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May 2015

Admitting the Possibilities of Error beside the Cambridge Oak

Sat 30 May, 2015
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University of Cambridge Botanic Garden, 1 Brookside
Cambridge, CB2 1JE United Kingdom
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Artist, Kirsten Lavers creates meditative drawings that evoke many associations including tree rings and the process of evolution. With kind permission of Cambridge University Botanic Garden, she will spend two days drawing beside the iconic Cambridge Oak. Kirsten welcomes conversation and invites viewers to bring a pen or pencil with them for her to use  ~ what one colour would you use to draw a tree? The event is free but there is charge for visiting this wonderful garden which holds many…

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Flower Up Chihaya / Chihaya Flower Market

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Chihaya Primary School, Fukuoka, 〒813-0044 1-Chome,Chihaya Higashi-Ku
Fukuoka , Fukuoka  813-0044  Japan
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Free

Children transformed into a pastry chef in a flower market ♪ Nice and cute flower cake is 'born' one after another ♪ 4 year of fun events

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Felted birds and pods

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Rd
London, Greater London SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£5.00

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

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Aspire to inspire: local food growers

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm BST
Dijaški dom Tabor, Vidovdanska 7
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

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

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Walk the Peckham Coal Line

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Bussey Building, Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane/133 Copeland Road, Peckham,
London, SE15 3SN United Kingdom
Free

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

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Copeland PARK – a tarmac playground

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm BST
The NINES – Copeland Industrial Park, Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane/133 Copeland road
london, se15 3sn United Kingdom
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Free

Copeland yard is an industrial park turned creative corner in Peckham. For one day only it becomes a car-free tarmac playground, hosting free activities, classes, a market and a pedal powered cinema screening of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom!!!  

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International cultures and cuisines of The Calthorpe Project

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
The Calthorpe Project, 258-274 Gray’s Inn Road
London, WC1X 8LH United Kingdom
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Join us for a global garden party with a local feel to celebrate the diverse cultural backgrounds of the people who enjoy The Calthorpe Project. There will be delicious food and drinks from all over the world, along with international music and activities for all ages!

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the Garden of Disorientation Volume 2

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
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The Greenhouse, Pop Brixton, 53 Brixton Station Road
London, SW9 8PW United Kingdom
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Free

An amaryllis explosion! A gloriously colourful celebration of the opening of Pop Brixton. Sponsored by Designers Guild.

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Herbal Health Bar Weekend at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Step into a herbal haven on the last weekend of May with the launch of a ‘Herbal Health Bar’ at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden with East London’s ‘Gone Wild Herbs’ collective. Hackney Artist Steph Wehowski will be transforming the Garden’s wooden greenhouse into an apothecary style setting of fresh herbs, dried specimens, botanical drawings and herbal illustrations by artist Sophie Mason. Herbalists Sarah Gray and Rasheeqa Ahmad will be available throughout the weekend to discuss herbs and health, and…

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The man who planted trees

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm BST
Laboratorio LabArca, Via Marco d’Oggiono 1
Milan, 20123 Italy
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€10

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

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forest

Sun 31 May, 2015
Nagatsuru pond, Aichi University of the Arts, 1-114 Yazako Sagamine
Nagakute-city, Aichi-ken 480-1194 Japan
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At Forest, we exploit the ground of Aichi University of the Arts to engage in various activities. For example, we invite people from neighborhood communities to grow vegetables with natural farming method and cook and taste the harvest together. We also organize observations of rare flora and fauna, workshops to experience nature, art and performance events utilizing natural plants, etc.

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Walking Tour: 10 Years of Guerrilla Gardening

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Lambeth North Tube, Westminster Bridge Road
London, Greater London SE1 7XG United Kingdom
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Take a journey through time and space on the floral battle ground that are the streets around Elephant and Castle. It's been a decade since Richard Reynolds started tending neglected patches of land round here. While some now bloom as local landmarks, others have eventually been flattened by the relentless onslaught of comprehensive redevelopment in one of London's most dramatically transforming inner city districts. You'll learn how the gardens came to be and along the way hear tales of opportunities and obstacles,…

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Walk On The Wild Side at Gunnersbury

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm BST
Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane
London, London W3 8LQ United Kingdom
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Free

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

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

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Babylon Plants, The Stables, Chestnut Farm, Cuxham
Watlington, Oxfordshire OX49 5ND United Kingdom
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Free

Babylon Plants wholesale nursery which is usually open to trade is opening to the public as part of the Chelsea Fringe event. Members of the public will have the unique opportunity to browse the nursery stock, peruse the cut flower beds, walk through the wild flower meadow, buy plants at wholesale prices and eat homemade cake, tea and lemonade - served by are very own flower fairies. We are a wholesale nursery supplying garden designers and landscapers which was established…

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Crops in Pots

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street
London, Southwark SE11 5HS United Kingdom
£28

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

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June 2015

Diverse plants, people and places

Mon 1 June, 2015
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Eden Project Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG United Kingdom + Google Map
£25

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

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Herb Garden under the Treetops

Mon 1 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Vodnikova domačija, Vodnikova cesta 65
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

During the Chelsea Fringe Festival, the Library under the Treetops will be planting its very own herb garden in front of our new home, the Vodnik Manor House. We will use the herbs for teas to complement our reading sessions. Join us to enjoy the smell of mint and sage, leaf through a gardening manual, or just to enjoy the green oasis in the middle of the city.

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Oh Beehive !

Mon 1 June, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Also 3 - 7 June - Closed on 2nd June
Sussex Prairie Garden, Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road,
Near Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AT United Kingdom
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£6

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

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Burgess Park gets a Fringe with London Wildlife Trust

Tue 2 June, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Burgess Park, Tennis Club, Camberwell Road entrance
London, SE5 7JZ United Kingdom
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During Chelsea Fringe, a series of walks and talks will focus on wildlife in the park, the industrial and social heritage of Burgess Park and the Surrey Canal, and the diverse Gardens of Burgess Park – from floral to food. On Tuesday June 2nd, London Wildlife Trust will guide a walk through the wildlife areas in the park, highlighting the diversity of park life and the importance of conservation. This evening walk is suitable for all ages. Discover who’s flying…

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Flower-Up Chihaya:Early Summer Gardening

Wed 3 June, 2015 @ 8:00 am BST
Chihaya Primary School, Fukuoka, 〒813-0044 1-Chome,Chihaya Higashi-Ku
Fukuoka , Fukuoka  813-0044  Japan
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A comprehensive study of elementary school experience from learning to grow, planting flowers, to planting up flower beds along the national highway.  They have followed this study for 10 years.

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Flower Up Toko / Kids Flower Gallery

Wed 3 June, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Toukou Primary-School, 〒810-0054 2-1-28-903 Imaizum,Chuo-Ku
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 810-0054 Japan
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Free

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

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Oh Beehive !

Wed 3 June, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Also 1st June - Closed on 2nd June
Sussex Prairie Garden, Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road,
Near Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AT United Kingdom
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£6

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

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

Thu 4 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm BST
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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

A Festival of 'Bees, Butterflies and Blooms' on 16 & 17 May, launches four weekends of activities celebrating herbs, flowers and gardening in the heart of the city. Later highlights include miniature gardening,  Summer head-dresses  with the 'Flower Appreciation Society', and a 'Herbal Health Bar' with remedies, tea blends and the occasional botanical cocktail! More information Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

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

Fri 5 June, 2015
Murray Edwards College Gardens, Huntingdon Road (access via Storeys Way)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0DF United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Soil biodiversity research

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Dijaški dom Tabor, Vidovdanska 7
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

The World Environment Day and the International Year of Soils 2015 will be marked by awareness raising event for school children and young population from the Ljubljana area. Research workshop will be dedicated to soil biodiversity. Healthy soils - healthy environment - healthy crops! Participation is limited to schools from the City Municipality of Ljubljana, registration is required – please contact solski.ekovrt@itr.si.

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Tripping the Light Plantastic: Dancing the Flowers

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Murray Edwards College Gardens, Huntingdon Road (access via Storeys Way)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0DF United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Cressingham Rain Gardens Opening Celebration

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Cressingham Gardens, entrance from Tulse Hill nearest to Esso garage, Cressingham Gardens
London, SW2 2PS United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Bristol East Allotment Association

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Bell Hill Allotments, Nicholas Lane
B, BS5 8TY United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Windmill Hill City Farm

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 4:00 pm BST
Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 4EA United Kingdom
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Free

Experience farming in the heart of the city. Activities: All day Saturday – garden-based activities for families.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: St Werburghs City Farm

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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St Werburghs City Farm, Watercress Road, St Werburghs
Bristol, BS2 9YJ United Kingdom
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Free

A green oasis in the heart of Bristol that connects people to food, the environment and the local community. Activities: Explore the Farm, meet the animals and explore our growing spaces with our discovery trail. Farm produce and plants for sale and delicious food featuring local produce available in the café.

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Terrace – courtyard, playground, meeting point 2015

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Ruski car, Glinškova ploščad
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

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

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dovefioriscelajacaranda III edition

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm BST
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giardino di villa Trinita’, Via trinita' 34
Mascalucia, Catania 95030 Italy
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€5 – €11

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

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The SPAB’s Shadow Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, 37 Spital Square
London , E1 6DY United Kingdom
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The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ Shadow Garden For the second year the SPAB’s courtyard garden will be taking part in the Chelsea Fringe. An oasis in bustling Spitalfields, our charming shaded courtyard will be open to visitors on Saturday 6 June. The SPAB headquarters at No 37 Spital Square was built in 1740, when the silk trade was at its peak. On the day you can learn more about the gardening ‘crazes’ of the 1740s, 1840s and…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Golden Hill Community Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
The Golden Hill Community Garden, Entrance through the allotment gates at the bottom of Monk Rd
Bristol, BS7 8NE United Kingdom
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Free

Come and see our beautiful and productive garden and the gorgeous Bishopston Bale House – our new straw bale eco house. Our garden is packed packed with innovation – wall built out of recycled tetra paks; the Tower of Power solar pump providing recycled water to over 200 allotment plots and an edible forest. Wheelchair accessible including toilet, disabled parking available on request. Activities: Cakes and plants for sale. Tours, chats, and pond dipping. Plus a chance to get your hands…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Woodcroft Community Orchard

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Woodcroft Community Orchard, Behind Woodcroft Road (access lane opposite 97 Birchwood Road), St Anne’s
B, BS4 United Kingdom
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A community run project on land at Woodcroft Road Allotments. We have planted over 50 fruit trees and a range of soft fruits. Access via a resurfaced track from Birchwood Road or a lovely walk through Nightingale Valley. We will have shelter and refreshments available. Activities: Free workshop on fruit tree care with orchard expert ‘the Apple Doctor’ who has over 40 years of experience. We will be discussing our wildflower experiments and giving away seeds to visitors. We’ll also be…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm BST
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University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Rd, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, Bristol & Bath BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£4.50

The Botanic Garden offers a wide range of vocational and leisure courses aimed at all levels of experience. In addition to our highly popular vegetable growing and gardening courses, we are an approved centre for the Royal Horticultural Society courses and qualifications. Activities: Sunday only – guided tours of the garden 11am and 2.30pm. Refreshments. Plants for sale. Admission charge: Adults £4.50. Free to Friends, University staff & students, & children under 1

