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The Tropical Giant Watering Can

May 21
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Cleeve Nursery will display its Giant Watering Can filled with tropical plants at Bristol Airport. The intention is to display appropriate indoor plants to reflect the tropical plants that many of the clients of the airport will be flying to when they pass through the airport. The message will be that plants are vital to life here on earth, that they can offset the negative impact of travel and that…

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Desert Island Plants… by Modern Mint

May 21
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Daily until June 12, 2016

When the amazing Beth Chatto was asked about the plants she could not live without, she said, "Amelanchier lamarckii… Good form in winter, lovely foliage in spring or autumn, prettier than many cherries (daintier) - and interesting longer.” When they asked the brilliant Christopher Lloyd the same question, one of his choices was a dahlia, “ 'Hillcrest Royal' is a spiky medium cactus of brilliant purple, not quite magenta colouring.” In 2009 Gardeners’ World asked the nation for their favourite…

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The Potting Shed

May 21
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Daily until May 22, 2016

Town House is offering botanical-themed clay workshops in the courtyard gallery to celebrate the joy of early summer flowers. Members of the public are invited to join ceramic artists Fliff Carr and Matilda Moreton making unique floral decorated plates, but numbers are limited so booking is required. With inspiration from a collection of 18th century botanical prints, which will be in the gallery of Townhouse Spitalfields and using flowers and leaves from selected plants, you will learn how to create impressions in…

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Pop Up Gardens

May 21
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Daily until June 12, 2016

As part of Melbourne's participation in the Chelsea Fringe Festival, School Students will create "Art Gardens" to be installed in Pop Up Garden Crates exploring the mission of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Victoria "Life is sustained and enriched by plants"

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Roundabout Refresh

May 21
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Daily until June 12, 2016

Title: Roundabout Refresh Date and time: Open for duration of festival and beyond. Where: Queen Circus roundabout, Battersea (nr Rosary Gate  Battersea Park) Description: Enjoy the beautiful new landscape design for Queen Circus roundabout by Churchman Landscape Architects, which has been commissioned by Nine Elms on the South Bank as part of its public realm improvements programme. All welcome to enjoy, no booking needed! Nine Elms on the South Bank Chelsea Fringe Festival

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In Summer the Rooms are Dark (day and night in the abandoned house)

May 21
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Daily until June 12, 2016

An art installation for the Chelsea Fringe Festival at Detroit, Stockholm with a daily web update documenting the progress of the event. 21 May - 12 June 2016 For the duration of the Chelsea Fringe Festival artist Laura Tynan will recreate the abandoned house, weaving natural and found materials around the fragmented structure of this house. The upper and lower galleries at Detroit, Stockholm already offer a suggestion of day & night, while the inclusion of fresh flower tapestries, melting ice…

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Into the wind

May 21
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Daily until June 12, 2016

This installation will take visitors to consider the creative potential of air element. Some basic elements, that work with the wind, organize this open garden as an outdoor room. The walls that surround it are constantly reshaped by the breeze and the articulation of the inner space allows a slow walk through anemochorous and anemophilous plant species and kites-origami. People who visit this space are invited to contribute to enrich this three-dimensional wind logbook with their own experiences on wind…

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Common Thread – A Knitted Landscape

May 21
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Daily until June 12, 2016

Stoke Newington Common Users Group (SNUG) is a collection of residents who have brought a badly neglected open space back into the heart of our community. Over the years we have fund-raised for a playground, planted thousands of bulbs, held fun days, film nights and other community activities.  An active part of SNUG is our knitting group - Common Thread. In 2014 Hackney Museum mounted an exhibition on the theme of community and Common Thread decided to make a 3D…

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The Grand Bristol Honeycomb Bee Hotel

May 21
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Daily until June 12, 2016

What makes a five-star Bee Hotel? Like any great hotel, it’s about prime location, the best interiors and the finest food. The hippest residents of the Grand Bristol Honeycomb Bee Hotel will be the cavity nesting, solitary bees looking for a place to check in during springtime. Having an adjoining restaurant of bee-friendly native wildflowers is an attraction because these gentle bees prefer not to forage too far. The Grand Bristol Honeycomb Bee Hotel, a hexagonal interlinking system of bee hotels,…

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Behind the Wall

May 21 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

As part of Chelsea Fringe 2016, New Covent Garden Flower Market are offering two free tours to show what is 'behind the wall' of the market. You will get to see the place that inspires London’s florists and learn about the history of the UK’s largest wholesale flower market. When: There is one tour available on Saturday 21st May and one on Wednesday 1st June from 7am - 8.30am. There are only 20 places available on each tour so book…

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Chelsea Fringe comes to Monmouth

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016

Botanically inspired food, drink, art and relax in our garden For the first time gardeners and foodies can visit the first venue in the area to be involved with Chelsea Fringe -  a celebration of horticulture. Here at Green & Jenks, we make on site freshly made gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurts using fresh local fruit wherever possible. Our award winning business reopened in 2015, having closed in 1958 with the retirement of the third generation of the family dairy…

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Flowering of the Maidens by Red, Eden & Olive

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Title: Flowering of the Maidens by Red, Eden & Olive Date and time: Saturday 21st May 2016 9.30am-4.00pm, drop in anytime Where: LASSCO Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2LG Description: Get involved with a floral adornment of the garden statues at the historic LASSCO Brunswick House, where you can also browse an array of reclaimed and salvaged stock or dine at the highly acclaimed Brunswick House Café. Free, no booking required, drop in any time. More information www.rededenolive.com,…

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“Take a View” at Leeds Castle

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016

“Take a View” at Leeds Castle Chelsea Fringe: 21st May to 12th June 2016 Floral picture frames will be springing up across the beautiful Leeds Castle estate during Chelsea Fringe this year from the 21st May until the 12th June. Festooned with colourful and interesting plants and flowers, step into our cleverly placed floral frames and take a ‘selfie’ in front of some of the best views of the 900 year old Castle! After ‘being framed’, visitors are invited to…

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Plants and People: Dyeing Workshop

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Plants and People: Dyeing Workshop Saturday 21 May, 10am - 3.30pm As part of this years Chelsea Fringe, we are inviting people to explore our new 'Plants and People' trail at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The trail explores the relationships between plants and people. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives, and it is sometimes easy to forget their importance. Plants feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport and entertain us. Join us…

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New commission by Rachael Champion

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016

Title: New commission by Rachael Champion Date and time: Duration of festival (opening times TBC) Where: Arch 147, Newport Street, London, SE11 6AJ Description: Nine Elms on the South Bank has commissioned artist Rachael Champion to create a new artwork for a disused railway arch in Newport St. Champion is drawn to materials commonly found on major construction sites and development projects. The artist’s site-specific sculptures and installations contrast industrial materials with ecological matter, exploring the interrelated expectations of the…

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Telegraph Hill Open Gardens Trail

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This Trail will give you an opportunity to explore local gardens and community gardening projects around Telegraph Hill. In addition, there will be a Plant Fair at St Catherine's Church from 1-4pm. Voluntary donations will go towards landscaping the outdoor space and garden at Somerville Adventure Playground. Maps will be available at the first garden (46 Pepys Rd, SE14 5SB)

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Camden Town Weed and Plant Identification Walk

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 12, 2016

On the first and last weekend of the Chelsea Fringe, come and look at weeds, where they seed/spread and grow and why. Think about what plants are welcome self-seeders. If we can identify the tiniest seedlings we can encourage plants we want and keep the plants we don’t want from becoming a nuisance. Get used to noticing plants. Whole gardens can be filled for free with self-seeding plants. Some annual plant varieties will keep going for years from 1 packet…

