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Il filo sottile

Thu 24 May
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Orto Botanico di Catania Via Etnea 397,
Catania, Sicily, 95125 Italy
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The artist Antonio Labruna  designed this installation for the Botanical Garden of Catania. The sculptures: "The swans in love", "The black swan" and "The white heron" seem in perfect symbiosis with the plants and the vegetation of the garden. All of them are made with intertwining of thin wire. In questa particolare installazione pensata per l’orto botanico di Catania l’artista ha creato: “I cigni innamorati”, “Il cigno nero” e “L’airone bianco” Le sculture che sembrano in perfetta simbiosi con le…

The Thin Wire

Thu 24 May
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Giardino dei “I sette tornanti” SS115, contrada Cillone,
Ragusa, Sicily, RG 97100 Italy
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In this installation, created for the garden of the Restaurant "I Sette tornanti", the artist has created: "The elephants". The sculptures, born from the weaving of the thin iron wire, are in perfect symbiosis with the plants of the garden and the typical environment of the Sicilian area.

The Art of the Park

Thu 24 May
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online – Greenwich Park Greenwich
London, SE10 8Xj United Kingdom
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Celebrating the first Urban Tree Festival 18th–20th May Artist, Xanthe Mosley, has drawn a picture every day of Greenwich Park – its trees, statues & places of interest. She has mapped these drawings – now, using TiCL App, you can explore the Park and find the views she drew. The weblink is a map of the drawings and TiCL App helps you navigate the park and find the viewpoints she drew. See and explore the park through an artist’s eyes…

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Thu 24 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

On-line – 12 trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

To Celebrate the first Urban Tree Festival, 18th-20th May, we asked Tree Officers in all London’s 33 Boroughs to show us their favourite 12 trees in each Borough. The weblink is a map of the Boroughs that have contributed to the project. Click on each pin to see the trees the tree officers chose. Use TiCL App to find those trees when you’re out and about. London’s loveliest trees – chosen by London’s own tree officers for you to explore.…

The Great Trees of London

Thu 24 May
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online – The Great Trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

This is a map of London’s Great Trees which has been updated and edited over the last 4 years by tree officers, tree wardens, tree experts and members of the public. TiCL App will help you find the trees nearby when you’re out and about. Happy tree hunting!

The Exeter Floral Trail

Thu 24 May
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Exeter City Centre Exeter, United Kingdom + Google Map

As the world goes flower-crazy with the start of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Exeter is set to get its own exciting touch of floral glamour with the launch of the first ever Exeter Floral Trail on 22-24 May. As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival, the Exeter Floral Trail is free to view and will feature beautiful, bespoke floral designs displayed in historic and retail sites across Exeter city centre. A total of 19 venues have signed up to…

Arrivano i Dinosauri

Thu 24 May
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Orto botanico di Palermo Via Lincoln, 2
Palermo, Sicily 90123 Italy
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Potrete ammirare uno scheletro completo di Carnotaurus sastrei, copia dell’unico esemplare rinvenuto, alto 3,50 m e lungo 7 m.  Uno dei più grandi carnivori vissuto in Argentina circa 70 milioni di anni fa e protagonista del film Jurassic World 2. IL suo nome significa “toro mangiatore di carne” perché possedeva due piccola corna sul capo, caratteristica unica per un dinosauro carnivoro. Il secondo scheletro appartiene al Thecodontosaurus antiquus vissuto  all’incirca 210 milioni di anni fa. Si tratta del quarto dinosauro…

Moments of Reflection

Thu 24 May
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Covent Garden Piazza Covent Garden Piazza
London, London WC2E 8HD United Kingdom
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Covent Garden is delighted to announce ‘Moments of Reflection’, a conceptual floral installation working closely with Gavin Jones and Perennial Charity. The garden, located on the East Piazza for the duration of Chelsea Fringe Festival, will incorporate flowers, herbs and fruit trees – providing a botanical paradise of U.K. grown plants sourced from Bernhards Nurseries. In conjunction to Chelsea Fringe Festival, Covent Garden will also be celebrating ‘‘Covent Garden in Bloom’ which also starts on 19th May (more details here).…

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Thu 24 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Patmore Estate Battersea
London, SW8 4JH United Kingdom
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Attuned to the position of the sun in May, Urban Canopy are creating a human-powered floral sundial on the Patmore Estate and a series of interlinked flowerbeds that reflect on the garden at different times of the day. Residents and visitors to the estate are invited to stand at the centre of the sundial and follow the shadow cast by their body, and a trail of coloured plants, to the morning, afternoon or evening garden. Here they can collect plants…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Thu 24 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Paddington Basin 1A Sheldon Square, Paddington,
London, W2 6PY United Kingdom
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Paddington Central is delighted to announce its newest arrival, The Floating Meadow and Chill Garden – converting the boat named ‘Paddington Pioneer’ into a floating floral oasis adorned in wildflowers and grasses. The Floating Meadow offers a series of green-fingered pop ups, workshops and talks throughout spring, and is a must-visit urban sanctuary this season. Clifton Nurseries, based in Little Venice, have decked the boat with a lively and vivacious display of seasonal plants. Docked on Grand Union Canal, local workers and residents will…

Butterfly house – La casa delle farfalle

Thu 24 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Piazza Minerva, Giardino dell’Artemision. Ortigia piazza minerva
Siracusa, Sicily 96100 Italy
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Hundreds of tropical butterflies of many and varied species fly freely in our winter garden, which is located in Ortigia, Siracusa. This charming garden combined with the beauty of the butterflies is the heart of the "Butterfly House". Guests can attend the birth of butterflies from their chrysalises. Whether a class, a group of tourists, adults, teens, children or simply passionate visitors, you can plan your visit with us living a truly unique experience. La struttura  ospita centinaia di farfalle…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Thu 24 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Walthamstow Wetlands Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road
London, England N17 9NH United Kingdom
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Walthamstow Wetlands is a 211 hectare nature reserve, located 15 minutes from central London. With an abundance of wildlife and rich industrial heritage, the site has now been redeveloped into Europe’s largest urban wetland and opened to the wider public for the very first time in 150 years. To celebrate the Chelsea Fringe Festival, Walthamstow Wetlands will be home to a POP-UP collection of creations by local artisans. Collaborators include Borrowed Light Floral Studio, The Local Honey Man, Willow Weavers…

River Blackwater Walk

Thu 24 May @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am BST Sandhurst Town Council Offices Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Yorktown Road,
Sandhurst, GU47 9BJ United Kingdom
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Join Sandhurst Health Walks for an hour long walk along the beautiful riverside and enjoy the wildlife along the way. Booking is essential. Please contact Collen Pidgeon by email here:  or phone 01344 774754. ( 9.20am meet for 9.30am start).

Herbal Medicine Walk at Doddington Place Gardens

Thu 24 May @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
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Doddington Place Gardens Doddington
Nr Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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Come and enjoy a great herb walk in the beautiful parkland, landscaped gardens and woodland gardens of Doddington Place Gardens and discover the benefits of the medicinal plants around us. You will be able to gain knowledge of herbs and trees growing in the wild, their medicinal and culinary uses, as well as some folklore. Following the walk and refreshments, you will learn how to make basic remedies with these common plants, some harvested during the walk. This event will…

Natural Selection: Jane Hammond disrupts the tradition of still life with her new botanical collages

Thu 24 May @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Lyndsey Ingram 20 Bourdon Street,
London,, W1K 3PL United Kingdom
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Lyndsey Ingram is proud to present the first London solo show of botanical collages by American artist, Jane Hammond (b. 1950), who combines printmaking techniques with painting, photography, found objects and digital elements to create one-of-a-kind large-scale collages that explore the infinite complexity of the natural and man-made worlds. Timed to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show and the Chelsea Fringe Festival, this exhibition of new work showcases Hammond’s modern and disruptive approach to the historic tradition of botanical prints and…

Transformation

Thu 24 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Gallery H Willow House, Dragonfly Place, Brockley.
London, SE4 2FJ United Kingdom
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What was once, is not a promise of what might be. This is the first exhibition to be held at the new Gallery H in Brockley. In this opening show, three artists are exploring the effects of the passage of time on nature. Benjamin Rice is exhibiting two photography projects: epic sized, exquisitely detailed prints exploring nature’s incremental repossession of dry stone walls: and equally large images studying the annual transformation of an urban Wild Cherry Tree through the seasons.…

Feeding Dreams: An adventure in food and creativity at Omved Gardens

Thu 24 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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We so enjoyed our Fringe last year that we are excited to present new experiences on our journey exploring food, foraging, health, art and music: stepping into the space between, the space that connects us. We celebrate the inspiring power and beauty of plants in the garden, in the glasshouse, in the kitchen, in music, art and food. Open daily 11 - 5.30pm 19-27 May  

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Thu 24 May @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm BST
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House Mill Gallery Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
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Digitalis - An exhibition exploring past and present. Old fashioned cottage garden plants, traditional craft and fine art contrast with modern reprographics. Continuity and resilience in nature inspire an emporium of planted jardinières, industrial plant supports and soft textiles. Botanical drawings, paintings, sculptures and digital prints juxtapose, reflected by the setting: The House Mill; an eighteenth century tidal mill, surviving more than three hundred years of change in East London.