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Tyntesfield Walled Kitchen Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 6:00 pm BST
Tyntesfield, Wraxall, North Somerset
Bristol, BS48 1NX United Kingdom
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Beautiful Victorian walled garden, with flower garden, glasshouses and restored Orangery. See a wide range of vegetables and fruit, including trained apple, peach, nectarine and fig trees. See 21st century sustainability on a Victorian estate. Activities: Guided tours available of the garden and glass houses. Variety of produce on sale. Free entry for one with Get Growing Garden Trail programme and for National Trust members. Admission charge: Adults £9.45, children £4.75

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Get Growing Garden Trail: St George Park Community Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
St George Park, Church Road, St George BS5 7AA Garden situated on the old bandstand, between the tennis courts and the lake.
Bristol, BS5 7AA United Kingdom
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Community veg garden set up in 2012 with the help of Avon Organic Group and Friends of St George Park. Run entirely by volunteers, we grow fruit and vegetables in four raised beds, giving local people the opportunity to try gardening and enjoy eating the produce. The garden is a wonderful addition to an already beautiful Victorian park. Activities: On our Get Growing Day we will have fun activities for children, a plant and produce sale, free seeds. Toilet available…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Drive
Bristol, BS11 0NJ United Kingdom
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We are particularly interested in combating social exclusion and providing a safe, supportive environment where people can flourish and contribute positively to their community. Volunteers get involved in all aspects of farm work, gardening, conservation, traditional woodland crafts, orchard work and more. The farm organises forest school courses, groups, willow weaving and other craft workshops, and many children’s events. See website for events, newsletter sign-up, membership information, and how to find us. Activities: Teas/coffees and cakes for sale · Farm produce…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Incredible Edible Bristol

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

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Squat and Swap Challenge

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Telovadni klub Plamen, Vojkova 58
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

One of the most healthy and natural positions for the human body - but unfortunately also the most neglected - squat! As a part of the challenge will be the following: a crop / seeds / seedlings / useful tips swap, a Berliner Hocker construction workshop for beginners (a very handy DIY piece of furniture) and several open workout classes for all levels of fitness, which will include the basics of proper squatting. Having difficulty squatting? Let's work on it,…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: GREENS Community Market Garden (HHEAG)

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm BST
GREENS Community Market Garden (HHEAG), Molesworth Allotments, Molesworth Drive (between house nos 79 & 81), Withywood
Bristol, BS13 9BJ United Kingdom
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Free

GREENS grow fresh fruit and vegetables with the help of volunteers at two community allotment sites. The produce is used in nutrition and cooking courses, and is also sold to local people, at low cost, through our Food For All Co-operative. Activities: Meet the growers and take a tour of the garden & orchard (including the compost loo). Buy some plants or produce. Snacks and cream teas on sale, plus healthy food tasters made by our volunteers using our produce.…

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Blooming Gardens

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Walmer Castle & Gardens, Kingsdown Road
Deal, Kent Kent, CT14 7LJ United Kingdom

Take a step through the garden gate at Walmer Castle as the borders come to life for the summer. With something for families, kids and keen gardeners alike, this weekend explores the wonders of the Great British garden. In connection with the 2015 Chelsea Fringe, come and see Walmer’s gardens and take part in the garden talks and tours from our experts. Find something different from the plant traders’ stalls for your own pots or borders. Taste local produce and…

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Fun on the Roof! Family Day at the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 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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Free

Games, strawberry-picking, story-telling, face-painting, food, music and art activities all on a roof! Come celebrate the summertime at the Doddington & Rollo Community Roof Garden's annual family day starting from 11am, with food at 1pm and performances from 2pm. All Welcome and it's totally free. Our beautiful roof top garden is at the heart of the Doddington & Rollo estate, a five-minute walk from Queenstown Road or Battersea Park Station. You will find us across the square behind Battersea Park Road Tesco. The…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Bramble Farm Community Smallholding

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Bramble Farm Community Smallholding, From Redcatch Road, enter Stockwood Crescent and we are midpoint around the crescent.
Bristol, BS4 1AW United Kingdom
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Free

We are a community group growing vegetables and raising animals for produce to feed our families high quality, high welfare, locally produced, fresh food. Activities: Meet the farm animals. Pet’s Corner. Seed sowing in newspaper pots. Plant and produce sales. Children’s activities. BBQ and refreshments. Cake sale. Members on hand to give urban smallholding advice.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Blaise Community Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Blaise Castle Walled Garden, Henbury Rd
Bristol, BS10 7QS United Kingdom
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Free

1790’s walled garden in Blaise Estate. Presently under restoration by volunteers, growing flowers, fruit, vegetables and building amenities. Toilet next to Blaise Café. Activities: Making a miniature ‘magic’ garden, colourful bunting, sowing seeds. BBQ midday, refreshments, plants for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Easton Community Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Easton Community Garden, Gordon Road, Easton/Whitehall. Access lane is between Nos. 58 & 60
Bristol, BS5 7DR United Kingdom
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Free

Our kitchen garden is a haven of peace where we grow veg, fruit and flowers collectively. We are open every Thursday and gardeners share the harvest at the end of the day. The site was designed on Permaculture principles and has thrived since 2001. There is a cob-built rain shelter, compost loo, ponds and places to rest and gaze. Activities: Tours of the garden showing ‘no-dig’ cultivation, comfrey beds, composting, water harvesting and outdoor stove. Refreshments, plants, seedlings and comfrey juice…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Upper Horfield Community Garden Club

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Upper Horfield Community Garden Club, Behind Eden Church, Eden Grove, Horfield
Bristol, BS7 0PQ United Kingdom
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The Club was formed when residents converted a disused basketball court into a community growing space with polytunnels, raised beds, community beds, a wild area and fruit garden. Our aim is to produce vegetables and plants at prices local people and visitors can afford. Activities: Celebrate Horfield Festival. Herbs, vegetables and flowers for sale. Drinks and cakes.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Trinity Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Trinity Centre, Trinity Road
Bristol, BS2 0NW United Kingdom
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A thriving, community space in a predominantly urban area near the city centre. Growing area, cob house, polytunnel and play area. We are open all year round. Our community days are the last Sunday of the month, when everybody is welcome to get stuck into some gardening and share a meal, as much as possible sourced from the garden. Our other projects include forest schools, foraging walks and herbal workshops. Come and meet us to find out more!

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Lets Grow!  Community Allotment

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Lets Grow!  Community Allotment, Plot 1a, Springfield Allotments, Andover Road, Knowle
Bristol, BS4 1AJ United Kingdom
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Let’s Grow! Is the KWHA community allotment project which is part of the ELM group of Knowle West food growers. We produce veg on the allotment and use digital media to support collaboration and to share the story with the local community. Produce is used in our Community Kitchen or sold back to the community. Activities: See the chickens, wildlife pond, and bee friendly planting. We have vegetables and home (allotment)-made food for sale.

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Floating Ballast Seed Garden Family Day

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Castle Park, Broad Weir
Bristol, BS1 United Kingdom
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Meet volunteers from Arnolfini and the University of Bristol Botanic Garden at Castle Park for a bird’s eye view of the annual planting of a wonderful array of ballast seed plants on the Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Families are invited to visit our activity tent to take part in fun plant themed activities. Talk to our friendly, knowledgeable volunteers about our amazing garden, special guest plants and hear about the ideas behind the Floating Ballast Seed Garden project. Seeds of…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Feed Bristol

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Feed Bristol, 181 Frenchay Park Rd (on the corner with Stoke Lane), Stapleton
Bristol, BS16 1HB United Kingdom
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Feed Bristol is Avon Wildlife Trust’s 5 acre community project, growing organic food in a wildlife friendly way to support education, health and well-being and social enterprise. We support groups with different needs and running training sessions throughout the year. Top up your garden from our wildflower nursery. Activities: Explore how nature helps us grow; sample delights from our ‘herbal and delicious’ café; sensational seasonal BBQ and live music. FREE fun activities for all the family.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Sustainable Westbury-on-Trym

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
47 Abbey Road, Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol, BS9 3QN United Kingdom
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Helping local residents produce 2,000 tomato, brassica, bean, squash, herbs, pumpkin and other plants for distribution in WoT. The aim is to show those people who would not normally grow any of their own food that it is possible. Activities: Tomato, bean, squash and pumpkin and other plants for sale (at cost price) for planting outside and in greenhouses, plus advice on how to grow them. Various seeds suitable for late sowing also available. Wormeries to look at and learn about…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Sims Hill Shared Harvest

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Feed Bristol, Stoke Lane, Frenchay
Bristol, United Kingdom
Free

We will have a stall at Feed Bristol 12–4pm on Saturday, so come find us there amidst all the fun and festivities. Activities: Sims Hill grower Martin Campodonic will lead a tour of the Sims Hill growing land on the Feed Bristol site and also to our original growing site across the motorway and just off Stoke Lane, which contains our polytunnels bursting with fresh salad crops and our newly naturally built packing shed. Come join us!

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Wildflower Bee Hotel – Bee The Change

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Turnham Green, Chiswick High Rd
London, W4 5DT United Kingdom
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Wild Flag Studios and Friends of Turnham Green are delighted to invite you to Bee The Change, a fun-filled series of bee related activities for the whole family, at Turnham Green in Chiswick on Saturday June 6th. Bee The Change is a gathering centered around the Wildflower Bee Hotel, a sculptural habitat for bees made out of natural materials and exhibited in Turnham Green’s Wildflower Meadows for the duration of this year’s Chelsea Fringe Festival. Come to Bee The Change…

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Bosley Patch open garden and community art event for children, inspired by Matisse

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Bosley Patch, Swiss Farm
Henley on Thames, OXON RG9 2HZ United Kingdom
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£2

Bosley Patch is a family run market garden embedded in the local community, providing vegetables, fruit and flowers for families and chefs. On the 6th June we will open for the first time to host a fantastic floral art project, inspired by the artist Matisse. Sponsored by Jaargo web design, this 3d artwork will be built by the children over the afternoon while the adults can take a garden tour, listen to talks, enjoy some music, and generally enjoy an…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Horfield Organic Community  Orchard

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Horfield Organic Community Orchard, Walk down lane beside 22 Kings Drive
Bristol, BS7 8JP United Kingdom
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A pioneering, member-managed orchard, inspiring fruit growing as a way to grow community, wellbeing, and local sustainable food. Activities: Home Orchard Plot – see plans for our new back garden orchard project. Orchard Roots Bristol exhibition. Learn the stories of heritage apples. Find out how a community group transformed this marginal land into a beautiful and fruitful urban oasis. Homemade cakes, refreshments, produce and plants for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Redland Green Allotments  including orchard section

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Redland Green Allotments  including orchard section, Next to Redland Green Farm, Redland
Bristol, BS6 7HF United Kingdom
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Allotment holders growing fruit and vegetables on individual plots and in deep beds in our communal orchard. Clothing advice as for Metford Road (see separate entry). Activities: Refreshments and advice.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Patchwork Community Gardening Group Community Orchard

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Patchwork Community Gardening Group Community Orchard, Upper Sydney Street (behind the Tesco on North Street), Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 1HZ United Kingdom
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The Patchwork Community Gardening Group is a group of local residents who are working to tidy up neglected patches of land around Bedminster and Southville, with the aim of making our neighbourhood more attractive to residents and wildlife. In 2011 the group started a community orchard and herb garden. Activities: Make a bee hotel. Cakes and refreshments on sale, or bring your own picnic to eat in the orchard.

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Park ’n’ Play

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Ruski car, Glinškova ploščad
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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In the local community park we will bake and eat and swing and play. Garage sell-off, slacklining, bubble blowing, live music, seedling swapping and so much more. Oh, and home-made lemonade, of course! (In case of bad weather the event will take place on 06/20/2015).