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Floral Flotilla

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

For the second year running, we are calling for anyone who owns a river craft - from elegant slipper launches to aquatic cars to coracles and inflatable canoes - to decorate their boat with a horticultural theme - flowers, vegetables, palm trees - and come and join in this river Thames spectacle! Boats will gather along the Mill Meadow moorings at 11am with a chance to decorate and prepare for a short parade along this historic and beautiful stretch of…

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The molecular cube: a hidden garden

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016

Drs Eva Galante and Christian Capelli present a surprising “molecular” garden which combines art and science. Discover how Nature repeats similar forms from succulent plants to salts, viruses and cells. Look through microscope lenses and enter the microscopic and macroscopic world at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. This artwork explores the hidden resemblances between what is visible, such as the appearance of succulent plants, and what we cannot see with the naked eye, such as the crystal structures of salts,…

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Jardiniere

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until May 29, 2016

Darrieulat & Young create an interior scene displaying slate sculpture and vessels incorporating planting and floral arrangements. Inspired by the Aesthetic Movement, the exhibition will recreate a Fin de Siecle bohemian setting for printed textiles and original watercolours celebrating flora and fauna over two floors of historic House Mill in Bromley-by-Bow.  A late evening showing will be held on 26 May until 7pm. Twitter and Facebook

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Edible Avenue – Pot it up!

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Welcome to Edible Avenue! Inspired by New Covent Garden Market's bounty of fresh produce, what was once a grey and congested thoroughfare is going to be turned into an interactive streetscape in time for Summer. Traditional white picket fences will emerge from the neighbouring market's boundary wall along Thessaly Road SW8 to form welcoming community seating and planted green spaces to enjoy. To get the community involved The Edible Bus Stop® are holding a potting up event and will be presenting their designs at a community…

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Greenhouse Effect

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016

Title: Greenhouse Effect Date and time: Open for duration of festival during gallery opening times (Wed – Sun, 11am – 5pm) and special event 27 May 6-8pm. Where: Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport St, SE11 6AY Description: Visit Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (BGV) and its SpaceShip Earth garden during the festival. BGV was set up as a laboratory and hot house for emerging visual artists. We celebrate the fruits of our seedbed residencies with artists Michael Curran, Dafna Talmor and Joseph Walsh and…

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Fragment by Anna Flemming

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 22, 2016

Title: Fragment by Anna Flemming Date and time: 21st and 22nd May, 11am – 5pm Where: Platform 1 Gallery, Wandsworth Common Station, Platform 1, SW12 8SG Description: Platform 1 Gallery host an exhibition of recent works by Anna Flemming who is influenced by the practice of constructing artificial ruins as garden ornamentation. Part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe. All welcome. More info: http://wandsworthfringe.com/2016/event/fragment Facebook and Twitter Nine Elms on the South Bank Chelsea Fringe Festival

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Floating Garden in Burgess Park

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Artists at Art in the Park to make a floating garden on the lake in Burgess Park. You can contribute to a large flower or make a small flower to add to the garden in the Art in the Park studio on Saturday 21st May. The floating garden will be launched on the lake on Sunday 22nd May between 11am - 2pm. Suitable for: All ages. Materials will be provided.

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What’s the Buzz

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Want to know which flowers bees love best? Pop down to Lauriston School's award winning vegetable garden for a range of art, craft and gardening workshops inspired by bees and other pollinators. The workshops will be running all day alongside plants sales, cream teas and Pimms. Make a nest, learn about compost, talk to the chickens or take a break in the orchard. Be part of the collective mentality and immerse yourself in this small but highly productive school garden. Twitter

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Heath Robinson Exhibition at Harrods

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Daily until May 29, 2016

As part of Harrods ‘Whatever the Weather’ campaign to celebrate the Harrods British Eccentrics Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower, the luxury department store has created a variety of floral inspired events for the Chelsea Fringe Festival 2016. Harrods wanted to create a playful and quirky garden that would perfectly capture British style and reflect the luxury department store’s values and traditions. The Harrods British Eccentrics Garden is an alternative take on the archetypal English garden featuring quirks, humour and eccentricities,…

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Imagining The Wharf Garden: Guided Tour

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a 'Guided Tour' by foot and by boat of The Wharf Garden, a new 40 metre planting scheme located along the Regents Canal in London, N1, designed by Landscape Designer Miria Harris. Each tour will be led by Miria Harris, with fellow garden designer Sofka Armour-Brown and Simon Chouffet, canal enthusiast and Director of Gainsborough Wharf  - a new development of permanent moorings, with festoon lighting, full amenities, bespoke wooden boat sheds and ‘boatels’, where visitors can experience life on the…

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Plants and People: Wild Food

May 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Plants & People: Wild Food  Saturday 21 May | 1.30pm - 3.30pm As part of this years Chelsea Fringe, we are inviting people to explore our new 'Plants and People' trail at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The trail explores the relationships between plants and people. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives, and it is sometimes easy to forget their importance. Plants feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport and entertain us. Join…

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Exploring Arcadian Thames

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Discovering Capability Brown Continuing the theme of the past two years and to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Chris Sumner and Susan Darling, Garden Historians, and Sally Williams, Keeper of the Inventory, London Parks & Gardens Trust will lead a walk along the Thames towpath from Kew to Richmond to view what remains of the landscapes designed by Brown for the Duke of Northumberland at Syon on the west or Middlesex bank, and for King George…

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A Spring Clean

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Find out how servants used to clean the home in springtime, then create your own natural cleaning products using herbs and other ingredients.  Inspired by the museum's free, special exhibition: Swept Under the Carpet?  Servants in London Households 1600-2000.

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I quadri vegetali di Dellavalle and Arts

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Daily until May 22, 2016

I quadri vegetali di Dellavalle & Arts I quadri viventi di Dellavalle & Arts (www.dellavallegiardini.it) nascono da un innovativo processo guidato da un sofisticato concept artistico e tecnologico. L’opera artistica vegetale è concepita come protagonista dello spazio architettonico al quale è destinata, scenografia naturale che abbraccia con la sua espressione di intensità vitale. Le opere artistiche di verde verticale nascono dal laboratorio di idee Dellavalle & Arts , start-up di innovazione, motore di accelerazione nel processo artistico e culturale italiano,…

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Meditative Woodland Walks

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come along and enjoy a meditative walk through the beautiful and peaceful woodland that surrounds NT Greys Court. These silent walks will last for approximately two hours and will be led by Deborah Lewis - a designer, teacher and gardener who believes that when we hold our presence quiet within nature, we can more easily get in touch with our own innate sense of peace. Booking is essential as numbers will be limited to 20 walkers. Contact deborah.inspiringspace@gmail.com for further…

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Get Tied-Up

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our 2016 Chelsea Fringe project celebrates flower arranging with home grown blooms through free drop-in workshops taught by Andrea Brunsendorf, our Head Gardener on how to create your own hand-tied flower bouquets with flowers you can easily grow at home. Get Tied-Up will take place in the Peony Garden, a tucked away corner of the Inner Temple Garden, which is brimming with herbaceous and tree peonies and complimented with a 150 year old Wisteria, classic English roses, foxgloves and sweet…

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Blooming Bees

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden for our first open day of the season. Come and find out about growing plants for bees, how bees are cared for and taste some honey.  Take the opportunity to pot up your own bee friendly plant to take away.  A demonstration of making  flower bouquets from bee friendly plants plus garden trails for children will also be on offer.  Seasonal produce and plants grown in the kitchen garden will be available for purchase. Staff  and volunteers…

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Floating Garden in Burgess Park

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

LAUNCH DAY Join Artists at Art in the Park to make a floating garden on the lake in Burgess Park. You can contribute to a large flower or make a small flower to add to the garden in the Art in the Park studio on Saturday 21st May. The floating garden will be launched on the lake on Sunday 22nd May between 11am-2pm. Suitable for: All ages. Materials will be provided.

