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gardening chillout vienna – Donaukanal

May 17
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Every day until June 8, 2014
We are a diverse and explicitly open group gardening at the Danube’s canal in the centre of Vienna. Powered by the initiative of a growing number of people, we started to build and plant raised beds and self-made garden furniture just a bit north to the bridge “Salztorbrücke” last year. Within one gardening season the sand-beach in the middle of the more and more commercialized Danube’s canal (Donaukanal) was changed into a non-commercial garden open to everybody looking for a…

Making Meadows

May 17
As part of the restoration of the 18th century landscape at Strawberry Hill House we are installing a large area of wildflower meadow into the lawns and planting a wildflower meadow as a green roof on the visitor centre roof. Come and see the meadows being planted and hear about how you can do this in your own garden during a short walking tour. Tours will start at 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 17th May and Wednesday 4th June. The…

Operation Deep Freeze

May 17
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Every day until June 7, 2014
Operation Deep Freeze is an enticing exploration of food and flavours; of the pleasures of growing your own foods and of sharing new experiences with friends, family and neighbours. Avant-Gardening is collaborating with artist Lisa Cheung to make Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) a mobile ice-cream making and vending unit that will travel through Greenwich, visiting local schools and community gardens and using their produce to make curious and innovative ice-creams. But these are not ordinary ice creams! These are ice…

Oh! Chelsea in Bethnal Green

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until June 8, 2014
Oxford House will be home to all things Chelsea in Bethnal Green. From exhibitions, local walks + talks, pop-up cafe + cocktail bar. Plus the launch of our new pocket park + rain garden.

Where the Wild Things Grow

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Every day until June 8, 2014
Our cities are unlivable without green spaces, without the wildlife they bring. What we are now learning is that every little, tiny patch of green matters to our health. Each cleans our air, restores our sense of calm, boosts our immune system and allows us a moment to get lost, a moment to reflect. The large wildernesses of our cities are well observed. What of the easily missed, the trampled, the ‘here for a moment, but gone the next’? This…

Walled Therapy

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until June 7, 2014
Come and get your own piece of ‘Walled Therapy’ during Chelsea Fringe 2014. Reflect, Relax and Dig in! 2014 sees the centenary of the start of The Great War. Our plant nursery is set within the historic Tongswood Estate. 14 men from Tongswood lost their lives in The Great War. We’ve invited14 primary schools in the High Weald to design their own poppy wreaths to remember these men . Our Chelsea Fringe event is supporting ‘Gardening Leave’ a fantastic charity…

The flower Peep Show

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until June 7, 2014
Roll up, Roll up! Don’t be scared! Climb the steps, part the curtains, flick the switch and enjoy the three-minute show! The beauty and transience of the flower has always made it a potent symbol of life and mortality. This peep show, inspired by the Victorian Auricula Theatre, aims to spotlight these qualities and celebrate the extraordinary wonders of nature.

Plant Fair

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Welcome to the 10th annual Plant Fair at the University Botanic Gardens in Ljubljana where you can sell, buy or swap a wide range of ornamental and edible plants. Apart from the fair we also offer a lot of exciting activities, such as lectures, consultations, workshops for children, an exhibition of the history of the Plant Fair and award of certificates to commemorate the 10th anniversary.

Enjoy an Open Door Day in a Green Oasis in the modern ‘Norwegerviertel’ on the edge of Vienna

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Enjoy an Open Door Day in a Green Oasis in the modern ‘Norwegerviertel’ on the edge of Vienna - countless seedlings available for a donation - learn about different herbs, both wild and kitchen varieties - make your own seedbombs - walk through the communitygarden - learn all about bees with our beekeeper - snacks will be provided The Langobardensiedlung – the Norwegian Quarter: about twenty years ago, a new district was built on the outskirts of Vienna, Aspern, on…

Keep Off the Grass: Access to Urban Green Spaces and their Histories

May 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
‘Keep Off the Grass: Access to Urban Green Spaces and  their Histories’ – a conference organised by the History of Gardens and Landcapes Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London A day of thought-provoking case studies exploring the complex and contradictory traditions that effect access to Britain’s gardens, parks and landscapes, both public and private. The discussions will address the concerns of those who are engaged with the nation’s green spaces personally and professionally. Tickets £42 includes…