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Saturday at Loughborough Farm

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Loughborough Farm, Loughborough Road (opposite Wyck Gardens)
London, London SW9 7EL United Kingdom
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Come down to the Loughborough Farm this Saturday 6th June at 2pm. As part of the London festival of architecture, Tom Dobson will give a talk on Urban Commons in the city and you can discover our new plant room - a multi-purpose water gatherer and greenhouse. You can also join in with our volunteer session, where we'll be seed-sowing, digging, harvesting and more. We will have our monthly market stall selling plants and fresh produce at the farm gate, as well as wood-fired…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Hengrove and Whitchurch Community Orchard

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Meet outside the Cartwheel Pub, Oatlands Avenue
Bristol, BS14 ORS United Kingdom
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A Future Perfect public art commission. Artist David Thorpe in consultation with local residents has designed an Orchard to provide abundant fruit for the community and a place of beauty. Join the Producer and Friends of Hengrove and Whitchurch Community Orchard to hear more about our plans for planting the Orchard in November, and Sharing the Harvest – a series of workshops to learn traditional skills such as basketry, jam making and horticulture. Activities: Apple cake and juice provided.

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Just Dig It – Botanical Fancy Dress Party for The Chelsea Fringe

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Edible Bus Stop HQ, Ridgway Road
London, SW9 7EX United Kingdom
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The Edible Bus Stop and Incredible Edible Lambeth  present...  ‘Just Dig It’  A Chelsea Fringe Festival 2015 Celebration Free entry, all welcome Saturday 6th June  4pm – 9pm Arch 511, Ridgway Road, London SW9 7EX - Opposite Wyck Gardens, Loughborough Junction Come dressed with a botanical theme – Prize for best outfit! Our arch will be beautifully decorated with planted Elho pots Join us planting in Wyck Gardens Music – Live & DJ Freshly cooked food Snugg Bar from Brixton Village will be…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Tynings Field Community Group

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Tynings Field, Woodwell Road, Shirehampton
Bristol, BS11 9UG United Kingdom
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Tynings Field Woodwell Road an oasis behind the Portway BS11 off Horseshoe Bend footpath and SSI. If you are looking to grow veg in Bristol, here is where! as we seek volunteer members Activities: Join in the digging, planting, poultry, orchard, bees, honey, food and refreshment. Disabled toilet available on request.

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Pick up a Stitch at the Inner Temple Garden

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Inner Temple Garden, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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Pick up a Stitch at the award winning Inner Temple Garden involves Tuesday evening pop-up knitting clubs and garden open day on Sunday 7th June. Our project celebrates the abundance of vibrant colour in the garden by collaborating with our visitors in a pop-up knitting club to create colourful woollen decorations for our trees and statutes; everything from pom-poms to knitted cosies. This will be family friendly fun open to all ages and abilities with experts on hand to teach…

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Canal Club Gardening Party

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
Canal Club Gardening Group, Belmont Wharf, Waterloo Gardens,
London, E2 9HP United Kingdom
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The Canal Club Gardening Group is a community garden built by boat dwellers for the local community. On Sunday 7th June, the last day of the Chelsea Fringe festival, we shall be open from 11am to 6pm. The outdoor clay oven will be fired up and everyone can get involved in making their own pizzas. An art exhibition will take place in the garden and on the canal bank walkway. Tea, cakes. elderflower drinks and handmade bread will be available.…

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Cook with the family

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street
Vauxhall, London SE115HS United Kingdom
£30

Cooking for the family doesn't have to be a chore - why not get the whole family involved in making your own meal from scratch. In this workshop, learn how to make your own fresh pasta, as well as a tasty pesto to go on top. After cooking, everyone will sit down and eat the meal together. Price is for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children aged 14 or below) includes all resources plus a recipe to take…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Elm Tree Farm

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Elm Tree Farm, Park Road, Stapleton
Bristol, BS16 1AA United Kingdom
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We are a 12.5 acre site where we train adults with learning difficulties in horticulture and animal care. We produce a wide variety of fruit, veg and plants which we sell to the public. Activities: Come and join us for our Open Day – we are having a BBQ and cakes, you can meet the animals (pigs, lambs, chickens, ponies) and there will be plenty of games for the children. Demonstrations throughout the day and plants/produce for sale.

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Gardens Family Festival

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road
London, SE23 3PQ United Kingdom
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Join us for a day of family events and quirky workshops inspired by the Horniman Gardens: listen to live performances by the London Vegetable Orchestra, go on a tour of the Horniman Gardens sundials, enjoy some garden storytelling, or learn how to create a seed bomb, a carrot recorder or how to make your own miniature garden.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Fishponds Community Orchard

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Fishponds Community Orchard, On the large allotment site off Thingwall Park, Fishponds, Plot 180. Entrance is via allotment gates.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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The orchard is in a lovely spot alongside the 70 acres of green space of Eastville Park and the Frome Valley. Established in 2005, it is managed organically and has some old and rare local varieties of fruit trees, soft fruit and a willow dome. Activities: Hear about developing and running a Community Orchard, its produce and cider making. Refreshments and local produce. Transport: 47, 48, 49 buses to Chipping Sodbury/Emersons Green. Bath/Bristol cycle path (exit Alcove Rd).

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Totterdown Sprouting

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
The orchard at the bottom of Park Street, Totterdown
Bristol, BS4 3BJ United Kingdom
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A group in Totterdown growing edible food in public places. We have a small Community Orchard at the bottom of Park Street with fruit trees and bushes and a small raised vegetable bed, with also a ‘bug hotel’ to encourage wildlife. Additionally we grow herbs in raised beds in Oxford Street. Access through out the weekend or join us on Sunday for our street party by the Orchard. Information on activities and work parties on the Tresa website. Suggestions and…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Stoke Lane Community Garden

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Stoke Lane Community  Garden, Stoke Lane, Westbury on Trym
Bristol, BS9 3RW United Kingdom
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A shared green space that is maintained and enjoyed by the local community. It provides a habitat for wildlife, especially birds and insects; improves the natural environment for local residents and visitors to the area; and is a productive sustainable growing space for community projects and local school visits. Activities: Gardening tips, cookery demonstrations, plant sales, face painting, allotment tours, music and refreshments.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Metford Road Community Orchard

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Metford Road Community Orchard, Metford Road Allotments, Metford Road (entrance by no 37), Redland
Bristol, BS6 7LA United Kingdom
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Small organic orchard based on permaculture principles growing apples, plums, pears, medlars, quinces, gages, grapes, figs, a few nuts and a multitude of different berries and currants. Herb garden and chutney vegetable plot. Site is on a steep slope (sturdy shoes required) with a stream at the bottom and numerous ponds, and is teeming with wildlife in the summer. Compost loo and custom built gazebo-style oak shelter. Activities: Guided tours, tea and biscuits/cakes, produce and plant sales.

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‘Botanical Sun-Printing’ at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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£5

Discover 'camera-less' photographic printing techniques with Dalston resident and artist photographer Heather McDonough in this Garden workshop for adults. 'Sun-printing' is inspired by the birth of photography and photographers Fox Talbot and Anna Atkins, who made some of their earliest images using flowers and plants. You will learn how to produce cyanotype prints and discover how to make wonderful compositions from wildflowers and grasses found in the Eastern Curve, using this intriguing process. Heather has been a professional photographer for twenty years, making work…

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May 2016

Desert Island Plants… by Modern Mint

Sat 21 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Modern Mint Shop Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Free

When the amazing Beth Chatto was asked about the plants she could not live without, she said, "Amelanchier lamarckii… Good form in winter, lovely foliage in spring or autumn, prettier than many cherries (daintier) - and interesting longer.” When they asked the brilliant Christopher Lloyd the same question, one of his choices was a dahlia, “ 'Hillcrest Royal' is a spiky medium cactus of brilliant purple, not quite magenta colouring.” In 2009 Gardeners’ World asked the nation for their favourite…

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Pop Up Gardens

Sat 21 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra
Melbourne, Victoria 3141 Australia
Free

As part of Melbourne's participation in the Chelsea Fringe Festival, School Students will create "Art Gardens" to be installed in Pop Up Garden Crates exploring the mission of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Victoria "Life is sustained and enriched by plants"

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Into the wind

Sat 21 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche – Spazi Bomben – Giardino, via Cornarotta 7-9
Treviso, Treviso 31100 Italy
Free

This installation will take visitors to consider the creative potential of air element. Some basic elements, that work with the wind, organize this open garden as an outdoor room. The walls that surround it are constantly reshaped by the breeze and the articulation of the inner space allows a slow walk through anemochorous and anemophilous plant species and kites-origami. People who visit this space are invited to contribute to enrich this three-dimensional wind logbook with their own experiences on wind…

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Common Thread – A Knitted Landscape

Sat 21 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Stoke Newington Library, Stoke Newington Church Street
London, N16 0JS United Kingdom

Stoke Newington Common Users Group (SNUG) is a collection of residents who have brought a badly neglected open space back into the heart of our community. Over the years we have fund-raised for a playground, planted thousands of bulbs, held fun days, film nights and other community activities.  An active part of SNUG is our knitting group - Common Thread. In 2014 Hackney Museum mounted an exhibition on the theme of community and Common Thread decided to make a 3D…

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The Grand Bristol Honeycomb Bee Hotel

Sat 21 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Millenium Square, Anchor Road, Harbourside
Bristol, BS1 5DB United Kingdom
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What makes a five-star Bee Hotel? Like any great hotel, it’s about prime location, the best interiors and the finest food. The hippest residents of the Grand Bristol Honeycomb Bee Hotel will be the cavity nesting, solitary bees looking for a place to check in during springtime. Having an adjoining restaurant of bee-friendly native wildflowers is an attraction because these gentle bees prefer not to forage too far. The Grand Bristol Honeycomb Bee Hotel, a hexagonal interlinking system of bee hotels,…

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PopFarm

Sat 21 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Pop Brixton, 53 Brixton Station Road
London, UK SW9 8PQ United Kingdom
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Explore an innovative community garden in the heart of Brixton. PopFarm aims to make gardening more accessible to local people through free educational activities. Please visit our unique community garden which has ornamental and edible areas, under cover and outdoors. And feel free join us for any of the free training sessions running during the Chelsea Fringe, on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10-1. On Saturdays we always make sure there is something to take home for you to continue growing at home.…

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Brixton Living Wall

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 7:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

F Mondays, 112 Brixton Hill
London, SW2 1AH United Kingdom
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Brixton Living Wall was made from salvaged and recycled materials and planted as a solution to greening a derelict back yard space in Brixton on a low budget. The garden is part of F Mondays cafe on Brixton Hill and was designed by Grand Designs Live Garden Designer of the Year 2015, Marc O'Neill. Marc has used a combination of native and non native plants, some are from Great Dixter where he is a long term volunteer, and others from…

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Chelsea Fringe comes to Monmouth

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Green & Jenks, 11 Agincourt Square
Monmouth, NP25 3DY United Kingdom

Botanically inspired food, drink, art and relax in our garden For the first time gardeners and foodies can visit the first venue in the area to be involved with Chelsea Fringe -  a celebration of horticulture. Here at Green & Jenks, we make on site freshly made gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurts using fresh local fruit wherever possible. Our award winning business reopened in 2015, having closed in 1958 with the retirement of the third generation of the family dairy…

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Flower Up School 2016 across Fukuoka Public Hall