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Plants and People: Folklore

May 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Plants & People: Folklore Sunday 22 May | 1.30pm - 3.30pm Free event, but booking essential  As part of this years Chelsea Fringe, we are inviting people to explore our new 'Plants and People' trail at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The trail explores the relationships between plants and people. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives, and it is sometimes easy to forget their importance. Plants feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport…

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Fete and Film

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We will be open to the public with some of our rarer herbarium specimens and books on display, as well as our botanical garden.  Plants and books on sale.  We will be serving tea, cakes and home made botanical ices. At 9.00pm, as dusk draws in, we will be showing an outdoor botanically themed film, 'Silent Running'  and it's free.  

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Do Trees Talk (and if so, do they talk to bees)?

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Are trees the strong, silent type or is there a lot of forest chatter going on? We will be exploring the idea that trees not only communicate with one another but are also in dialogue with insects including bees. River of Flowers and BeeBristol will be presenting the documentary film ‘In the Mind of Plants’ at The Cube Cinema, Bristol. This fascinating expose of the secret world of plants will be followed by an audience discussion with panelists from both sides…

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for the love of ORCHIDS

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

An opulent showcase of rare and exotic Phalaenopsis and Vanda Orchids, cut flowers and plants, beautifully designed and displayed at Neill Strain's Belgravia flower boutique.  Enjoy an Orchid-based refreshment while you discover the history and origin of these extraordinary tropical flowers and revel in the unimaginable beauty and splendour of the countless different varieties.  The perfect ending to a day at Chelsea! Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  

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for the love of ORCHIDS

May 24 @ 12:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Daily until May 27, 2016

An opulent showcase of rare and exotic Phalaenopsis and Vanda Orchids, cut flowers and plants, beautifully designed and displayed at Neill Strain's Belgravia flower boutique.  Enjoy an Orchid-based refreshment while you discover the history and origin of these extraordinary tropical flowers and revel in the unimaginable beauty and splendour of the countless different varieties.  The perfect ending to a day at Chelsea! Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  

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Thrive @ Battersea Park – Using Gardening to Change Lives

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until May 29, 2016

Throughout our gardens in Battersea Park, Thrive will present a series of art installations, workshops, children's events, community events, market stall, walks and plant sales. Come along and find out more about the great work Thrive does in London. See listings for individual events.

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The Elegant Outdoors, Alexander Square

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mornings: 24,31 May, 7 June. Afternoons: 27 May, 2,9 June

Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture studio is proud to present one of their latest projects for a Grade II listed house. The studio completely redesigned the private courtyard enclosed by the brick walls and the front area of this elegant property. A carefully selected mix of evergreen trees, shrubs and climbers combined with seasonal bulbs and perennials provides interest all year round. Although the front garden is always accessible to the public, as part of the Chelsea Fringe event, Stefano Marinaz…

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Organism

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016

Espacio Gallery's fourth year on the Chelsea Fringe trail - showing works to do with the natural world : paintings, original prints, sculpture, assemblages, textiles etc

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Harrods Gardening Talks with Diarmuid Gavin

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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As part of Harrods ‘Whatever the Weather’ campaign to celebrate the Harrods British Eccentrics Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower, the luxury department store has created a variety of floral inspired events for the Chelsea Fringe Festival 2016. Gardening enthusiasts who book the Harrods Floral Afternoon Tea will have the opportunity to hear talks by Diarmuid Gavin and gardeners Helen Dillon and Mark Gregory. Guests will also have the chance to discuss with Gavin his Harrods British Eccentrics Garden at this…

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The Painted Garden

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

PRIVATE VIEW. An exhibition of watercolour paintings and works in other mediums by Evelyn Binns & Mary-Clare Cornwallis, two established artists who share a love for flowers, plants, birds and animals. Evelyn previously exhibited at The Chelsea Flower Show from 2000 to 2013 and also holds seven RHS Gold Medals awarded at the Society’s Winter Shows. Mary-Clare exhibits regularly in Scotland and England, and has also had shows in the United States. Private view - Tuesday 24 May 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Exhibition…

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Visions of nature

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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For the exhibition “Visions of nature” artists from different parts of Europe as well as the United States come together to reflect the Chelsea Fringe spirit in different formats including photography to painting to video. Each work reveals the relationship between the artists and the natural elements and shows the connections with nature are a part of their ordinary life. What's your vision of nature? “Visions of nature” artists: Alexandra Pospelova, Carrie Grainger, Chloe Hayes, Daniel Wechsler, Ian Barrington, Izabela…

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The Painted Garden

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

EXHIBITION DAY 1: An exhibition of watercolour paintings and works in other mediums by Evelyn Binns & Mary-Clare Cornwallis, two established artists who share a love for flowers, plants, birds and animals. Evelyn previously exhibited at The Chelsea Flower Show from 2000 to 2013 and also holds seven RHS Gold Medals awarded at the Society’s Winter Shows. Mary-Clare exhibits regularly in Scotland and England, and has also had shows in the United States. Private view - Tuesday 24 May 6.30pm - 8.30pm.…

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Walking with The Wasteland

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are delighted to take part in this years Chelsea Fringe Festival. Walking with The Wasteland is a part of the Turner Contemporary Research group which is developing its major Spring 2018 exhibition. This is a community based research group and we are always delighted to have new contributions and ideas. For more about the research group please click HERE . For this event, we will be walking the gardens of Margate, including the beach and public spaces. The walk takes…

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Gorgeous Gardens

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy a walk and talk with the gardeners in the Geffrye Museum's beautiful period gardens which illustrate how town gardens have changed over the centuries.

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The Painted Garden

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

EXHIBITION DAY 2: An exhibition of watercolour paintings and works in other mediums by Evelyn Binns & Mary-Clare Cornwallis, two established artists who share a love for flowers, plants, birds and animals. Evelyn previously exhibited at The Chelsea Flower Show from 2000 to 2013 and also holds seven RHS Gold Medals awarded at the Society’s Winter Shows. Mary-Clare exhibits regularly in Scotland and England, and has also had shows in the United States. Private view - Tuesday 24 May 6.30pm - 8.30pm.…

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Jardiniere

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Late Night Viewing   Darrieulat & Young create an interior scene displaying slate sculpture and vessels incorporating planting and floral arrangements. Inspired by the Aesthetic Movement, the exhibition will recreate a Fin de Siecle bohemian setting for printed textiles and original watercolours celebrating flora and fauna over two floors of historic House Mill in Bromley-by-Bow.  A late evening showing will be held on 26 May until 7pm. Twitter and Facebook

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Theatre Borscht – Performing Vegetable Pop-up Dinner

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Title: Theatre Borscht – performing vegetable pop-up dinner at the Ragged Canteen Date and time: Thursday 26th May, 7pm Where: Ragged Canteen at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport Street, SE11 6AY Description: The Ragged Canteen welcomes BORSCHT – London’s renowned travelling vegetable puppet show. To accompany the performance, the chefs are preparing a specially-themed Ukrainian menu, all vegetarian. Feast your minds and your stomachs! Book your ticket: Eventbrite Facebook and Twitter Nine Elms on the South Bank Chelsea Fringe Festival

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Guerrilla Gardener’s Walking Tour

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle Join Richard Reynolds as he takes you on his annual walking tour of his guerrilla gardens that bloom in previously neglected public spaces stretching from Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle. From 12 year old landmarks that are tended to this day without formal permission, to much more recent acquisitions in the fast changing landscape of London's inner city. After a decade of indifference from authorities the last year has been a turbulent one…

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Go Batty!