The Lettering Arts Trust presents ‘An Elixir of Letters’ at Chelsea Physic Garden

Thu 24 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Chelsea Physic Garden 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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‘An Elixir of Letters’ created by 15 of the UK’s foremost letter carvers displayed in the verdant surroundings of Chelsea Physic Garden. In ‘Journey of an Apprentice’, artist Tom Sargeant talks to exhibition curator Karoline Newman about how carving is in his DNA, the tradition of letter carving, and the invaluable support provided by Lettering Arts Trust apprenticeships, which enable fledgling artists to flourish. ‘An Elixir of Letters’ runs from May. Please note the talks and tours are free, though normal entry…

Wild City

Thu 24 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Town House 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
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A hidden world of wild plants has always shared the London beneath our feet and the exhibition Wild City explores the way these plants have adapted and continue to thrive at the margins of the way we live in our cities. Based on an eight-year survey, the exhibition at Town House, Spitalfields, charts the changes to the flora of the City of London over time. The surveys originally started in the 1960s, when bombsites were still widespread, but plants that…

Plants That Heal

Thu 24 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Glasshouse Cafe & Bar The Courtyard, 151 Sydney Street
London, SW3 6NT United Kingdom
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Check out the Art Show at Glasshouse Café & Bar, showcasing beautiful original botanical paintings. Join us for Painting and Prosecco at one of our pop up Art Workshops, Monday to Friday at 2pm and 4pm. £20 per workshop including a glass of prosecco (or a cup of tea!) See our website for details. Book early as spaces are limited! Enjoy simple, organic and ethical food, great coffee, and cocktails incorporating herbs and flowers at Glasshouse Café & Bar. All…

Thrive @ Battersea Park

Thu 24 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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Thrive Battersea Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Across our four gardens in Battersea Park we will be presenting a series of events as part of Chelsea Fringe 2018, see individual listings for details of events, but please drop in at any time during the Festival. 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 is known as social and therapeutic horticulture - the process of working with plants to…

Shakespeare at Battersea Park

Thu 24 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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Battersea Park SW11 4NJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Here at Thrive Battersea Park we love our herbs and plants, we think Shakespeare did too, given the number of times they’re mentioned in his world-famous volume of work. That’s why we’re highlighting the connection between ‘the borage and the bard’ in our Gardens with quotes from his plays highlighting the plants used. Collect your Shakespeare leaflet from either the Main Garden or Herb Garden before you explore and enjoy our gardens, the plants and quotes.  See map to the…

Open Afternoons in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden

Thu 24 May @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
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Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Our walled kitchen garden will be open for extra afternoons this week. Please come and enjoy a look around and see what seasonal produce is for sale. Come and see our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel or follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden.

Herbal Medicine Walk at Doddington Place Gardens

Thu 24 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
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One event in the morning and another in the afternoon
Doddington Place Gardens Doddington
Nr Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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Come and enjoy a great herb walk in the beautiful parkland, landscaped gardens and woodland gardens of Doddington Place Gardens and discover the benefits of the medicinal plants around us. You will be able to gain knowledge of herbs and trees growing in the wild, their medicinal and culinary uses, as well as some folklore. Following the walk and refreshments, you will learn how to make basic remedies with these common plants, some harvested during the walk. This event will…

Drawing the Garden at the Shed Studio

Thu 24 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
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The shed will be open on the 20, 22, 24, 26 and 27 May from 2pm - 4:30 pm
Shed Studio 29 Dynevor Road,
Tunbridge Wells,, Kent TN49HP United Kingdom
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Join artist and author Anne Kelly and friends to draw in the garden. Plants and garden can be inspirational for drawing, either on a small or larger scale. Anne’s shed studio is located in her Victorian town garden and has inspired her work and books ‘Textile Nature’ and ‘Textile Folk Art’. She will be joined by artist friends displaying their work and sketchbooks. You will have the opportunity to draw and contribute to a ‘garden wall’ drawing. Materials will be…

Kennington Art Class with Seb Patane

Thu 24 May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST Ragged Canteen @ Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall 22 Newport Street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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As part of the Greenhouse Effect, the Ragged Canteen @ Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall is offering a creative workshop. Seb Patane will bring his Kennington Art class of individual expression and experimentation within a supportive, relaxed and colloquial atmosphere. The focus as always is on drawing and collage but here with a botanical theme. Materials provided, but please feel free to bring your own. Booking is essential and places are limited, so email to book theraggedcanteenkitchen@gmail.com

Elkstone Road Garden Oasis: An urban community garden in North Kensington

Thu 24 May @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST Elkstone Road Garden Oasis Elkstone Road
London, W10 5NT United Kingdom
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The Elkstone Road Garden, at the foot of Trellick Tower, has been an unloved patch, misused over the years, but that’s all about to change. In collaboration with RBKC community gardening team, this pilot project aims to provide a space for people who live locally to enjoy, grow and teach about food, develop natural wildlife, and learn more about how we use plants to heal ourselves. This is for the community, supported by our experts here at Chelsea Physic Garden. We can’t wait for Elkstone Road Garden Oasis to bloom…

‘Common Salt’ with Bites, Beverages and Botany

Thu 24 May @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road
London, Greater London SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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The SLBI is combining an Open Garden Evening with a theatrical event and delicious refreshments.  The Open Garden is free, whilst there is an admission for 'Common Salt'  -  Booking essential - here. 'Common Salt is a performance around a table - a 'show and tell’ by artists Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer - see here. It explores the colonial, geographical history of England and India taking an expansive and emotional time-travel, from the first Enclosure Act and the start…

‘This speaking garden’

Thu 24 May @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST BMA HOUSE Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9JP United Kingdom
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The garden of the British Medical Association is on the site of Charles Dickens' original house and will be the setting for an afternoon of lectures and discussions centred around the 400th anniversary of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, and the legacy of founding apothecary, John Parkinson. The BMA invites you to celebrate the work of John Parkinson, 17th Century London apothecary and gardener. His book 'Paradisi in Sole, Paradisus Terrestris' is both a scientific study of medicinal plants, and…

Symbiosis

Thu 24 May @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST Espacio Gallery 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Espacio gallery is again showing the work of 18 artists, in its sixth exhibition on the Chelsea Fringe trail.  Paintings, sculptures, original prints, textiles, assemblages  - All the work will be to do with nature, growth, decay - contrasting organic forms and structures.

Gorgeous: Poetry and Art

Thu 24 May @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery 2a Conway st
London, W1T 6BA United Kingdom
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The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery on Conway Street will be hosting award-winning poet Edward Barker for an evening of poetry-reading through the ages on Thursday 24 May 2017, 6.00 – 7.30 pm. Starting with Horace's view of the orchard, Barker will be drawing from a body of garden poetry across the ages. The reading will be held amidst the work of two portrait artists: Dutch artist Barbara Hoogeweegen and Madrid-based María Torroba. Hoogeweegen’s mark-making is gestural and painterly, her colour…

Tunes and Trees

Thu 24 May @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST Jealotts Hill Community Landshare Wellers Lane, at the jnct of Penfurzen Lane
Warfield, Berkshire RG42 6BQ United Kingdom
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A relaxed evening of musical acoustic rock and electric folk entertainment from the Oakhart trio with a tree themed quiz, in an outdoor landscaped setting. Do you know your Oak from a Hazel? Think you could identify between varieties and their leaves? Come and test your knowledge with a quiz. Teams formed on the evening as guests arrive. Within the 6.5 acre landshare grounds, up to 40 people will be joining this event. The numbers are limited this evening so…

Lucia Scuderi e il giardino delle meraviglie

Thu 24 May @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST Orto botanico di Palermo Via Lincoln, 2
Palermo, Sicily 90123 Italy
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La Sicilia, grazie al clima, alla fertilità del suolo e al talento agronomico dei suoi abitanti, è infatti da secoli la culla ideale delle piante più caratteristiche della flora mediterranea. I semi, così come i popoli, le loro lingue e le loro tradizioni, hanno viaggiato fin dall’antichità da una sponda all’altra del mare nostrum, e hanno messo radici all’ombra del più grande vulcano d’Europa. Come si illustra tanta storia e tanta bellezza? Attraverso quali tecniche e immagini?