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am JST
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Across Fukuoka Public Hall, 1-1-1, Tenjin, Cyuou-ku
Hukuoka, Fukuoka 810-0001   Japan
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The Wish of Flower Up School The sun always follows children Children enjoy smiling  Flowers are fluttering and dancing    by Mrs Midori Kodama

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Flowering of the Maidens by Red, Eden & Olive

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
LASSCO Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road
London, SW8 2LG United Kingdom
Free

Title: Flowering of the Maidens by Red, Eden & Olive Date and time: Saturday 21st May 2016 9.30am-4.00pm, drop in anytime Where: LASSCO Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2LG Description: Get involved with a floral adornment of the garden statues at the historic LASSCO Brunswick House, where you can also browse an array of reclaimed and salvaged stock or dine at the highly acclaimed Brunswick House Café. Free, no booking required, drop in any time. More information www.rededenolive.com,…

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“Take a View” at Leeds Castle

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Leeds Castle Maidstone , Kent ME17 1PL United Kingdom
£24.50

“Take a View” at Leeds Castle Chelsea Fringe: 21st May to 12th June 2016 Floral picture frames will be springing up across the beautiful Leeds Castle estate during Chelsea Fringe this year from the 21st May until the 12th June. Festooned with colourful and interesting plants and flowers, step into our cleverly placed floral frames and take a ‘selfie’ in front of some of the best views of the 900 year old Castle! After ‘being framed’, visitors are invited to…

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New commission by Rachael Champion

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Arch 147, Arch 147, Newport Street
London, SE11 6AJ United Kingdom

Title: New commission by Rachael Champion Date and time: Duration of festival (opening times TBC) Where: Arch 147, Newport Street, London, SE11 6AJ Description: Nine Elms on the South Bank has commissioned artist Rachael Champion to create a new artwork for a disused railway arch in Newport St. Champion is drawn to materials commonly found on major construction sites and development projects. The artist’s site-specific sculptures and installations contrast industrial materials with ecological matter, exploring the interrelated expectations of the…

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Telegraph Hill Open Gardens Trail

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Telegraph Hill Open Gardens Start Point, 46 Pepys Rd
London, London SE14 5SB United Kingdom
voluntary donations welcome for local charity

This Trail will give you an opportunity to explore local gardens and community gardening projects around Telegraph Hill. In addition, there will be a Plant Fair at St Catherine's Church from 1-4pm. Voluntary donations will go towards landscaping the outdoor space and garden at Somerville Adventure Playground. Maps will be available at the first garden (46 Pepys Rd, SE14 5SB) also download here Facebook

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Florilegium – a gathering of flowers

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Sat 11 June, 2016

Cranleigh Arts Centre, 1 High Street
Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8AS United Kingdom
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Free

An uplifting exhibition combining art and artifact in partnership with RHS Wisley Herbarium celebrating the beauty and variety of flowers found in a typical English Country Garden.  Stunning specimens from the Herbarium include a wallflower pressed by John Henslow who was Charles Darwin's tutor.  Artists exhibiting include award winning botanical illustrator Gaynor Dickeson, photographer and digital photography advocate for Sony UK, Celia Henderson and textiles artist Gill Denyer.  Among other items on display is a ball gown covered with dried,…

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Floral Flotilla

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames RG9 1BF United Kingdom
Free

For the second year running, we are calling for anyone who owns a river craft - from elegant slipper launches to aquatic cars to coracles and inflatable canoes - to decorate their boat with a horticultural theme - flowers, vegetables, palm trees - and come and join in this river Thames spectacle! Boats will gather along the Mill Meadow moorings at 11am with a chance to decorate and prepare for a short parade along this historic and beautiful stretch of…

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Edible Avenue – Pot it up!

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
St George’s Church of England Primary School, Corunna Rd
London, Greater London SW8 4JS United Kingdom
Free

Welcome to Edible Avenue! Inspired by New Covent Garden Market's bounty of fresh produce, what was once a grey and congested thoroughfare is going to be turned into an interactive streetscape in time for Summer. Traditional white picket fences will emerge from the neighbouring market's boundary wall along Thessaly Road SW8 to form welcoming community seating and planted green spaces to enjoy. To get the community involved The Edible Bus Stop® are holding a potting up event and will be presenting their designs at a community…

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Floating Garden in Burgess Park

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Art in the Park, Chumleigh Gardens, Chumleigh Street
London, SE5 0RJ United Kingdom
Free

Join Artists at Art in the Park to make a floating garden on the lake in Burgess Park. You can contribute to a large flower or make a small flower to add to the garden in the Art in the Park studio on Saturday 21st May. The floating garden will be launched on the lake on Sunday 22nd May between 11am - 2pm. Suitable for: All ages. Materials will be provided.

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Honey Garden Radio 2016 Spring

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-8
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Nadya Park, 1-18-3,Sakae,Naka-ku Japan
,Nagoya-shi,Aichi, Aichi 〒460-0008 Japan
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A bee keeper, gardeners and an artist would talk over “ the true happiness” with some music at the healing garden in Nadya Park where human and nature are peacefully living together. Enjoy the spring gift from honey bees ! (Taste the fresh honey ! ) Tell me, child teacher ! What is the aroma of honeybees ? The sound of flapping wing of 20,000 bees !? Messages for honey bees !

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What’s the Buzz

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Lauriston/Victoria Park Road roundabout, Lauriston Road
Hackney, London E97JN United Kingdom
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Free

Want to know which flowers bees love best? Pop down to Lauriston School's award winning vegetable garden for a range of art, craft and gardening workshops inspired by bees and other pollinators. The workshops will be running all day alongside plants sales, cream teas and Pimms. Make a nest, learn about compost, talk to the chickens or take a break in the orchard. Be part of the collective mentality and immerse yourself in this small but highly productive school garden. Twitter

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Plants and People: Wild Food

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
£8.00

Plants & People: Wild Food  Saturday 21 May | 1.30pm - 3.30pm As part of this years Chelsea Fringe, we are inviting people to explore our new 'Plants and People' trail at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The trail explores the relationships between plants and people. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives, and it is sometimes easy to forget their importance. Plants feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport and entertain us. Join…

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Damselflies in spring

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Saturdays 2-5pm; Sundays 11am-5pm
The Factory Press, 85 Clifden Road
London, E5 0LW United Kingdom
free

Factory Press open studio - Escape the hustle and bustle of Chatsworth Road Market, enter through the charming walled-in yard to see mini installations, artefacts and original artists' prints of all things floral. Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm and Sundays 11am to 5pm

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Ecological Garden Adventure for Children

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Floral Garden Yosami, 〒448-0812 1-2,Ishiyama,Takasu-cho,
Kariya, Aichi 〒448-0812 Japan
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We are the ‘ Yosami Jardin Club ’  a group of volunteers who grow our own seedlings. We introduce attractive and enjoyable designs for our gardens are understandably inexpensive or free. This event is a trial fun for the main event which will take place in our Garden Marche on June 5th. We will have 4 types garden adventure. 1. Paper Pot Sunflowers - Children will make their own newspaper plant pots and plant a sunflower seed. 2. Seed bombs…

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Truck Garden ”The Small Garden Which Moves”

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Noritake Garden, 3-1-36 Noritake-Shinmachi, Nishi-ku
Nagoya, Aichi-ken 451-8501 Japan
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We will convert a truck bed into a flower bed. People can climb onto the truck bed and take photos among the flowers. Of course the weight of the soil will be considered in the creation of the Truck Garden so that the truck can legally move along public roads.

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Forest

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Aichi University of the Arts, Nagatsuru-pond, 1-114 Sagamine
Nagakute, Aichi-ken 〒480-1197 Japan
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FOREST is a natural experience events,  held in the campus of the university.

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hirahiranihon-fukuoka* Flower Up School at Ghihaya Kids Flower Market

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
Open Space with Raw of Trees, 4,Chihaya,Higashi-ku,
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 813-0044 Japan
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Once a month they open flower market in the open space

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Floating Garden in Burgess Park

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Art in the Park, Chumleigh Gardens, Chumleigh Street
London, SE5 0RJ United Kingdom
Free

LAUNCH DAY Join Artists at Art in the Park to make a floating garden on the lake in Burgess Park. You can contribute to a large flower or make a small flower to add to the garden in the Art in the Park studio on Saturday 21st May. The floating garden will be launched on the lake on Sunday 22nd May between 11am-2pm. Suitable for: All ages. Materials will be provided.

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Damselflies in spring

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Saturdays 2-5pm; Sundays 11am-5pm
The Factory Press, 85 Clifden Road
London, E5 0LW United Kingdom
free

Factory Press open studio - Escape the hustle and bustle of Chatsworth Road Market, enter through the charming walled-in yard to see mini installations, artefacts and original artists' prints of all things floral. Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm and Sundays 11am to 5pm

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Diggers

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST
Inner Temple Garden, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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Diggers - Twenty First Century Definition: A group of Chelsea Fringe participants and supporters who formed a choir in November 2015. Diggers are a new gardeners' choir, open to anyone involved with community gardening or who supports it. The aim is to establish a repertoire of songs that we can sing together, usually at outdoor locations, in support of gardening initiatives (or occasionally by way of protest, too). We are ‘appearing’ at two Chelsea Fringe projects – and aim to…

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Plants and People: Folklore

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
Free

Plants & People: Folklore Sunday 22 May | 1.30pm - 3.30pm Free event, but booking essential  As part of this years Chelsea Fringe, we are inviting people to explore our new 'Plants and People' trail at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The trail explores the relationships between plants and people. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives, and it is sometimes easy to forget their importance. Plants feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport…

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Fete and Film

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom

We will be open to the public with some of our rarer herbarium specimens and books on display, as well as our botanical garden.  Plants and books on sale.  We will be serving tea, cakes and home made botanical ices. At 9.00pm, as dusk draws in, we will be showing an outdoor botanically themed film, 'Silent Running'  and it's free.  

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Flowers and fairies beautify the town

Mon 23 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Unnamed Venue japan Japan

I, Qumin, love to take photos of fairies flying freely at the parks, gardens and in the beauty of the Mother Nature. With these photos and flowers, I beautify the town. These Fairies are wooden handcrafted figures of my art work. My Fairies are inspired by the plants and insects. And these Qumin Fairies are small enough to fit in your hand. In order to create the entrance of the fairy world, I decorate the town trees and window edges…

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The Skip Garden

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat 11 June, 2016

The Skip Garden, Tapper Walk
London, N1C 4AQ United Kingdom
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When people think of skips they think of construction, building and dirt. We think less rubble and more rhubarb. That's why we started using skips to farm food that, like us, is locally grown. The Skip Garden is a moveable urban food growing garden in the middle of the King's Cross development site. Amongst the rise of glass and steel buildings, it is an urban oasis in which herbs, chillies, apples, sweet potatoes and cabbages grow out of skips and planters made out…

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Thrive @ Battersea Park – Using Gardening to Change Lives

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 29 May, 2016

Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom

Throughout our gardens in Battersea Park, Thrive will present a series of art installations, workshops, children's events, community events, market stall, walks and plant sales. Come along and find out more about the great work Thrive does in London. See listings for individual events.

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Welcome to Thrive @ Battersea Market

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 29 May, 2016

Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Welcome to Thrive @ Battersea Market. Tuedsay 24 –Sunday 29 May 11am till 4pm Come alone to Thrives Market in our Main Garden @ Battersea Park. Enjoy tea and cake, local crafts stall, explore our many home grown plants at the Thrive Kiosk as well as visiting the Art Hut .  Visit our new bug hotel.  Friendly atmosphere for all the family.