May 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Go Batty! Thursday 26 May, 8.30pm - 10.30pm Learn all about these fascinating mammals of the night sky. We will supply you with bat detectors to help you identify the species that are swooping around the park and to listen to them ‘chattering’ as they hunt for food. Please bring a torch with you if you can and remember to wrap up warm. Open to all. £5 per person. Under 16's are free, and no ticket is needed.

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Greenhouse Effect

May 27 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Title: Greenhouse Effect Date and time: Open for duration of festival during gallery opening times (Wed – Sun, 11am – 5pm) and special event 27 May 6-8pm. Where: Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport St, SE11 6AY Description: Visit Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (BGV) and its SpaceShip Earth garden during the festival. BGV was set up as a laboratory and hot house for emerging visual artists. We celebrate the fruits of our seedbed residencies with artists Michael Curran, Dafna Talmor and Joseph Walsh and…

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Borough Market: Find and Feast

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join Ceri Buckmaster on a wild food walk around Southwark and discover how to identify seasonal plants and flowers in some unexpected locations, then finish the morning at the demonstration kitchen in Borough Market and learn how to cook delicious recipes using them with Celia Brooks. Ceri has been leading walks in London’s green spaces since 2008, shining a spotlight on wild food as the ‘new street food’, inspired by the wild plants that grow in urban areas, as well…

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Herb Garden at The Marksman

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Herb Garden will be launched at The Marksman at an invite-only, botanically-inspired private view on the evening of Thursday 26 May 2016. It will then be open to diners, guests of the public house and Chelsea Fringe visitors during usual opening hours (Monday to Saturday 11am–6pm for the duration of the fringe. Those with a restaurant booking will also be able to enjoy the Herb Garden during the period of their reservation (bookings available for dinner Thursday to Saturday 6–10pm; lunch Saturday 12–3pm and Sunday 12–8pm).

Culinary herbs have been part of the kitchen conversation since humans first began cooking and preserving their own food. Herb Garden at The Marksman explores a range of these aromatic and flavoursome additions through a super-sized version of the restaurant’s permanent working herb garden in the first floor terrace area outside and an exhibition of herbal inspired botanical art in the upstairs dining room. The herb garden and floral installation will be designed by landscape designer Miria Harris, using a…

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Art and Gardens Trail on the Ross of Mull and Iona

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Daily until May 30, 2016

Gardening on the Ross of Mull and Iona is not for the faint-hearted!  The winter storms can be brutal and, despite the perceived wisdom, long dry spells of weather can occur in Spring and Summer.   Nevertheless, gardeners of the Ross of Mull and Iona will be welcoming visitors to investigate how they have worked with the elements and the wide variety of soil conditions to create their havens of tranquillity.  And each one offers an added attraction - on…

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The Elegant Outdoors, Alexander Square

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mornings: 24,31 May, 7 June. Afternoons: 27 May, 2,9 June

Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture studio is proud to present one of their latest projects for a Grade II listed house. The studio completely redesigned the private courtyard enclosed by the brick walls and the front area of this elegant property. A carefully selected mix of evergreen trees, shrubs and climbers combined with seasonal bulbs and perennials provides interest all year round. Although the front garden is always accessible to the public, as part of the Chelsea Fringe event, Stefano Marinaz…

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Locally grown cut flowers, plants and seed market

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Flower Union are a collective of British Flowers growers and florists who aim to bring people together through flowers. For Chelsea Fringe 2016 we will have a market of locally grown cut flowers, plants and seeds. British growers will be on hand to answer questions about growing flowers and florists will demonstrate how to make beautiful hand tied bouquets. British Flowers seeds and potted British Flowers arrangements will also be for sale.

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Design Show East

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The event will start on 27/05/2016 from 6-9pm

Coinciding with Chelsea Fringe and Clerkenwell Design Week, this design shopping event will offer gorgeous items for the home and garden by 70 British designers and makers.

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Visions of nature

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 5, 2016

For the exhibition “Visions of nature” artists from different parts of Europe as well as the United States come together to reflect the Chelsea Fringe spirit in different formats including photography to painting to video. Each work reveals the relationship between the artists and the natural elements and shows the connections with nature are a part of their ordinary life. What's your vision of nature? “Visions of nature” artists: Alexandra Pospelova, Carrie Grainger, Chloe Hayes, Daniel Wechsler, Ian Barrington, Izabela…

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Spring Spectacular

May 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016

Join us for a fun packed week to celebrate the opening of our new Education Centre and The Old Dairy Cafe. With a plant sale, animal handling, storytelling, pony rides, face-painting, cookery, craft and gardening workshops, pond dipping and sheep shearing, there's plenty for everyone to get involved with and enjoy! Head to our website vauxhallcityfarm.org for a full timetable of activities. Kindly sponsored by Base Architects.

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The Papermaker’s Garden

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 30, 2016

Make your own garden plant papers - an opportunity for visitors of all ages to try out the versatile craft of papermaking using local plant fibres – nettle, geranium, iris leaf and more. Papermaking will take place outside in the yard, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, we will retreat to the studio. Exhibition of handmade paper works on plant themes by Lucy Baxandall and her Morley College students. Handmade paper items will also be available to buy. Facebook  and Twitter

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Sotto la Rocca | Oltre il Giardino

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016

Nei giardini di Palazzo Moroni, un percorso segnalato che parte dalla sommità del giardino formale, permette di scoprire la parte del parco, un tempo produttiva, che si sviluppa ai piedi della Rocca. Un tracciato lineare in gesso porta dalle terrazze formali al roccolo piantumato a lamponi. Sui terrazzamenti incolti bandiere segnaletiche rendono le balze visibili da Via delle Mura. A valle, tracciato in gesso, si mostra la posizione di un anfiteatro inerbito, di possibile realizzazione. Scopo dell'istallazione è risvegliare l'attenzione…

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Dunleavy Vineyards and Somerset Flower Farm

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ingrid Bates from Dunleavy Vineyards and Mandy Parker from the Somerset Flower Farm will be welcoming visitors to their Wrington site on 29th May 2016 as part of the Chelsea Fringe and English Wine Week. Visitors will be able to see the vines that produce Dunleavy’s multi-award winning Pinot noir rosé and hear the story of how the vineyard was created. After seeing the vineyard, guests can move across the site to the beautiful wooden barn of the Somerset Flower Farm. Here, they can…

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Foraging Walk

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a wild food walk through Gillespie Park nature reserve with the urban forager, spotting edible and medicinal species on the way. We may split into two hour long walks if the event is over subscribed. Suitable for adults and older children. To book, please call 020 7527 4374 or email ecologycentre@islington.gov.uk. Priority will be given to those who book.  