Core Landscapes – Pop-up Garden and plant nursery

May 17 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Come and visit our Pop-Up Garden at our new meanwhile site in Canning Town E16. See how an old disused bit of land has been transformed for the community. We will be creating a new ‘stumpery’ and finishing off our beautiful wildlife pond. Lovely plants for sale too!’ More information at: Core landscapes Horticultural Nursery Manager

Frauenfelderstrasse Park Project

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
“Chelsea Fringe Festival Vienna 2014” -“Frauenfelderstrasse Park” Project The aim of this project is to free the Frauenfelderstrasse – an approximately 150-metre long residential sidestreet in Vienna’s 17th district – from parking motorvehicles, and to remove the asphalt sealing from the thereby vacated public area of approximately 20 metres’ width between the property borders, with the exception of both a sealed strip as a “shared space”-vehicle thoroughfare and the sealed accessways to the buildings. The vacated areas are to be…

Pharmapoetica: a dispensary of poetry

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Maria Vlotides will greet participants at the Poetry Cafe and introduce Pharmapoetica. She will then lead a guided herb walk through the nearby oasis of Phoenix Garden at St Giles with pauses for poetry reading. Participants are welcome to bring and share their favourite poems inspired by nature. Tickets  from the Poetry Society

Über den Zaun schauen II – Gartenpolylog lädt zu einer Fahrradtour zu Gemeinschaftsgärten in Floridsdorf

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
By bicycle we ride from garden to garden. We will see the diverse beds, get to know gardeners and a bit more about the gardens history. If you bring some food to share we can have a pick-nick in one of the gardens. Mit dem Rad fahren wir von Garten zu Garten, bestaunen die bunten Beete, lernen GärtnerInnen kennen und erfahren mehr über die Entstehungsgeschichte der einzelnen Gärten. Wenn alle etwas mitbringen, finden wir auch ein Plätzchen für ein gemeinsames…

Happy Seeds Festival – Tomato Planting Extravaganza

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Happy Seeds Festival is a fun day of free activities for kids and families in New Cross. We will be building, planting, creating, all accompanied by live folk music! The Happy Seeds Festival is the first part of the Tomato Festival (London), which will take place in August. At Dig This Nursery Garden Centre (New Cross), we grow 92 different types of organic tomato. On this first day, May 17th, for the Happy Seeds Festival, Dig This Nursery will teach…

Bonnington Square Green Gym

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join Bonnington Square Garden Association for a day of gardening and fun exercise. You will be able to meet members of the garden association, and help to support this important neighbourhood asset. Get inspired for your own environment, get tips and enjoy. Background: The ‘Pleasure Garden’ in Bonnington Square, Vauxhall, was once a bombsite, then a derelict playground, before it was imaginatively redesigned by the Bonnington Square Garden Association, a group of local residents with backgrounds in film, art, design…

White Rabbit Walks – Pleasure Garden to Power House

May 17 @ 1:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday 17th May Walks commence at 1.15pm & 4.15pm. Meet at The Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens SE11 5HL Tickets £3 Suggested age 14+ Tour guides Derek and Daisy Elm invite you to join them on a walk from Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, via New Covent Garden Flower Market right to the magnificent and iconic Battersea Power Station. These charming siblings are experts on the fascinating past and colourful characters of this often overlooked and rapidly changing part…

2nd National crops2swap Day

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
crops2swap (or Zelemenjava in Slovene) is a civil initiative for exchanging surplus seeds, seedlings and crops from home gardens, which enables all the participants to eat better, save money, reduce food waste and meet the neighbours. We organize crop swaps in many towns all over Slovenia. All our events are organized on a volunteer basis and many participants help out with the equipment, skills and ideas. The atmosphere at our gatherings is informal and relaxed, and people of all generations,…

Arcadian Thames Walk

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arcadian Thames: A gentle meander along the Thames riverside from Strawberry Hill to Twickenham 2.00pm Saturday 17th May Led by Chris Sumner, Garden Historian, and Sally Williams, Keeper of the Inventory, London Parks and Gardens Trust, the walk will begin at Strawberry Hill, the extraordinary gothic house which Sir Horace Walpole commenced building in 1747. Both house and garden have recently undergone a major restoration. The walk will continue through Radnor Gardens and then trace what remains of the gardens…

