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– IN HORTO – Opere pittoriche di Denis Argenterio

May 18 @ 9:00 am - June 7 @ 6:00 pm
Terre, acque, cortecce, radici, ceppi, riscritti con la materia pittorica, si alternano all’interno di una serra in continuo dialogo con la realtà esterna. Scrutatore intimo della natura, Argenterio propone un libero percorso di rivisitazione della stessa. Ciò che è sfuggito allo sguardo distratto, viene richiamato alla memoria nell’osservazione attenta dei particolari evocanti delle opere. La verticalizzazione visiva dell’installazione rimanda a quello che la natura “naturalmente” fa: elevarsi dalla terra verso la luce. Soil, water, bark, roots and trunks, invoked by…

Pop-up Art Gardens – Life is sustained and enriched by plants

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
This autumn, as part of the UK’s Chelsea Fringe Festival, there are unique new gardens popping up at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and Cranbourne: on the Dunlop Plaza in the Melbourne Gardens and in the Promenade Plaza in the Australian Garden. These ‘art gardens’ have been created by students exploring the Gardens’ mission – that Life is sustained and enriched by plants. What sustaining and creative ideas can you find in these pop-up installations?

Contemporary Green: How Do We Cultivate Our Garden?

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Contemporary Green is a free to download, free to share, free to print e-book of 100 word manifestos co-authored by garden writers and enthusiasts, answering the question – How do we cultivate our garden? Please do download, write about, share with friends, laugh, cry and argue over what you read here from our wonderful writers. It is our gift to you. Contemporary Green  

The ‘Wellington Tower’

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
A witty commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

Let’s be honest

May 22
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Every day until June 6, 2015
Let’s work together to reduce the stigma related to veterans and mental health issues’. Continuing with our theme of our 2014 Chelsea Fringe event,’Walled Therapy’, this year we are remembering our ‘Tongswood 14’ who lost their lives from our historic estate in The Great War, whilst continuing to raise awareness and funds for our very worthy chosen charity, Gardening Leave. Gardening Leave tends to the invisible wounds of conflict by providing Horticultural Therapy for serving and ex service personnel within…

‘Taking a Turn': mental health history of hospital gardens

May 22
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Every day until June 5, 2015
‘Taking a Turn’ explores the mental health history of hospital gardens from 1800 to contemporary times, using historical archives as well as historical and contemporary patient narratives in a garden installation. The installation is at Exchange Square, the original site of Bedlam – Bethlem Royal hospital – the world’s oldest psychiatric hospital. ‘Taking a Turn’ brings together medicine, history and horticulture in a fresh approach about a little-known medical history. This history has become a seedbed for the contemporary movement…

BEST of BOST – Free Map of Green and Edible Bankside

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Download our free map and get active exploring a wealth of hidden, beautiful and fascinating gardens, built and managed by environmental charity Bankside Open Spaces Trust. Stroll through the very heart of London and discover our Edible Bankside Projects – a collection of food growing sites – plus other community managed spaces and public parks. Set against the world-famous backdrop of London’s Bankside area.

Hortus non Conclusus (A Garden Exhibit Inspired by a Barbara Hepworth Textile Design in Vauxhall)

May 22
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Every day until June 6, 2015
An interactive open garden exhibit inspired by a 1950’s Barbara Hepworth Textile Design, concept by Rosie Irving and designed by Rosie Irving and Antonia Young. Come and marvel at the striking geometric shapes, cast limestone in shades of black and white, made by architectural stonework company, Haddonstone ltd.  Enjoy seating areas and planters containing texturally stimulating plants, bursting with life, free for all to enjoy. The garden takes its inspiration from the textile designs of Barbara Hepworth – the Yorkshire born…

FLOATING GARDEN

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
FLOATING GARDEN intends to raise public awareness of the fact that underwater vegetation and wildlife in urban water bodies and rivers is becoming scarce. An archipelago of small floating islands will create a new imaginative ecosystem. Floating wetlands  will activate the lake for new wildlife: improving water quality, providing benefits including: food and shelter for fish, frogs, and invertebrates; shading which reduces water temperatures and submerged weed growth; habitat for butterflies and birds. Project: landscape architects Michela Pasquali and Sara Di Costanzo, artist Veronica Montanino

Wildflower Bee Hotel

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Wild Flag Studios in collaboration with Friends of Turnham Green have created the Wildflower Bee Hotel – a sculptural habitat for bees to be installed in Turnham Green’s Wildflower Meadows for the duration of this year’s Chelsea Fringe Festival. Working in partnership with local bee experts, this habitable art installation is intended to attract both solitary bees and bumble bees which nest above ground in stems, holes and trees. The sculpture serves to both house and protect the bees, and…

Serre Torrigiani smarten up the city – Serre Torrigiani abbellisce la città

May 22
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Every day until May 23, 2015
Serre Torrigiani smarten up the city and invite you to a hands-on activity to enjoy the new green installation that will be on display in Piazza della Repubblica between May 20th -23th. Come and have your picture taken as you get your hands dirty with the earth: your snapshot will be posted on Instgram with the hashtag #giulemani and it will take part in our photo contest. Also On May 23rd Serre Torrigini invite you to visit the re-revamp of…

The Bathtub Pond at No. 38 – Feeding Times

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Feeding times during Chelsea Fringe will be 10.30am and 5.30pm  every day – children are most welcome with accompanying adult. At other times you are welcome to pop by at your convenience (bench provided!). Make it a walk and visit the Margaret Wright Community Orchard and Coldham’s Common as well, both very nearby.

F L O A T O P I A

May 22
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Every day until May 31, 2015
Artist Amy Spencer is creating an illuminated floating garden as part of Chelsea Fringe. The garden will be displayed at Jesus Green Lock on the River Cam in Cambridge from 16th to 31st May 2015. The floating Chelsea show garden will be designed and built in collaboration with local charity Rowan, and members of the Cambridge boating community. The garden will be a contemporary art work, embodying philosopher Michel Foucault’s notion of heterotopia: pieces of floating space, placeless places which…

HoneyComb Meadow: Millennium Square

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
A honeycomb meadow of wildflowers, designed by River of Flowers to highlight the importance of creating bee and pollinator friendly habitats in our urban environment, will be appearing in Millennium Square for the Chelsea Fringe in Bristol. This installation of interlinking, moveable hexagonal planters is a joint collaboration with partners BeeBristol, which are project managing the event and the follow-on distribution of the wildflower hexagons in the HoneyComb Meadow to community projects around the city. The squares, gardens, parks, pavements and rooftops of any city can…

From the Ground Up

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
From the Ground Up is a site-specific installation of ceramic flowers located on the island at Jesus Lock in Cambridge made by learning-disabled students, staff and volunteers from Cambridge charity Rowan. Visitors are invited to view the installation from the footbridge over the River Cam or on the footpath alongside the river. Each flower has been individually crafted and together, they create a meadow of coloured, textured bobbing flowers that catch the breeze creating waving patterns reflective of the water…

postcard garden at The London Arts Board

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Written and Curated by Sophie Hill postcardwall began from a collection of postcards, started in order to remember art from exhibitions and galleries across the world. As the collection mounted, the postcards became a display of both contemporary and historical art in a wonderful wallpaper of visual memory and in 2009 Sophie began a blog to remember each one. To mark having reached 365 postcards, Sophie Hill has declared 2015 The Year of The Postcard and is exhibiting the postcards and…

wire ×plants

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
I craft and make designs for plants by using binding wire. To make a charming garden, my intent is to first carefully grow a pot plant. My hope is that that people can become interested or even inspired in plants through my work.

Thinking Outside the Wheelbarrow

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Leeds Castle will once again celebrate The Chelsea Fringe Festival and this year, we’re ‘thinking outside the wheelbarrow’. Lookout for our creative upcycled plant displays around the grounds, inspired by the history of the Castle.

Old Times Cook-off

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Within a project on historical Slovene IMP the Jožef Stefan Institute has developed a digital library of old Slovene books that is full of secrets which shouldn’t be forgotten, including gastronomic ones that were published in the first Slovene Cookbook written by Valentin Vodnik in 1799: – What does”yellow soup” taste like? – Would you dare to taste “Fasting soup of fish intestines”? – Could following Vodnik’s then recipes get you arrested today? How to take part Browse through 300…

Garden, Birds and ROCK’N’ROLL

May 22
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Every day until June 7, 2015
In the handmade bird feeder of my garden, a Japanese white-eye performs a shout. Gardens at their best and wild birds and ROCK’ N’ ROLL! A way of enjoying  “the green” of the city which is not only with plants! [the highlight] A bush warbler, a Japanese great tit, the brown-eared bulbul are regular customers too.

Chelsea floral cake

May 22
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Every day until May 30, 2015
Peter Jones has created a special floral cake, Welsh honey and English lavender cake with a rose water cream. The cake is available in both our eateries, the brasserie on the 2nd floor and top floor restaurant on the 6th floor.

Nagakute FlowerFringe

May 22 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Colourful flowers were planted in a long flower bed 70m in length.  The former moribund Boxwood hedge in front of the office facade was replaced with lively purple Anemone, Stock, refreshing looking variegated Liriope, and Celeries.  These are to be replanted seasonally and we hope to celebrate the harvest of the Celeries in autumn, as well as the next replanting event to follow.

Piet Oudolf’s gardens: photo exhibition

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Accompanied by the first Italian publication, the photo exhibition tells the audience about Piet Oudolf’s gardens linked to the artistic world and the botanical innovation, through an interesting image selection illustrating the designer’s nursery-garden located in his farmhouse in Hummelo (The Netherlands) and several of his most renowned gardens around the world.

“Tiny Vegetable Garden in Bags”

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
This community vegetable garden is in the uptown city Nagakute Japan, in an area which is  being developed now. We will make the garden where various people can interact through growing vegetables and flowers.