Feeding Dreams: What’s making our children sick? Book launch

Thu 24 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Join authors Dr Michelle Perro, pediatrician, and Dr Vincanne Adams, medical anthropologist, at the UK launch of this important new book exploring the link between the growing wave of chronic health issues affecting our children and our exposure to poisons in the environment, especially from our modern industrial foods. Join the authors for a Q & A. Booking essential - here

An Evening Flower Workshop in the Rookery Garden, Streatham Common

Thu 24 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST The Rookery The Rookery
London, SW16 3BX United Kingdom
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An evening spent under a bower in the beautiful Rookery Garden, with a glass of Pimms or an Elderflower Mocktail. Learn how to condition and make a table arrangement (foam free) using British grown flowers and celebrate all that is in season at this time of year. Please book your place here

Demain – a filmshow

Thu 24 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST Studio RCA StudioRCA, Riverlight Tower 1, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane,
London, SW8 5AU United Kingdom
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Demain (Tomorrow) is a hugely positive, affirming and inspirational film made by a small French film crew who set off around the world exploring creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education. It visits permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects, community-owned renewable projects, local currencies, creative schools, ambitious recycling projects. It is the perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency. Book for this event here And the nearby Black Cab Coffee Co will be serving…

Il filo sottile

Fri 25 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sat 26 May, 2018

Orto Botanico di Catania Via Etnea 397,
Catania, Sicily, 95125 Italy
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The artist Antonio Labruna  designed this installation for the Botanical Garden of Catania. The sculptures: "The swans in love", "The black swan" and "The white heron" seem in perfect symbiosis with the plants and the vegetation of the garden. All of them are made with intertwining of thin wire. In questa particolare installazione pensata per l’orto botanico di Catania l’artista ha creato: “I cigni innamorati”, “Il cigno nero” e “L’airone bianco” Le sculture che sembrano in perfetta simbiosi con le…

The Thin Wire

Fri 25 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Giardino dei “I sette tornanti” SS115, contrada Cillone,
Ragusa, Sicily, RG 97100 Italy
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In this installation, created for the garden of the Restaurant "I Sette tornanti", the artist has created: "The elephants". The sculptures, born from the weaving of the thin iron wire, are in perfect symbiosis with the plants of the garden and the typical environment of the Sicilian area.

The Art of the Park

Fri 25 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

online – Greenwich Park Greenwich
London, SE10 8Xj United Kingdom
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Celebrating the first Urban Tree Festival 18th–20th May Artist, Xanthe Mosley, has drawn a picture every day of Greenwich Park – its trees, statues & places of interest. She has mapped these drawings – now, using TiCL App, you can explore the Park and find the views she drew. The weblink is a map of the drawings and TiCL App helps you navigate the park and find the viewpoints she drew. See and explore the park through an artist’s eyes…

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Fri 25 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

On-line – 12 trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

To Celebrate the first Urban Tree Festival, 18th-20th May, we asked Tree Officers in all London’s 33 Boroughs to show us their favourite 12 trees in each Borough. The weblink is a map of the Boroughs that have contributed to the project. Click on each pin to see the trees the tree officers chose. Use TiCL App to find those trees when you’re out and about. London’s loveliest trees – chosen by London’s own tree officers for you to explore.…

The Great Trees of London

Fri 25 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

online – The Great Trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

This is a map of London’s Great Trees which has been updated and edited over the last 4 years by tree officers, tree wardens, tree experts and members of the public. TiCL App will help you find the trees nearby when you’re out and about. Happy tree hunting!

Arrivano i Dinosauri

Fri 25 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sat 26 May, 2018

Orto botanico di Palermo Via Lincoln, 2
Palermo, Sicily 90123 Italy
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Potrete ammirare uno scheletro completo di Carnotaurus sastrei, copia dell’unico esemplare rinvenuto, alto 3,50 m e lungo 7 m.  Uno dei più grandi carnivori vissuto in Argentina circa 70 milioni di anni fa e protagonista del film Jurassic World 2. IL suo nome significa “toro mangiatore di carne” perché possedeva due piccola corna sul capo, caratteristica unica per un dinosauro carnivoro. Il secondo scheletro appartiene al Thecodontosaurus antiquus vissuto  all’incirca 210 milioni di anni fa. Si tratta del quarto dinosauro…

Moments of Reflection

Fri 25 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Covent Garden Piazza Covent Garden Piazza
London, London WC2E 8HD United Kingdom
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Covent Garden is delighted to announce ‘Moments of Reflection’, a conceptual floral installation working closely with Gavin Jones and Perennial Charity. The garden, located on the East Piazza for the duration of Chelsea Fringe Festival, will incorporate flowers, herbs and fruit trees – providing a botanical paradise of U.K. grown plants sourced from Bernhards Nurseries. In conjunction to Chelsea Fringe Festival, Covent Garden will also be celebrating ‘‘Covent Garden in Bloom’ which also starts on 19th May (more details here).…

Geraniums at the Door

Fri 25 May @ 7:00 am BST
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The Zetter Townhouse The Zetter Townhouse, 49-50 St John's Square
London, EC1V 4JJ United Kingdom
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‘Geraniums at the Door’ will celebrate the iconic entrance of The Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, a boutique hotel with one of the most photographed doorways in London -  festooned with over 200 geraniums in deepest burgundy to palest pink. The installation, co-designed by award winning garden designers, Claudia de Yong and Indoor Garden Design, will celebrate geraniums, the ubiquitous city bloom, garlanding the ironwork high above the doorway and stretching down to ground level in a burst of vivid colour. …

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Fri 25 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Patmore Estate Battersea
London, SW8 4JH United Kingdom
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Attuned to the position of the sun in May, Urban Canopy are creating a human-powered floral sundial on the Patmore Estate and a series of interlinked flowerbeds that reflect on the garden at different times of the day. Residents and visitors to the estate are invited to stand at the centre of the sundial and follow the shadow cast by their body, and a trail of coloured plants, to the morning, afternoon or evening garden. Here they can collect plants…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Fri 25 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Paddington Basin 1A Sheldon Square, Paddington,
London, W2 6PY United Kingdom
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Paddington Central is delighted to announce its newest arrival, The Floating Meadow and Chill Garden – converting the boat named ‘Paddington Pioneer’ into a floating floral oasis adorned in wildflowers and grasses. The Floating Meadow offers a series of green-fingered pop ups, workshops and talks throughout spring, and is a must-visit urban sanctuary this season. Clifton Nurseries, based in Little Venice, have decked the boat with a lively and vivacious display of seasonal plants. Docked on Grand Union Canal, local workers and residents will…

Butterfly house – La casa delle farfalle

Fri 25 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Piazza Minerva, Giardino dell’Artemision. Ortigia piazza minerva
Siracusa, Sicily 96100 Italy
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Hundreds of tropical butterflies of many and varied species fly freely in our winter garden, which is located in Ortigia, Siracusa. This charming garden combined with the beauty of the butterflies is the heart of the "Butterfly House". Guests can attend the birth of butterflies from their chrysalises. Whether a class, a group of tourists, adults, teens, children or simply passionate visitors, you can plan your visit with us living a truly unique experience. La struttura  ospita centinaia di farfalle…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Fri 25 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Walthamstow Wetlands Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road
London, England N17 9NH United Kingdom
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Walthamstow Wetlands is a 211 hectare nature reserve, located 15 minutes from central London. With an abundance of wildlife and rich industrial heritage, the site has now been redeveloped into Europe’s largest urban wetland and opened to the wider public for the very first time in 150 years. To celebrate the Chelsea Fringe Festival, Walthamstow Wetlands will be home to a POP-UP collection of creations by local artisans. Collaborators include Borrowed Light Floral Studio, The Local Honey Man, Willow Weavers…

Flower arranging workshop at Doddington Place Gardens

Fri 25 May @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST Doddington Place Gardens Doddington
Nr Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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On arrival you’ll be welcomed with tea/coffee. The Head Gardener will take you on a tour of the gardens and then you’ll have the opportunity to pick your own flowers from the gardens. After a light lunch you'll be shown you how to create your own unique hand tied bouquet - which you'll get to take home. You’re welcome to stay on after the workshop finishes to enjoy the gardens at your leisure. Aprons, scissors and buckets will be provided.…

Natural Selection: Jane Hammond disrupts the tradition of still life with her new botanical collages

Fri 25 May @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Lyndsey Ingram 20 Bourdon Street,
London,, W1K 3PL United Kingdom
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Lyndsey Ingram is proud to present the first London solo show of botanical collages by American artist, Jane Hammond (b. 1950), who combines printmaking techniques with painting, photography, found objects and digital elements to create one-of-a-kind large-scale collages that explore the infinite complexity of the natural and man-made worlds. Timed to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show and the Chelsea Fringe Festival, this exhibition of new work showcases Hammond’s modern and disruptive approach to the historic tradition of botanical prints and…