The Königsstettener Meadow

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna is going to present a new research project to the public, the so called „Königstettener Meadow“. Around Königstetten, very typical „Wienerwald“ meadows are found. Under the guidance of professor Georg Grabherr and in cooperation with the local farmer and wine tavern owner Gerald Hemmelmayer, a few square meters of this meadow were “transplanted” from Königstetten to the Botanical Garden. Prior to this transformation the occurring species were documented. At the same time…

Jabberwocky-Schnitzel-Hunt

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sabine Freitag enjoys painting mythical creatures. Markus Köhle enjoys inventing them. Markus Köhle creates beasts and Sabine Freitag gives them a face, a body, an environment. „Wolpertinger“ are beastly mixed ceatures, jabberwockies, composite beings. During the Chelsea Fringe Festival Sabine Freitag and Markus Köhle arrange a Wolpertingerschnitzeljagd (Jabberwocky-Schnitzel-Hunt) in the 7th district of Vienna. The aim ist to discover urban green spots, special plants all over the city as well as hidden artistic portrayals of said invented creatures. Look out…

“You Should Have Seen It Last Week…”

May 18
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Every day until June 8, 2014
“You should have seen it last week…” the proud gardener mutters, chastising themselves for their negligence and diving onto their hands and knees, backside thrust into the air, rooting out any stray plants that ruin their vision of perfection. The companion smiles nervously, wondering why the gardener makes such a fuss… looking around they are content to just be in this outdoor space. This project aims to give hard working gardeners a break. From May 17th to June 8th 2014,…

Shows of Hands

May 18
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Every day until June 8, 2014
“Shows of Hands” is a virtual project for all lovers of the Chelsea Fringe or gardening, wherever they may be. Hosted by Michelle Chapman on her blog “Veg Plotting” ( see here for further information) and on Twitter (#showsofhands). You are invited to take a picture of hand(s) in a garden, or in the act of gardening or some sort of garden-related activity. It’s a celebration of gardening using the tool most precious to a gardener – their hands. This…

Forest Hill Edible High Road- Growing For Gold!

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until June 8, 2014
The team behind the Forest Hill Urban Orchard of 2013 are back! This time they will be paving the streets of SE23 with GOLD! The gold theme come from the 50th anniversary of the RHS Britain in Bloom. Over 100 tubs of  golden sunflowers and golden vegetables will be hosted by shops and businesses throughout Forest Hill, Honor Oak and Perry Vale. Key Roads: London Road, Dartmouth Road, Perry Vale, Honor Oak Park For more information and  IMPORTANT PRE-FRINGE DATES…

Walled Therapy

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday until June 8, 2014
Come and get your own piece of ‘Walled Therapy’ during Chelsea Fringe 2014. Reflect, Relax and Dig in! 2014 sees the centenary of the start of The Great War. Our plant nursery is set within the historic Tongswood Estate. 14 men from Tongswood lost their lives in The Great War. We’ve invited14 primary schools in the High Weald to design their own poppy wreaths to remember these men . Our Chelsea Fringe event is supporting ‘Gardening Leave’ a fantastic charity…

‘As above , so below’ – Installation by Daniel Lobb – in association with Cityscapes

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday until June 8, 2014
During the Chelsea Fringe Festival Siobhan Davies Dance will present two garden installations by Daniel Lobb. This part of a yearlong series of exhibitions, talks workshops and performances by Siobhan Davies Dance entitled Human Nature: art, horticulture and choreography across the growing season. Landscape designer and sculptor Daniel Lobb creates a large-scale installation and internal water cycle which extracts the humidity generated from the sweat and breath of dancers in the Studios to sustain plant colonies within a suspended copper…

Park & Play

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Park & Play is a project that improves the quality of life in one of the biggest apartment complexes in Ljubljana by enabling diverse, creative and inclusive activities in the neighbourhood. All season long the Cultural-ecological fellowship Smetumet and the residents of the neighbourhood will be building woven willow raised beds, acoustic playground equipment, dance platform, hammocks and swings, a woven green pavilion, a tactile map of the park and signs in Braille, all from recycled materials. On Opening…

The Guerrilla Gardener’s River of Flowers Walk from Lambeth North to The Elephant

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Guerrilla gardens in pavement, roundabouts and traffic islands have been thriving along this river of flowers for nearly a decade. Richard Reynolds, local resident and author of ‘On Guerrilla Gardening’ will lead you on a one mile walk from outside Lambeth North Tube station to a little south of the Elephant and Castle pausing along the way to tell you the story behind the creation of the twenty or so guerrilla gardens we pass. Floral, edible, nature friendly, there’s all…