Giardino Garzoni Flower Show – Primavera/Spring 2015

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Every day until June 2, 2015
Fiore, colore, teatro sono le parole chiave del Giardino Garzoni Flower Show-Primavera 2015. Prima iniziativa assoluto del suo genere in questo secolare giardino – monumento nazionale, noto fin dal XVII secolo per il suo peculiare disegno e i giochi d’acqua -, si caratterizza per la policromia che i fiori aggiungono agli schemi geometrici creati da sempreverdi, rocce e architetture. L’uso delle fioriture per colorire e variare stagionalmente l’aspetto del giardino è stato ricostruito grazie anche alla documentazione storica molto dettagliata,…

Shed Chic

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour explores the connection between design and horticulture with the ultimate garden shed, specially commissioned for the Chelsea Fringe. With vibrant on-trend patchwork, trailing flowers and leaves made from the latest fabrics and wallpapers, the fun pop-up showcases brilliant colourways from some of the most important names in the industry. Engaging and upbeat, visitors can delight in a new take on all things ‘shed chic’ and are encouraged to discover the latest products inspired by the great…

Sonya Patel Ellis / The Story Within

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Monday-Saturday, 9.30pm to 5.30pm; Thursday until 8.30pm; launch 4th June 6.30-8.30pm
Join artist, writer and editor Sonya Patel Ellis for the official opening of the Forest Gate leg of her exhibition The Story Within, winner of the Rosetta Art Centre’s RELAY Platform competition 2015. Artworks, previously exhibited as The Earth Laughs in Flowers in local cafe CoffeE7 April 2014, include a Herbarium Wall of pressed flower specimens grown in Ellis’ garden over the course of a year; a tribute to the Upper Cut Club – a former E7 hub – where Jimi Hendrix penned the…

Wallflowers : an exhibition of floral art

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until May 24, 2015
Photograph: Liz Ware Wallflowers is the first exhibition of floral art for Chelsea Fringe Henley. It is a celebration of the enduring beauty of flowers in varied representations and artistic mediums. Each piece is the work of an artist with links to the Henley area; some have exhibited widely, others have not. We invite you to join us for an Open View on Monday 18th May, between 7pm and 9pm, at the Old Fire Station Gallery in Market Square or between…

postcard gardens

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
postcard gardens is an exhibition of artists’ postcards and exploratory text, curated around the theme of gardens. Taken from postcardwall’s ‘year of the postcard’ collection of 365 postcards, each card has been chosen for its artwork’s relationship to all things green, delving into artists’ longstanding exploration of landscape and nature for Chelsea Fringe. The postcards come from a range of established institutions to relatively unknown artists or galleries, so make an intriguing display of miniature artworks from across time, each…

Victorian House Garden

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until May 25, 2015
Since his retirement ten years ago, Grenville Johnson has put gardening at the heart of his community and not only revived a neighbourhood but, with the help of the Kensington Road Resident’s Association, created a lasting legacy. Five-time winners of the RHS It’s your Neighbourhood competition, the street are now working with Bristol University to introduce bee-friendly zones in the neighbourhood. Grenville’s own back garden – complete with a temple folly and moss-covered grotto has attracted a lot of admiration…

‘Matrioska’ di Fadalti_Sirtori_Romano

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until May 23, 2015
‘Matrioska’ di Francesca Fadalti, Simone Sirtori e Daniela Romano Tre Matrioske a rappresentare tre grandi botaniche del passato, straordinari profili di donne appassionate di piante, viaggiatrici, progettiste di giardini. Uno scabio tra natura e donne che ha creato una eredità importante per tutti noi. Flowered umbrellas protect small Matrioska dolls. Nature becomes protection and shelter, the Matrioska dolls represent botanic women of the past, courageous travellers and passionate about plants. An exchange between nature and women who created an important legacy for all of us. And see Facebook for more

‘Orto Storto’ di Sergio Cumitini – Maria Rubino

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until May 23, 2015
Gruppo di lavoro composto dall’agronomo  Maria  Rubino curatrice del Giardino di Boccatorta in provincia di Grosseto ed educatrice in corsi di educazione ambientale e di giardinaggio per bambini, perito agrario Sergio Cumitini curatore di giardini urbani, horticulturist impegnato in progetti di acclimatazione in Gran Bretagna di piante mediterranee. Concept su come realizzare un kitchen garden impiegando piante edibili ed ornamentali. Lo schema pone l’accento sul come un kitchen garden rappresenti uno spazio multidisciplinare ed al contempo conviviale. The team on…

‘Flora Italica’ di LandAlab e Flora Conservation

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until May 23, 2015
L’evoluzione delle piante in tre stadi della loro vita: dal laboratorio, al vivaio e infine alla maturità, rappresentata in un ecosistema bilanciato e apparentemente spontaneo. The installation aims to underline the importance of science and research, and the effort needed to preserve local flora, showing variety and interest of our forgotten and endangered heritage. A series of tables, will allow the visitor to follow simultaneously the evolution of plants in three stages of their life: from the laboratory, to the…

A Celebration of the ROSE

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Every day until May 23, 2015
Neill Strain Floral Couture, one of London’s leading florists, is celebrating the ROSE with an extraordinary display of old, new and rare varieties, some of which have never been seen in the U.K.   At the Belgravia store, The Flower Lounge, discover the history of the Rose and many of its secrets.  Learn the techniques of the breeders who continue to create new varieties, more beautiful and unusual than ever before and enjoy Neill’s theatrical floral designs showcasing his magnificent…

Social Therapeutic Horticulture in Practice

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 24, 2015
Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This therapy is known as social and therapeutic horticulture – the process of working with plants to improve physical and psychological health, and communication and thinking skills. At 12.30 on the weekdays of the event we will be holding a talk on the latest developments in social and horticultural therapy and the ways in…

FREE Exhibition: Garden State

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Coinciding with this year’s Chelsea Flower Show and London Festival of Architecture, The Mosaic Rooms are pleased to present a free photography exhibition Garden State by Corinne Silva. Offering an unexpected view on gardening, the show comprises photographic and sound installations exploring Israel’s suburban gardens, parks and public places. Silva encourages visitors to view gardening not simply as the act of nurturing a plot of land, but as something potentially far more sinister: a tool used in aggressive state expansion, territory marking and occupation. Throughout history, occupying…

A Festival of ‘Bees, Butterflies and Blooms’ at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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A Festival of ‘Bees, Butterflies and Blooms’ on 16 & 17 May, launches four weekends of activities celebrating herbs, flowers and gardening in the heart of the city. Dalston Flower Show for Children  – Saturday 23 & Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 May The annual ‘Dalston Flower Show for Children’ is back for our three week Chelsea Fringe programme.  It starts with a special afternoon of activities on Saturday, followed by four afternoons for half-term. Remember, we don’t take bookings…

Hugo Bugg Garden Parties

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 5, 2015
This Chelsea Fringe, Vauxhall is celebrating becoming home to the Chelsea Gold winning garden by Hugo Bugg. In 2014 Hugo became the youngest ever winner of the Chelsea gold medal for his incredible waterscape garden which cleverly reuses rainwater to reduce the risk of flooding. Not only is this garden clever but it is also beautiful, and will now become the star attraction of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Vauxhall One Business Improvement District as part of Chelsea Fringe festival 2015…

Floral Afternoon Tea at The Athenaeum

May 22 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
From 16 May to 7 June 2015, join us for a very special Floral Afternoon Tea with orange blossom scones, delicate rose scented macaroons and strawberry tartlets with lavender jam to name but a few of the delicacies on offer.  Available daily at 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm.

Espacio Gallery ‘GERMINATION’

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sunday 31st finishes at 5pm
159 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG    May 19th-31st 2015   1-7pm daily.  (May 31st finishes at 5pm) ‘All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today…..’   Paintings, original prints, drawings, sculpture & assemblages. Espacio’s 3rd Fringe exhibition showing 18 artists’ diverse and exciting interpretations of the natural world.

La Terra ed i suoi frutti

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every day until May 28, 2015
Può un giardino entrare in una Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea ed una Galleria d’Arte trasformarsi in giardino?
 Gadarte, Associazione Culturale no profit che dal 1956 è presente sul territorio fiorentino, pensa di si. Sabato 16 maggio alle ore 5 p.m. inaugurerà la mostra
“La terra ed i suoi frutti”, aperta fino al 28 maggio ad ingresso libero. Trentadue artisti condivideranno con i visitatori, la loro visione 
della natura, dei giardini, del lavoro e l’amore ed il rispetto
che hanno per la Terra ed…

Bees visit the museum too

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Friday until June 5, 2015
Did you know that the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+ MSUM) also maintains a museum garden? We use it to grow buckwheat to attract the bees. Just like our artists use their art to raise awareness about environmental, biological and social issues, we use our museum garden to call for a more harmonic coexistence of man and nature. On this visit, we will read some stories about bees in our environment, and then create some special works of art…

Sow, slackline, smile

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Climbing Centre Ljubljana invites free spirits of all generations to join us in rejuvenating our lawn, after which we will take a break on the slackline, climb a route or two and relax over home-made raspberry syrup. To make the grass grow better, all our good thoughts, mantras, wishes and ideas will be drawn on postcards that will be put on a permanent display for passers-by to enjoy.

Bat Walk

May 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Learn about these fascinating creatures of the night sky. Ken, Cemetery Park Manager (and bat enthusiast!), will guide you through the park to look out for our furry friends. We supply bat detectors to help you identify the species that are swooping around 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.

The Sunshine Trail – Bringing Sunflowers to Lee and Hither Green

May 23
Come and join our sunshine trail of sunflowers in Lee and Hither Green – it’s free to take part in our community project to plant hundreds of sunflowers in our local area. Seeds and information leaflets will be distributed to schools and be available to pick up at local shops. Follow the instructions to germinate your sunflower seeds and then join us for Community Planting Days at Manor Park, Manor House Gardens and Lee Fair Shares in Leegate. More information…

Peas, Peace, Poetry and Plots

May 23
Peace, Peas, Poetry and Plots  –  Saturday 23rd May Visit one of the newest community kitchen gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for a day of poetry, printing and creativity inspired by the garden on a platform of Olympia Station. 10am: ‘Breakfast Poetry’ writing workshop with Sarah Salway. 12 noon – 4pm: Creative workshops for all, inspired by the words and atmosphere of the garden and maybe even the trains. Printing and poetry with multimedia artist Linda Landers…

Woven Willow Bee Workshop

May 23
Artist Sarah Jayne Edwards will help you to weave your own mini bee from sustainable willow.

Vegetables and plants – things to do in a garden

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Exhibition of rare plants; ancient fruits; heritage plants, not generally in cultivation now; an opportunity for seed exchange; craft exhibition; installations etc. set in a carefully restored private courtyard garden with a rich collection of aquatic plants. Mostra mercato di piante rare, frutti antichi, scambio semi, piante orticole scomparse, artigianato, mostre, installazioni, etc., allestita in un cortile-giardino privato caratterizzato da un attento restauro architettonico ed una ricca collezione di piante acquatiche. Facebook

Summer Shrub and Tree ID

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
We will explore the Cemetery Park, looking at a wide range of trees and shrubs and learning how to recognize them during summer. We will look at features such a leaves, fruit, flowers and bark which can be used to identify the more common species. Who should attend? This course will be suitable for those wishing to improve their tree identification skills, but anyone with an interest is welcome.

