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Il filo sottile

Thu 24 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

Thu 24 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.

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Thu 24 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Thu 24 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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…

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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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

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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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

One event on Thu 24 May, 2018 at 11:00am

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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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Il filo sottile

Fri 25 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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.

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Fri 25 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Patmore Estate Battersea
London, SW8 4JH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Fri 25 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Walthamstow Wetlands Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road
London, England N17 9NH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

Lyndsey Ingram 20 Bourdon Street,
London,, W1K 3PL United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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

Fri 25 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Gallery H Willow House, Dragonfly Place, Brockley.
London, SE4 2FJ United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sat 26 May, 2018

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

One event on Thu 24 May, 2018 at 11:00am

House Mill Gallery Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Chelsea Physic Garden 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
+ Google Map

‘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…

Plants That Heal

Fri 25 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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…

Symbiosis

Fri 25 May @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)
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
+ Google Map

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.

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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.

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Sat 26 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Patmore Estate Battersea
London, SW8 4JH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sat 26 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Walthamstow Wetlands Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road
London, England N17 9NH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Transformation

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Gallery H Willow House, Dragonfly Place, Brockley.
London, SE4 2FJ United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sat 26 May, 2018

Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Middleton Street, Bethnal Green, E2, London
London, Tower Hamlets E2 9RR United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

One event on Thu 24 May, 2018 at 11:00am

House Mill Gallery Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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.

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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.

Symbiosis

Sat 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)
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.

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.

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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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…

The Thin Wire

Sun 27 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.

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…

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…

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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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

One event on Thu 24 May, 2018 at 11:00am

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

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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…

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…

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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