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Many Hands – half-term holiday activities for children

May 31 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until June 3, 2016

Inspired by the jobs done by families and servants around the home through the centuries, make natural cleaning products, bake biscuits, plant seeds and much more! Suitable for 2-16 year olds.  Workshops are free and allocated on a first-come, first served basis 30 minutes in advance.  Under 11s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Perfume in Georgian London

May 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stephen Nelson is a plantsman and perfumer who specialises in re-creating historic fragrances. As part of the Chelsea Fringe, Townhouse will host three talks by Stephen Nelson focusing on the English garden and its direct link to perfume over the past four centuries. Stephen has worked extensively within horticulture and his nursery, Darasina, breeds a range of plants that include pinks, lilacs and lavender, some of which have been featured in planting schemes at the Chelsea Flower Show. Space is limited…

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Plants & People: Edible Trees

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Plants & People: Edible Trees Tuesday 31 May | 6.30pm - 8.30pm As part of this years Chelsea Fringe, we are inviting people to explore our new 'Plants and People' trail at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The trail explores the relationships between plants and people. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives, and it is sometimes easy to forget their importance. Plants feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport and entertain us. Join…

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Behind the Wall

June 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

As part of Chelsea Fringe 2016, New Covent Garden Flower Market are offering two free tours to show what is 'behind the wall' of the market. You will get to see the place that inspires London’s florists and learn about the history of the UK’s largest wholesale flower market. When: There is one tour available on Saturday 21st May and one on Wednesday 1st June from 7am - 8.30am. There are only 20 places available on each tour so book…

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Garden Framed

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016

GARDEN : FRAMED at Sussex Prairie Garden 1st June until 12th June 2016 Frames without Frontiers a series of staged picture frames will be set around the garden offering views and vistas out across the prairie landscape. Garden visitors will be invited to stop and stare at scenes of wonder and delight set before them. Find and free poetic words to the four winds whilst on the trail !

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19th century English Scent

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stephen Nelson is a plantsman and perfumer who specialises in re-creating historic fragrances. As part of the Chelsea Fringe, Townhouse will host three talks by Stephen Nelson focusing on the English garden and its direct link to perfume over the past four centuries. Stephen has worked extensively within horticulture and his nursery, Darasina breeds a range of plants that include pinks, lilacs and lavender, some of which have been featured in planting schemed at the Chelsea Flower Show. Space is limited…

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Little green fingers – engaging with children in the garden

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you garden with young children and KS1, this workshop is for you! From engaging with a young public to focusing attention, learning opportunities, activities and tips, we'll have everything covered to make sure you can run great sessions in the garden with children. The workshop is £12.50 for Capital Growth members and £25 for non-members. Booking is via Eventbrite. This event is run by Capital Growth, London's food growing network. See all our coming training sessions here

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Bar for Purists and garden drinks reception

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Title: Bar for Purists and garden drinks reception Date and time: Wednesday 1st June, 6 – 8pm Where: Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BL Description: Join artist Nora Silva and her portable ‘Bar for Purists’ as she creates an immersive environment with the selected plants proven to purify air. The audience will be able to sit at the bar and try vegetarian snacks straight from a clean air bubble. All welcome. Book your free limited space…

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The Scented Room

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stephen Nelson is a plantsman and perfumer who specialises in re-creating historic fragrances. As part of the Chelsea Fringe, Townhouse will host three talks by Stephen Nelson focusing on the English garden and its direct link to perfume over the past four centuries. Stephen has worked extensively within horticulture and his nursery, Darasina breeds a range of plants that include pinks, lilacs and lavender, some of which have been featured in planting schemes at the Chelsea Flower Show. Space is limited…

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Best in Show: An Evening of Poetry and Flower Dog Sculptures

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery presents an evening of floral poetry-reading at their gallery on Conway Street. Acclaimed poet Edward Barker will read a special selection of verse from around the world, surrounded by flower dog sculptures by Robert Bradford. Robert Bradford’s work has always explored the relationship between fixity and flux. In the past, his creations were crafted from reclaimed children's toys, juxtaposing sturdy forms with the materials from which they are built - materials epitomising consumerist fads and fashions. For…

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A Floral Soirée

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A Floral Soirée with Miranda Hackett Flowers at Heston Blumenthal's The Hinds Head in Bray An evening of floral creations to enjoy and savour, in celebration of The Chelsea Fringe Festival. Indulge in an exclusively designed cocktail and sample some floral inspired treats from The Hinds Head's unique kitchen, whilst watching the creation of an intimate floral tablescape by Miranda Hackett Flowers.  Pick up some useful tips and creative ways to dress your table for an informal gathering of friends. Thursday 2nd…

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Why Growing Matters – a Soapbox talk for Chelsea Fringe 2016

June 3 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Join Tim Richardson, founding director of The Chelsea Fringe and The Edible Bus Stop team for a playful and lively soapbox presentations on the subject of WHY GROWING MATTERS! Centering around the importance of urban food growing and reclaiming unloved public spaces, the speakers will talk about their passionate beliefs in the importance of urban grass roots public led growing. NLA soapbox talk, part of Grow:Store supported by Landscape Institute Friday 03 June 2016, 13:15-13:45 South Crescent, Store Street, London WC1E 7BD As Tim once said…

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Get Growing Garden Trail

June 4
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Daily until June 5, 2016

29 of Bristol's secret fruit & veg growers open their garden gates and community plots for the 6th annual Get Growing Garden Trail. The gardens range in scale from pocket-sized community spaces which are tucked-away behind shops, to large-scale community-supported veg box schemes. On each site, visitors will be able to learn how they can get involved, so they can find the right sort of project and level of involvement that will suit them. Many of the sites are not normally open…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Windmill Hill City Farm

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016

Experience farming in the heart of the city. Activities: All day Saturday – garden-based activities for families.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Lawrence Weston Community Farm

June 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016

Community-run gardens growing root veg, fruits and squashes. Friendly place to visit with animals to see as well – sheep, goats, pigs, chickens. Activities: Advice available and some plants and produce available to buy. Café should be open but ring ahead to confirm. For more information phone: 0117 938 1128 or email: ian@lwfarm.org.uk

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Blooming Gardens

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016

Take a step through the garden gate at this hidden corner of the Kent coast, as the borders at Walmer Castle come to life for the summer. With something for families, kids and keen gardeners alike, this weekend explores the wonders of the Great British garden. Take part in the garden talks and tours from our experts. Find something different from the plant traders’ stalls for your own pots or borders. Taste local produce and indulge in an afternoon tea…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Community Farm

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016

Come and see one of our Community Farmer Days in action and meet the people behind the parsnips! The Community Farm is owned by more than 500 members of the local community. We grow and sell organic food via a box delivery service, and involve people in growing and learning about the food they eat through volunteering and other activities. The way we farm supports nature; providing natural habitats and food sources for wildlife to help increase biodiversity. So while…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: St George Park Community Garden

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Community veg garden set up in 2012 with the help of Avon Organic Group and Friends of St George Park. Run entirely by volunteers, we grow fruit and vegetables in four raised beds, giving local people the opportunity to try gardening and enjoy eating the produce. The garden is a wonderful addition to an already beautiful Victorian park. Activities: On our Get Growing Day we will have fun activities for children, a plant and produce sale, free seeds. Toilet available at…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Woodcroft Community Orchard

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A community run project on land at Woodcroft Road Allotments. We have planted over 50 fruit trees and a range of soft fruits. Access via a resurfaced track from Birchwood Road or a lovely walk through Nightingale Valley. We will have shelter and refreshments available. Activities: Chat about fruit tree care and join us on one of our regular volunteer days. This year we are focused on well-being through gardening – expect to pick up a spade! For more information email…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: University of Bristol Botanic Garden

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016

The Botanic Garden offers a wide range of vocational and leisure courses aimed at all levels of experience. In addition to our highly popular vegetable growing and gardening courses, we are an approved centre for the Royal Horticultural Society courses and qualifications. Activities: Sunday only – guided tours of the garden 11am and 2.30pm. Refreshments.