A hive of activity at buzzing Borough Market

Fri 25 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST Borough Market 8 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1TL United Kingdom
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Join Borough Market for a day of un-bee-lievable inspiration on how to support urban bees. The Market Hall will be humming with bee experts who’ll provide an abundance of planting ideas for urban spaces, as well as sharing their expertise about hives and urban bee keeping. We’ll be joined by the author of ‘Planting for Honey Bees: the growers guide to creating a buzz’, Sarah Wyndham-Lewis for a live chat, plus from 1pm-2.30pm a special honey cookery demonstration will take…

Transformation

Fri 25 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Gallery H Willow House, Dragonfly Place, Brockley.
London, SE4 2FJ United Kingdom
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What was once, is not a promise of what might be. This is the first exhibition to be held at the new Gallery H in Brockley. In this opening show, three artists are exploring the effects of the passage of time on nature. Benjamin Rice is exhibiting two photography projects: epic sized, exquisitely detailed prints exploring nature’s incremental repossession of dry stone walls: and equally large images studying the annual transformation of an urban Wild Cherry Tree through the seasons.…

Feeding Dreams: An adventure in food and creativity at Omved Gardens

Fri 25 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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We so enjoyed our Fringe last year that we are excited to present new experiences on our journey exploring food, foraging, health, art and music: stepping into the space between, the space that connects us. We celebrate the inspiring power and beauty of plants in the garden, in the glasshouse, in the kitchen, in music, art and food. Open daily 11 - 5.30pm 19-27 May  

Plants play music

Fri 25 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Middleton Street, Bethnal Green, E2, London
London, Tower Hamlets E2 9RR United Kingdom
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Artist Carol Sharp demonstrates a device that can read the electromagnetic vibration of a plant and translate it into music, during an installation at Phytology, an artist led project at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Hear how patterns and melodies change in relationship to fluctuations in the environment, listen to different plants and interact with them to affect the sounds. Play an instrument and hear the plant respond. Performances with invited musicians during the day and Carol will talk about her…

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Fri 25 May @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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House Mill Gallery Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
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Digitalis - An exhibition exploring past and present. Old fashioned cottage garden plants, traditional craft and fine art contrast with modern reprographics. Continuity and resilience in nature inspire an emporium of planted jardinières, industrial plant supports and soft textiles. Botanical drawings, paintings, sculptures and digital prints juxtapose, reflected by the setting: The House Mill; an eighteenth century tidal mill, surviving more than three hundred years of change in East London.

The Lettering Arts Trust presents ‘An Elixir of Letters’ at Chelsea Physic Garden

Fri 25 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Chelsea Physic Garden 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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‘An Elixir of Letters’ created by 15 of the UK’s foremost letter carvers displayed in the verdant surroundings of Chelsea Physic Garden. In ‘Journey of an Apprentice’, artist Tom Sargeant talks to exhibition curator Karoline Newman about how carving is in his DNA, the tradition of letter carving, and the invaluable support provided by Lettering Arts Trust apprenticeships, which enable fledgling artists to flourish. ‘An Elixir of Letters’ runs from May. Please note the talks and tours are free, though normal entry…

Wild City

Fri 25 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Town House 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
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A hidden world of wild plants has always shared the London beneath our feet and the exhibition Wild City explores the way these plants have adapted and continue to thrive at the margins of the way we live in our cities. Based on an eight-year survey, the exhibition at Town House, Spitalfields, charts the changes to the flora of the City of London over time. The surveys originally started in the 1960s, when bombsites were still widespread, but plants that…

Plants That Heal

Fri 25 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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Glasshouse Cafe & Bar The Courtyard, 151 Sydney Street
London, SW3 6NT United Kingdom
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Check out the Art Show at Glasshouse Café & Bar, showcasing beautiful original botanical paintings. Join us for Painting and Prosecco at one of our pop up Art Workshops, Monday to Friday at 2pm and 4pm. £20 per workshop including a glass of prosecco (or a cup of tea!) See our website for details. Book early as spaces are limited! Enjoy simple, organic and ethical food, great coffee, and cocktails incorporating herbs and flowers at Glasshouse Café & Bar. All…

Thrive @ Battersea Park

Fri 25 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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Thrive Battersea Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Across our four gardens in Battersea Park we will be presenting a series of events as part of Chelsea Fringe 2018, see individual listings for details of events, but please drop in at any time during the Festival. 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 is known as social and therapeutic horticulture - the process of working with plants to…

Shakespeare at Battersea Park

Fri 25 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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Here at Thrive Battersea Park we love our herbs and plants, we think Shakespeare did too, given the number of times they’re mentioned in his world-famous volume of work. That’s why we’re highlighting the connection between ‘the borage and the bard’ in our Gardens with quotes from his plays highlighting the plants used. Collect your Shakespeare leaflet from either the Main Garden or Herb Garden before you explore and enjoy our gardens, the plants and quotes.  See map to the…

Symbiosis

Fri 25 May @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Espacio Gallery 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Espacio gallery is again showing the work of 18 artists, in its sixth exhibition on the Chelsea Fringe trail.  Paintings, sculptures, original prints, textiles, assemblages  - All the work will be to do with nature, growth, decay - contrasting organic forms and structures.

The Great Wellie Competition!

Fri 25 May @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm BST Wandsworth Park Wandsworth Park, Putney Bridge Rd,
London, Greater London SW15 2EF United Kingdom
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Come to the judging and presentation to the winners of "The Great Wellie Competition” by our local MP, Justine Greening at 2.15pm. It will be the culmination of 10 days’ work by our local schools who will have planted up 15 wellington boots per school for a competition between the schools. They can use any props they wish and the objective is to be as creative as possible. They will be competing for the best wellie display. They will have…

Creativity Workshop

Fri 25 May @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST Thrive Main Garden Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Enjoy two hours of reflection, observation and creativity in a beautiful garden. Participants will be asked to contemplate, draw and collage their ideas and thoughts about the importance and benefits of quiet, mostly with a focus on the collective needs of many. For example: why, how and where any community anywhere might benefit from quiet. This might be in relation to participants’ immediate neighbourhood, or communities elsewhere. This workshop is an opportunity to combine drawing and collage experiments with observation…

Discussion: Urban gardening as a means of social change

Fri 25 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST Studio RCA StudioRCA, Riverlight Tower 1, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane,
London, SW8 5AU United Kingdom
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Discussion between Kate Metcalf of WEN (Women's Environmental Network) and philosopher Sara Lowe around urban gardening as a way of creating awareness of our surroundings and bringing about social change Kate is Co-Director at Women’s Environmental Network (WEN). WEN is the only UK charity working on issues that link women, health and the environment. Kate has 20 years' experience delivering participatory training, developing community networks, project management and campaigning. She has worked in international development organisations promoting gender equality in…

Il filo sottile

Sat 26 May
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Orto Botanico di Catania Via Etnea 397,
Catania, Sicily, 95125 Italy
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The artist Antonio Labruna  designed this installation for the Botanical Garden of Catania. The sculptures: "The swans in love", "The black swan" and "The white heron" seem in perfect symbiosis with the plants and the vegetation of the garden. All of them are made with intertwining of thin wire. In questa particolare installazione pensata per l’orto botanico di Catania l’artista ha creato: “I cigni innamorati”, “Il cigno nero” e “L’airone bianco” Le sculture che sembrano in perfetta simbiosi con le…

The Thin Wire

Sat 26 May
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Giardino dei “I sette tornanti” SS115, contrada Cillone,
Ragusa, Sicily, RG 97100 Italy
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In this installation, created for the garden of the Restaurant "I Sette tornanti", the artist has created: "The elephants". The sculptures, born from the weaving of the thin iron wire, are in perfect symbiosis with the plants of the garden and the typical environment of the Sicilian area.

The Art of the Park

Sat 26 May
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online – Greenwich Park Greenwich
London, SE10 8Xj United Kingdom
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Celebrating the first Urban Tree Festival 18th–20th May Artist, Xanthe Mosley, has drawn a picture every day of Greenwich Park – its trees, statues & places of interest. She has mapped these drawings – now, using TiCL App, you can explore the Park and find the views she drew. The weblink is a map of the drawings and TiCL App helps you navigate the park and find the viewpoints she drew. See and explore the park through an artist’s eyes…

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Sat 26 May
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To Celebrate the first Urban Tree Festival, 18th-20th May, we asked Tree Officers in all London’s 33 Boroughs to show us their favourite 12 trees in each Borough. The weblink is a map of the Boroughs that have contributed to the project. Click on each pin to see the trees the tree officers chose. Use TiCL App to find those trees when you’re out and about. London’s loveliest trees – chosen by London’s own tree officers for you to explore.…

The Great Trees of London

Sat 26 May
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This is a map of London’s Great Trees which has been updated and edited over the last 4 years by tree officers, tree wardens, tree experts and members of the public. TiCL App will help you find the trees nearby when you’re out and about. Happy tree hunting!