Spring Seedling Swap

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come and swap or buy young plants for your garden or allotment! There will be vegetables, herbs and more for growing spaces of all sizes, plus family-friendly gardening activities including composting demonstrations and seedbomb workshops. You can also take a tour around our community vegetable garden in the park and get all the gardening advice you need to start this year off right. Organised by the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership and Brighton & Hove Organic Gardening Group. Any funds…

Handlebar Gardens

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Family-friendly bike ride in Brighton with planted bike baskets to be cycled and then replanted to brighten up the city. Starting at Preston Park Velodrome and riding in convoy to the Velo Cafe at The Level, then on to the Kingswood and Milner Estates (behind Circus Street) for re-planting in residents association flower beds.

Vertical Tea

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come and join us for a cup of herbal tea from our vertical herb garden! We will steep and give away some of our favourite recipes, but you are more than welcome to bring along your favourite one as well.

Burgess gets a Fringe – Paint the Park

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come and help paint children’s games and indicator species (insects and birds) on New Church Road (the only remaining park road). Stay and enjoy the games (when the paint’s dry). Make a handy flipbook of buildings, birds and insects to find in the park. How well do you know the park? Pick up a copy of the Children’s Heritage Picture Trail at different locations in the park and find the mystery locations. Trail available all day.

Phytology – Medicinal Field Talks Program

May 18 @ 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Every day until May 18, 2014
NOMAD & Siobhan Davies Dance present: Phytology, Seeding the City: talks, walks, music and sustenance 17th & 18th May, 2014 The Phytology project brings artists and botanists together to explore the medicinal properties of plants that are common to derelict urban environments. Thirty-two species have been sown on a specially created site at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, East London. Generally regarded as common weeds, each plant has been selected for its on-going use in phytotherapy and traditional medicine. Visitors…

Brighton’s first pop up Plant Recycling Plant

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A fun and friendly afternoon of swapping anything horticultural with friends and fellow garden enthusiasts, all washed down with a nice cup of tea.

Come and join the Thinkingardens Supper Debate: Are Gardens Unnatural?

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Thinkingardens Supper debates are intended to thrash out some of the issues affecting attitudes to gardens today. Operating on the age-old principle that an open conversation over a good meal – a true symposium – will always encourage good, outspoken thinking. They are small events (maximum 20 people) held in the private dining room of the Coach and Horses, Soho. It will take place in London on the 18th May 2014 at 7pm. Cost will be £30 for two courses…

‘Bar for the Future’

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until June 6, 2014
The utopia and dystopia of modern architecture makes us think about the realities of its creation, upheaval, confusion and disorder. This in mind, Belmacz new collective exhibition explores the cross-pollination of architectural possibilities; works and concepts from the last century to the present day. Julia Muggenburg of Belmacz found a book of poetry written in Cape Cod between 1974 – 1990 by the late Serge Chermayeff, the Russian architect renowned for his radical modernist buildings like De La Warr Pavilion,…

Thriving at Battersea

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Thrive uses gardening to help people living with mental ill-health, physical and learning disabilities to make positive changes in their lives.  Come along to our garden on East Carriage Drive in Battersea Park on  to see our fabulous new building, have some tea and cake and buy some plants.   On Saturday afternoon, we will be welcoming the London Vegetable Orchestra for some musical entertainment!  Staff will be on site to tell you about Thrive’s horticultural therapy and work-based  projects.  Why…

I never promised you a rosegarden

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ich habe einen kleinen Garten vor der Tür, weil ich lieber ins Grüne als ins Graue schaue und weil ich so den Menschen in meiner Umgebung auf ihrem Weg zur Arbeit (oder wohin auch immer) ein Lächeln auf die Lippen zaubern kann. Ich betreibe dieses Projekt seit rund 15 Jahren mit gutem Erfolg. Angefangen hat es mit 2 Blumenkisteln am Fensterbrett; mittlerweile beteiligen sich sogar Leute aus der Nachbarschaft, indem sie von Frühling bis Herbst ihre Zimmerpflanzen zur “Sommerfrische” zu…

Amy Pliszka: Bees Beside Us Exhibition at The Chelsea Physic Garden

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tuesday-Friday & Sundays 11am-6pm
Bees Beside Us introduces a new type of beehive: an urban living space designed from the perspective of the honeybee. This exhibition will show work inspired by the study of honeybees and wild-bee nest architecture that merges the fields of art, science and nature. The work aims to promote an increasing awareness of the fragility of bees, their importance to civilisation and what must be done to ensure their wellbeing in the city, respecting Albert Einstein’s ethos – “No more…

kaBOOM

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This workshop explores the power of flowers in the city and rescues a number of urban nooks and crannies from boredom. We will make seed bombs and target some of the most derelict and degraded areas in Ljubljana. After the workshop we will observe and document the “damage” caused and post the blooming trophies on our Facebook and website.