BEST of BOST – Dry Stone Wall Workshops

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 24, 2015
This is a rare opportunity in the heart of London. Come along and learn the ancient landscaping technique of dry stone walling, while helping to build a brand new public garden. Taught by expert John Holt of the London School of Dry Stone Walling, you will learn the basic principles of how to choose, shape and lay stones, working as a group to create unique raised-beds which will later be planted up. The workshops take place on the historic site of Crossbones Graveyard, which the Friends of…

Ukulele Farm

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every day until May 24, 2015
Why do not you come to play in the friendly ukulele farm? There is located in the Nagakute next to the Nagoya of Japan. And plowing the field, then after you’ve rested a little, and play ukulele. Why not come and have a cup of freshly-brewed coffee? Here is a strange ukulele farm canoe floating on the river of vegetables. 10:00 to 12:00 on May 23 and the 24th , why not come to the ukulele farm? Wandering cat Johnny riding a canoe is waiting for you. Free event music and coffee and enjoyable events farm experience Children will love it!

Squash Neighbourhood

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join the neighbours in the Savsko Naselje district to plant squash on the lawn in front of their Library of Things. We will start with a communal breakfast and end with a tea party. All gardening enthusiasts are welcome, no experience required. The coordinator of the near-by community garden will join us to share her experience and answer any gardening questions.

Bee Aware

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until June 6, 2015
A humourous angle to a serious problem.  How do we save our pollinators, especially the Bumble Bee?  All plants in this garden are bee friendly and hopefully will offer inspiration, if not a wry grin!

Oasis garden trail

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Saturday until June 6, 2015
Oasis is one of London’s longest-standing and best-loved examples of horticultural people power. Residents began transforming a patch of derelict land in 1973. Now there are three separate spaces enriching the lives of local children; an adventure playground, a go-kart track and the original nature garden, which plays host to our Stories of Stockwell Festival. Come and follow our garden trails, through this secret paradise amid the concrete. See how the pond and veg patch, woods and meadow have inspired…

Rosemary Shampoo Making

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat May 23, 11am-1pm Come and join us and learn how to make your very own shampoo from rosemary.  Without chemicals this shampoo cleans your hair and leaves you feeling great.  We’ll be going through the whole process and equipping you with the knowledge to make more at home.   You’ll also leave with a sample to take home to try out. We’re at the ‘Caravanserai’ in Canning Town, 100-116 Silvertown Way, E16 1EA

A Festival of ‘Bees, Butterflies and Blooms’ at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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See also half-term activities during the week
A Festival of ‘Bees, Butterflies and Blooms’ on 16 & 17 May, launches four weekends of activities celebrating herbs, flowers and gardening in the heart of the city. Dalston Flower Show for Children  – Saturday 23 & Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 May The annual ‘Dalston Flower Show for Children’ is back for our three week Chelsea Fringe programme.  It starts with a special afternoon of activities on Saturday, followed by four afternoons for half-term. Remember, we don’t take bookings…

#MyE20 – East Village (London 2012 former Athletes’ Village) 3D Herbal Graphics Planting Day!

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
All are welcome to join The Edible Bus Stop® team to help plant up a large 3D graphical display with luscious herbs at the East Village, London 2012 former Athletes’ Village. Kids and adults are very welcome to come and get stuck in with us and of course, no planting day is complete without complimentary tea and cake. Thanks to Get Living London, local café, Tina 1 (We Salute You) will serve refreshments and we will be giving away herbs in biodegradable pots to all that help us plant. The…

Babylon Plants and Flowers Open Day

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Babylon Plants wholesale nursery which is usually open to trade is opening to the public 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 by our very own flower fairies. We are a wholesale nursery supplying garden designers and landscapers, established since 1995…

Queen’s Park Wildlife Area Tea Party and Harrington Court Allotments

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On Saturday 23 May from 1–4PM you can see what the green fingered residents of Queen’s Park have been getting up to. Visit Harrington Court Allotments and come along to our very first Garden Tea Party in the Wildlife Area at Queen’s Park Gardens. While you have a cup of tea and a piece of cake you can learn about what we’ve been doing in our local Wildlife Area. Try your hand at helping out with a bit of weeding…

“Float a Lotus”

May 23 @ 1:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday until May 30, 2015
Pools – “Float a Lotus” The Concept Water is fundamental to existence. We are made of it; it flows through every aspect of our lives. Pools, in particular, are the subject of myth and fantasy, as we dream of Narcissus and echo or more sybaritically, simply plunging into personal pools of purifying, healing, cleansing water. This work is poised to exploit such associations and more. Specifically we want to explore the connection between the properties of water and consciousness.  The ‘Pools’ can then be seen as  ‘shallow crossings’, as…

The Making of a Modern Park

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The story of the post-war creation of Burgess Park, told by some of the prime instigators. Come and join in the conversation with Joyce Bellamy, Dave Sadler and Robert Hadfield. The chat will be illustrated with images, maps, brochures and newsletters showing the development of the park from its WWII bomb site beginnings through the multi-million pound 2010 make-over to the present day. There’ll be light refreshments from the on-site cafe. This is a free Friends of Burgess Park Heritage Event (donations gratefully received).…

Japanese knotweed – foe to friend

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Saturday until June 6, 2015
A team of sustainable designers, architects and permaculture practitioners invites to a series of community work campaigns. We will accrue Japanese knotweed, an invasive plant that is uncontrollably spreading to our doorstep. How can we prevent its growth and how can we put it to good use? We can make knotweed paper, knotweed dye and knotweed dishes. Bring along some tools, gloves and protective clothes. Registration is required – contact info@re-generacija.si

Let’s discover the Virgilian wood

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Every week on Saturday until May 23, 2015
From the holiday farm La Forestina, among oaks and nut trees, we sink into Riazzolo wood, the same kind of forest in Lombardy which inspired the poet Virgil. Through his “Bucolics”, we are going to discover the wood and the original landscape of our plain, surviving elements of the Sud-Milano agricultural park, thus entering the settings in which Virgil made his shepherds and all his characters live into. Niccolò Reverdini is leading the tour. Afterwards, a guided tour of Federica Galli’s exhibition of etchings and a…

Drawing nature

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday until May 23, 2015
The holiday farm La Forestina welcomes an interesting exhibition of etchings by Federica Galli, who used to love working en plein air and spending a lot of time in Riazzolo wood since the mid-70s. All the  etchings were realised by the artist’s graver while in the Bosco della Memoria (i.e. “Forest of Memory”), located in Cisliano, Milan. After the guided tour, a food tasting of La Forestina’s products, the holiday farm being part of the project DiNAMo (i.e. New rural…

Chelsea Fringe Midnight Apothecary

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every week on Saturday until June 6, 2015
We are back for Chelsea Fringe with campfire cocktails in the city! Join us each Saturday throughout the Fringe, that’s 16th, 23rd, 30th and 6th June (and Sunday 17 May for kids) in our secret rooftop garden above Brunel’s Thames Tunnel in Rotherhithe. Relax around a fire pit with giant flares. Imbibe exquisite botanical cocktails infused with herbs and flowers grown in the garden or foraged close by, by Lottie Muir, the Cocktail Gardener. Cuddle up to watch the sun…

Identification and preparation for a tasting dinner of native plants

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Identification of botanical plants that are found in the surrounding countryside, explanation of the processes of preparation and cooking and a final dinner of dishes prepared with wild plants, accompanied by ancient music. Riconoscimento botanico di erbe spontanee che si trovano nella campagna limitrofa, spiegazione dei procedimenti di preparazione e cottura e cena finale di piatti preparati con le piante spontanee accompagnata con musica antica Facebook

The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The irreverent poet Mark Fiddes reads from his Templar Pamphlet – available at The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre,  alongside fellow Templar Poets – Jane Weir, author of ‘Poppies’, Walking the Block and other pamphlets and collections and Chris James, author of England Underwater, The Fool and winner of numerous poetry awards including the National Poetry Competition. … a taste … the opening stanza from… The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre The butterflies get in for free, like the Queen, ex officio.…

Willow Suncatcher Workshop

May 24
Be inspired by the beauty of nature, weave a willow leaf suncatcher decorated with leaves, flowers and seeds.

The green and flowers that have been loved and nurtured by residents (TKY, Nagoya, Japan)

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
“Town-Kami-Yagoto (Nagoya)”, means the beautiful flowers and the green care, the volunteering by inhabitants and all together it is very powerful. This all began with some tulip bulbs being planted along the road in front of the housing complex, approximately 20 years ago. Various flowers have now come to bloom in profusion, over the whole site. It is as well loved  by the inhabitants as by the nearby junior high school students and Shiogama Shrine (easy delivery prayer) worshippers.  The…

Flower Project at Meijo Park “Flower Mountain” in Nagoya City, Japan

May 24 @ 9:00 am
6,300 Pansies, Violas and Sweet Alyssums flowers were planted on Sunday 30th November, 2014, by 165 citizens at the large flower bed called “Flower Mountain” in Meijo Park where Nagoya Castle is located. The Project was sponsored by UNY Group Holdings Co.,Ltd.. Visitors can walk in the “Flower Mountain” and enjoy the flowers closely. The project will be held again on Sunday 24th May, 2015, cooperated with many citizens and UNY Group Holdings Co.,Ltd. to change it to summer garden…

Grow your own salads

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
There is nothing better than the fresh crispy taste of home grown summer salads harvested just at the right time. If you would like to learn how to grow your own salads to eat this summer the come along to Vauxhall City Farm’s Grow your own Salads workshop. Price includes refreshments, plants to take home and grow and a resource pack to help you get growing.