Arrivano i Dinosauri

Sat 26 May
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Orto botanico di Palermo Via Lincoln, 2
Palermo, Sicily 90123 Italy
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Potrete ammirare uno scheletro completo di Carnotaurus sastrei, copia dell’unico esemplare rinvenuto, alto 3,50 m e lungo 7 m.  Uno dei più grandi carnivori vissuto in Argentina circa 70 milioni di anni fa e protagonista del film Jurassic World 2. IL suo nome significa “toro mangiatore di carne” perché possedeva due piccola corna sul capo, caratteristica unica per un dinosauro carnivoro. Il secondo scheletro appartiene al Thecodontosaurus antiquus vissuto  all’incirca 210 milioni di anni fa. Si tratta del quarto dinosauro…

E’ fiorito il borgo – A village in bloom

Sat 26 May
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Nicola di Luni Nicola di Luni
Nicola di Luni, La Spezia 19034 Italy
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E’ FIORITO IL BORGO è una manifestazione florovivaistica che si svolge per il terzo anno consecutivo a Nicola di Luni, un borgo medievale, con la sua caratteristica pianta ovale, arroccato tra le Apuane e il mare che da qui si domina completamente. Per l’intero fine settimana il borgo sarà invaso dai colori e dai profumi delle piante esposte ed appuntamenti culturali che coniugano le peculiarità storiche e paesaggistiche del luogo con la pratica dei fiori e dei giardini scandiranno i…

Moments of Reflection

Sat 26 May
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Covent Garden Piazza Covent Garden Piazza
London, London WC2E 8HD United Kingdom
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Covent Garden is delighted to announce ‘Moments of Reflection’, a conceptual floral installation working closely with Gavin Jones and Perennial Charity. The garden, located on the East Piazza for the duration of Chelsea Fringe Festival, will incorporate flowers, herbs and fruit trees – providing a botanical paradise of U.K. grown plants sourced from Bernhards Nurseries. In conjunction to Chelsea Fringe Festival, Covent Garden will also be celebrating ‘‘Covent Garden in Bloom’ which also starts on 19th May (more details here).…

Geraniums at the Door

Sat 26 May @ 7:00 am BST
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The Zetter Townhouse The Zetter Townhouse, 49-50 St John's Square
London, EC1V 4JJ United Kingdom
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‘Geraniums at the Door’ will celebrate the iconic entrance of The Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, a boutique hotel with one of the most photographed doorways in London -  festooned with over 200 geraniums in deepest burgundy to palest pink. The installation, co-designed by award winning garden designers, Claudia de Yong and Indoor Garden Design, will celebrate geraniums, the ubiquitous city bloom, garlanding the ironwork high above the doorway and stretching down to ground level in a burst of vivid colour. …

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Sat 26 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Patmore Estate Battersea
London, SW8 4JH United Kingdom
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Attuned to the position of the sun in May, Urban Canopy are creating a human-powered floral sundial on the Patmore Estate and a series of interlinked flowerbeds that reflect on the garden at different times of the day. Residents and visitors to the estate are invited to stand at the centre of the sundial and follow the shadow cast by their body, and a trail of coloured plants, to the morning, afternoon or evening garden. Here they can collect plants…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Sat 26 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Paddington Basin 1A Sheldon Square, Paddington,
London, W2 6PY United Kingdom
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Paddington Central is delighted to announce its newest arrival, The Floating Meadow and Chill Garden – converting the boat named ‘Paddington Pioneer’ into a floating floral oasis adorned in wildflowers and grasses. The Floating Meadow offers a series of green-fingered pop ups, workshops and talks throughout spring, and is a must-visit urban sanctuary this season. Clifton Nurseries, based in Little Venice, have decked the boat with a lively and vivacious display of seasonal plants. Docked on Grand Union Canal, local workers and residents will…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sat 26 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Walthamstow Wetlands Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road
London, England N17 9NH United Kingdom
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Walthamstow Wetlands is a 211 hectare nature reserve, located 15 minutes from central London. With an abundance of wildlife and rich industrial heritage, the site has now been redeveloped into Europe’s largest urban wetland and opened to the wider public for the very first time in 150 years. To celebrate the Chelsea Fringe Festival, Walthamstow Wetlands will be home to a POP-UP collection of creations by local artisans. Collaborators include Borrowed Light Floral Studio, The Local Honey Man, Willow Weavers…

Butterfly house – La casa delle farfalle

Sat 26 May @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Piazza Minerva, Giardino dell’Artemision. Ortigia piazza minerva
Siracusa, Sicily 96100 Italy
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Hundreds of tropical butterflies of many and varied species fly freely in our winter garden, which is located in Ortigia, Siracusa. This charming garden combined with the beauty of the butterflies is the heart of the "Butterfly House". Guests can attend the birth of butterflies from their chrysalises. Whether a class, a group of tourists, adults, teens, children or simply passionate visitors, you can plan your visit with us living a truly unique experience. La struttura  ospita centinaia di farfalle…

Le piante mediterranee per i giardini del futuro

Sat 26 May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST Orto Botanico di Catania Via Etnea 397,
Catania, Sicily, 95125 Italy
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Antonia Cristaudo, professor of Botany at the University of Catania, will talk about how Mediterranean plants could inspire a new garden design

The Magic of Herbs

Sat 26 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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The Herb Boat The Slipway, Off White Post Lane,
London, London E9 5EN United Kingdom
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“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it” (Roald Dahl). Come along to THE HERB BOAT, a trading narrowboat that roams the waterways of England, moored at Hackney Wick, and enjoy a small (it's on a boat!!) display about the Magic of Herbs. Discover a bit of the history of Herbal Magic; see some of the plants, roots, barks, leaves, resins and flowers and find out some of the ways they can be used. For a small charge…

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Sat 26 May @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST Sandhurst Library Sandhurst Library, The Broadway,
Sandhurst, Berkshire GU47 9BL United Kingdom
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Stretch your legs with the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust's Mary Ferriss and Peter Collins. Starting in Sandhurst, this gentle 9km circular walk passes through heathland, pasture and takes in Wildmoor Heath Nature Reserve's rolling landscape of heather, gorse and pine and part of Crowthorne Wood. Booking for this event is essential - here 

L’impiego di wildflowers negli ambienti urbani

Sat 26 May @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST Sala conferenze “Ferruzza – Romano” Via Gaetano Abela, Castello Maniace,
Sicily, Syracuse, 96100 Italy
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Having a specific flora and fauna in a environment plays an important role in its identity. This talk by Professor Daniela Romano is about her research on how wild flowers are able to increase the biodiversity and even the identity of a place in anthropic ecosystems. In this context the talk will take stock of the knowledge acquired so far in terms of: 1) biodiversity of the herbaceous species that make up the Mediterranean flora / vegetation; 2) seed production…

Transformation

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Gallery H Willow House, Dragonfly Place, Brockley.
London, SE4 2FJ United Kingdom
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What was once, is not a promise of what might be. This is the first exhibition to be held at the new Gallery H in Brockley. In this opening show, three artists are exploring the effects of the passage of time on nature. Benjamin Rice is exhibiting two photography projects: epic sized, exquisitely detailed prints exploring nature’s incremental repossession of dry stone walls: and equally large images studying the annual transformation of an urban Wild Cherry Tree through the seasons.…

Walthamstow Street Gardeners – a guided stroll around some buzzing streets

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST Brown’s Green Browns Road, Hoe Street
London, E17 4RZ United Kingdom
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Come and join us for a tour of street and community gardens in Walthamstow!  This area is packed with fascinating sites where residents have taken greening the streets into their own hands - creating wildflower verges, rose gardens, pocket parks, street-planters, community food-growing plots (with pizza oven!) and even adopted gravestones. Every site comes with its own set of challenges and highlights, and gardeners from each project will be on-hand to answer questions and talk about what they've learnt along…

Feeding Dreams: An adventure in food and creativity at Omved Gardens

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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We so enjoyed our Fringe last year that we are excited to present new experiences on our journey exploring food, foraging, health, art and music: stepping into the space between, the space that connects us. We celebrate the inspiring power and beauty of plants in the garden, in the glasshouse, in the kitchen, in music, art and food. Open daily 11 - 5.30pm 19-27 May  

Feeding Dreams: Herbs in the garden with Chef Arthur Potts Dawson

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm BST Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Spend time with Chef Arthur and experience how herbs are used to make meals delicious, healthy and nutritious. Talk through the world of herbs as Arthur takes you on a narrative of herbs and his food journeys around the planet. From Wild Oregano picking in Piedmont Italy to Puha leaves in New Zealand, Arthur has many stories to tell and recipes to share. Get immersed in herbs, make a classic Ligurian Basil Pesto, make a Thyme Salmariglio, experiment with flavours…

Roof Garden Fun Day

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST Doddington Community Roof Garden Doddington and Rollo Estate
London, London SW11 5HD United Kingdom
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Come and celebrate summertime at the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden’s annual family fun day. Featuring an observation hive with live bees from Bee Urban – learn all about the life cycle of bees and why they’re so important for the environment. Plus story-telling, strawberry-picking, slug-and-snail-hunting, face-painting, food and music - all on a roof! Starting from 11am, with food at 1pm and fun throughout. All welcome and it’s totally free.