Gürtel Straße, Wien

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every day until May 30, 2014
Gürtel Straße, Wien von 20. bis 30. Mai 2014 täglich dieselbe Strecke gehen, immer von 17.00 bis 20.00 Uhr. Möglichkeiten mitzugehen: Bushaltestelle Schüttelstraße 77A, 80A (17.00) Wiedner Gürtel 44, Hauptbahnhof (17.45) Straßenbahnhaltestelle Margaretengürtel 6,18 (18.30) Straßenbahnhaltestelle Währinger Straße-Volksoper 40, 41 (19.30) Gürtel Straße, Vienna walking daily along the same route from 20 to 30 may 2014, always from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm. possibilities to join: bus stop Schüttelstraße 77A, 80A (5.00 pm) Wiedner Gürtel 44, Hauptbahnhof (5.45 pm) tram…

Living Walls: How To Grow Your Own Vertical Garden

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
‘Grow your own living wall’ So why have we installed a colossal Vertical Garden up the side of the Athenaeum? Yes, it echoes Green Park, over the road. Yes, it provides an important haven of  biodiversity for the capital. But primarily, it’s just a bit of fun. We love it – and we want to help you grown your own! On Tuesday 20th May we will be hosting an exclusive evening talk with Daniel Bell where we will show you…

Urban Nature Photography Competition

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until June 8, 2014
Culpeper Community Garden is holding a photo competition on the theme of ‘Urban Nature’. It’s open to all amateur photographers, adults and children. We’re hoping for your images of nature in an urban setting whether it’s foxes in the back garden, runners in the city, an overgrown building site or busy gardeners. Entries will be included in our exhibition which will run from 20 May to 8 June, in the garden, and take pride of place in our Open Day on…

The Wilderness of the Wienerwald

May 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Professor Josef Greimler, head of the Division of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany invite to a guided tour through the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna to explore the „Wilderness of the Wienerwald“. Wie wild ist der Wienerwald? Der Botanische Garten der Universität Wien bietet wissenschaftliche Einblicke in das Thema WILDNIS: in einer offenen Führung erfährt man wissenswertes zur Biodiversität, dem Nutzen scheinbar wilder Flächen für das Ökosystem und erkundet „wilde Oasen“ im Garten. Es führt ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Josef…

salon emmer lädt zum Ausdruckstanz im Garten

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gemeinsam huldigen wir dem Modernen Ausdruckstanz des vorigen Jahrhunderts. Wir schwingen uns in die Fußstapfen von Martha Graham, den Wiesenthal Schwestern und Rosalia Chladek und spüren dem Reiz des Tanzes als Befreiungsmaßnahme nach. Bitte mit bequemer Kleidung antanzen. salon emmer sind Tanja Dinter, Eva-Maria Kraft und Lisa Lengheimer. salon emmer sind geladene und Zaungäste. salon emmer bist du und ich und die da drüben. Tanja, Eva und Lisa studierten gemeinsam zeitgenössische Tanzpädagogik an der Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität. Die Formation salon emmer wurde 2008 zunächst von Lisa…

Episodes of a Flowerbed

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
German Version: Anita Duller und Hannah Stippl (The Flowerbeds) stellen ihre Staudenbeete im Botanischen Garten der Universität Wien vor. Staudenbeete stehen im Zentrum der künstlerischen Arbeit von Anita Duller und Hannah Stippl. Seit 2010 entwickelt das Duo mit Unterstützung des Botanischen Gartens Wien eine offenes ästhetisches System, das individuelle und unverbrauchte Kombinationen aus der Pflanzen- und Materialwelt erzeugt und tradierte Planungsprinzipien und -gewohnheiten befragt und auf die Probe stellt. Die Versuchsbeete, die sich im nicht öffentlich zugänglichen Teil des Botanischen…