‘Matrioska’ di Fadalti_Sirtori_Romano

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Every day until May 29, 2015
‘Matrioska’ di Francesca Fadalti, Simone Sirtori e Daniela Romano Tre Matrioske a rappresentare tre grandi botaniche del passato, straordinari profili di donne appassionate di piante, viaggiatrici, progettiste di giardini. Uno scabio tra natura e donne che ha creato una eredità importante per tutti noi. Flowered umbrellas protect small Matrioska dolls. Nature becomes protection and shelter, the Matrioska dolls represent botanic women of the past, courageous travellers and passionate about plants. An exchange between nature and women who created an important legacy for all of us. And see Facebook for more

‘Orto Storto’ di Patrizia Bezzi – Sergio Cumitini – Matteo Boccardo

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Every day until May 29, 2015
Concept su come realizzare un kitchen garden riutilizzando cassette in legno impiegando piante edibili ed ornamentali. Four (almost) square beds using recycled wooden boxes (previously used to sell fruit) filled with ornamental and edible plants. Facebook

A Tuscan Green Living Taste Itinerary

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A stroll through the green homeland of Leonardo da Vinci  There’s definitely a small piece of his tiny homeland within the great beauty and brilliance of Leonardo’s creations. Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo, is a little village surrounded by the Tuscan olive groves which is still close to its ancient, almost subtle, rhythms and traditions. Taking a stroll along the evocative pathways of the Montalbano hills and having an organic picnic under the olive trees is a truly, wonderful experience.…

Floating Seeds Picnic

May 24 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ENG Farmers food from the Associazione Produttori del Pratomagno contributes to support the art and the culture of the city of Florence. Sitting among the olive groves, while enjoying the outdoor lunch,  each participant will get to know and vote for their favourite green and folk projects previously selected through a dedicated open call (details on la festina blogspot). To book your meal write to la.festina@gmail.com ITA Floating Seeds: il pic nic di foodraising di Festina Lente in cui il…

Grow your own herbal teas

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Herbal teas are renowned for their beneficial properties and nothing is more rewarding than picking the leaves from your very own garden and infusing them for the freshest tasting tea. Come along to Vauxhall City Farm’s Grow your own herbal tea workshop and learn what delicious every day plants you can grow very easily to create some delicious healthy teas. Price includes refreshments, herbal tea tasting, plants to grow at home and a resource pack.

Matiteverdi meets children for a green experience

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
E’ un incontro con i bambini delle elementari per la realizzazione di aiuole pubbliche a bassa manutenzione in accordo con l’Amministrazione comunale Matiteverdi meets children from a primary school in a rural town to create with them a small public green area with plants and flowers which need low maintenance. Facebook

‘Taking a Turn': public talks – mental health history of hospital gardens

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday until May 24, 2015
‘Taking a Turn’ – two public talks are being held by the ‘Taking a Turn': mental health history of hospital gardens team.  Three specialists will present research into the themes of mental health hospital gardens over time, mental health patient experiences of the outdoors, and the design of the garden installation for the Chelsea Fringe.  Speakers are: Dr Clare Hickman, landscape historian at Kings College London Steph Eastoe, social historian doctorate researcher at Birkbeck College London Rebecca Smith, independent gardening…

The old villa outside the city as a synthesis of caring for the Po valley

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presentation of the old country houses between ‘500 and ‘700 AD as an outpost of sustainability “before its time” and care of the land in the provinces of Brescia and Cremona, with the presentation of an unusual parallel with the focus on the recovery of rural buildings and contemporary design of  green landscapes to become sustainable and productive again. Presentazione della villa di campagna dal ‘500 al ‘700 come avanposto di sostenibilità “ante litteram” e cura del territorio nelle province di…

‘Flora Italica’ di LandAlab e Flora Conservation

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Every day until May 29, 2015
L’evoluzione delle piante in tre stadi della loro vita: dal laboratorio, al vivaio e infine alla maturità, rappresentata in un ecosistema bilanciato e apparentemente spontaneo. The installation aims to underline the importance of science and research, and the effort needed to preserve local flora, showing variety and interest of our forgotten and endangered heritage. A series of tables, will allow the visitor to follow simultaneously the evolution of plants in three stages of their life: from the laboratory, to the…

Artwork Inspired by the Garden

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until May 26, 2015
The Bristol 2015 lab space will be full of floral inspiration to help you create your own works of art. Jess Hinsley is a children’s illustrator, with a passion for drawing, painting, cutting-and-sticking and generally making! She loves using a combination of watercolour, colouring pencils and imagination to bring her illustrations to life. Join Jess for a fun filled workshop and have a go yourself.

Forest pathway picnic

May 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
We welcome everyone who has a desire to play forest games and to help in the playground equipment restoration. In the meantime we’ll chat about alternative ways of urban gardening and green roofs as sustainable design possibilities.

Knit a community

May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Instead of donating money, we will get together and donate our time during which we will knit and crochet various items that will then be donated to the Ljubljana Safe House. We will also crochet a Granny blanket which we will sell at a public auction and use the proceeds to organize a summer festival for children. Everyone is welcome, no experience needed, we will teach and learn from each other. Equipment and yarn will be provided.

Special Almshouse Tours

May 26
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20 and 26 May; 3 and 6 June
The restored almshouse has been taken back to its original condition, offering a glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. During the Chelsea Fringe Festival our almshouse tours will include an introduction to the gardens: 20 and 26 May, 3 and 6 June at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm Adults £3, Friends, disabled visitors and children under 16 free. Places are limited: first-come, first-served

Give Me Shelter: Half Term Activities

May 26
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10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm
Explore different types of shelters in the past and present day, including garden homes in celebration of Chelsea Fringe. Make nest hats, Victorian paper dolls, animal homes and more. Activities are suitable for 2-16 year olds. 10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm Activities are free, workshop places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before activities take place. All children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult  

Flower Up Imaizumi / Yantya Play Spot

May 26 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Inspired by the adventures of  ♪ Tom Sawyer we re-create the rambunctious scene on the occasion of his grandson’s 6th birthday party, ··· ♪ with very great wishes for  healthy, vigorous  growth

Creating a friendly library garden

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until June 6, 2015
Gardens can be friendly to people, plants, wildlife but also to ideas and creativity. Come, during library opening hours, to see displays of what local schoolchildren consider ‘makes a library friendly’, as part of a City Council funded collaboration between Friends of Rock Road Library, social enterprise Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination, Morley Memorial Primary School, and County Council Library Services. Their ideas will inspire Debbie Hall, a willow artist, and Papworth OWL students and staff to create ‘friendly’ willow structures…

Launch of plant eco-benches in London and Jerusalem

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until June 4, 2015
Built out of recycled materials, the bench’s growing section contains plants raised from seeds supplied by the Botanical Gardens in Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to learn from experts how to build and adapt the bench to your own gardening needs and enjoy a question-and-answer session alongside afternoon tea in NW London.   If you can’t join us for the launch on 26 May between 1.00 and 3.00pm, you can see the bench between 10.00am-1.00pm  on 27 & 28 May and…

Grow Bristol at Engine Shed

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 27, 2015
Grow Bristol is a new urban farming enterprise developing and demonstrating innovative and sustainable ways of growing food in the city for the benefit of all its inhabitants and the wider world. We are creating a new kind of market gardening by bringing together techniques of vertical farming, controlled-environment agriculture and aquaponics to realise integrated vegetable and fish production in the urban environment. As part of the Urban Food Growing Trail, a Bristol Green Capital 2015 project lead by Incredible…

Polyculture Meets Multiculture

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Students of Translation will organize games in the park behind the faculty building that will test your knowledge of gardening terminology, vegetable, flowers and birds in English, German, French and Italian. There will be prizes for best players. Apart from a rich vocabulary, bring along a home-made dessert if you can.

Pick up a Stitch at the Inner Temple Garden

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week on Tuesday until June 7, 2015
Pick up a Stitch at the award winning Inner Temple Garden involves Tuesday evening pop-up knitting clubs and garden open day on Sunday 7th June. Our project celebrates the abundance of vibrant colour in the garden by collaborating with our visitors in a pop-up knitting club to create colourful woollen decorations for our trees and statutes; everything from pom-poms to knitted cosies. This will be family friendly fun open to all ages and abilities with experts on hand to teach…

Horticultural Village

May 27
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Every day until May 30, 2015
A new ‘horticultural village’ at the 152nd Royal Bath & West Show will include ‘pop-up’ gardens, interactive fruit & veg workshops for children plus a race against the clock in the Instant Garden Challenge where competing teams build a garden from scratch. Willow activities, floral art and competition entries for a quirky shopping trolley challenge are not to be missed. Tickets can be purchased now at the saver rate of £17.00 for adult and 2 children. The ticket price will increase as…

The Magic Beanstalk Bike

May 27
On Wednesday 27th May keep a look out in the centre of Cambridge for Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s Community Gardening Cargo Bike, which (for Chelsea Fringe) is being transformed into ‘The Magic Beanstalk Bike’ and accompanied by Jack, his mother, the farmer and hopefully the cow (if we haven’t swapped her for some beans by the time you find us). Stop and say hello, get some bean growing advice from Jack and his supporting cast of beanstalk characters, and collect…

Bee Wheelin’ Garden

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
To complement the urban bee foraging garden in its wheel-shaped planter, which the Bristol Bike Project created last year in collaboration with partners River of Flowers, the Bristol Bike Project is hosting a free two-day workshop (27th and 30th May) to create a mobile, multifunctional and practical ‘green’ seating, eating and planting structure using reclaimed timber, spare bicycle parts and wild plants! The workshop, run by Tammy Crawford-Rolt, aims to connect with the community and draw people into the space…

‘Growing and Caring for Sweet Peas’ a Talk

May 27 @ 11:00 am
A talk by Philip Johnson – of Johnson’s Sweet Peas

Grow your own edible garden!

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until May 28, 2015
Vauxhall City Farm show you how to grow some tasty treats such as herbs, salads and edible flowers in even the smallest of space such as a windowsill or balcony. Learn what you can grow, how to look after it and plant some seeds to take home with you. Suitable for the whole family. Entry to the farm is free but suggested donations may apply to activities.

