Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is one of the few truly ‘hidden gems’ remaining in London. Entering through its historic iron gate on Swan Walk, visitors are transported to a secluded oasis that feels far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
We have hosted countless events at this divine location and love it more and more each time. To give you the inside scoop, we asked Tom Gilliford (Commercial Director) to share with us his extensive knowledge on hiring the venue.
Founded in 1673, the Garden’s riverside location was selected for its warm microclimate, allowing exotic plants to survive British winters. These four acres of botanical beauty in the heart of Chelsea remain one of the most important centres of horticulture and plant exchange in the world. The Garden continues to foster discovery and learning, focusing on today’s renewed interest in wellbeing and natural medicine.
… the first step is to visit our website. Here you can read more about what we do before deciding if our venue is suitable for your event.
… submit your enquiry online. We will then be in touch to work with you to secure a date and help you decide which of our accredited suppliers will be best suited to your event.
… we are available for exclusive private hire on Saturdays and weekday evenings. Exclusive hire means your guests will be able to explore the many pathways and peripheries, loaded with idyllic photograph opportunities amidst its collection of over 4,000 rare, botanically, and historically significant plants.
… most events take place on and around the main lawn at the heart of the Garden. It’s a breath-taking location, especially with an elegant marquee enhancing the natural ambiance of any occasion. Guests may wander freely to fully absorb the Garden’s lush, natural beauty.
… we have a trusted list of accredited suppliers, some of whom have been working with the Garden for over twenty years. Our accredited suppliers list includes wonderful caterers such as Rocket, marquee suppliers, florists, music and entertainment. Our team can help guide you towards picking the best supplier to suit you from both budget and stylistic perspectives.