The alternative garden festival
The eighth Chelsea Fringe will start on Saturday 18th May 2019 and run for nine days until 26th May at a host of different venues and settings.
Building on the success of the previous Chelsea Fringe festivals, it will feature a wonderful mixture of public spectacles, horticultural happenings and community celebrations.
Sixteen hundred events in eight years…that’s a heck of a lot of horticultural h-excitement. It’s inspiring! Which is why we’ve invited our friends behind some of these events, together with the volunteers who help make the festival happen, to tell us what the Chelsea Fringe means to them. Let’s call them our CHELSEA FRINGE CHAMPIONS. […]
This week we talk to Tanith Lindon from the Geffrye Museum, which is one of our very staunchest supporters. In fact, a favourite throwback moment is from the first year of the Fringe in 2012 when we had a royal visit. Festival director Tim Richardson, in Martin Bell safari suit and red floral tie, escorted […]
This week we’d like you to meet our guiding light, our ‘head gardener’, the guru of green TIM RICHARDSON. Legend has it Tim had the idea for a grassroots garden festival in bed. He’s an author and journalist, writing on garden and landscape design, and had been covering RHS Chelsea Flower Show for years. Then, […]
PAUL HERRINGTON has been nurturing and growing the Cambridge Chelsea Fringe since 2015. This year he’s taking on a vital job at virtual HQ too – helping people register their projects online. When someone fills in the form with those mouth-watering details, and presses ‘send’, it’s Paul on the other end. Introduce yourself, Paul… I’m […]
We’re now looking forward to the Chelsea Fringe 2019, which runs from 18th May to 26th May, intensifying the festival buzz into a nine-day burst of excitement! That’s two weekends and everything in between; including a few days’ overlap with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It would be fantastic to have you with us during […]
The Chelsea Fringe has set the date for 2019, its eighth year, and is now open for submissions. The festival runs from 18 to 26 May: that’s nine days including two weekends to fill with exciting gardening projects and events. The 2018 Fringe was a huge success once again, with some 220 community gardening activities, […]
The Chelsea Fringe is an alternative garden festival celebrating community growing initiatives, outdoor performance, botanical art, walks, talks and events during nine days in late May There were around 220 events in 2018, the seventh year of the Chelsea Fringe Festival. We have now seen more than 1,600 events created for the festival Projects ranged […]