Bonsai Kai at Fenton House

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until June 6, 2015
Fenton House Garden plays host to an amazing collection of bonsai trees on loan from Bonsai Kai, Europe’s oldest bonsai club, and displayed in a unique way throughout our 300 year-old orchard. The rest of the walled garden is laid out over three levels, featuring formal walks, a sunken rose garden and a kitchen garden, and open Wednesday to Sunday 11am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm. Entry £2. Bonsai Kai’s experts will also be holding a Bonsai Day at Fenton on Sunday…

Seeds for cooks at Borough Market

May 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Borough Market’s gardener Veronica Perez Diaz and regular demonstration chef and allotmenteer, Celia Brooks host a special workshop in the Market Hall on planting and tending edible crops in an urban environment, with tips on transforming your harvest into delicious healthy dishes for all the family. Under Veronica’s expert guidance give your kitchen garden a kick start with a selection of free ethically produced herb and vegetable seeds to take home and plant up. Then, when Celia takes over in…

Draught: soil, water, garden, freedom

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Meet the artist and join a guided tour of her exhibit which belongs to a series of exhibits by young artists and fresh ideas. Polonca Lovšin has created a series of collages that depict the life of the nearby community garden Beyond Construction Site in contrast with the rich history of urban gardening in Ljubljana. Allotments have always been a more individual than communal affair and notoriously scarce. A collection of gardening items that evoke the connection between the gardener,…

CONFINE/33

May 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
BOUNDARY/33      Private garden opening    -hortus conclusus- A TINY private garden, hemmed in by the ancient walls at the edge of the historical Boboli garden, will unveil its secrets to visitors through an unusual journey beyond the borders. Four special guests will take the visitors through the discovery of this enclosed and hidden gem. They will investigate the meaning of BOUNDARY through their work that populate the green space challenging the perception. Pietro Capogrosso will feature his branchy oil paintings “Neither…

Spontanei coltivi. Tre conversazioni e un ossimoro tra libri e giardini

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until June 3, 2015
Sette autori di Maestri di Giardino alle prese con la sempre più sottile linea di confine fra il naturale e il coltivato, fra lo spontaneo e il giardino. E tre serate per parlarne alla Libreria Todo Modo di Firenze, per scoprire come questa esperienza ispiri e illumini la scrittura. Protagonisti delle conversazioni Elisa Tomat, Valerio Gallerati, Rita Paoli, Didier Berruyer, Giancarlo Marconi, Maria Laura Beretta e Antonio Perazzi. Ospite della prima serata, la ricercatrice del CNR Francesca Bretzel. Mercoledì 20…

Garden Scents Perfume-Making Workshop

May 27 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Explore and experiment with the fragrances of a summer garden in a workshop led by perfumer Sarah McCartney of 4160Tuesdays at her micro-perfumery in west London.  Sarah will talk about the materials, technique and everyone will create their own perfume to take home. This is a backyardlondon event where you can buy tickets or also at eventbrite here  

Foraging Walk with Forage London

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Come along for a wild food walk at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The walk will last about three hours, and will be led by the highly knowlegable John Rensten, of Forage London. We will explore the park, picking and eating various leaves, berries, flowers etc as we go along with lots of  new foods and drinks to try (made from different wild ingredients John has previously picked, cooked, fermented, pickled…). We will learn how to identifying plenty of edible plants…

Piet Oudolf’s gardens: lecture

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A lecture held by Claudia Zanfi and supported by some of Alberto Callari’s images and dedicated to one of the main contemporary landscape designers and planting designer of the renowned New York High Line and the original garden in Chicago Millenium Park. Piet Oudolf has had a fundamental influence on the renewal of the concept of the urban garden. As the promoter of the methods “New Perennial” and “New Wave Painting”, he introduced perennials and oat grass and played with a…

Power (tools) to women

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
More and more women use power tools and take on home repairs by themselves. At this workshop we will learn how to safely use stereotypically masculinepower tools (drill, saw, axe) to create with some garden furniture (stool, bench, chair). The workshop is designed for women. The number of participants is limited, registration is required – contact prostoroz@gmail.com.

Conversations at the farmhouse

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A cycle of lectures open to the public will be held in various farmhouses and will focus on themes such as landscape and agriculture, proposing deep analysis of specific topics and guided tours of flavours in order to understand the relationship  ‘cultivation/culture’ between high-quality food and landscape. “Milano città rurale” (i.e. “Milan, rural city”) is the first conference aiming at taking stock of the creation of new alliances between the city and the countryside.

The garden of you… and the wishing tree

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every week until June 4, 2015
An interactive piece of contemporary theatre. Nature and the garden offer brilliant metaphors for life and personal growth. The piece will explore the universal themes of change, growth and resilience through spoken word and movement. The audience will be taken on a journey through the Battersea Flower Station (a very long and magical site in the heart of London), meeting the inhabitants of the whimsical fantasy garden along the way. At the end of the journey they will be invited…

Patchwork Community Gardening Group – monthly gardening session

May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Patchwork Community Gardening Group meet every month for a gardening session to help transform and maintain abandoned patches of land across Bedminster, Bristol. Part of the Blooming Bedminster growing community festival, find out more When: Thursday 28 May, 6.30pm Where: To be confirmed, check Facebook for details Who: Patchwork Community Gardening Group Find out more: Search on Facebook for Patchwork Gardening Group

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery: A Green Thought

May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In association with the Chelsea Fringe Festival, the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery will host an evening of flower-themed poetry readings, against the backdrop of Anne Middleton’s solo exhibition of floral paintings. Featured poets will include Edward Barker, as well as a selection of Australian writers to celebrate the Australia and New Zealand Writers’ Festival.

Tutto sulle aromatiche! – All about Aromatic Herbs!

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 5, 2015
Mostra di Aromatiche provenienti da attività di agricoltura sociale in carcere: riconoscimento ed usi alimentari. presso la sede dell’Associazione Radici Quadrate, Piazzale Donatello 29, Firenze. 29 maggio 2015 dalle 10,00 alle 19,00 5 giugno 2015 dalle 10,00 alle 19,00 L’Associazione Radici Quadrate apre le porte per due intere giornate a tutti gli appassionati di piante! Presso il giardino dell’Associazione si svolgerà una mostra di piante aromatiche biologiche coltivate dai detenuti del Carcere Mario Gozzini di Firenze. Ogni ora gli amici…

Labirinto della Masone

May 29 @ 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Franco Maria Ricci’s Labyrinth, covering over 7 hectares of land in his estate in the countryside near Parma, was grown out with a variety of bamboo species, like phyllostachys aurea, phyllostachys bissetii, phyllostachys nigra, phyllostachys nigra ‘Boryana’ and many more. The complex of the labyrinth includes a cultural foundation occupying more than 5000 square metres, where Franco Maria Ricci’s art collection will exhibit (more than 500 pieces of art, dating from the XVIth to the XXth century) and a library…

Micropaesaggi _ Microlandscapes ed. by AIAPP – Associazione Italiana di Architettura del Paesaggio – sez. Sicilia

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Every day until June 3, 2015
Caltagirone (Catania) – May 29/June 3  2015  within the “Biennale of ceramics and architecture of landscape” The aim of the this event is the creation of temporary and permanent installations called “Micropaesaggi”, which focuses on the relationship between the city and the urban green. Installations have to be inspired by  the transformation of contemporary urban fabric, the development of public space and social changes. These temporary projects spread in to the city aspire to  create  a GREEN-NET,  involving the most…

Cross Pollination at the Fringe

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every day until June 2, 2015
We are three recent/current garden artists in residence based in Kent – Anne Kelly was artist in residence at Sussex Prairies Garden in 2014, Rosie MacCurrach was at Great Dixter garden in 2014 and Louise Pettifer is the current artist in residence at Sissinghurst Castle Garden. We are displaying our work in drawing, painting, printmaking and textiles at the Shed Studio and organising garden art and craft activities and demonstrations alongside the event.

portable orchard

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
An orchard on wheels!

the Garden of Disorientation Volume 2

May 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
the garden of disorientation is back ! An amaryllis explosion! A gloriously colourful celebration of the opening of Pop Brixton. Sponsored by Designers Guild.

Green East

May 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Green East (in collaboration with East London Gardening Society) Are you interested in the environment? Want to join in a collaborative discussion about sustainable methods? Come to Oxford House on 29th May 2015 at 17:00 hrs and participate in a discussion with Green East. Those that have the “green thumb” are invited to hear, speak, and learn about the various environmental projects that are taking place throughout East London. The discussion will be focused on the use of sustainable methods,…

Folk and Flowers

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for an evening of folk music to celebrate gardens, landscape and nature. We’ve brought together an ensemble of singers and musicians especially for this event, featuring John Waterworth, Lucy Baxandall and Wendy Lanchin. With special guests Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters & Lady Maisery) and Stuart Forester & Carol Anderson. For tickets see here and venue details see Oxford House

4 P’s in our Garden

May 30
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Every day until May 31, 2015
Garden Photography competition- winners weekend Poetry inspired by the garden & a poetry wishing tree Planting a Bag for Life as a doorstep herb garden People focussed walks and workshops More information about workshops, competitions, times and tickets  here on Facebook – Drum Castle and Garden

Plantastic Gardens

May 30
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Three themed gardens – Anatomy of a Flower, Sunseekers and Planting for Pollinators – will ‘pop up’ at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, South London at the end of May 2015. Designed by Head of Horticulture Wes Shaw and his team, the pop-ups will use bespoke planting to explore the themes of the Horniman’s indoor Plantastic exhibition. Anatomy of a Flower is a 3m-diameter floral picture, to be created from 3,150 bedding plants in a vibrant red,…

Admitting the Possibilities of Error beside the Cambridge Oak

May 30
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Every day until May 31, 2015
Artist, Kirsten Lavers creates meditative drawings that evoke many associations including tree rings and the process of evolution. With kind permission of Cambridge University Botanic Garden, she will spend two days drawing beside the iconic Cambridge Oak. Kirsten welcomes conversation and invites viewers to bring a pen or pencil with them for her to use  ~ what one colour would you use to draw a tree? The event is free but there is charge for visiting this wonderful garden which holds many…

Let’s put our hands in the earth

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Civica Scuola Arte & Messaggio of the Municipality of Milan, within the course “Green technician”, in collaboration with Dr. Agronomist Francesca Oggionni, school teacher, organised the planning of several flowerbeds in Milan city centre. All students of both years suggest experimental solutions concerning the arrangement of a few tree-lined parterres. The areas, pinpointed in agreement with the local authority, are ca. 20 square metre big and are going to be created on 30th May directly by the designers who will…

Flower Up Chihaya / Chihaya Flower Market

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Children transformed into a pastry chef in a flower market ♪ Nice and cute flower cake is ‘born’ one after another ♪ 4 year of fun events

‘Matrioska’ di Fadalti_Sirtori_Romano

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until June 3, 2015
‘Matrioska’ di Francesca Fadalti, Simone Sirtori e Daniela Romano Tre Matrioske a rappresentare tre grandi botaniche del passato, straordinari profili di donne appassionate di piante, viaggiatrici, progettiste di giardini. Uno scabio tra natura e donne che ha creato una eredità importante per tutti noi. Flowered umbrellas protect small Matrioska dolls. Nature becomes protection and shelter, the Matrioska dolls represent botanic women of the past, courageous travellers and passionate about plants. An exchange between nature and women who created an important legacy for all of us. And see Facebook for more