The Night of the Triffids

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for an evening of cosy catastrophe and horticultural horror! Featuring: Marek Kukula (Public Astronomer, Royal Observatory Greenwich), speaking on Wyndham’s apocalypse(s) and the mysteries of astronbotany. Lauren O’Farrell (Deadly Knitshade), demonstrating how to build an adorable Triffid of your very own. Cake Tickets are available through Eventbrite here.  Places are limited due to a finite amount of space, materials and (sadly) cake. Please bring a copy of your ticket with you, so we know you’re not a Triffid…

Urbanfarmacy’s River of Herbs

May 22
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Every day until June 8, 2014
Our River of Herbs will transform Surbiton high street, bringing it alive with colour and plants, to lead you from Surbiton Station down to our community garden on Balaclava Road. Our star plant, Calendula, will create a sea of orange for you to follow. Along the way you’ll also spot other herbs such as lavender and thyme. All these herbs are wonderful to use in cooking, to provide wildlife with a home and food, and also for use in skin…

Hypertufa High Jinks

May 22
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Every day until June 8, 2014
In this exhibit, small is big and a little goes a long way. Follow Hetty the hypertufa elephant as she travels the ‘world’, magnifying the tiny spaces around us that often go unnoticed. So come down and take a closer look: that patch of weeds may as well be a jungle or that pebble, a treacherous mountain. You never know what stories lurk in the undergrowth when you let your imagination wander. Stay tuned online as Hetty updates her adventure…

Wildnis

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until June 8, 2014
English Version: “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.” (Edward Abbey) What is wilderness? Does it exist? Is a piece of uncultivated nature already wilderness? How big does it need to be, so that it can…

Composting in the City

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our community garden will host a demo session and a discussion on urban composting practices. We will focus on composting kitchen scraps in an apartment and show how to establish a wormery, how to maintain it and how to harvest worm castings and worm tea.

Glorious Gardens Music Recital

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Join duo Octacorda for an evening recital of garden-inspired music overlooking our beautiful period gardens. Gardens open from 6pm, event runs from 6.45-8.15pm.

Behind The Wall

May 23 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
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Every day until May 24, 2014
As part of Chelsea Fringe 2014, New Covent Garden Flower Market are offering a tour 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. There are only 20 place available on each tour so book now to avoid disappointment. To book your place on the tour go here

‘As above , so below’ – Installation by Daniel Lobb – in association with Cityscapes

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until June 7, 2014
During the Chelsea Fringe Festival Siobhan Davies Dance will present two garden installations by Daniel Lobb. This part of a yearlong series of exhibitions, talks workshops and performances by Siobhan Davies Dance entitled Human Nature: art, horticulture and choreography across the growing season. Landscape designer and sculptor Daniel Lobb creates a large-scale installation and internal water cycle which extracts the humidity generated from the sweat and breath of dancers in the Studios to sustain plant colonies within a suspended copper…

VOM HÜGEL FLOWER SCHOOL

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Thursday and Friday until June 6, 2014
22nd May and 5th June 10-11:30  and  2-3:30 YOUR OWN CUT FLOWER GARDEN Who does not dream of picking fresh flowers and twigs from the garden or even the balcony almost all year round? This seminar teaches the first steps to planting a cut flowerbed. We discuss the setup, maintenance, picking and suitable cut flower varieties – all details, tips and tricks to becoming a successful floriculturist! EIN EIGENER SCHNITTBLUMENGARTEN Wer träumt nicht davon – fast das ganze Jahr frische…

Rust Never Sleeps

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until June 7, 2014
exhibition of objects for garden, park & fire wall

Pomporium

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 26, 2014
An installation of moving spheres, colours, and textures; made therapeutically by repetition of hand and engagement of heart.      We invite you to share in its joy! Programme of events Saturday May 24th 2PM  – Artist Walk Learn more about wood as a raw material and the process of working with it, in a artist-led walk with Sue Burbridge. Location: OT Walled Garden Sunday May 25th 2PM – Pompom Workshop Come make a pompom with Pomporium   co-creators, Terence and Jenny. Location:…

SECOND NATURE

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every day until June 3, 2014
Espacio Gallery showing the work of 18 artists – paint, sculpture, original prints, ceramics, textiles, assemblages.