Plants play music

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Middleton Street, Bethnal Green, E2, London
London, Tower Hamlets E2 9RR United Kingdom
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Artist Carol Sharp demonstrates a device that can read the electromagnetic vibration of a plant and translate it into music, during an installation at Phytology, an artist led project at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Hear how patterns and melodies change in relationship to fluctuations in the environment, listen to different plants and interact with them to affect the sounds. Play an instrument and hear the plant respond. Performances with invited musicians during the day and Carol will talk about her…

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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House Mill Gallery Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
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Digitalis - An exhibition exploring past and present. Old fashioned cottage garden plants, traditional craft and fine art contrast with modern reprographics. Continuity and resilience in nature inspire an emporium of planted jardinières, industrial plant supports and soft textiles. Botanical drawings, paintings, sculptures and digital prints juxtapose, reflected by the setting: The House Mill; an eighteenth century tidal mill, surviving more than three hundred years of change in East London.

MULTI-CULTI-vation

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST Clair’s Garden 184A Dalston Lane
London, E8 1LA United Kingdom
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Join top chef Aidan Brooks (Eleven98) and community gardener/professional host Clair Battaglino (KEENTOGREEN) in an all day event that explores the "cultural roots" of some commonly grown edible plants. Visit Clair's garden in Hackney to learn more and see how she has transformed her very urban, Dalston garden into a productive yet attractive growing space. There will be tasting sessions throughout the day, giving you the opportunity to savour some traditional and innovative dishes and chat with Clair & Aidan…

Daubeney Garden Show

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST Daubeney Road, Hackney E5 0EQ Daubeney Road
Hackney, LONDON E5 0EQ United Kingdom
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Clapton Park Open Day, Homerton, Hackney. See how a Hackney neighbourhood is making its streets 10 x greener. Start at the Sparrowhawk newly painted on the wall of a house on Daubeney Road E5. Walk down the street past the street planting residents have done for a Friends of the Earth project. Stop at the end of the street and listen to how local people built a community garden there on a derelict car park. Spot the 40 year old…

Wild City

Sat 26 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Town House 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
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A hidden world of wild plants has always shared the London beneath our feet and the exhibition Wild City explores the way these plants have adapted and continue to thrive at the margins of the way we live in our cities. Based on an eight-year survey, the exhibition at Town House, Spitalfields, charts the changes to the flora of the City of London over time. The surveys originally started in the 1960s, when bombsites were still widespread, but plants that…

Below the Blossom…

Sat 26 May @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm BST Amenity Space Paradise Road
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1UA United Kingdom
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Come along to celebrate the beautiful blossom in the newly planted community orchard in Henley on Thames. You will be able to meet the people who have been involved in organising and planting the orchard - many of whom are local residents.  There will be a talk at noon on orchards and conservation.  This event is inspired by the Japanese tradition of enjoying the blossom - please bring a picnic for after the talk.  All welcome.

Tasseography (Future Tea)

Sat 26 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST pump house pavilion Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Join local horticulturalists and artist Joanna Brinton as we explore plants traditionally used to make tea. Drop in as we look for specimens local to the gallery and in the park, in particular the Rosebay Willow or Fireweed; a fast growing weed common to bomb sites that was gathered and dried to make drinks during the post war years. In this free session, we will be working with plant specimens and continue a local tradition by developing your own brew.…

Plants That Heal

Sat 26 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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Glasshouse Cafe & Bar The Courtyard, 151 Sydney Street
London, SW3 6NT United Kingdom
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Check out the Art Show at Glasshouse Café & Bar, showcasing beautiful original botanical paintings. Join us for Painting and Prosecco at one of our pop up Art Workshops, Monday to Friday at 2pm and 4pm. £20 per workshop including a glass of prosecco (or a cup of tea!) See our website for details. Book early as spaces are limited! Enjoy simple, organic and ethical food, great coffee, and cocktails incorporating herbs and flowers at Glasshouse Café & Bar. All…

Flowerful Elephant

Sat 26 May @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST Elephant Park Elephant Road
London, SE17 1LB United Kingdom
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Join us in Elephant & Castle’s newest park space as we kick off summer with a neighbourhood green gathering! The culmination of a Chelsea Fringe week of talk and walks in the area, this fun-filled family day will celebrate all things growing, health and wellbeing and flowerful in our special pocket of London. Don’t miss performances, stalls, games workshops and classes led by a number local organisations.

How to best grow vegetables on a windowsill

Sat 26 May @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST The Jetty Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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Come and learn how to best grow vegetables on a windowsill while enjoying being inside 7 polytunnels side by side in a Tropical Jungle on the River Thames. Bring a container of your choice that can be up-cycled and transformed into a lovely growing container for your house. You will be able to line it and take some seeds home to grow in it. We can provide you with examples of containers to take home if you don't have any.…

Symbiosis

Sat 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Espacio Gallery 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Espacio gallery is again showing the work of 18 artists, in its sixth exhibition on the Chelsea Fringe trail.  Paintings, sculptures, original prints, textiles, assemblages  - All the work will be to do with nature, growth, decay - contrasting organic forms and structures.

Paper Poppies

Sat 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST Horniman Museum and Gardens 100 London Road
London, SE23 3PQ United Kingdom
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Paper Poppies Installation - Horniman Museum.  Hundreds of delicate handmade paper poppies, made by all children of all ages  from Horniman Primary School. Come along and enjoy our paper poppies installation, learn how to make your own wild paper poppy to take home, or add to surrounding area, guerrilla style

John Evelyn – Kalendarium Hortense – a 17th Century Garden Almanac

Sat 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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John Evelyn Community Garden Windlass Place, Deptford,
London, SE8 3QH United Kingdom
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Deptford, Southeast London was home to one of England's greatest horticulturists John Evelyn. At the John Evelyn Community Garden, we will be sowing edible plants he grew in his ‘Olitory-Garden’ or as we would say kitchen garden. Taking inspiration from John Evelyn's garden at Sayes Court we will be creating a parterre bed over the next two years that incorporates both edible and decorative plants he cultivated in his garden. During the afternoons activities we will be discussing the origins…

School Art Exhibition

Sat 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST Kitty Dancy Room Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Yorktown Road,
Sandhurst, Berkshire GU47 9BJ United Kingdom
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The pupils of Sandhurst schools are putting on an art exhibition for you to enjoy based on nature and flowers. There will be about 70 exhibits on show. Refreshments will be available free.

Nepalese Cultural Dancing

Sat 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST Sandhurst Town Council Offices Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Yorktown Road,
Sandhurst, GU47 9BJ United Kingdom
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Join us and watch the young people of the Nepalese Community express their culture in dance. Nepal, an important source of wild medicinal plants in the world, and Mount Everest form the backdrop that embraces dance to express the links to horticulture in the week of Chelsea Fringe.

Pranic Healing

Sat 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST Sandhurst Community Hall Sandhurst Community Hall, Yorktown Rd,
Sandhurst, GU47 9BJ United Kingdom
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After a hard day's work in the garden why not consider the benefits of Pranic healing? This non-touch energy therapy can accelerate the healing process to address physical and emotional imbalances, engaging with nature around us. The technique can give happiness and clarity of mind, which you can learn to use yourself. You are welcome to come to one of our talks and a demonstration.  

We Are All Wolves

Sat 26 May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST English Garden, Battersea Park Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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A SERIES OF READINGS PERFORMED BY LOCAL ACTORS Exploring the Anthropocene through storytelling, the public is invited to join performers on benches in the English Garden in Battersea Park, to listen to an intimate reading of the selected texts. Scrutinise our flirtatious, sometime amorous and hateful relationship to Nature, through a selection of texts by J.G Ballard, Edouard Glissant, Donna Haraway, Ursula Le Guin to name a few. The selection of texts will endeavour to demonstrate the complex range of…

Drawing the Garden at the Shed Studio

Sat 26 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
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Shed Studio 29 Dynevor Road,
Tunbridge Wells,, Kent TN49HP United Kingdom
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Join artist and author Anne Kelly and friends to draw in the garden. Plants and garden can be inspirational for drawing, either on a small or larger scale. Anne’s shed studio is located in her Victorian town garden and has inspired her work and books ‘Textile Nature’ and ‘Textile Folk Art’. She will be joined by artist friends displaying their work and sketchbooks. You will have the opportunity to draw and contribute to a ‘garden wall’ drawing. Materials will be…

Feeding Dreams: Bushwood Ensemble

Sat 26 May @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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An up close encounter with the Bushwood Ensemble at Chelsea Fringe 2017, left us, at Omved Gardens, eagerly awaiting their return. We are delighted to be able to welcome them back. We are sure you will be riveted too. Seating in the Glasshouse is limited with more outside under a canopy of trees. Seating will be on a first come basis.

