An 'Elixir of Letters' at Chelsea Physic Garden, 2018


We collaborated with Chelsea Physic Garden to bring a very special collection of lettering to London. Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in London and houses around 5,000 different medicinal and herbal plants. Inspired by the Garden's theme for 2018 of 'drink', we presented a heady brew of inscriptions, sculptures and garden ornaments. You can hear more from the artists about their pieces in the video we commissioned to accompany the exhibition.

Throughout the Garden is a trail of objects featuring lettering designed by leading letter carvers, including our former apprentices. Artists have taken inspiration from the plants found in the garden which form the ingredients for delicious bubbles, brews and beverages.

We do hope that you can experience this delightful collection which will continue until the end of October. The Garden is open daily from 11 00 until 18 00.  Visit for more details and admission charges. The works for sale are priced as follows:

Lois Anderson: Gin and Tonic bench £2,240

Harry Brockway: Tea for Two £1,260

Mark Brooks: Divine Chocolate £1,200

Martin Cook: £4,450

Iain Cotton: Message in a Bottle £5,600

Ayako Furuno: The Mead of Poetry £420

Rachel Gundry: Apple Bird Bath £2,720

Rachel Gundry: A Laughing Pomegranate £4,536

Wayne Hart: Olive Branch £2,345

Joe Hickey: Thank God for Tea £1,400

Charlotte Howarth: Haw Gin £4,200

Karim Lahham: White Peony not for sale but this piece may be commissioned

Alyosha Moeran: Fern Bowl £1,680

Tom Sargeant: Cedar Seed £3,140

Annet Stirling: Pluck Large £630 Small £91

Louise Tiplady: Good Cups and Saucers £2,524

Teucer Wilson: Fill Each Other's Cup, but drink not from one cup £4,200

Some of the artists work is still available for sale in our Shop.

Sarah Harrison