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Eggs and honey: Keeping chickens and bees in the garden

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

The session will be a taster of what’s involved and how to get started in small scale chicken and bee keeping. Aspects will include food, shelter, space, health, equipment, costs and time commitment required. The workshop will take place at Phoenix School Farm, which provides a learning resource for the school, local community groups and offers volunteering opportunities for local residents. Comprising of glasshouses, polytunnels and a series of beds, fruit and vegetables of all description are produced together with…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: GREENS Community Garden & Roundhouse (HHEAG)

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

This is ‘Greens’ second site, which is being developed as an orchard, allotment site and community meeting place. In the past year local people have worked together to build a beautiful roundhouse with amazing views across the whole of Bristol. Activities: Meet the growers and builders, help us with some seed sowing and planting, and just enjoy the view. Homemade refreshments available. For more information email: info@hheag.org.uk

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Andy’s Haven

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Andy’s Haven produces food for the local community that is sold through The Park in Knowle West. Come along and see two polytunnels and outside space brimming with produce as well as a huge collection of chickens and turkeys that are reared each year for eggs and meat. Activities: Tea and coffee, plus plants for sale and animals to visit.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Blaise Community Garden

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016

1790’s walled garden in Blaise Estate. Presently under restoration by volunteers, growing flowers, fruit, vegetables and building amenities. Toilet next to Blaise Café. Activities: Making a miniature ‘magic’ garden, colourful bunting, sowing seeds. BBQ midday, refreshments, plants for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Bramble Farm Community Smallholding

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016

We are a community group growing vegetables and raising animals for produce to feed our families high quality, high welfare, locally produced, fresh food. Activities: Meet the farm animals. Pet’s Corner. Seed sowing in newspaper pots. Plant and produce sales. Children’s activities. BBQ and refreshments. Cake sale. Members on hand to give urban smallholding advice. From Redcatch Road, enter Stockwood Crescent and we are midpoint around the crescent. Walk through the privet hedges on to Northern Slopes. Park and turn right.…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Golden Hill Community Garden

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come and see our beautiful and productive garden and the gorgeous Bishopston Bale House – our new straw bale eco house. Our garden is packed packed with innovation – wall built out of recycled tetra paks; the Tower of Power solar pump providing recycled water to over 200 allotment plots and an edible forest. Wheelchair accessible including toilet, disabled parking available on request. Activities: Plants for sale, pond dipping, pizza, tea and cake. Entrance through the allotment gates at the bottom…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Lets Grow Community Garden & Allotment

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

We are a community allotment project which is part of Knowle West Health Association. We produce fruit and vegetables and engage people in a variety of activities to help promote their health & wellbeing. The majority of our produce is used in our Community Kitchen, where we run cookery classes, or sold back to the community. Activities: See the chickens, wildlife pond, and bee friendly planting, explore the poly-tunnels and outdoor growing plots, and enjoy the beautiful scenery overlooking the Northern…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Incredible Edible walk

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sara Venn of Incredible Edible Bristol invites you to join a guided walk of the Urban Food Trail. The walk will start at Millennium Square and end up at Grow Bristol’s site on Feeder Road, where the aquaponics units will be open only for people on the tour to visit. There will be lots of opportunities to find out more about all the projects involved as we walk along the Trail. The guided walk is free, but must be booked…

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Summer Fair at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Summer Fair at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Saturday 4th June, 12 noon - 5pm An annual celebration of woodland crafts and local heritage. Come and join us for our Summer Fair, an annual celebration of woodland crafts and local heritage. Try some traditional woodland crafts and have a wander around our array of brilliant craft and food stalls. Music, pond dipping, storytelling, rickshaw rides and guided walks will also be taking place! FREE, and all are welcome.  

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Easton Community Garden

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016

We are a beautiful volunteer-run collaborative kitchen garden. Local people are welcomed on a drop-in basis every Thursday throughout the year and take home a share of the produce. The project was started in 2001 and has thrived as a demonstration permaculture site ever since. We do have a shelter in case it rains and a compost loo. Activities: Tours of the garden showing ‘no-dig’ method, composting, maintenance of fertility, water harvesting, ponds and our chimney stove. Cakes made by our…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Hengrove & Whitchurch Community Orchard

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Talk, walk and master class by Tessa Fitzjohn Curator and Charles Staniland Horticultural Specialist in fruit trees and Orchard Management. Tessa Fitzjohn Curator will talk about how a community Orchard is a public work of art, and the Orchard Engagement Programme. Charles Staniland will tell tales about the history of the heritage species we’ve planted and lead a workshop on Orchard maintenance. Activities: Apple cake and tea provided by Whitchurch WI. The orchard is on Whitchurch Village Green. The Orchard is…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Sims Hill Shared Harvest

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will have a stall at Feed Bristol 12–5pm on Saturday, so come find us there amidst all the fun and festivities. Activities: Our new Sims Hill Farm Manager Miriam Schoen will lead a tour of the Sims Hill growing land on the Feed Bristol site and also to our original growing site across the motorway and just off Stoke Lane, which contains our polytunnels bursting with fresh salad crops and our naturally built packing shed. Come join us! For more…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Sustainable Westbury-on-Trym

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Helping local residents produce 2,000 tomato, brassica, bean, squash, herbs, pumpkin and other plants for distribution in WoT. The aim is to show those people who would not normally grow any of their own food that it is possible. Activities: Tomato, bean, squash and pumpkin and other plants for sale (at cost price) for planting outside and in greenhouses, plus advice on how to grow them. Various seeds suitable for late sowing also available. Wormeries to look at and learn about…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Feed Bristol

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Feed Bristol is Avon Wildlife Trust’s 5 acre community project, growing organic food in a wildlife friendly way to support education, health and well-being and social enterprise. We support groups with different needs and running training sessions throughout the year. Top up your garden from our wildflower nursery. Activities: Explore how nature helps us grow; sample delights from our ‘herbal and delicious’ café; sensational seasonal BBQ and live music. FREE fun activities for all the family.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Old Library, Eastville

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

New for 2016, we are a 100% volunteer-run community space at the heart of Purdown and Eastville, with a great outdoor space awaiting transformation. Activities: Sow pumpkins, having a go at growing the tallest sunflower, plant-up hanging baskets and raised beds. Seedlings for swap and sale. Refreshments and home made cakes available – bring a picnic blanket. Seeds and tools provided. For more information about this new group, email: southlockleaze@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook:

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Horfield Organic Community Orchard

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pioneering, member-managed orchard, inspiring fruit growing as a way to grow community, wellbeing, and local sustainable food. Activities: Home Orchard Plot project – see plans and progress. Orchard Roots Bristol – exhibition and stories of local, heritage apples. Find out how a community group transformed marginal land into a beautiful, fruitful urban oasis. Join the orchard – share harvests and learning. Homemade cakes, refreshments, produce and plants for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Trinity Garden

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A thriving, community space in a predominantly urban area near the city centre. Growing area, cob house, polytunnel and play area. We are open all year round. Join our weekly Community Days on Wednesdays, when everybody is welcome to get stuck into some gardening and share a meal, as much as possible sourced from the garden. Our other projects include forest schools, foraging walks and herbal workshops. Come and meet us to find out more!