All Dressed Up In Flowers at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sat 26 May @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST Walthamstow Wetlands Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road
London, England N17 9NH United Kingdom
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To celebrate the Chelsea Fringe Festival, join us for an exclusive evening of flowers, cocktails and canapés in the historic Engine House at Walthamstow Wetlands, Europe's largest urban wetland nature reserve. Florists Sarah and Claudia of Borrowed Light Floral Studio will guide guests through creating either their very own floral headdress or buttonhole. Whether you are a budding florist or would like to begin your floristry journey with us, the event will include plenty of practical guidance and an opportunity to learn,…

The Thin Wire

Sun 27 May
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Giardino dei “I sette tornanti” SS115, contrada Cillone,
Ragusa, Sicily, RG 97100 Italy
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In this installation, created for the garden of the Restaurant "I Sette tornanti", the artist has created: "The elephants". The sculptures, born from the weaving of the thin iron wire, are in perfect symbiosis with the plants of the garden and the typical environment of the Sicilian area.

The Art of the Park

Sun 27 May
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online – Greenwich Park Greenwich
London, SE10 8Xj United Kingdom
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Celebrating the first Urban Tree Festival 18th–20th May Artist, Xanthe Mosley, has drawn a picture every day of Greenwich Park – its trees, statues & places of interest. She has mapped these drawings – now, using TiCL App, you can explore the Park and find the views she drew. The weblink is a map of the drawings and TiCL App helps you navigate the park and find the viewpoints she drew. See and explore the park through an artist’s eyes…

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Sun 27 May
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To Celebrate the first Urban Tree Festival, 18th-20th May, we asked Tree Officers in all London’s 33 Boroughs to show us their favourite 12 trees in each Borough. The weblink is a map of the Boroughs that have contributed to the project. Click on each pin to see the trees the tree officers chose. Use TiCL App to find those trees when you’re out and about. London’s loveliest trees – chosen by London’s own tree officers for you to explore.…

The Great Trees of London

Sun 27 May
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This is a map of London’s Great Trees which has been updated and edited over the last 4 years by tree officers, tree wardens, tree experts and members of the public. TiCL App will help you find the trees nearby when you’re out and about. Happy tree hunting!

E’ fiorito il borgo – A village in bloom

Sun 27 May
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Nicola di Luni Nicola di Luni
Nicola di Luni, La Spezia 19034 Italy
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E’ FIORITO IL BORGO è una manifestazione florovivaistica che si svolge per il terzo anno consecutivo a Nicola di Luni, un borgo medievale, con la sua caratteristica pianta ovale, arroccato tra le Apuane e il mare che da qui si domina completamente. Per l’intero fine settimana il borgo sarà invaso dai colori e dai profumi delle piante esposte ed appuntamenti culturali che coniugano le peculiarità storiche e paesaggistiche del luogo con la pratica dei fiori e dei giardini scandiranno i…

Moments of Reflection

Sun 27 May
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Covent Garden Piazza Covent Garden Piazza
London, London WC2E 8HD United Kingdom
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Covent Garden is delighted to announce ‘Moments of Reflection’, a conceptual floral installation working closely with Gavin Jones and Perennial Charity. The garden, located on the East Piazza for the duration of Chelsea Fringe Festival, will incorporate flowers, herbs and fruit trees – providing a botanical paradise of U.K. grown plants sourced from Bernhards Nurseries. In conjunction to Chelsea Fringe Festival, Covent Garden will also be celebrating ‘‘Covent Garden in Bloom’ which also starts on 19th May (more details here).…

Geraniums at the Door

Sun 27 May @ 7:00 am BST
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The Zetter Townhouse The Zetter Townhouse, 49-50 St John's Square
London, EC1V 4JJ United Kingdom
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‘Geraniums at the Door’ will celebrate the iconic entrance of The Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, a boutique hotel with one of the most photographed doorways in London -  festooned with over 200 geraniums in deepest burgundy to palest pink. The installation, co-designed by award winning garden designers, Claudia de Yong and Indoor Garden Design, will celebrate geraniums, the ubiquitous city bloom, garlanding the ironwork high above the doorway and stretching down to ground level in a burst of vivid colour. …

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Sun 27 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Patmore Estate Battersea
London, SW8 4JH United Kingdom
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Attuned to the position of the sun in May, Urban Canopy are creating a human-powered floral sundial on the Patmore Estate and a series of interlinked flowerbeds that reflect on the garden at different times of the day. Residents and visitors to the estate are invited to stand at the centre of the sundial and follow the shadow cast by their body, and a trail of coloured plants, to the morning, afternoon or evening garden. Here they can collect plants…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Sun 27 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Paddington Basin 1A Sheldon Square, Paddington,
London, W2 6PY United Kingdom
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Paddington Central is delighted to announce its newest arrival, The Floating Meadow and Chill Garden – converting the boat named ‘Paddington Pioneer’ into a floating floral oasis adorned in wildflowers and grasses. The Floating Meadow offers a series of green-fingered pop ups, workshops and talks throughout spring, and is a must-visit urban sanctuary this season. Clifton Nurseries, based in Little Venice, have decked the boat with a lively and vivacious display of seasonal plants. Docked on Grand Union Canal, local workers and residents will…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sun 27 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Walthamstow Wetlands Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road
London, England N17 9NH United Kingdom
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Walthamstow Wetlands is a 211 hectare nature reserve, located 15 minutes from central London. With an abundance of wildlife and rich industrial heritage, the site has now been redeveloped into Europe’s largest urban wetland and opened to the wider public for the very first time in 150 years. To celebrate the Chelsea Fringe Festival, Walthamstow Wetlands will be home to a POP-UP collection of creations by local artisans. Collaborators include Borrowed Light Floral Studio, The Local Honey Man, Willow Weavers…

Cranbrook Goes Nuts in May

Sun 27 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST Cranbrook High Street High Street
Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3EE United Kingdom
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Join us and celebrate anything and everything that grows and what you can do with it – dead or alive! Come to this beautiful market town in Kent where the High Street will be closed to traffic, decorated with huge butterflies and open to all kinds of garden-related jollity î First 50 families to arrive get a free goodie bag and it is a goodie! demonstrations include willow weaving, big-time spray can art, floral artists activities make a garden in…

Butterfly house – La casa delle farfalle

Sun 27 May @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Piazza Minerva, Giardino dell’Artemision. Ortigia piazza minerva
Siracusa, Sicily 96100 Italy
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Hundreds of tropical butterflies of many and varied species fly freely in our winter garden, which is located in Ortigia, Siracusa. This charming garden combined with the beauty of the butterflies is the heart of the "Butterfly House". Guests can attend the birth of butterflies from their chrysalises. Whether a class, a group of tourists, adults, teens, children or simply passionate visitors, you can plan your visit with us living a truly unique experience. La struttura  ospita centinaia di farfalle…

The Magic of Herbs

Sun 27 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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The Herb Boat The Slipway, Off White Post Lane,
London, London E9 5EN United Kingdom
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“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it” (Roald Dahl). Come along to THE HERB BOAT, a trading narrowboat that roams the waterways of England, moored at Hackney Wick, and enjoy a small (it's on a boat!!) display about the Magic of Herbs. Discover a bit of the history of Herbal Magic; see some of the plants, roots, barks, leaves, resins and flowers and find out some of the ways they can be used. For a small charge…

Manor Farm Nature Space – Cultivating Communities

Sun 27 May @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
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Manor Farm Nature Space Manor Farm Road
London, Greater London SW16 4JT United Kingdom
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At Manor Farm Nature Space in Norbury we’re passionate about urban green space. We’re lucky to have been chosen to receive wildflower seed kits from Kew Garden’s national outreach initiative – ‘Grow Wild’. This will help us connect our local community in our shared initiative to brighten up our local area by sowing wildflower seeds in an unloved space here in Norbury. We’ll bring colour to the space and inspire passion for an area that is normally walked through and…

Street Trees: The Urban Arboretum

Sun 27 May @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BST 56 Ambler Road, London N4 2QR 56 Ambler Road
London, London N4 2QR United Kingdom
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An entertaining (and educational!) walk around the streets of N4 (Finsbury Park) with the very knowledgeable and very likeable Paul Wood, author of 'London's Street Trees'. Fascinating facts and a great insight into why and when particular trees were planted in our streets in Islington and Hackney. Huge fun and you'll learn a lot! Booking essential here

Guerrilla Gardening Goes POSH!