Harte Stauden und zarte Gräser

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Der Spaziergang führt in die Welt der Blütenstauden und Ziergräser, inklusive Bambus. Staudenexperte Jürgen Knickmann zeigt robuste und langlebige Pflanzen, welche die Basis für jeden gelungenen Garten bilden. Beim Spaziergang erfahren Sie alles über die starken und die zarten Pflanzen unserer Gärten und sie lernen, welche Arten für den Schattengarten gut geeignet sind und welche lieber sonnig und warm stehen möchten. Dazu gibt es praktische Tipps zur Pflege.

Oh! Chelsea in Bethnal Green

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday and Sunday until June 8, 2014
Oxford House will be home to all things Chelsea in Bethnal Green. From exhibitions, local walks + talks, pop-up cafe + cocktail bar. Plus the launch of our new pocket park + rain garden.

The Hanging Gardens of Brighton

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
A collection of miniature gardens created by local schools, nurseries and businesses that will be suspended from a structure to present the hanging gardens of Brighton in the city centre.

Make Your Bed And Sleep In It

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Last year a small protoype of a community garden was made from Big Bags in the neighbourhood of Savsko naselje with the aim to create a public space where people from the neighbourhood can meet and spend their time in the joint care of  the garden. This year we will give the garden a more permanent look and make new garden beds from palettes. Everyone is welcome, no prior experience or skills needed.

Art, Gardens and Words

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come along to the beautiful Plantation Garden, Earlham Road, Norwich, and enjoy site-specific art, literary readings with a horticultural twist, music, refreshments and more. This event has been organised by Words And Women which celebrates and promotes women writers living and working in the East of England. Easy to walk to from Norwich city centre, the garden is near the Roman Catholic Cathedral. Nearest parking is at Chapelfield Mall and The Forum. Entrance fee on the day.

Live Painting

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Welcome to a therapeutic gardening session at the Second Violin Restaurant in the old town of Ljubljana where we will join pupils from the education, work and care centre Dolfka Boštjančič Draga for adolescents and adults with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities and impairments in order to create a live painting from sedums and succulents. These plants have special needs as well, plenty of sun and a few drops of water but they are very tough, just like the pupils…

Thriving at Battersea

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thrive uses gardening to help people living with mental ill-health, physical and learning disabilities to make positive changes in their lives.  Come along to our garden on East Carriage Drive in Battersea Park on  to see our fabulous new building, have some tea and cake and buy some plants.   On Saturday afternoon, we will be welcoming the London Vegetable Orchestra for some musical entertainment!  Staff will be on site to tell you about Thrive’s horticultural therapy and work-based  projects.  Why…

Cooking Without A Kitchen

May 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 25, 2014
On the 24th & 25th of May 2014, Miriam Nice will be cooking up Kettle Omelettes in a RIBA-designed shed at Hackney City Farm. The recipe is from her book “Cooking Without A Kitchen” and she thought it up with a hungry shed-dwelling gardener in mind! Drop by between 1:30pm and 4pm to watch her demonstrate her skills, forage some herbs and sample some food. Look out for signs at the Hackney City Farm for more information on the day…

Drawing Squares: A historic, artistic walk through Bloomsbury’s squares and gardens

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday and Sunday until May 24, 2014
Description: This workshop combines brief informal talks on three of Bloomsbury’s famous squares (including one not usually open to the public!), by Landscape Historian Deborah Wolton, with drawing sessions guided by painter Gilly Hatch. Numbers are limited to fifteen. If you are interested, please put your name on the list at: gilly_hatch@yahoo.com. . When we have your name, we will send you further details of where to meet and what to bring. We welcome children, though the workshop is not…

rat-tail and fake rabbits – a refreshing book presentation

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
rat-tail and fake rabbits – a refreshing book presentation Annemarie Arzberger and Manuel Obriejetan present “rat-tail and fake rabbits”, their booklet with recent observations and studies taken at the Donaukanal, an arm of the river Danube. Where gasping joggers meet people having their beer in the sun, where fake rabbits hush at nights and local beavers manipulate man made arrangements, where rats wear pistachio shoes and dog owners parade, a distinct and unique microcosm is formed. In their opinion, artificial…

Playscapes

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
What if we didn’t just look at plants? If we picked them, wove them into garlands, smelled them, ate them? Maybe we would discover that some plants are sweet, others soft, others sticky. That some vanish into thin air, others whistle, or fly away. A walk with us will reach full potential of the main city park and springtime.