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Art Squared

Wed 25 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Mon 6 June, 2016

Thornhill Crescent Gardens, Thornhill Square,
London, N1 1BQ United Kingdom
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Free

The children of St Andrew's Montessori in Thornhill Square, N1 1BQ have made scores of beautiful bugs, ladybirds and spiders which they have hung in the trees around St Andrew's Church gardens, in Thornhill Crescent, where they play every day. The creatures are helping the children - and visitors - to understand how important wildlife is, and how it can be welcomed and cherished.

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Bonsai Kai at Fenton House

Wed 25 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Opening hours extended to 7pm on Bank Holiday 30 May
Fenton House, Hampstead Grove
London, London NW3 6SP United Kingdom
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£3

Fenton House Garden welcomes back Europe’s oldest bonsai club, Bonsai Kai, who will be displaying their amazing collection of bonsai trees in our 300 year old orchard. The rest of the walled garden is laid out over three levels, featuring formal walks, a sunken rose garden and a kitchen garden, and open Wednesday to Sunday 11am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm. Entry £3. Bonsai Kai’s experts will also be holding bonsai demonstrations on Monday 30th May, from 11am, as part of Fenton’s…

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Walking with The Wasteland

Wed 25 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Margate Station, Station Rd
Margate, CT9 United Kingdom

We are delighted to take part in this years Chelsea Fringe Festival. Walking with The Wasteland is a part of the Turner Contemporary Research group which is developing its major Spring 2018 exhibition. This is a community based research group and we are always delighted to have new contributions and ideas. For more about the research group please click HERE . For this event, we will be walking the gardens of Margate, including the beach and public spaces. The walk takes…

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Theatre Borscht – Performing Vegetable Pop-up Dinner

Thu 26 May, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST
Beaconsfield Gallery, 22 Newport street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom

Title: Theatre Borscht – performing vegetable pop-up dinner at the Ragged Canteen Date and time: Thursday 26th May, 7pm Where: Ragged Canteen at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport Street, SE11 6AY Description: The Ragged Canteen welcomes BORSCHT – London’s renowned travelling vegetable puppet show. To accompany the performance, the chefs are preparing a specially-themed Ukrainian menu, all vegetarian. Feast your minds and your stomachs! Book your ticket: Eventbrite Facebook and Twitter Nine Elms on the South Bank Chelsea Fringe Festival

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Go Batty!

Thu 26 May, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
£5.00

Go Batty! Thursday 26 May, 8.30pm - 10.30pm Learn all about these fascinating mammals of the night sky. We will supply you with bat detectors to help you identify the species that are swooping around the park and to listen to them ‘chattering’ as they hunt for food. Please bring a torch with you if you can and remember to wrap up warm. Open to all. £5 per person. Under 16's are free, and no ticket is needed.

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Borough Market: Find and Feast

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm BST
Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1TL United Kingdom
Free

Join Ceri Buckmaster on a wild food walk around Southwark and discover how to identify seasonal plants and flowers in some unexpected locations, then finish the morning at the demonstration kitchen in Borough Market and learn how to cook delicious recipes using them with Celia Brooks. Ceri has been leading walks in London’s green spaces since 2008, shining a spotlight on wild food as the ‘new street food’, inspired by the wild plants that grow in urban areas, as well…

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Herb Garden at The Marksman

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Herb Garden will be launched at The Marksman at an invite-only, botanically-inspired private view on the evening of Thursday 26 May 2016. It will then be open to diners, guests of the public house and Chelsea Fringe visitors during usual opening hours (Monday to Saturday 11am–6pm for the duration of the fringe. Those with a restaurant booking will also be able to enjoy the Herb Garden during the period of their reservation (bookings available for dinner Thursday to Saturday 6–10pm; lunch Saturday 12–3pm and Sunday 12–8pm).
The Marksman Public House and Restaurant, 254 Hackney Road, Hackney
London, London E2 7SJ United Kingdom
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Culinary herbs have been part of the kitchen conversation since humans first began cooking and preserving their own food. Herb Garden at The Marksman explores a range of these aromatic and flavoursome additions through a super-sized version of the restaurant’s permanent working herb garden in the first floor terrace area outside and an exhibition of herbal inspired botanical art in the upstairs dining room. The herb garden and floral installation will be designed by landscape designer Miria Harris, using a…

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Art and Gardens Trail on the Ross of Mull and Iona

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Mon 30 May, 2016

Art and Gardens Trail, Ross of Mull and Iona
Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute PA70 United Kingdom
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£5

Gardening on the Ross of Mull and Iona is not for the faint-hearted!  The winter storms can be brutal and, despite the perceived wisdom, long dry spells of weather can occur in Spring and Summer.   Nevertheless, gardeners of the Ross of Mull and Iona will be welcoming visitors to investigate how they have worked with the elements and the wide variety of soil conditions to create their havens of tranquillity.  And each one offers an added attraction - on…

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Thrive Tree Walk @ Battersea Park

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive Tree Walk @ Battersea Park. Friday 27 May 1pm at Herb Garden, Battersea Park. Join us and discover more about the trees in Battersea Park on this circular walk lead by Horticultural Therapist Richard Jones. Meet at Herb Garden Battersea Park. Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

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Educational Garden for Elementary School “Luigi Cadorna” in Milan

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Scuola “Luigi Cadorna”, Via Carlo Dolci, 5
Milano, Milano 20148 Italy
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The publishing house Il Verde Editoriale takes part to the Chelsea Fringe 2016 with the creation of an educational garden at the Elementary School “Luigi Cadorna” in Milan, Italy. The project started last 27th April 2016 with the preparation of the area, thanks to the contribution of a few sponsors. The gardner Giovanni Mainieri, owner of the company Clorofilla, worked side by side with Dr. Agronomist Roberto Panzeri, event manager for the publishing house, pulling the weeds and cleaning the area for the…

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Locally grown cut flowers, plants and seed market

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Henley Town Hall (outside of), Market Place
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2AG United Kingdom
Free

The Flower Union are a collective of British Flowers growers and florists who aim to bring people together through flowers. For Chelsea Fringe 2016 we will have a market of locally grown cut flowers, plants and seeds. British growers will be on hand to answer questions about growing flowers and florists will demonstrate how to make beautiful hand tied bouquets. British Flowers seeds and potted British Flowers arrangements will also be for sale.

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Spring Spectacular

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:30am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street
London, Southwark SE11 5HS United Kingdom
Free

Join us for a fun packed week to celebrate the opening of our new Education Centre and The Old Dairy Cafe. With a plant sale, animal handling, storytelling, pony rides, face-painting, cookery, craft and gardening workshops, pond dipping and sheep shearing, there's plenty for everyone to get involved with and enjoy! Head to our website vauxhallcityfarm.org for a full timetable of activities. Kindly sponsored by Base Architects.

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The Papermaker’s Garden

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Mon 30 May, 2016

Kingsgate Workshops Trust, 110-116 Kingsgate Road
London, NW6 2JG United Kingdom
Free

Make your own garden plant papers - an opportunity for visitors of all ages to try out the versatile craft of papermaking using local plant fibres – nettle, geranium, iris leaf and more. Papermaking will take place outside in the yard, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, we will retreat to the studio. Exhibition of handmade paper works on plant themes by Lucy Baxandall and her Morley College students. Handmade paper items will also be available to buy. Facebook  and Twitter

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Digging It Down on Deeside

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 29 May, 2016

Drum Castle Gardens, Drumoak, Banchory
Aberdeen, Scotland AB31 5EY United Kingdom
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£4

Floral Haiku to floral haute couture; potted plants to potting demonstrations; fairy gardens to floating gardens; Digging It Down on Deeside is an eclectic weekend of garden based activities with something for everyone. Bring your teddy to join in our very own garden party; bring your bagpipes to provide pop up music; join a weaving workshop or get ready to puddle with the muddy puddlers; join in an action packed weekend that is all about gardens and enjoying our outside spaces. Donations…

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Calthorpe Project Vegan Fayre

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
The Calthorpe Project, 258-274 Gray’s Inn Road
London, WC1X 8LH United Kingdom
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Free

A day of events with a Vegan theme in our 1 acre community garden in Kings Cross.  We have hot and cold food including pizza cooked in a clay oven and raw delights.  You'll find a vegan bar, stalls selling a variety of goods, plants for sale, music plus arts & crafts activities for the whole family.  Sorry, our venue is pet free except for guide dogs.

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Dalston Flower Show for Children

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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It’s that time of the year again when children in Dalston get their own flower show! On Saturday 28 May, children can bake their own pizzas in the Garden’s wood-fired oven with chef David from Latto’s Pizzas (12-3pm), join textile artists Emamoke Ukeleghe and Yemi Awosile to make their own ‘Botanical Bag’, inspired by the Garden and help us sow lots of lovely flower seeds to help keep the butterflies and bees happy this summer. Dalston Flower Show for Children continues…

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Dunleavy Vineyards and Somerset Flower Farm

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Somerset Flower Farm & Dunleavy Vineyards, Nates Lane, Wrington
Bristol, BS40 5RS United Kingdom

Ingrid Bates from Dunleavy Vineyards and Mandy Parker from the Somerset Flower Farm will be welcoming visitors to their Wrington site on 29th May 2016 as part of the Chelsea Fringe and English Wine Week. Visitors will be able to see the vines that produce Dunleavy’s multi-award winning Pinot noir rosé and hear the story of how the vineyard was created. After seeing the vineyard, guests can move across the site to the beautiful wooden barn of the Somerset Flower Farm. Here, they can…

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Tuppenny Barn Herb Festival

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Tuppenny Barn, Tuppennybarn Main Road
Southbourne, west sussex PO10 8EZ United Kingdom
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£5

Learn everything you want to know about herbs. Stalls will include Annie Guilfoyle giving advice on herb garden design, Sarah Furey our local herbalist, Christine Iverson telling all about herbal folklore and Lordington Lavender with their wonderful plants. There will be a pop up cafe with refreshments with a herbal theme and our elderflower and lemon tea is a must. View our newly planted herb bank or walk around our herb labyrinth and learn more from Marc Willenbruch and Julie…

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Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until Sat 11 June, 2016

Pangolin London, Kings Place
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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Free

Pangolin London is delighted to present an ambitious exhibition that brings the ‘outdoors in’. Transforming its sleek, architectural gallery space into three parts: a woodland, formal and walled garden complete with trees and water sculpture, the exhibition explores how sculpture has been synonymous with the landscape since ancient times. 'Sculpture in the Garden’ is the second exhibition in the series created by Pangolin London, which started with ‘Sculpture in the Home’ in 2014 which celebrated the touring exhibitions curated by…

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Foraging Walk

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park
London, Islington N51PH United Kingdom
Free

Take a wild food walk through Gillespie Park nature reserve with the urban forager, spotting edible and medicinal species on the way. We may split into two hour long walks if the event is over subscribed. Suitable for adults and older children. To book, please call 020 7527 4374 or email ecologycentre@islington.gov.uk. Priority will be given to those who book.  