Felted birds and pods

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come and make a needlefelted bird or wet felted bird pod with textile artists Women of the Cloth. The pods are made using the wet felting technique, where you lay fleece around a resist and felt it by rubbing and rolling with soap and water. The birds are made by needlefelting, where you work the fibres together with a barbed needle to make a sculpted shape. Age 8+. Cost £5 for materials. Please book in advance by emailing info@slbi.org.uk

Wild Food Feast

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for a day of foraging at The Community Farm, in Somerset. During the morning we will explore the hedgerows and wild areas of the farm as well as the banks of Chew Valley Lake. You will forage your own tasty salad leaves and seeds, learning about what’s in season and good to eat right now.  Our chef will then show you how to transform your foraged ingredients into a delicious meal, cooked on site at the farm.  It doesn’t matter whether you have experience…

Bee Drawing workshop in Burgess Park

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Learn about the bumblebees in your park and garden in this one day drawing workshop. The workshop will cover topics such as; An introduction to common bumblebee species Observing common species in the gardens and experiment with rapid sketching An outline of bee anatomy and the opportunity to see bees under a microscope Learn about Bee behaviour on plants so bees look natural in your drawings Learn basic drawing techniques for drawing bees This workshop is suitable for anyone interested…

The Nine Elms Horticultural Spa and Apothecary Experience by Loop.pH

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday and Sunday until June 7, 2015
(30th May – 7th June, weekends, 12:00 – 8:00pm) A restorative public space with a temporary architectural structure that is part greenhouse and part pneumatic bubble. It reinvigorates and celebrates the Thames River Path, inviting people into an ephemeral and futuristic tea ceremony. Once inside your tea is served through clouds of fragrant medicinal fog consumed through breathing and absorbed into the skin. Hope to see you on the riverside – check the nine elms website soon for details of special events and…

Il cuore dei Boschetti | The garden in the heart

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lo spazio pubblico quando è vissuto e partecipato acquista un valore in più e un costo in meno per l’amministrazione. Se il cittadino è fatto partecipe di un luogo, ne avrà più cura e rispetto: questa è la prima forma di educazione civica e ambientale. In questo spirito l’associazione “andiamo ai boschetti”, vorrebbe collegarsi alla manifestazione europea Chelsea Fringe con una giornata dedicata ai Boschetti. In questa giornata, grazie alla collaborazione di numerose realtà legate al mondo del sociale e della cultura…

Aspire to inspire: local food growers

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
This event celebrates local food and sheds light on why it is important for our health and the environment, the possibilities for food production at home, and ways to connect local food producers and consumers as a business model as well as a philosophy. Programme: 10 inspirational speakers 6 good practices A premiere of a documentary on local food Local food exhibition Entry for all visitors is free, but due to limited space we would like you to  book in…

Bee Wheelin’ Garden

May 30 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
To complement the urban bee foraging garden in its wheel-shaped planter, which the Bristol Bike Project created last year in collaboration with partners River of Flowers, the Bristol Bike Project is hosting a free two-day workshop (27th and 30th May) to create a mobile, multifunctional and practical ‘green’ seating, eating and planting structure using reclaimed timber, spare bicycle parts and wild plants! The workshop, run by Tammy Crawford-Rolt, aims to connect with the community and draw people into the space…

Walk the Peckham Coal Line

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Peckham Coal Line – an initiative for an elevated urban park using high-level disused railway sidings to link Queens Road Peckham and Peckham Rye stations. Come and discover south London’s answer to the New York High Line at this exciting stage of its development. Map the 1km route, see the iconic views, uncover its history and contribute to this evolving grassroots project. The walk will start at the Bussey Building in Copeland Park – pedestrian entrance off Rye Lane…

Paper pot maker workshop

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
30 May, 11am – 1pm Come and make your own paper pot maker out of recycled wood, an essential for any gardener. A paper pot maker allows you to make your own small free pots out of newspaper, they reduce root disturbance as the pot is put straight into the soil. You can buy them online, they cost £15 or you could come and make one for £2.50. We’ll also be using some ready made potters to make some pots…

Copeland PARK

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
COPELAND PARK is an industrial estate turned creative quarter. As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival it will transform into a recreational park, in which its occupants will spill outside and invite you to use their space for your leisure…

International cultures and cuisines of The Calthorpe Project

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for a global garden party with a local feel to celebrate the diverse cultural backgrounds of the people who enjoy The Calthorpe Project. There will be delicious food and drinks from all over the world, along with international music and activities for all ages!

Horticultural Hackney Walk

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Explore Hoxton’s horticultural past and present led by local historian Margaret Willes from the Hackney Society. Follow in the footsteps of gardeners and nurserymen to trace the horticultural history of Shoreditch and Hoxton from the Tudor period to the present. The tour is free but places must be booked in advance, please visit here, or e-mail bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk  

the Garden of Disorientation Volume 2

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An amaryllis explosion! A gloriously colourful celebration of the opening of Pop Brixton. Sponsored by Designers Guild.

Flowers and Fairy

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Blooming flowers and trees in nature, flowers in parks and gardens, they provide us with calm feelings when we just look at them. But from a different viewpoint, we can find a new level of the beauty and charm of flowers and nature. Young children imagine a fairy or personify flowers and play in their own world. I pretend to be like a little girl and make fairy art, then capture photos to keep the views of my fairy alive.…

Nagoya Environment University:Eco-seminar “Hirahira-nihon”

May 30 @ 2:00 pm
Nagoya Environment University:”Hirahira-nihon” is a supporting event of the 32nd National Urban greening Aichi Fair that takes place in Autumn 2015, spreading ideas from the Chelsea Fringe. We are also participating in the real Chelsea Fringe, together with London and the World.  “Hirahira-nihon”  will experiment with many urban greening events. Event Location “Flarie” is, at Midtown of Nagoya, many volunteers have been active in the maintenance of the flowers and greenery.

L’Orto di Olmo Passeggiata, piante e letture in un angolo della campagna toscana – Olmo’s Garden Walk, plants and readings in a corner of Tuscan countryside

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
L’Orto di Olmo è un piccolo e quasi  introvabile giardino nelle colline a sud di Firenze, presso Scandicci. Solo guidati dal suo appassionato curatore, Alessandro Vergari, riuscirete ad arrivarci con una breve passeggiata a piedi, tra letture prese dal suo libro “Con le mani nella terra”, pubblicato da Terre di Mezzo, riconoscimenti di piante e una visita delle semplici curiosità di questo particolare orto.  Il ritrovo della passeggiata è alle 15.00 in Piazzale Kennedy a Scandicci, raggiungibile facilmente anche con…

The man who planted trees

May 30 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
A parable about the relationship man-nature, an exemplary story telling how “men could be as effective as God in domains other than destruction” (J.G.) “The man who planted trees” is a play by Plantago Associazione Culturale, who, through their theatrical point of view, follow Giono’s short story: notes of a journey across the Lower Alps in Provence; the meeting with Elzèard Bouffier; the story of his life between two world wars, up until his death. It actually becomes an oral speech, an…

Food for free

May 31
A great opportunity to join wild foodie enthusiast and multi award winning conservation educator Steve England at the historic Stoke Park estate in Bristol. On this event Steve will be taking us around the estate looking at different habitats collecting edible wild plants. Steve will also show you the cunning but poisonous plants that live amongst the edibles, we will then go to the woodland campsite and make a tasty salad treat from what we have collected whilst sat around…

Passeggiata nel Parco del Serio – Botanic garden opening – walking and watching

May 31
La giornata (9.00-12.00, 14.00-18.00), organizzata dal Parco del Serio, prevede la visita al giardino dei frutti dimenticati e alla parte più naturalistica dell’Orto, in cui sono ricreati diversi ecosistemi degli ambienti planiziali. L’osservazione di flora e fauna sarà il filo conduttore, per comprendere quanto la diversità floro-faunistica e ambientale possa essere preziosa. La visita sarà allietata da frittatine preparate con erbe spontanee. E’ prevista nel pomeriggio, dalle 15 alle 17 una passeggiata, guidata dall’arch. paesaggista Alessandro Carelli, nella campagna limitrofa,…

forest

May 31
At Forest, we exploit the ground of Aichi University of the Arts to engage in various activities. For example, we invite people from neighborhood communities to grow vegetables with natural farming method and cook and taste the harvest together. We also organize observations of rare flora and fauna, workshops to experience nature, art and performance events utilizing natural plants, etc.

Walking Tour: 10 Years of Guerrilla Gardening

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Take a journey through time and space on the floral battle ground that are the streets around Elephant and Castle. It’s been a decade since Richard Reynolds started tending neglected patches of land round here. While some now bloom as local landmarks, others have eventually been flattened by the relentless onslaught of comprehensive redevelopment in one of London’s most dramatically transforming inner city districts. You’ll learn how the gardens came to be and along the way hear tales of opportunities and obstacles,…

Walk On The Wild Side at Gunnersbury

May 31 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Celebrate our wildlife and natural environment with a fun, family-friendly and free day out! A great chance to explore West London’s ‘hidden gem’ and see Gunnersbury Park in a new light… Activities include: performances, live music and workshops from Morris troupe The Belles of London City, create an installation for our Nature Trail with local arts group A.P.P.L.E and nature-themed storytelling from our resident Green Man! All free – no advance booking. All activities will take place on the lawn…

Babylon Plants and Flowers Open Day with Floral Installation inspired by Matisse

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Babylon Plants wholesale nursery which is usually open to trade is opening to the public 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 by are very own flower fairies. We are a wholesale nursery supplying garden designers and landscapers which was established…

Crops in Pots

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Love to garden and grow your own food but haven’t got much space? Then come along to our adult workshop, Crops in Pots and let us show you how much tasty food you can grow in even a small space. Price includes sandwiches on arrival, refreshments during the course, plants to take and grow at home and a resource pack to help you look after your home grown food.

Foraging Walk

May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Take a wild food walk through Gillespie Park Nature Reserve with John Rensten; the Urban Forager, spotting edible and medicinal species on the way. The walk is suitable for adults and older children. To book phone 020 7527 4374 or email ecologycentre@islington.gov.uk. Priority will be given to those who book. In the event of over subscription we may divide the event into two hour-long walks.