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Stoke Lane Community Garden

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A shared green space that is maintained and enjoyed by the local community. It provides a habitat for wildlife, especially birds and insects; improves the natural environment for local residents and visitors to the area; and is a productive sustainable growing space for community projects and local school visits. Activities: Gardening tips, plant sales, allotment tours and refreshments. Volunteers on site most Saturday mornings 11am–1pm, but the garden is open at all times to visit and enjoy.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: North Bristol tour

June 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Led by Steve England, this tour takes in The Old Library, Eastville, the Woodland Trust Edible Woodland on South Purdown, Elm Tree Farm (who will be welcoming the tour even though they aren’t officially open on Saturday), then on to Feed Bristol. Approx distance: 3 miles. Booking via Eventbrite.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Patchwork Community Gardening Group Dean Lane Orchard

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Patchwork Community Gardening Group is a group of local residents who are working to tidy up neglected patches of land around Bedminster and Southville, with the aim of making our neighbourhood more attractive to residents and wildlife. This orchard is a new addition – we planted it in November 2015. Activities: Plant a pot of salad. Cakes for sale. Access to the orchard is available all the time, but volunteers on site 2–4pm on Saturday 4 June. For more information…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Elm Tree Farm

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are a 12.5 acre site where we train adults with learning difficulties in horticulture and animal care. We produce a wide variety of fruit, veg and plants which we sell to the public. Activities: Come and join us for our Open Day – we are having a BBQ and cakes, you can meet the animals (pigs, lambs, chickens, ponies) and there will be plenty of games for the children. Demonstrations throughout the day and plants/produce for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Leigh Court Farm

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

We at Leigh Court Farm have been growing vegetables for our organic box scheme since 1999 from the Victorian walled garden at Leigh Court in Abbots Leigh. Activities: Tours of the garden, orchard and paddock where our chickens are housed. Refreshments and homemade cake will be provided. Take the A369 Portishead road out of Bristol. Just beyond Abbots Leigh village, take the right hand turn for Leigh Court. For more information email: mail@leighcourtfarm.org.uk

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Upper Horfield Community Garden Club

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Club was formed when residents converted a disused basketball court into a community growing space with polytunnels, raised beds, community beds, a wild area and fruit garden. Our aim is to produce vegetables and plants at prices local people and visitors can afford. Activities: Herbs, vegetables and flowers for sale. Drinks and cakes.

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Capture the Sun with Melanie King

June 5 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Title: Capture the Sun with Melanie King - Photographic printing outdoors with flowers Date & time: Sunday 5th June, 11.30am – 3.30pm Where: Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BL Join photographer Melanie King and artists Corinne Silva and Alice Cazenave in a family workshop to create a massive cyanotype print using sunlight and flowers from Covent Garden. Suitable for children aged 5+ with supervision. Book your free place at www.nineelmslondon.com All welcome. Nine Elms on the…

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Pick a flower, paint a flower, plant a flower

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An opportunity to visit our award winning food garden on the Lubetkin designed Cranbrook Estate in Bethnal Green. Pick a flower from the garden, or choose one we have already picked and create an artwork based on it. Afterwards plant wildflower seeds in the grounds of the community centre, in the garden, or in a pot to take home with you. Facebook and Twitter

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Fishponds Community Orchard

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The orchard is in a lovely spot alongside the 70 acres of green space of Eastville Park and the Frome Valley. Established in 2005, it is managed organically and has some old and rare local varieties of fruit trees, soft fruit and a willow dome. Activities: Hear about developing and running a Community Orchard, its produce and cider making. Refreshments and local produce. On the large allotment site off Thingwall Park, Fishponds, Plot 180. Entrance is via allotment gates. Transport: 47,…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Redland Green Allotments including orchard section

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Allotment holders growing fruit and vegetables on individual plots and in deep beds in our communal orchard. Site is on a steep slope (sturdy shoes required). Combine with a visit to Metford Road Community Orchard, which is on the same allotment site, but accessed via a different entrance. Activities: Refreshments and advice.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Metford Road Community Orchard

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Small organic orchard based on permaculture principles growing apples, plums, pears, medlars, quinces, gages, grapes, figs, a few nuts and a multitude of different berries and currants. Herb garden and chutney vegetable plot. Site is on a steep slope (sturdy shoes required) with a stream at the bottom and numerous ponds, and is teeming with wildlife in the summer. Compost loo and custom built gazebo-style oak shelter. Activities: Guided tours, tea and biscuits/cakes, produce and plant sales.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Totterdown Sprouting

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A group in Totterdown growing edible food in public places. We have a small Community Orchard at the bottom of Park Street with fruit trees and bushes and a small raised vegetable bed, with also a ‘bug hotel’ to encourage wildlife. Additionally we grow herbs in raised beds in Oxford Street. Access throughout the weekend or join us on Sunday afternoon when volunteers will be in the Orchard. Information on activities and work parties on the Tresa website. Suggestions and…

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Un Orto in Paradiso

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Un Orto in Paradiso Il Maestro Antonio Saliola (www.saliola.it) da sempre pittore di giardini, ha creato in un antico borgo del Montefeltro, Petrella Guidi, un orto giardino reale chiamandolo Quasi Orto: un quadro vivente dove ha usato piante, scale e siepi invece di pennelli e colori. Potrete passeggiare con lui per otto stanze sotto il cielo dove incontrerete archi di rose, statue di piccole fate, un mini labirinto di bossi, un dipinto di sette metri, un albero biblioteca e un'edicola di libri.…

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Perfume: a century of scents

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lizzie Olstrom, or Odette Toilette, has been changing the way we think about scent for the past six years and will be giving a talk on 20th century perfume and the simulation of nature. Lizzie has created sensory experiences for many brands, galleries and museums including Aesop, the British Museum and Somerset House and is author of 'Perfume: a century of scents'. Space is limited so booking essential.  Follow this link to Eventbrite to reserve your place and visit our…

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Wildlife and Water

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Led walk around Burgess Park lake with LWT Find out more about what lives in the Burgess Park lake and other wildlife which rely on the water with a walk led by local expert Sylvia Myers, London Wildlife Trust. Refreshments available. FREE Booking Eventbrite Burgess Lake Walk registration £5 refundable on the day. Eventbrite here:

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Meditative Woodland Walks

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come along and enjoy a meditative walk through the beautiful and peaceful woodland that surrounds NT Greys Court. These silent walks will last for approximately two hours and will be led by Deborah Lewis - a designer, teacher and gardener who believes that when we hold our presence quiet within nature, we can more easily get in touch with our own innate sense of peace. Booking is essential as numbers will be limited to 20 walkers. Contact deborah.inspiringspace@gmail.com for further…

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Heywood and Condie’s Greenhouse

June 9
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Daily until June 12, 2016

An outdoor installation on the forecourt of Royal British Society of Sculptors as part of Altered States new exhibition. Horticultural installation artists Heywood & Condie have created a piece of sculptural architecture consisting of a greenhouse constructed from salvaged 18th and 19th stained glass. The Christian imagery has been dismantled and reused to present a world of chimeras, mythical creatures and folkloric hybrids. Part plant/part human/part insect, these images combine to suggest a more primitive world, symbols and patterns which humans…

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Imagining The Wharf Garden: Guided Draw

