Chelsea Physic Garden Est. 2000

66 Royal Hospital Rd, London, United Kingdom

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Cultivate a gorgeous gala at London's oldest botanic garden dating back to 1673.
Tucked away behind the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden offers gorgeous gardens, greens or a gallery, graciously.
The Lowdown
Type
Garden
Views
Garden
Style
British
Classic
Cultural
Elegant
Garden Party
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Social Event
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is a celebration of the beauty and importance of plants. This walled Garden was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. It became one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Tax Marquee if required Catering Entertainment

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
250
Buffet
N/A
Standing
400
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2000
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Music
No Amplified Music Allowed
The Venue is Closed During
Closed to the public from 1 Nov - 31 March each year. Private events can still take place during this time - although weather may not cooperate!
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
Dressing area available
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Street Parking
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Chelsea Physic Garden is one of the few truly \'hidden gems\' remaining in London. The Garden\'s high walls give it a magical, secluded air and entering through its historic iron gate on Swan Walk, guests and visitors are transported into a glorious, inspirational oasis, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Design:
Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London for their apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plats. This location was chosen as the proximity to the river creates a warm microclimate, allowing plants such as the largest outdoor fruiting olive tree in Britain to survive British winters.
Standout Venue Features:
With a unique living collection of around 5,000 different edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants, the Garden provides the perfect picturesque setting for a variety of events.
Awards & Notables The Garden is a favorite location for film crews and this year has featured on BBC political show This Week, ITV news and BBC America. The Garden also regularly features in blogs and magazines including Elle Decoration and Gardens Illustrated.
Celebration Locations
Main Lawn:
At the heart of the Garden, the main lawn provides the perfect setting with or without a marquee.
- View: The main lawn offers stunning views of the surrounding Garden
- Max Capacity: 400
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Lower Lawn:
Tucked away in the southwest corner of the Garden, this secluded area is ideal for intimate day or evening gatherings.
- View: Offers stunning views of the Garden from a different perspective to the Main Lawn.
- Max Capacity: 100
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Gallery:
- View: The Main Building in the Garden is a marvellous red brick Edwardian house, surrouded by greenary.
- Max Capacity: 80-100
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Tangerine Dream Cafe - Our highly-acclaimed, licensed Café serves a range of fresh homemade food including light lunches, and delicious afternoon tea. Enjoy alfresco refreshments on the Terrace or choose to eat inside. All food is freshly prepared on site and served buffet style by a dedicated team. Tangerine Dream also provide catering for private events.
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Romantic Wedding In A Secret Garden
Jenny Alonzo
by Jenny Alonzo
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Chelsea Physic Garden

66 Royal Hospital Rd, London, United Kingdom

“E.M. Forster” … that’s all the bride had to say to the visionaries at event design team, Knot & Pop to let them know exactly the kind of wedding day they should conjure up for this couple. Hannah and Derrick’s love story began in India, and the bride is keen on the Edwardian era, so the event designers created a day they described as: “channeling a sense of Edwardiana, meets wanderlust lovers, meets Colonial style … and a whole lot of elephants.”  The couple wanted to bring the peace of greenery and the outdoors to their wedding to create a fun and relaxing atmosphere for their guests. Chelsea Physic Garden was the perfect venue with it it's secluded and magical vibes.

Chelsea Physic Garden is a hidden gem in the heart of London that feels very much like you’ve stepped into the pages of the beloved children’s novel, The Secret Garden. With gorgeous sprawling lawns and an eclectic mix of plant life became an ideal backdrop for Hannah and Derrick’s celebration. Bold coral florals accented with gold accessories and ivory lace helped create a romantic, whimsical tone. Knot & Pop expertly wove elements of the theme throughout the space. 

 

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