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hirahiranihon-fukuoka* Flower Up School at Chihaya Elementary School

Mon 30 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Chihaya Elementary School, 1-13-3,Chihaya,Higashi-ku,
Fukuoka, Fukuoka  813-0044    Japan
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Children plant flowers in the flower bed 100m long along National Highway 3。 They have been taking care of them for 11 years。 120 children belong to 4th grade take part in Flower Up Chihaya every year。 No litter sharply year by year because of the beautiful flower bed along the school way Workshop on 4th June - and the flower bed is on display until 12th June

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Forest Gardens – an edible tour

Mon 30 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Edible Landscapes London, Finsbury Park
London, London N4 2NQ United Kingdom
Free

Come for an edible tour around Edible Landscapes London, in Finsbury Park. This beautiful garden is home to over 200 edible species, which we propagate and give to community gardens around London. During your memorable visit, you'll walk through our forest garden, meet lots of unusual plants, tasting as you go. It'll be led by one of our volunteers. No need to book... Follow us on Twitter  and   Facebook

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Fenton’s Big Picnic

Mon 30 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm BST
Fenton House, Windmill Hill
London , Greater London NW3 6RT United Kingdom
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£3

Celebrating The Year of the English Garden on this Bank Holiday Monday, bring a picnic and while away some time in Fenton's beguiling walled gardens and 300 year-old orchard. Lie on the lawn or find a secluded corner and relax, wine in hand, amongst the flowers. Simple, delicious refreshments from Tangerine Dream, wine by the glass, traditional garden games like croquet, and music from classical duo Bryden & Mathews and English songwriting talent Ned Roberts@nedrobertsmusic. We are also delighted to…

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Many Hands – half-term holiday activities for children

Tue 31 May, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:30am, repeating until Fri 3 June, 2016

Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Free

Inspired by the jobs done by families and servants around the home through the centuries, make natural cleaning products, bake biscuits, plant seeds and much more! Suitable for 2-16 year olds.  Workshops are free and allocated on a first-come, first served basis 30 minutes in advance.  Under 11s must be accompanied by an adult.

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June 2016

A brush with history: painting a garden mural at Castlehaven Community Park

Wed 1 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Fri 3 June, 2016

The Haven, 23 Castlehaven Road
London, London NW18RU United Kingdom
Free

Paint a picture of Camden’s past at Castlehaven Community Park. As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations we will be painting a unique mural charting the history of the site. Two centuries ago it was open fields (called Field Number 7). Thirty years ago it was a derelict concrete waste land. Today, we have established a community park and planted a mini-orchard of varied fruit trees and hundreds of plants. The next steps for our four acre site are establishing…

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Little green fingers – engaging with children in the garden

Wed 1 June, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Regent’s Park Allotment Garden, Corner of Chester Road and Inner Circle
, Greater London NW1 4NR United Kingdom
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£12.50 – £25

If you garden with young children and KS1, this workshop is for you! From engaging with a young public to focusing attention, learning opportunities, activities and tips, we'll have everything covered to make sure you can run great sessions in the garden with children. The workshop is £12.50 for Capital Growth members and £25 for non-members. Booking is via Eventbrite. This event is run by Capital Growth, London's food growing network. See all our coming training sessions here

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Bar for Purists and garden drinks reception

Wed 1 June, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane
London, London SW8 5BL United Kingdom
Free

Title: Bar for Purists and garden drinks reception Date and time: Wednesday 1st June, 6 – 8pm Where: Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BL Description: Join artist Nora Silva and her portable ‘Bar for Purists’ as she creates an immersive environment with the selected plants proven to purify air. The audience will be able to sit at the bar and try vegetarian snacks straight from a clean air bubble. All welcome. Book your free limited space…

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hirahiranihon-fukuoka Flower Up Ninomiya Street at Kego Elementary School

Thu 2 June, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
Kego Elementary School, 1-11-1,Kego,Cyuou-ku
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 810-0023 Japan
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Children do planting flowers on the Ninomiya Statue Street and take good care of them. Ninomiya is the man who is very famous for his learning and diligence. They have continued  planting flowers for 8 years.

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Why Growing Matters – a Soapbox talk for Chelsea Fringe 2016

Fri 3 June, 2016 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm BST
Store Street, South Crescent, Store Street
London, Greater London WC1E 7BD United Kingdom
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Free

Join Tim Richardson, founding director of The Chelsea Fringe and The Edible Bus Stop team for a playful and lively soapbox presentations on the subject of WHY GROWING MATTERS! Centring around the importance of urban food growing and reclaiming unloved public spaces, the speakers will talk about their passionate beliefs in the importance of urban grass roots public led growing. Hosted by New London Architecture (NLA) as part of the London Festival of Architecture in celebration of the LFA’s ‘Community’ theme for 2016 “The Edible Bus Stop are at the vanguard of vegetable activism!”…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Windmill Hill City Farm

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 4EA United Kingdom
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Free

Experience farming in the heart of the city. Activities: All day Saturday – garden-based activities for families.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Drive
Bristol, BS11 0NJ United Kingdom
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Free

Community-run gardens growing root veg, fruits and squashes. Friendly place to visit with animals to see as well – sheep, goats, pigs, chickens. Activities: Advice available and some plants and produce available to buy. Café should be open but ring ahead to confirm. For more information phone: 0117 938 1128 or email: ian@lwfarm.org.uk

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Blooming Gardens

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Walmer Castle & Gardens, Kingsdown Road
Deal, Kent Kent, CT14 7LJ United Kingdom

Take a step through the garden gate at this hidden corner of the Kent coast, as the borders at Walmer Castle come to life for the summer. With something for families, kids and keen gardeners alike, this weekend explores the wonders of the Great British garden. Take part in the garden talks and tours from our experts. Find something different from the plant traders’ stalls for your own pots or borders. Taste local produce and indulge in an afternoon tea…

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Dove Florisce la Jacaranda – IV Edition

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm CEST
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Giardino di Villa Trinità, Via Trinità 34
Mascalucia (Catania), 95030 Italy
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Free

Plant show in a private garden. The theme of the year is "plants and artists in the garden".  The garden of Villa Trinità, Mascalucia Etna (CT), one the Great Italian Gardens, hosts this year an exhibition of sculptures by Stefania Pennacchio a ceramic artist, inspired by the myth of the nymph Galatea who fell in love with the shepherd Aci; other artists and musicians will be present giving their tribute. Specialized nurseries, artisans, gardeners will be present in the garden.

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Summer Fair at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
Free

Summer Fair at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Saturday 4th June, 12 noon - 5pm An annual celebration of woodland crafts and local heritage. Come and join us for our Summer Fair, an annual celebration of woodland crafts and local heritage. Try some traditional woodland crafts and have a wander around our array of brilliant craft and food stalls. Music, pond dipping, storytelling, rickshaw rides and guided walks will also be taking place! FREE, and all are welcome.  

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Diggers

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Diggers - Twenty First Century Definition: A group of Chelsea Fringe participants and supporters who formed a choir in November 2015. Diggers are a new gardeners' choir, open to anyone involved with community gardening or who supports it. The aim is to establish a repertoire of songs that we can sing together, usually at outdoor locations, in support of gardening initiatives (or occasionally by way of protest, too). We are ‘appearing’ at two Chelsea Fringe projects – and aim to…

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Secret gardens of Golborne

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Elkstone Road Sensory Garden, Corner of Elkstone Road and Golborne Road
London, W10 United Kingdom
Free

A Saturday afternoon walk exploring the unexpected vegetable gardens of the RBKC Community Kitchen Garden scheme. Starting at Golborne Bridge at 2pm the walk ends at St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing community kitchen garden, with tea and a plant sale from local nursery Cultivating K&C.

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Capture the Sun with Melanie King

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm BST
Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane
London, London SW8 5BL United Kingdom
Free

Title: Capture the Sun with Melanie King - Photographic printing outdoors with flowers Date & time: Sunday 5th June, 11.30am – 3.30pm Where: Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BL Join photographer Melanie King and artists Corinne Silva and Alice Cazenave in a family workshop to create a massive cyanotype print using sunlight and flowers from Covent Garden. Suitable for children aged 5+ with supervision. Book your free place at www.nineelmslondon.com All welcome. Nine Elms on the…

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Olden Garden Music Party

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Olden Community Garden, Whistler Street
London, N5 1NH United Kingdom
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£5

An afternoon of acoustic music - Gypsy Jazz, Irish, American and English Folk, Renaissance Choral - in Highbury's secret, two-acre community garden tucked away near the Emirates Stadium in Drayton Park, N5.  BBQ, cakes, teas, bar.

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hirahiranihon-fukuoka* Flower up School at Toko Elementary School

Mon 6 June, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
Toko Elementary School, 1-21-2, Higashihie,Hakata-ku
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 812-0007   Japan
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All  the children belong to 1st 2nd 3rd grade do planting seasonable flowers in the shining morning every year. They have continued planting flowers for 8 years.

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Sagamine Satoyama Plan

Tue 7 June, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Sagamine Satoyama, 1-114
Nagakute-shi, Aichi 480-1194 Japan
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Sagamine Satoyama Plan is event series that people in the region can participate. In the event, people can play in woods and grassland freely in Satoyama of Sagamine.  

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Sporchiamoci le mani!

Tue 7 June, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm CEST
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An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until Thu 9 June, 2016

Serre Torrigiani in piazzetta, Piazza dei Tre Re
Firenze, Firenze 50122 Italy
Free

Serre Torrigiani invita tutti i bambini a sporcarsi le mani nel nuovo spazio verde nel cuore di Firenze. Due workshop dedicati ai più piccoli, per educarli alla cura del bello e della natura. Martedì 7 giugno: Facciamo insieme il nostro primo orto urbano Laboratorio pratico di semina e coltivazione delle piante orticole tenuto da Vanni Torrigiani. Giovedì 9 giugno: Un giorno da eco-designer Laboratorio creativo con i materiali naturali raccolti nelle Serre Torrigiani, a cura di Art Floor con Tamara Pasquinucci. Entrambi…

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Remote island in the Aichi Prefecture Chita Peninsula: observe the Hotaria parvula in Shinojima

Tue 7 June, 2016 @ 8:00 pm JST
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Shinojama Tourism Association, 1-1 Uraiso, Shinojima,
Minami-Chita Town, Aichi 470-3505 Japan
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The only firefly inhabiting Shinojima  Island (Gulf of Mikawa, Aichi Pref.) is Hotaria parvula. A characteristic of this terrestrial firefly of this island is white chest which is usually red. Why don’t you observe this firefly during the last week of the Chelsea Fringe?

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L’ortoinsalotto: la natura sfacciata! (Vegetable garden in the living room: oh shameless nature!)

