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Conserving our living collections

Of our 5000 plants, some 1200 in the glasshouses, many are rare or not often cultivated. By contributing to the Hothouse Challenge, you can help us protect our plants through funding the review our collections to inform how we care for them. You can support us in our work to increase biodiversity, combat climate change and habitat loss, as central to the role of a botanic garden.

You can help us maintain the garden as an urban oasis, contributing to wellbeing and inspiring people to grow and cultivate their own plants. With your support, the healing nature of Chelsea Physic Garden can continue to be one of its enduring features.


Every donation of £100 and above will be matched by the JCBT up to a total of £500,000. Ends 31 March 2021

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Adapting and Evolving

The Glasshouses do not currently meet the needs of our plants or our visitors. You can help us transform the cramped spaces and narrow passageways, which causes damage to our plants that do not have the space to thrive. We aim to create a one-way route to improve access, with new pathways and space for wheelchairs so that everyone can fully enjoy the glasshouses.

You support can give the plants a new lease of life, with a new layout and improved environmental conditions for optimum growth. We will also evolve as a charity, with our staff and volunteer learning new skills and making discoveries.


Explore the world – from the Cool Fernery to the Tropical Corridor

‘Star’ plants will be highlighted to introduce visitors to their important role in the Garden’s history, or for example their contemporary medicinal or ethnobotanical use.

Around the World in 180 days! – be part of the Hothouse Challenge

All donations welcome until 31 March 2021, those of £100 and above will be matched by The John Browne Charitable Trust up to a total of £500,000

If you would like to donate by cheque please make payable to The Chelsea Physic Garden Company and send it to Fundraising, Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HS. Alternatively, if you would like to make a bank transfer please get in touch with us directly.