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An Elixir of Letters

  • Chelsea Physic Garden  66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea London, SW3 4HS UK (map)

Exhibition info

Chelsea Physic Garden hosts “An Elixir of Letters,” a unique collaboration between the Chelsea Physic Garden and the Lettering Arts Trust. This wonderful exhibition celebrates the theme of drink, and features works in stone, slate, and metal inspired by plants that are the ingredients in teas, tisanes, wines, cordials, beers, and herbal brews. It is a show that will slake the thirst of art lovers and gardening enthusiasts alike.

“An Elixir of Letters” features standing stones and sculptures, sundials and ornaments created by 15 leading letter carving artists who took inspiration from the historic Chelsea Physic Garden to create works for this enchanting exhibition. The works featured celebrate the theme of Drink with inscriptions of poetry, drinking songs, and recipes.

The artists showing their inspiring works at this beautiful garden in the heart of Chelsea include Martin Cook, Annet Stirling, Karim Lahham, Alyosha Moeran, and Charlotte Howarth.

Price List

Lois Anderson, Gin & Tonic bench £2,240

Harry Brockway, Tea for Two £980

Mark Brooks, Divine Chocolate £1,200

Martin Cook, Enjoy Life £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, please enquire to commission

Alyosha Moeran, Fern Bowl £1,680

Tom Sargeant, Cedar Seed £3,140

Annet Stirling, Pluck small £91, large £630

Louise Tiplady, Good Cups & Saucers £2,524

Teucer Wilson, Fill Each Other's Cup £4,200

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