Sun 27 May @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm BST Angerstein Lane 5 Angerstein Lane, Blackheath
London, SE3 7TT United Kingdom
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Previously unloved sylvan lane has been rescued from flytippers and reinvented by two neighbours.  A mixture of meadow, cottage and formal planting it featured in the Guardian,  "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Unusually rural, it once led to Woodlands House.   A 5-minute walk from the NE tip of Royal Greenwich Park.  Seating with tea and cake available. Nimbys especially welcome.

Transformation

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Gallery H Willow House, Dragonfly Place, Brockley.
London, SE4 2FJ United Kingdom
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What was once, is not a promise of what might be. This is the first exhibition to be held at the new Gallery H in Brockley. In this opening show, three artists are exploring the effects of the passage of time on nature. Benjamin Rice is exhibiting two photography projects: epic sized, exquisitely detailed prints exploring nature’s incremental repossession of dry stone walls: and equally large images studying the annual transformation of an urban Wild Cherry Tree through the seasons.…

Feeding Dreams: An adventure in food and creativity at Omved Gardens

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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We so enjoyed our Fringe last year that we are excited to present new experiences on our journey exploring food, foraging, health, art and music: stepping into the space between, the space that connects us. We celebrate the inspiring power and beauty of plants in the garden, in the glasshouse, in the kitchen, in music, art and food. Open daily 11 - 5.30pm 19-27 May  

Feeding Dreams: Aya Tanaka at Omved

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, is a mediation and an art. With as much attention and focus on the shapes and spaces between the flowers and stems, the discipline is a very different practice to western flower arranging. Create a wabi-sabi Japanese flower arrangement Ikebana while sipping green tea and traditional Japanese sweets. Led by Aya Tanaka, professional Japanese flower designer and Ikebana professor, the workshop highlights a history of Ikebana as well as its philosophy, practical techniques.…

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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House Mill Gallery Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
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Digitalis - An exhibition exploring past and present. Old fashioned cottage garden plants, traditional craft and fine art contrast with modern reprographics. Continuity and resilience in nature inspire an emporium of planted jardinières, industrial plant supports and soft textiles. Botanical drawings, paintings, sculptures and digital prints juxtapose, reflected by the setting: The House Mill; an eighteenth century tidal mill, surviving more than three hundred years of change in East London.

The Legacy of John Evelyn and the future at Sayes Court

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST Sayes Court Park Sayes Court Street,
London, SE8 3LN United Kingdom
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Deptford, Southeast London was home to one of England’s greatest horticulturists John Evelyn. At Sayes Court Park we will be exploring John Evelyn writings ‘Kalendarium Hortense’ & ‘Directions for the Gardiner’ at Sayes Court. In this workshop we will discussing history and origins of the plants and flowers he grew here, and we will be sowing current cultivars available today in pots to take away. You are invited to visit the John Evelyn Community Garden also in Deptford and bring…

Fun with Frolicking Fairies

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm BST Worlds End Estate community kitchen garden Worlds End Estate
London, SW10 OEG United Kingdom
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A day of family focused activities inspired by flower fairy books of the 1920s. There will be fairy and elf trails around the garden and a chance to explore the wildlife that lives there. Learn how to construct a bug hotel to take away, make a fruit & vegetable ‘beast’ and find out more about the plants and flowers growing in the community kitchen garden at Worlds End. Twitter

Get the Chelsea Look

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST Alexandra Park St Helens Road
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 2LD United Kingdom
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The Greenhouse Group host another Chelsea Fringe event in Alexandra Park on Sunday 27th of May 2018. There will be plenty of donated plants on sale and from a marquee near the cafe and from the 1930's greenhouse, which is being restored as as a community horticultural centre, well worth a visit to see how it is blossoming. The cafe will serve a strawberry tea, idverde, the parks and gardens landscape team, will be handing out free seeds, local nurseries…

The Lettering Arts Trust presents ‘An Elixir of Letters’ at Chelsea Physic Garden

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Chelsea Physic Garden 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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‘An Elixir of Letters’ created by 15 of the UK’s foremost letter carvers displayed in the verdant surroundings of Chelsea Physic Garden. In ‘Journey of an Apprentice’, artist Tom Sargeant talks to exhibition curator Karoline Newman about how carving is in his DNA, the tradition of letter carving, and the invaluable support provided by Lettering Arts Trust apprenticeships, which enable fledgling artists to flourish. ‘An Elixir of Letters’ runs from May. Please note the talks and tours are free, though normal entry…

Wild City

Sun 27 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Town House 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
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A hidden world of wild plants has always shared the London beneath our feet and the exhibition Wild City explores the way these plants have adapted and continue to thrive at the margins of the way we live in our cities. Based on an eight-year survey, the exhibition at Town House, Spitalfields, charts the changes to the flora of the City of London over time. The surveys originally started in the 1960s, when bombsites were still widespread, but plants that…

The Not so Secret Language of Flowers

Sun 27 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST pump house pavilion Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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During Victorian times floriography (the language of flowers) was used as a means of coded communication, allowing people to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. In this workshop, make flower prints on postcards which you can send as special messages to your friends, family or enemies. You might want to declare your love, you might also want to tell your flatmate to take out the bin. In any case, come and invent a new flower language with us…

Plants That Heal

Sun 27 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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Glasshouse Cafe & Bar The Courtyard, 151 Sydney Street
London, SW3 6NT United Kingdom
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Check out the Art Show at Glasshouse Café & Bar, showcasing beautiful original botanical paintings. Join us for Painting and Prosecco at one of our pop up Art Workshops, Monday to Friday at 2pm and 4pm. £20 per workshop including a glass of prosecco (or a cup of tea!) See our website for details. Book early as spaces are limited! Enjoy simple, organic and ethical food, great coffee, and cocktails incorporating herbs and flowers at Glasshouse Café & Bar. All…

Botanical Badges: Printing Workshop with Linda Florence

Sun 27 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST Nine Elms Pavilion Riverside Walk
London, SW11 United Kingdom
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Join us for a fun-filled and creative afternoon printing textile badges based on local plant life. This workshop is suitable for the whole family and will give you the opportunity to design and print using a specialist dye process to create a uniquely patterned souvenir. The workshop will be run by designer Linda Florence who designed and printed the patterns on the newly installed pavilion by architects Studio Weave on the Thames river walkway.

Colouring in the Place

Sun 27 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST Bow Arts Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ United Kingdom
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Colouring in Place is a natural dye and quilting workshop where the public gets to help make a map of the greenery of East London while trying out these textile techniques. Everyone is welcome to come along on the day and share your stories of any local plants, trees or green spaces that you notice or appreciate in East London. We'll be turning some of these into natural dyes and adding them to a community quilt map of the natural…

Symbiosis

Sun 27 May @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Every day 22-27 May 1-7pm; except 24 May 6-9pm
Espacio Gallery 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Espacio gallery is again showing the work of 18 artists, in its sixth exhibition on the Chelsea Fringe trail.  Paintings, sculptures, original prints, textiles, assemblages  - All the work will be to do with nature, growth, decay - contrasting organic forms and structures.

Drawing the Garden at the Shed Studio

Sun 27 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
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The shed will be open on the 20, 22, 24, 26 and 27 May from 2pm - 4:30 pm
Shed Studio 29 Dynevor Road,
Tunbridge Wells,, Kent TN49HP United Kingdom
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Join artist and author Anne Kelly and friends to draw in the garden. Plants and garden can be inspirational for drawing, either on a small or larger scale. Anne’s shed studio is located in her Victorian town garden and has inspired her work and books ‘Textile Nature’ and ‘Textile Folk Art’. She will be joined by artist friends displaying their work and sketchbooks. You will have the opportunity to draw and contribute to a ‘garden wall’ drawing. Materials will be…

Feeding Dreams: Kadialy Kouyate, singer songwriter plays the Kora

Sun 27 May @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm BST Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy’s mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles. We are very excited to hear Kadialy play at Omved Gardens.

Manor Farm Nature Space – Cultivating Communities

Sun 27 May @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Manor Farm Nature Space Manor Farm Road
London, Greater London SW16 4JT United Kingdom
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At Manor Farm Nature Space in Norbury we’re passionate about urban green space. We’re lucky to have been chosen to receive wildflower seed kits from Kew Garden’s national outreach initiative – ‘Grow Wild’. This will help us connect our local community in our shared initiative to brighten up our local area by sowing wildflower seeds in an unloved space here in Norbury. We’ll bring colour to the space and inspire passion for an area that is normally walked through and…

Il plurale supera sempre il singolare

Sun 27 May @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST RADICEPURA RADICEPURA, VIA FOGAZZARO, 19
GIARRE, Catania 95024 Italy
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"The Plural always overtakes the singular" is a series of works inspired by Braudel’s Mediterranean ideas and realized by Federico Baronello. Within Radicepura’s outdoor areas two diagrams are placed to work as a photo camera. The outputs are progressively shown in Radicepura’s foundation building.

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