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a 'Guided Draw' workshop at The Wharf Garden, a new 40 metre planting scheme located along the Regents Canal in London, N1 designed by Landscape Designer Miria Harris for Gainsborough Wharf, a series of new permanent moorings with festoon lighting, full amenities, bespoke wooden boat sheds and ‘boatels’, where visitors can experience life on the canal first hand. Aimed at garden design students, botanists, illustrators and all aspiring young artists, participants will be given 'clues' to the…

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Organic food growing for real beginners

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This training is organised by Capital Growth, London's food growing network. If you want to start growing food but don't know where to start, this course is for you! From understanding your space to what can be grown to basic organic principles, we'll go through all the essential steps to start a successful organic food growing space. For all our coming training sessions please visit here This training is £12.50 for Capital Growth members and £25 for non members. Bookings…

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Botanical Dyes

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Botanical Dyes Thursday 9th June | 6.30pm - 8.30pm  Spend an evening surrounded by colour! We will be looking at botanical dyes and how we can create a whole spectrum of colours using just three ingredients, red, yellow and blue. This is a brilliant introduction to the world of natural dyeing. Silk will be provided and prepared ready for dyeing. By the end of the evening you will leave with a range of beautifully dyed samples. Please note: Please bring…

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Barbara Hepworth Summer Garden Party

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Title: Barbara Hepworth Summer Garden Party Date & Time: Friday 10th June, 12pm -3pm Where: Pop-up sculpture park next to Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, SE11 6AY Description: Vauxhall One is hosting a summer garden party with acoustic music and Pimm’s in the striking Barbra Hepworth inspired garden. Previously positioned in front of Tate Britain, the garden which reflects the bold lines and simplicity in Hepworth’s work has been relocated to the corner of Newport St. next door to Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall.…

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Silent Space

June 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Imagine stepping into a green and tranquil place.  Somewhere you feel free to switch off your phone, stop talking.... and just wander.  Could as little as five minutes silence in a green space make a difference to the way we think and feel? This summer, thanks to Silent Space, an ambitious new pilot study, we'll have the chance to find out. Several gardens across the UK, open to the public will be providing visitors with the opportunity to stroll, admire,…

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Campfire Club (Glengall Wharf Garden, Burgess Park)

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

You’re invited to join in the Campfire Club! In time-honoured fashion we will gather around roaring blazes enveloped in music and entertainment. High spirits will be maintained with good ol’ sing-a-longs, storytelling, special guests and who knows what else. Every fire will be a unique event with a magic concoction of spontaneity, rare talents and the unknown, all drenched in the sepia tones of firelight and tinged with wooded aromas. **Please Note: The concerts are all outside and all weather…

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Folk and Flowers

June 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of folk music to celebrate gardens, landscape and nature. Featuring an ensemble of singers and musicians brought together especially for this event with special guests Hazel Askew  &  Lady Maisery  and Burton Bradstock. Tickets: WeGotTickets  

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Babylon Plants Open Day

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Babylon Plants, The Stables, Chestnut Farm, Cuxham, Watlington, OX49 5ND Time 10.00 – 4.00pm Babylon Plants wholesale nursery which is usually only open to trade is opening to the public for the second time  as part of the Chelsea Fringe event. Members of the public will have the unique opportunity to browse the nursery stock, peruse the cut flower beds, walk through the wild flower meadow, buy plants at wholesale prices and eat homemade cake, tea and lemonade – served…

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Chelsea Fringe Poland in Gubin – Weekend of Open Gardens

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016

Award winning garden designer Arek Luc with some friends open their gardens in Gubin for public. Tasting of produce and products made of them included. Meeting with Tomek Ciesielski – member of Garden Media Guild and Professional Garden Photographers’ Association. Location: starting point – Kollataja 12, 66-620 Gubin, Poland. Date: 11 & 12 June 2016. Time: 10am – 5pm.

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Foraging Walk and Hearty Supper

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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11th June @ 10.30am-1.30pm (walk) and 7.30pm (supper) Join Martin Bailey for a morning of coastal foraging along The Poet’s Walk, Clevedon. Discover and forage delicious, seasonal wild herbs and coastal vegetables. In the evening, at 7.30pm, relax and enjoy a vegetarian feast prepared by the Harty Suppers team - expect fresh, wild ingredients and wonderfully new flavours!  Booking Essential here Facebook and Twitter

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Roof Garden Fun Day

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Games, strawberry-picking, slug-and-snail-hunting, story-telling, face-painting, food, music and art activities ... and all on a roof. Come celebrate the summertime at the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden’s annual family day starting from 11am, with food at 1pm and fun throughout. All welcome and it’s totally free. Our beautiful roof top garden is at the heart of the Doddington and Rollo estate, a five-minute walk from Queenstown Road or Battersea Park Station. You will find us across the square behind Battersea Park Road…

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Nine Songs for Nine Elms

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

UP Projects are working with visual artist Lucy Cash to explore the horticultural history of Battersea and the Nine Elms area through the process of song writing and filmmaking. This on-going project connects local people, groups and schools with the area's rich history and shifting landscapes through workshops and events. Working in partnership with the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden, Lucy Cash will be running activities and performances relating to the green heritage of the estate and surrounding area,…

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Community planting and Floral Installation

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and join our community wild meadow flower planting, visit our floral installation, eat delicious edible floral inspired pizza's by the wonderful Van Dough, take home wild flower seed packets designed by Horniman Primary school children. Look forward to welcoming you all. All plants kindly sponsored by Shane Connolly and Co and Van dough!

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The not quite Royal Variety Show

June 11 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Come and join the community kitchen garden plotholders for a not quite royal knees up in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 8 acts hosted by mc Gary Shaw in the tranquil surroundings of one of the Royal Borough's mini allotment style Community Kitchen Gardens. Mary Feilding The Eccentric Psychic Mary Feilding is the only professional psychic on the stand-up circuit. Audiences love her charming style and the weird insights into the psychic world.  www.maryfeilding.co.uk Athena Kugblenu 2015 BBC…

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Showcooking “stellato” nell’orto

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016

Showcooking “stellato” nell’orto 11 e 12 giugno 2016 Lo chef Massimo Spigaroli (stella Michelin da 2010) dopo aver personalmente raccolto verdure e piante erbacee nel suo rigoglioso e coloratissimo orto (punteggiato da rose e dalie), all’Antica Corte Pallavicina di Polesine Parmense (PR), terrà uno showcooking sotto il pergolato di vite per insegnare come cucinare al meglio primizie e verdure di stagione. Un’occasione per imparare a fare le ricette direttamente con i prodotti dell’orto, osservando i movimenti, i trucchi e i…

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The Korros Ensemble Cushion Concert in the gardens of Babylon

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For the first time in conjunction with the Chelsea Fringe, Babylon Plants will be holding a cushion concert in the gardens of Babylon – where we will be serving floral cocktails, tea and cake. The music will be played by the critically acclaimed Korros Ensemble The Korros Ensemble is a dynamic trio with an international reputation for their unique and distinguished performances. The group comprises flute, clarinet and harp, creating a rarely heard soundworld of unusual and beautiful textures and…

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Drawing Bees on Fowers

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

An introduction to bee behaviour on flowers and basic drawing techniques for drawing flowers Sketch bees in the world gardens at Chumleigh Gardens The session includes an introduction to basic bee anatomy and a chance to view bees up close with microscope and hand lenses. Elle Salt is a wildlife artist specialising in birds and insects. She works primarily in watercolour and exhibits locally around South London and in national wildlife art exhibitions. She is currently creating work that is…

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