Wed 8 June, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CEST
Pista di pattinaggio, viale Paoli
firenze, firenze 50133 Italy
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L’ortoinsalotto: la natura sfacciata! Chiudi gli occhi, immagina di essere nel salotto di casa, all’improvviso, mentre guardi comodamente la tv, i tuoi piedi sprofondano in un prato verde, lo schermo esplode e tanti fiori colorati irrompono nella stanza. Senti il profumo dell’aria, dei fiori, ti viene fame… Ti va una fragola? Un ravanello? Forse preferisci gustare un bel fiore? 8 giugno 2016 ore 19 Pista di pattinaggio lato stadio viale Paoli Installazione a cura di: Lucia Giangrandi garden designer Laura…

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Gardens in Miniature from thejoyofplants.co.uk

Thu 9 June, 2016
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Brixton, Chelsea and Southbank London, Greater London United Kingdom

Thejoyofplants.co.uk is getting to the bottom of London’s pothole crisis by teaming up with Steve Wheen, The Pothole Gardener, to beautify the unsightly holes that line the London city streets in the most unexpected of ways. The grand finale of the Chelsea Fringe festival sees these totally unexpected three miniature creations launch around London from Thursday 9th June. The micro gardens have been designed not just to make passers by smile, but to inspire Londoners to be creative with their…

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hirahiranihon-fukuoka* Flower Up School at Kego Junior High School

Thu 9 June, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
Kego Junior High School, 23-5-2,Akasaka,Cyuou-ku
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 810-0042 Japan
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The children of  Kego elementary school presented beautiful tulips and  Their smiling to the students of  Kego junior high school in April Students start  Flower Up Kego Fringe this year 

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“Nel Giardino di Boboli” Passeggiata letteraria con Marco Vichi

Thu 9 June, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CEST
Giardino di Boboli, Piazzale di Porta Romana
Florence, 50120 Italy
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Free

Una passeggiata nel Giardino di Boboli con lo scrittore Marco Vichi che, insieme all’attore Lorenzo Degli Innocenti, legge e racconta passi del suo libro Nel Giardino di Boboli (Maschietto Editore). Marco Vichi, inventore del Commissario Bordelli e autore di romanzi di successo tradotti in tutto il mondo, questa volta prende per mano bambini, ragazzi e persone di ogni età per accompagnarli alla scoperta di un luogo meraviglioso e pieno di segreti nel cuore di Firenze. La prima parte del libro…

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Once upon a time in a garden…

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until Sat 11 June, 2016

Mary’s Living & Giving Shop for Save the Children, 109 Regents Park Road
London, NW1 8UR United Kingdom

Temporary installation related to the fairytale world. The magic world of the fairytales helps children to develop their imagination and their capacity to understand what is rational and what is fantastic. Children learn new words, new linguistic and emotional tools. Children learn how to deal with strong emotions in a protected environment, with their family next to them. Through fairytales children learn what is right and wrong about their behaviours. The positive outcome of the story and the problems solved…

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Herbal Memories, Remedies and Recipes

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
The Museum of Cambridge, 2/3 Castle Street
Cambridge , Cambs CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Free

Gathering stories and promoting memories through sensory recollections with herbs - a treat for the senses from the Museum of Cambridge Courtyard. Please bring favourite herbal remedies or recipes to share, or just come along to enjoy our fresh herbal teas and the sensory memories evoked. Celebrating the installation of the community raised-bed of herbs created out of reclaimed pallets by local charity Make-Do-And-Mend and sharing stories to create a Cambridge book of Herbal Memories, Remedies and Recipes.

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Babylon Plants Open Day

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Babylon Plants, The Stables, Chestnut Farm, Cuxham
Watlington, Oxfordshire OX49 5ND United Kingdom
Free

Babylon Plants, The Stables, Chestnut Farm, Cuxham, Watlington, OX49 5ND Time 10.00 – 4.00pm Babylon Plants wholesale nursery which is usually only open to trade is opening to the public for the second time  as part of the Chelsea Fringe event. Members of the public will have the unique opportunity to browse the nursery stock, peruse the cut flower beds, walk through the wild flower meadow, buy plants at wholesale prices and eat homemade cake, tea and lemonade – served…

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Roof Garden Fun Day

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Doddington Community Roof Garden, Doddington and Rollo Estate
London, London SW11 5HD United Kingdom
Free

Games, strawberry-picking, slug-and-snail-hunting, story-telling, face-painting, food, music and art activities ... and all on a roof. Come celebrate the summertime at the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden’s annual family day starting from 11am, with food at 1pm and fun throughout. All welcome and it’s totally free. Our beautiful roof top garden is at the heart of the Doddington and Rollo estate, a five-minute walk from Queenstown Road or Battersea Park Station. You will find us across the square behind Battersea Park Road…

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Nine Songs for Nine Elms

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Doddington Community Roof Garden, Doddington and Rollo Estate
London, London SW11 5HD United Kingdom
Free

UP Projects are working with visual artist Lucy Cash to explore the horticultural history of Battersea and the Nine Elms area through the process of song writing and filmmaking. This on-going project connects local people, groups and schools with the area's rich history and shifting landscapes through workshops and events. Working in partnership with the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden, Lucy Cash will be running activities and performances relating to the green heritage of the estate and surrounding area,…

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Beneath the Willow

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Wilton Estate Community Garden, Greenwood Road
London, E8 1BD United Kingdom

A fun filled day of family activities centred around an ever expanding community garden in a lush green housing estate in the heart of Hackney. Forget London Fields this is the real hidden gem of Hackney Central. During the day there will be willow craft where you can make a bird feeder to encourage small birds (and quite possibly the parrots) into your garden, along with simple willow stars for the younger attendees to make and dreamcatchers. Combined with a…

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Plot to Pan – eating well to better your health

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Phyllis Court Club, Phyllis Court Drive, Marlow Road
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2HT United Kingdom
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free

Join Ruth Green expert nutritional scientist for a fun and educational morning talk focusing on eating well to better your health. Come and find out what to do with that glut of vegetables that so often end up at the back of the fridge or at the bottom of a vegetable box. Discover the benefits of using seasonal fruit and vegetables to enhance and promote optimal health and longevity. Ruth uses her knowledge of nutrition and physiology to inspire you…

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Community planting and Floral Installation

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Horniman Primary school, Horniman Drive
London, SE233BP United Kingdom
Free

Come and join our community wild meadow flower planting, visit our floral installation, eat delicious edible floral inspired pizza's by the wonderful Van Dough, take home wild flower seed packets designed by Horniman Primary school children. Look forward to welcoming you all. All plants kindly sponsored by Shane Connolly and Co and Van dough!

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The not quite Royal Variety Show

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Russell Road Community Kitchen Garden, Russell Road, opposite Holland Gardens
London, W14 United Kingdom
Free

Come and join the community kitchen garden plotholders for a not quite royal knees up in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 8 acts hosted by mc Gary Shaw in the tranquil surroundings of one of the Royal Borough's mini allotment style Community Kitchen Gardens. Mary Feilding The Eccentric Psychic Mary Feilding is the only professional psychic on the stand-up circuit. Audiences love her charming style and the weird insights into the psychic world.  www.maryfeilding.co.uk Athena Kugblenu 2015 BBC…

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HGS Summer Show

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Free Church Hall, Northway
London, Greater London NW11 6PB United Kingdom
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£2.00

Annual show of Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society which has been taking place for over 100 years (there is also an Autumn Show in September).  Exhibits of flowers, fruit and vegetables, jams, preserves and cookery and photography.  Home made teas, fancy dress competition for children (theme 'Royalty') and a mad hats competition for adults (wear a hat fit for a Queen).  As a special feature this year there will be a Punch and Judy show during the afternoon.

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The Korros Ensemble Cushion Concert in the gardens of Babylon

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Babylon Plants, The Stables, Chestnut Farm, Cuxham
Watlington, Oxfordshire OX49 5ND United Kingdom
£10.00

For the first time in conjunction with the Chelsea Fringe, Babylon Plants will be holding a cushion concert in the gardens of Babylon – where we will be serving floral cocktails, tea and cake. The music will be played by the critically acclaimed Korros Ensemble The Korros Ensemble is a dynamic trio with an international reputation for their unique and distinguished performances. The group comprises flute, clarinet and harp, creating a rarely heard soundworld of unusual and beautiful textures and…

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Reclaimed, Recycled, Reshaped: Learn to make your own wire sculpture

Sun 12 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Maureen Michaelson Gallery, Maureen Michaelson Gallery, 17 Belsize Lane, Hampstead
London , Hampstead NW3 5AD United Kingdom
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Free

FIONA CAMPBELL, fresh from making the copper woven canopy for this year’s Viking Cruises show garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, will be demonstrating her sculpting techniques. Her sculptures are made from recycled materials such as copper, plastic, wool and twine. For ages 8+ to 80s, a fun day of watching an artist at work and maybe even try your hand at making some art! Demonstrations between 11am and 5pm. Visitors can pop in at any time of the day…

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Small-space Urban Growing in Clapton Garden, E5

Sun 12 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Clapton Garden, 14 Caldeccott Way
London, E5 0DA United Kingdom
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As featured in Gardener's World Magazine* this unexpected greenspace combines vertical growing, edibles and scented flowers with a place to relax. All on a social housing estate!** If you want to grow but have limited space, visit us and share ideas over a cup of tea and slice of cake.  (Or combine with the fabulous Clapton Jumble Trail on same day).  Seedlings available to buy! *June 2016   **Clapton Park Estate 'The Poppy Estate'  

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‘Pollinators not Pollutors’ – Picnic at Priory Common Orchard

Sun 12 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Priory Common Orchard, Priory Road, corner of Redston Road
London, N8 8NB United Kingdom
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Free

STOP PRESS If it's still raining later  the alternative plan is to go to the Victoria Stakes where they are giving us the garden area. We can eat our food there, and children are welcome, but unfortunately we won't be able to have the live music. For people who don't fancy the pub, Rebecca will be leading an alternative group down to the Meadow Orchard Project   Fun 'Big Lunch' picnic in lovely local growing project. Guest contributions include; River…

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May 2017

The HotHouse

Sat 20 May, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Embassy Gardens, New Union Square, 5 Nine Elms Ln
London, Greater London SW8 5DA United Kingdom
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Free

Chelsea Fringe pop-up cultural space featuring a range of horticulture inspired art workshops and activities, as well as inspirational talks and intergenerational gardening activities. For detailed timings please visit our website here

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King’s Road Flower Power

Sat 20 May, 2017
King’s Road, Chelsea, King's Road
Chelsea, Greater London SW3 United Kingdom
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Free

King's Road, Chelsea is a mile long stretch of shops, cafés and restaurants in one of Europe's most densely populated areas. In the 18th century King's Road was home to an abundance of nurseries from Sloane Square to World's End. We are bringing together floral designs from hanging flower baskets to ground displays through a collaboration between those who live, learn and work on the King's Road. Take a stroll along this historic stretch and see how flowers are used…

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Battersea Power Station Storybox

Sat 20 May, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Meeting point: Grosvenor Arch, Circus West Village
London, Greater London SW8 4NU United Kingdom
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Battersea Power Station have partnered with Battersea based social enterprise Chocolate Films to collect your memories of the power station. Inside a refurbished K2 phone box designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the very same architect who designed the Power Station, watch stories told by other local residents, and record your own memories of the power station so they can be added to our archive of local history, and become part of a film which will be shared later on…

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Brixton Botanic

Sat 20 May, 2017
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F. Mondays, 112A Brixton Hll
London, Greater London SW2 1AH United Kingdom
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Free

Brixton Botanic is a design led, plant lovers residency at FMonday’s café on Brixton Hill, created by Grand Designs Live Garden Designer of the Year and the designer of the FMonday’s café garden, Marc O’Neill. Launching for Chelsea Fringe and running through to July 2017, Marc will be at Brixton Botanic every Saturday offering design and practical advice on transforming gardens. Marc recommends bringing a selection of photographs for reference. Hidden within the garden at the café and available to…

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Mosaics and Dye Bed

Sat 20 May, 2017
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Every day until 4 June
Herb Garden, Battersea Park
London, Greater London Sw114NJ United Kingdom
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An opportunity for visitors to view the mosaics in the Herb Garden - mosaics inspired by the collection of dye plants grown by Thrive gardeners in the Herb Garden in Battersea Park. Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

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Urban Eden Arrives at Broadgate this spring/summer

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Broadgate London, Greater London EC2M 3WA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

This Spring/Summer will see the launch of the unmissable Urban Eden at Broadgate, where two gardens spring up in a flash of floral interactive scenes from different corners of the globe. Urban Eden forms part of an ongoing initiative at Broadgate, which will see the hub continue to evolve into a greener space with a focus on health, vitality and wellbeing. Located right next to Liverpool St. Station, Broadgate Plaza and Exchange Square will be transformed into a Deliciously Ella…