“Paradiso perdutto” imhinterhaus

May 25
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Every day until May 25, 2014
Thursday, 22. 5. 2014, 11:00 – 18:00 Paradiso perdutto meet and greet – a living garden libary books and literature, (hi)stories of gardens Garden stories, memories of childhood, from tree houses and herbal spirals. Memories of childhood days spent between spinning nettles and under elder bushes. Memories of exhausting working days and rich harvesting times. Personnel stories will be collected in a garden memory. Living books will tell about garden (hi)stories, teetablebooks and prints will invite to browse. The garden…

Burgess gets a Fringe – Bridge to Nowhere Heritage Trail

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Test run of Bridge to Nowhere Heritage Trail A led park walk including areas of historic interest, old, new and community planting. Booking essential see Friends of Burgess Park website for details.

Foraging walk

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Take a wild food walk through Gillespie Park Nature Reserve with John Rensten, the urban forager, spotting edible and medcinal species on the way. A fantastic way to discover one of Islington’s green treasures with an engaging and knowledgable guide.

Let’s Get Growing at Vauxhall City Farm

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Come down to the farm for our Family Fun Day! There will be games, crafts and activities to get you into the growing spirit with the opportunity to take home a starter kit to help you grow veggies and salad on your window ledge.

abhängen im design:context

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday until June 8, 2014
abhängen im design:context Eine Tour mit Designerin mikimartinek zu ausgewählten Projekten der Chelsea Fringe Darf man in Wien noch auf der faulen Haut liegen? Wer kreiert in der Stadt ein Umfeld zum Wohlfühlen? Ist Entspannen im öffentlichen Raum gratis? Und was hat eine Hängematte mit Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Wo man auf der Chelsea Fringe Vienna gepflegt “abhängen” kann, untersucht die Designerin mikimartinek an den unterschiedlichen Schauplätzen ihrer Tour durch die Gärten Wiens. Dabei forscht sie nach Antworten auf Fragen wie:…

The flower Peep Show

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday until June 8, 2014
Roll up, Roll up! Don’t be scared! Climb the steps, part the curtains, flick the switch and enjoy the three-minute show! The beauty and transience of the flower has always made it a potent symbol of life and mortality. This peep show, inspired by the Victorian Auricula Theatre, aims to spotlight these qualities and celebrate the extraordinary wonders of nature.

CAA celebrate Chelsea Fringe

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday until June 8, 2014
CAA will be celebrating the Chelsea Fringe with a contemporary take on the Victorian English garden. A floral display flanking the gallery’s door will welcome visitors in collaboration with The Geffrye Museum in Hackney.

i beg your pardon i never promised you a herb garden

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every day until May 25, 2014
It’s all about getting strangers together to sit round a table with a cup of tea in the garden to put the world to rights. Artist Emma Edmondson invites visitors to choose from an exciting range of herbs such as chocolate mint and lime basil to make their own herbal tea. On the tea table will be a tea pot full of discussion topics, some contributed by visitors, some online via twitter and facebook and visitors can join the discussion…

Urban Nature Photography Competition

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday until June 8, 2014
Culpeper Community Garden is holding a photo competition on the theme of ‘Urban Nature’. It’s open to all amateur photographers, adults and children. We’re hoping for your images of nature in an urban setting whether it’s foxes in the back garden, runners in the city, an overgrown building site or busy gardeners. Entries will be included in our exhibition which will run from 20 May to 8 June, in the garden, and take pride of place in our Open Day on…

Healthy Spaces: Walking Southwark’s green spaces

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A walking tour of the history of green spaces in Southwark led by Dr Clare Hickman of King’s College London. Taking in hospital gardens, parks, urban planning, spas and long lost botanic gardens, this walk will explore ideas of health and disease in the past and look at how they have impacted on the urban places we inhabit today. The walk will start from outside Guy’s Hospital. More information and details on how to book can be found on our…

HIDDEN GARDEN ART SHOW

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday and Sunday until June 8, 2014
Our lushly planted private garden houses the smallest outdoor sculpture gallery in the UK. We are only open to the public for a few weekends each year – come and be inspired! Our aim is to show high quality artwork that actively complements and enhances gardens, without dominating the space. All our artists have a special affinity for nature, plants and gardening. While surrounding foliage enhances the artworks, they in turn provide elements of interest, humour or surprise. The criteria…
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