Urban Wild Plant Safari: Bankside

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Take an informative ramble through the backstreets and narrow ways of Bankside, SE1 and along the South Embankment in the River of Flowers Central London, in search of overlooked and neglected urban herbs, which hide in plain sight.  You can find a hayfever remedy, a plant to stop the flow of a bleeding cut and one that even lowers blood pressure! Learn how to identify these with medical herbalist Marcos Patchett, who practices at Neals Yard, Covent Garden and Middlesex…

Bicycle ride among trees

May 31 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Learning how to recognize tree species is one of the ways to increase citizens’ attachment to the green heritage of their own city. The project consists in a bicycle ride through Milan streets and parks aimed at identifying Milan “important” trees. During the whole festival, several big trees will be equipped with temporary labels provided with QR codes, connected to botanical identification cards. The rides starts behind the Duomo, Via dell’Arcivescovado, and ends in Piazza Repubblica. When in Giardini pubblici “Indro…

Photography in the Garden: Quick Start Guide

May 31 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
This short, informal course is aimed at anyone who desires to take better pictures by gaining a clear understanding of some of the core concepts of photography. Perhaps you recently bought a ‘proper’ camera and would like to get beyond the point and shoot mode. Maybe you enjoy photographing a particular subject matter but aren’t sure what type of lens is best. If you’d like to know your f-stop from your ISO, or your focal length from your focus point,…

Plant Cemetery

June 1
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Alys Fowler writes: “We at the Idler Academy propose a make a temporary cemetery for all our lost loves, for our regrets and deepest sorrows, for the houseplants we tried to love but failed. “We have all loved a houseplant at some point. Some of these relationships have been long and fulfilling, across generations even, some have been short flings, some we tried to make last, but failed, and some we wished had ended sooner. “We want to give a…

Pickup Pollinators

June 1
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Pickup Pollinators is an up-cycled Mitsubishi pickup truck planted up with edible plants that rely on bees and other pollinating insects. It will also be planted with flowering plants that encourage pollinating insects into gardens, towns and cities. We plan to demonstrate just how important pollinating insects are to our food security and what can easily be done to encourage these vital insects to thrive in our homes and public spaces. This installation will appear at several major events in Bristol and…

Back to the Stone Age | #kamenspoetike

June 1
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Books are always excellent companions, we say at Metina lista. Backpacking through the world with a book always firmly in our hands, we sift through verses, thoughts, essences of life in our loyal “bookpanions”. But every now and then we come across something that is so intensely and universally true that we feel the urge to write it down. To burn the text into our foreheads, to stop the world for a minute and declare silence until this ultimate truth…

Diverse plants, people and places

June 1
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Every day until June 5, 2015
Discover the diversity of the Eden Project and enjoy daily talks or tours from our acclaimed Horticultural team, as they give you a glimpse of life behind the Biomes. Take a closer look at the diverse plants, people and places that have shaped this once sterile clay mine into a vibrant global garden. Enjoy talks by celebrity gardeners Diarmuid Gavin (2nd June) and Christine Walkden (3rd June) as they visit Eden to share their gardening expertise. Experience the world’s Rainforests…

‘Flora Italica’ di LandAlab e Flora Conservation

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until June 6, 2015
L’evoluzione delle piante in tre stadi della loro vita: dal laboratorio, al vivaio e infine alla maturità, rappresentata in un ecosistema bilanciato e apparentemente spontaneo. The installation aims to underline the importance of science and research, and the effort needed to preserve local flora, showing variety and interest of our forgotten and endangered heritage. A series of tables, will allow the visitor to follow simultaneously the evolution of plants in three stages of their life: from the laboratory, to the…

‘Orto Storto’ di Patrizia Bezzi – Sergio Cumitini – Matteo Boccardo

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Concept su come realizzare un kitchen garden riutilizzando cassette in legno impiegando piante edibili ed ornamentali. Four (almost) square beds using recycled wooden boxes (previously used to sell fruit) filled with ornamental and edible plants. Facebook

Herb Garden under the Treetops

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until June 6, 2015
During the Chelsea Fringe Festival, the Library under the Treetops will be planting its very own herb garden in front of our new home, the Vodnik Manor House. We will use the herbs for teas to complement our reading sessions. Join us to enjoy the smell of mint and sage, leaf through a gardening manual, or just to enjoy the green oasis in the middle of the city.

Oh Beehive !

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Also 3 - 7 June - Closed on 2nd June
Oh Beehive ! Feel the buzz and make a bee line for Sussex Prairies this first week of June when we shall be celebrating our love of bees ! Pollenicious baby ! Austin Flowers will be creating a buzz in the largest beehive in Sussex and you can follow the bee trail of bee factoids to the Queen Honey Cake Tower   ! We shall also be joined by local beekeepers and a local blacksmith and green woodworker making bee related…

Bankside Urban Forest – greening the grey in the heart of London

June 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for a week of activities celebrating and exploring the work of Bankside Urban Forest, an innovative public realm strategy and partnership for improving the streets and public spaces in the heart of Bankside. Our week will start with a lunchtime gardening session for local employees where we’ll transform Hopton Street SE1 by pimping the pavements with an array of wildlife friendly plants.

Burgess Park gets a Fringe with London Wildlife Trust

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
During Chelsea Fringe, a series of walks and talks will focus on wildlife in the park, the industrial and social heritage of Burgess Park and the Surrey Canal, and the diverse Gardens of Burgess Park – from floral to food. On Tuesday June 2nd, London Wildlife Trust will guide a walk through the wildlife areas in the park, highlighting the diversity of park life and the importance of conservation. This evening walk is suitable for all ages. Discover who’s flying…

Southville Garden Club Talk

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This month’s talk will be led by Martin from ‘Go Foraging’ he will be giving an insight into free food and how much is available, provided you know what you are looking for and take care over what you eat. This meeting is open to all, non-members £3.50. Free to Southville Gardening Club members (membership is £25 per year). Part of the Blooming Bedminster growing community festival, find out more

Special Almshouse Tours

June 3
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20 and 26 May; 3 and 6 June
The restored almshouse has been taken back to its original condition, offering a glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. During the Chelsea Fringe Festival our almshouse tours will include an introduction to the gardens: 20 and 26 May, 3 and 6 June at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm Adults £3, Friends, disabled visitors and children under 16 free. Places are limited: first-come, first-served

Flower-Up Chihaya:Early Summer Gardening

June 3 @ 8:00 am
A comprehensive study of elementary school experience from learning to grow, planting flowers, to planting up flower beds along the national highway.  They have followed this study for 10 years.

Flower Up Toko / Kids Flower Gallery

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Children have to clean the school street, planting flowers. They have been brought up to take care every day ♪ Of 6, 7 and 8-year-old children –  this May marks 8 years volunteering  for the town with blooming flowers Flower-Up Toko  Toko Kids-Flower-Gallery 100 pupils involved

Talk on ‘Plants for Difficult Places’

June 3 @ 11:00 am
Talk by Quentin Stark, Head Gardener at www.holepark.com on ‘Plants for Difficult Places’.

Bankside Urban Forest – Seed Bomb making masterclass

June 3 @ 12:30 pm
Join us over a leisurely lunch at local cafe: The Bridge for a seed bomb making masterclass, led by Better Bankside’s Urban Gardener.  Seed bombs are fun to make, and when dispersed enable seeds to be sown in hard to reach places, bringing a bit of floral lovliness to neglected spaces. All materials will be provided, including native wildflower seeds.

Oh Beehive !

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Also 1st June - Closed on 2nd June
Oh Beehive ! Feel the buzz and make a bee line for Sussex Prairies this first week of June when we shall be celebrating our love of bees ! Pollenicious baby ! Austin Flowers will be creating a buzz in the largest beehive in Sussex and you can follow the bee trail of bee factoids to the Queen Honey Cake Tower   ! We shall also be joined by local beekeepers and a local blacksmith and green woodworker making bee related…

Il Labitintorto / The ‘Labirintorto’

June 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Un orto in forma di labirinto tutto da scoprire nell’oliveta più bella di Firenze! L’orto e’ concepito come un orto fiorito contemporaneo con graminacee e fioriture estive insieme a carciofi, classiche coltivazioni di ortaggi toscani come cavoli, zucchini, zucche insalate, agli, cipolle e pomodori. Il labirintorto di Villa Bardini, che ha scopi ornamentali, didattici, e pratici verrà aperto per la visita guidata gratuita che racconterà la sua storia attraverso un workshop dedicato e la proiezione di uno slide-show. Appuntamento giovedì…

Ljubljana Foodbank Garden

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
To have a regular supply of fresh herbs and to teach urban dwellers how to grow their own food and increase their self-reliance, the Ljubljana Foodbank, a charity that provides daily warm meals and food supplies from date-expired food and leftovers donated by supermarkets, has decided to build a pallet raised-bed garden. Join us to help us achieve this noble goal as well as to get some useful handicraft skills and learn how to up-cycle. After the workshop, we will…

Oasis outdoor cinema night

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Wednesday until June 3, 2015
Oasis is one of London’s longest-standing and best-loved examples of horticultural people power. Residents began transforming a patch of derelict land in 1973. Now there are three separate spaces enriching the lives of local children; an adventure playground, a go-kart track and the original nature garden, which plays host to our Stories of Stockwell Festival. In a rare evening opening, we are holding two outdoor cinema nights. Films will be confirmed closer to the date. This idyllic setting, of pond…

An Evening of Floral Couture and Cocktails

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Floral Circus invite you to an evening of alternative floristry. Jo Wise will create a fresh flower dress inspired by a Matisse painting. This piece of floral couture will be created using local flowers and foliage gathered from nearby gardens. There will also be a guest mixologist creating fresh flower cocktails. Floral Circus promises a few surprises along the way that will be sure to dazzle and delight. See Floral Circus for more

‘Matrioska’ di Fadalti_Sirtori_Romano

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
‘Matrioska’ di Francesca Fadalti, Simone Sirtori e Daniela Romano Tre Matrioske a rappresentare tre grandi botaniche del passato, straordinari profili di donne appassionate di piante, viaggiatrici, progettiste di giardini. Uno scabio tra natura e donne che ha creato una eredità importante per tutti noi. Flowered umbrellas protect small Matrioska dolls. Nature becomes protection and shelter, the Matrioska dolls represent botanic women of the past, courageous travellers and passionate about plants. An exchange between nature and women who created an important legacy for all of us. And see Facebook for more

Sonya Patel Ellis / The Story Within

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join artist, writer and editor Sonya Patel Ellis on 4 June 6.30pm to 8.30pm for the official opening of the Forest Gate leg of her exhibition The Story Within, winner of the Rosetta Art Centre’s RELAY Platform competition 2015. Artworks, previously exhibited as The Earth Laughs in Flowers in local cafe CoffeE7 April 2014, include a Herbarium Wall of pressed flower specimens grown in Ellis’ garden over the course of a year; a tribute to the Upper Cut Club – a former E7 hub…

The Night Shift

June 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Regular people by day, guerilla gardeners by night will pay an emergency visit to sad, neglected corners of our beautiful city in order to rescue their green potential. Join us and become a plant superhero! Home-distilled encouragement will be provided. The locations and planting instructions are top secret and will only be conveyed to people who register: zalavelkavrh@gmail.com.

