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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.

Arrivano i Dinosauri

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 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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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).…

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…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

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

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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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

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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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…

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).

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…

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…

Open Afternoons in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden

Thu 24 May @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until Thu 24 May, 2018

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.

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.

Arrivano i Dinosauri

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 Palermo Via Lincoln, 2
Palermo, Sicily 90123 Italy
+ Google Map

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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).…

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
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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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

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
|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
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Arrivano i Dinosauri

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 Palermo Via Lincoln, 2
Palermo, Sicily 90123 Italy
+ Google Map

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

Sat 26 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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

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…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

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

Paddington Basin 1A Sheldon Square, Paddington,
London, W2 6PY United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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
|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…

Butterfly house – La casa delle farfalle

Sat 26 May @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

Piazza Minerva, Giardino dell’Artemision. Ortigia piazza minerva
Siracusa, Sicily 96100 Italy
+ Google Map

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

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 

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.

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.…

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.…

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

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…

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.

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).…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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