The Chelsea Fringe has set the date for 2017, its sixth year, and is now open for submissions and registration. The festival runs from May 20 to June 4: that’s 16 days, three weekends and one Bank Holiday Monday to fill with exciting gardening projects and events.

The 2016 Fringe was a huge success once again, with some 350 community gardening activities, garden/art installations and happenings, walks, talks, food events, open days, exhibitions and performances across London and beyond. There was excellent coverage in the national media — newspapers, magazines, radio and television. We also maintained our successful broadcast partnership with BBC Radio London (the Robert Elms show), which is to continue in 2017.

We are inviting individuals and organisations, first-timers and Fringe veterans, to contact us and to discuss what they might like to do. Please get in touch with us via email ( if you would like to be involved and do forward this on to anyone else who you think might be interested.

The Chelsea Fringe is volunteer-run and unfunded, operating as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company [CIC