Admitting the Possibilities of Error beside the tree that Horace Darwin planted

June 5
Artist, Kirsten Lavers creates meditative drawings that evoke many associations including tree rings and the process of evolution. With kind permission of Murray Edwards College, Kirsten will be drawing all day beside a Persian Ironwood tree which is believed to have been planted by Horace Darwin (Charles Darwin’s son) during the time that he lived at Orchard House on Huntingdon Rd, Cambridge (where Murray Edwards College is now situated). This wonderful garden holds many treasures and is well worth a visit. Kirsten welcomes…

Nurseries in Italy. Projects in the world

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
“Nurseries in Italy. Projects in the world. Quality public green areas thanks to Italian plants” is the title of the national conference which aims at appraising the strong contribution of Italian nurseries, in terms of planning and productive experience, in the creation of green areas in the main cities all over the world, thus contributing to the renewal of whole districts through landscape transformation plans making use of plants grown in Italy. Landscape designers’ needs and big nurseries’ offers will…

The Most Dangerous Garden For Cats And Dogs

June 5 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
To raise awareness of just how many everyday garden plants and flowers can be toxic to our beloved pets, insurer MORE TH>N is creating the world’s most dangerous garden for cats and dogs at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. The garden will contain all manner of plants and flowers from British gardens that could be toxic to our furry friends. For obvious reasons, there are strictly no pets allowed in the garden at any time! Only humans allowed!

Tripping the Light Plantastic: Dancing the Flowers

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Celebrate the flowers with ‘Poetry in Motion’ Nikki, Vahni the Poetry Fellow, Head Gardener Jo Cobb, and Jeremy ‘Dancing Goat’, who’ll be moving with the movements of poems along borders – or just chill out in the sun. No skill required. A spoken word and improvised dance free event in Murray Edwards Gardens. Free, but please sign up: svpc2@cam.ac.uk and come in through the Storeys Way back entrance – it’s Quiet Time for the poor students!

Cressingham Rain Gardens Opening Celebration

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Celebrate the completion of the Cressingham rain gardens – a community led project to construct the biggest rain garden in Lambeth, created in partnership with London Wildlife Trust. Learn what makes a rain garden different to a pond, see the journey of creating a rain garden and raise a cup of tea and slice of cake to this exciting project. Plus, make a seed bomb to liven up your own urban patch, help to sow wildflower seed between the rain gardens and…

FLOWER POWER: workshop about the creation of mixed borders

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival satellite Bergamo, Rosanna Castrini proposes a workshop dedicated to the creation of a mixed border with perennials in the beautiful terraced garden of Palazzo Moroni, in Bergamo – ITALY. The keywords that describe and characterize this project are: promotion, collaboration, education, sharing. Enhancement of architectonic and landscape existing resources; collaboration among the various professionals involved (because it would not be possible without the cooperation and enthusiasm among guests, coordinators, designers, manufacturers, gardeners); education…

Green Performance alle Murate

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come immergersi nella natura e nell’arte stimolati e condotti per mano da una inusuale mostra, da un workshop immersivo e da un abito giardino?  Elena Salvini Pierallini con l’esposizione BULBI TUNICATI propone la sua visione d’artista, esplorando il tema delle cipolle attraverso inusuali prospettive. Ines Romitti con il workshop POCKET GARDEN crea un’esperienza immersiva per realizzare un micro spazio in cui trasformare le proprie emozioni, idee e sentimenti. Manuela Mancioppi si inserirà con Giardino immaginario: un abito camaleontico (Creabito) ricoperto…

‘Taking a Turn': closing party – mental health history of hospital gardens

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We are holding a closing party and plant give-away from our garden installation on Friday 5th June 6-9pm at Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2EH.  Be ready to party and bring a plastic bag or two to take away plants after 8.30pm.

Vauxhall Gardens Remember’d

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Recital by Pawel Siwczak, harpsichord, of music by the most esteemed composers played at Vauxhall Gardens in the eighteenth century : Handel, Boyce, Arne, J.C.Bach, John Stanley and Joseph Haydn Tickets (including refreshments)  : From T.W.Cooper   02078340740 or  07910762286 or email tcunforcuth@googlemail.com

Get Growing Garden Trail

June 6
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Every day until June 7, 2015
The Get Growing Garden Trail returns for a 5th year with over 25 gardens to explore over the weekend of 6 & 7 June. The sites taking part range from pocket growing sites in parks, to expansively productive fields. From miniature orchards tucked behind shops, to historic gardens. From gardening projects which are focussed around social get-togethers to those focussed on social enterprise. Each community project has its own ways of working and its own ways for people to get…

Get Growing Garden Trail: St Werburghs City Farm

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
A green oasis in the heart of Bristol that connects people to food, the environment and the local community. Activities: Explore the Farm, meet the animals and explore our growing spaces with our discovery trail. Farm produce and plants for sale and delicious food featuring local produce available in the café.

Get Growing Garden Trail: Windmill Hill City Farm

June 6 @ 9:00 am - June 7 @ 4:00 pm
Experience farming in the heart of the city. Activities: All day Saturday – garden-based activities for families.

Get Growing Garden Trail: Bristol East Allotment Association

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Bell Hill Allotments  Garfield Rd, St George BS5 7LX 1–4pm Saturday & Sunday A small allotments site comprising 39 plots. The site is very wildlife-conscious, has an area set aside as a wildlife area, plus a large pond along with many small ponds on plots. There are a variety of crops grown by plot holders including fruit trees and unusual vegetable varieties. Hope Allotments Kingsway, St George BS5 8NS Enter via lane opposite Kingsway precinct. 10am–1pm Saturday Hope Allotment site…

dovefioriscelajacaranda III edition

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Where the Jacaranda Flowers for Chelsea Fringe In the wonderful setting of the garden of Villa Trinita’, one of the Great Italian Gardens, which opens its gates to visitors accompanied by artist/gardeners. Specialised nurseries show their collections, while garden furniture and other artefacts add colour. During the weekend the Swiss sculptor Jacques Basler will install his sculpture specially created for the new lily pond. opening times sat and sun from 9 a.m.to 8 p.m. Refreshments available  

Terrace – courtyard, playground, meeting point 2015

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Welcome to our third annual neighborhood day where we will show you the basics of urban beekeeping and demonstrate how to take care of the bees and extract the honey. We will also construct a community beehive. At the fair you will be able to buy local products from the nearby urban farmers. Local farmers will donate seeds and seedlings of bee-friendly plants, and invite you to plant them on your urban lawns, gardens and balconies.

Flower-Up Kego Flower Performance

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dance and flowers of collaboration ♪ ♪ will dance everyone in a circle ♪ Flower stage, African dance, Father’s Day,  Flower performance, Closing event

The SPAB’s Shadow Garden

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ Shadow Garden For the second year the SPAB’s courtyard garden will be taking part in the Chelsea Fringe. An oasis in bustling Spitalfields, our charming shaded courtyard will be open to visitors on Saturday 6 June. The SPAB headquarters at No 37 Spital Square was built in 1740, when the silk trade was at its peak. On the day you can learn more about the gardening ‘crazes’ of the 1740s, 1840s and…

Get Growing Garden Trail: Incredible Edible Bristol

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Access is available at all times to all Incredible Edible Bristol plots, but volunteers will be on site at the times listed. Incredible Edible Bristol invite you to come and harvest anything that’s ready for picking! Castle Park  Alongside cycle path between park and river, Castle Park BS1 5TA 2–5pm Saturday People will be able to talk about Incredible Edible and what’s going on and where, as well as how to get involved. Edible Fishponds Outside the Co-op on Straits…

Get Growing Garden Trail: Lawrence Weston Community Farm

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
We are particularly interested in combating social exclusion and providing a safe, supportive environment where people can flourish and contribute positively to their community. Volunteers get involved in all aspects of farm work, gardening, conservation, traditional woodland crafts, orchard work and more. The farm organises forest school courses, groups, willow weaving and other craft workshops, and many children’s events. See website for events, newsletter sign-up, membership information, and how to find us. Activities: Teas/coffees and cakes for sale · Farm produce…

Get Growing Garden Trail: St George Park Community Garden

June 6 @ 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…

Get Growing Garden Trail: Tyntesfield Walled Kitchen Garden

June 6 @ 10:00 am - June 7 @ 6:00 pm
Beautiful Victorian walled garden, with flower garden, glasshouses and restored Orangery. See a wide range of vegetables and fruit, including trained apple, peach, nectarine and fig trees. See 21st century sustainability on a Victorian estate. Activities: Guided tours available of the garden and glass houses. Variety of produce on sale. Free entry for one with Get Growing Garden Trail programme and for National Trust members. Admission charge: Adults £9.45, children £4.75

Get Growing Garden Trail: University of Bristol Botanic Garden

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
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. Plants for sale. Admission charge: Adults £4.50. Free to Friends, University staff & students, & children under 1

Get Growing Garden Trail: Woodcroft Community Orchard

June 6 @ 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: Free workshop on fruit tree care with orchard expert ‘the Apple Doctor’ who has over 40 years of experience. We will be discussing our wildflower experiments and giving away seeds to visitors. We’ll also be…

Get Growing Garden Trail: The Golden Hill Community Garden

June 6 @ 10:00 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: Cakes and plants for sale. Tours, chats, and pond dipping. Plus a chance to get your hands…

Urban beekeeping open day

June 6 @ 10:00 am
At a demonstration of urban beekeeping you can learn all about urban beekeeping and honey pouring. You will also be able to taste the honey produced on the community garden “Onkraj gradbišča” (Beyond the construction site).
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