery, the Garden of Medicinal Plants and the World Woodland Garden, as well as a beautiful collection of glasshouses containing exotic plants from around the world.

Alongside free entry to the Garden, enjoy access to an exciting array of drop-in family activities:

  • Mindful Art Making: Create your own natural art masterpiece.
  • Pond Dipping: Discover a diverse range of amazing creatures who call our wildlife pond home.
  • Planting: Put your green fingers to the test and plant your own herbs to take home.
  • Storytelling on the Lawn: Meet Wonder Wild Immersive Theatre’s Josh Harvey in this storytelling session. Expect animals, magic and much more!

All family activities are free and available on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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