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Ode to Nature

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Oxford House, Derbyshire Street
London, Bethnal Green E2 6HG United Kingdom
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Free

Oxford House and The Chelsea Fringe Festival will be hosting a show featuring works by four artists to celebrate the diversity of nature. The exhibition 'Ode to Nature' will feature different formats: from painting, to collage, to mosaics. Each artist plays on a combination of shapes, colours, strength and fragility using their own relationship to nature. This will create an interesting study of contrasts. Each work also reveals the necessity of conveying a message to the contemporary viewer – whether it is a pure…

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Japanese Bamboo Garden

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Broadgate Plaza, Broadgate Plaza
London, Greater London EC2M 3WA United Kingdom
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Free

Relax in the Japanese Garden situated at Broadgate Plaza, ideal for a digital detox and to practice mindfulness and calm. Striking pillars of bamboo sit in between Broadgate Tower and 201 Bishopsgate, allowing visitors to clear their heads and unwind with yoga classes such as Yin Yoga and Qigiong. If yoga isn’t for you, take 10 minutes to enjoy a free head and shoulder massage, all while surrounded by the soothing bamboo. An ideal opportunity to unplug from the office…

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Deliciously Ella Garden

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Exchange Square London, Greater London EC2M 3WA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

In partnership with internationally recognised cookbook author Deliciously Ella, Exchange Square at Broadgate will be transformed into a picturesque British market garden. At the first ever Deliciously Ella pop-up garden, visitors will be able to pick their own seasonal produce, including fresh herbs, edible flowers and vegetables that reflect the Deliciously Ella food philosophy of ‘honest, simple and natural ingredients’. Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella says: “I am delighted to be a part of Urban Eden at Broadgate this year and…

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Babylon Plants Open Day

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Babylon Plants, The Stables, Chesnut Farm, Cuxham, Watlington
London, Greater London OX49 5ND United Kingdom
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The well renowned Babylon Plants wholesale nursery which is usually open to trade is opening to the public as part of the Chelsea Fringe event. Members of the public will have the unique opportunity to browse the nursery stock, peruse the cut flower beds, walk through the wild flower meadow, buy plants at wholesale prices and eat homemade cake, tea and lemonade – served by our very own flower fairies. Jo Wise from Floral Circus will also be building a…

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Bee at Threave!

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Times vary depending on the activity
Threave Garden and Estate, Threave
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 1RX United Kingdom
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Our ‘Bee at Threave!’ event is centred on bees and their importance to our ecosystem. Come along to this exciting programme of events with lots to see and do. Please note: All events will take place at Threave Garden, unless stated otherwise Saturday 20 May – 3pm to 7pm. Grand Opening: Music by the Vintage Ensemble, plant fashion show, Bee in Your Bonnet competition, cooking demonstrations, view inside a bee hive, bee trails, children’s activities, refreshments. Sunday 21 May to…

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Thrive @ Battersea

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Fri 26 May, 2017

Thrive Main Garden, Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that 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 improve physical and psychological health, and communication and thinking skills. Using the garden as a safe and secure environment in which to develop an individual’s ability to socialise, make friends, and gain practical…

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New for 2017: Horticultural led Garden Tours

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

The Eden Project Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG United Kingdom + Google Map
£65

Take a special tour of Eden's plants with your own personal guide. Immerse your senses, and gain insights into some of the challenges faced by our experienced horticultural team. Explore the largest Rainforest in captivity as you stroll through the steamy jungle of Malaysia, West Africa and South America. Experience sights, scents and stories from the Mediterranean, South Africa and Western Australia. Hear about how we are creating a National Collection of Kniphofia and discover our Malaysian home garden and West…

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Cirencester’s Daisy-chain trail

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Daisy-chain trail, Cirencester
Cotswolds, GL7 United Kingdom
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Join Cirencester’s Daisy-chain trail, created to guide visitors through a fantastic range of activities when the Chelsea Fringe comes to Cirencester, known locally as the capital of the Cotswolds. The trail, designed by community radio station Corinium Radio, celebrates all the local community gardens tended by green-fingered volunteers around the traditional tourist market town, highlighting a range of events being planned during the Fringe celebrations from the 20th of May to the 4th June. Start your trail on Saturday 20th…

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Caerhays Through the Ages

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Caerhays Castle, Caerhays Estate
St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6LY United Kingdom
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£8.50

An exhibition of photographs of Caerhays Castle & Gardens and the Williams family over the years. The exhibition is staged in the historic Caerhays castle and is part of the guided castle tour.

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There might be giants

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Lauriston School, 55 Rutland Rd,
London, Greater London E9 7JS United Kingdom
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Free

For the third time we're opening our primary school vegetable garden on the first day of the Chelsea Fringe but this year Lauriston School Garden is aiming for something big. We've based our art, craft and planting workshops around the theme of gigantism. You'll be invited to plant a giant sunflower seed, help build a hazel bed to grow our giant pumpkins, take part in a print workshop or contribute your own leaf or flower to our giant art work. You can eat…

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Pollinators’ Paradise

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Rose Community Centre, Ascalon Street
London, Greater London SW8 4DJ United Kingdom
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Could your home be a pollinators' path? Do you have a balcony, window ledge or small plot? Transform it into a pollinators' paradise! Come along to our workshop to find out how.

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Indian Inspired Garlands

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Horniman Primary School London, Greater London SE233BP United Kingdom + Google Map
£3.00

Indian Inspired floral garlands made by school children of all ages. Come and make a garland, help lay wild meadow turf, make a seedbomb, plant a seed, enjoy botanical cocktails.  

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Woodlike – Ikebana (the Japanese Art of Flower Arranging) inspired by Japanese Woodblock Prints

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST
St Margaret’s Institute, Polstead Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6TN United Kingdom
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Ikebana is the Japanese Art of Flower Arranging. It focusses on seasonality, asymmetry and space. Each piece is designed to have strong symbolic and philosophical undertones. For Chelsea Fringe, the Oxford Ikebana Study Group present an informal one day exhibition of Ikebana inspired by Japanese Woodblock Prints. Members of the Study Group will be on hand to explain the principles behind their arrangements, answer questions about Ikebana and provide tea and cakes to guests. At 2pm there will be a discussion hosted by members of the O'Hara School…

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Vegetable Orchestra

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Thessaly Road London, Greater London SW8 4ED United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

VINCI St Modwen (VSM) & New Covent Garden Market London's Vegetable Orchestra Hear London's quirkiest vegetable garden come to life! Come down to Edible Avenue SW8 and learn how make your own veg-strument before joining in our celebratory musical performance along Thessaly Road with London's Vegetable Orchestra. The orchestra will be accompanied by our newly formed Battersea Veg-cellent Community Band!

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Shout Out for London’s Green Spaces!

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

Right now people all over the world are protesting for what they believe in and Londoners are standing up for the many precious green spaces that are under threat. In an area where there is little green space, Hackney residents have been raising their voices in recent months to say how much they value the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. Now over one weekend (21 - 22 May)  of creative protest activity, we are inviting you to join in and shout…

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Loughborough Farm Live

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Loughborough Farm, The Triangle, (opposite Wyck Gardens and The Platform), Loughborough Road,
London, Greater London SW9 7EL United Kingdom
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Free

An afternoon of music, poetry and art in Loughborough Junction, hosted by Loughborough Farm, a patchwork of community growing spaces launched in 2013, and Warrior Studios, a local artists' collective founded in the late 1980s.

The line-up will include: Oliver Austen, Catherine Embleton, Michael Groce, I'm This/I'm That, Duncan McAfee, Armeet Panesar, Winston Skerritt, and Tolerance Manoeuvre, with art by Warrior Studio artists.

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Camarilla Ensemble Tea Time Cushion Concert @ Babylon Plants, Oxfordshire

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Babylon Plants & Flowers, The Stables, Chesnut Farm, Cuxham, Watlington
London, Oxfordshire OX49 5ND United Kingdom
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£10.00

Babylon Plants is hosting a Tea time cushion concert as part of the Chelsea Fringe.  Where the Camarilla Ensemble will be playing a musical program of light botanically inspired classical music on the front lawn, bring your own cushions or fold up chairs. The Camarilla Ensemble is an award winning and distinguished chamber music group, renowned for its vibrant and distinctive performances.  The group comprises five outstanding wind players, and has firmly established itself on the UK music scene since…

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NATURA IN ARTE

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm CEST
Serre Torrigiani in piazzetta, Piazza dei Tre Re
Firenze, Florence 50122 Italy
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Free

Laboratorio estemporaneo per bambini per SPERIMENTARE la libertà creativa, la fantasia, la manualità in un’epoca contemporanea, a cura di ArtFloor di Tamara Pasquinucci. NATURA in arte, un percorso all’interno di un contesto urbano ri-adoperato in una rinnovata ottica green. I protagonisti sono i bambini che si calano nella veste di piccoli artisti per un giorno, in uno spazio alternativo confrontandosi con il rapporto uomo – natura – spazio – ambiente.  Varcati i cancelli di entrata, inizia la scoperta della natura attraverso la creazione di piccole…

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Pollinator Party!

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Tooting Community Garden, 5 North Drive
London, SW16 1RN United Kingdom
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Free

All welcome to join us to: Launch the Pollinator Paths Wandsworth project, all about growing to benefit local insects and wildlife, along with London Sustainability Exchange Explore permaculture artist Lola Godoy’s ‘Bee a Pollinator’ artwork and geodesic dome, visiting the Community Garden as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Celebrate 'Now We Are Six': come to our 6th birthday with our gardeners and friends - plus cake, campfire tea and party games for all ages Details of Pollinator Paths Wandsworth:…

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The Inner Temple Dog Show Returns: Celebrating the bond between Gardener and Dog

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Inner Temple Garden, entry via Tudor Street
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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Free

The Inner Temple Dog Show Returns: Celebrating the bond between Gardener and Dog at the award winning Inner Temple Garden. The Inner Temple Dog Show will throw open the Garden gates to dogs of all shapes and sizes, with the opportunity to compete in five exciting categories: Garden agility; Best floral outfit (dog and handler); Dog with the waggiest tail; Best junior handler (under 12) and Publics favourite. Handlers of all ages are encouraged and all dogs will be eligible…

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Musical Garden Party

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Olden Community Garden, 22 Whistler Street
London, Greater London N5 1NH United Kingdom
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£3 – £5

Once more the secret oasis of green that is the Olden Community Garden will be alive to the sound of music.  Our two acres include an orchard, a meadow and the largest area of woodland in Islington.  This means we can accommodate a Klezmer group, an English folk band, a swing band, a small choir and other sundry musicians, all playing acoustically under the trees in different parts of the grounds. At about 4pm the musicians will gravitate towards the…

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Shout Out for London’s Green Spaces!

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Daily until 4 June - garden opens at 11am
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane
London, Greater London E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

Right now people all over the world are protesting for what they believe in and Londoners are standing up for the many precious green spaces that are under threat. In an area where there is little green space, Hackney residents have been raising their voices in recent months to say how much they value the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. Now over one weekend of creative protest activity, we are inviting you to join in and shout out for the trees,…

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Now and Zen

Mon 22 May, 2017
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The initial opening of event will be in conjunction with the 'Blossoming of the Heart' event, after this the installation will be unmanned in the courtyard which is open to the public during the day until 4 June
The Court Yard – The Kings Arms Barn, Kings Rd
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2DG United Kingdom
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A pop up Zen Garden complete with sacred Japanese archway 'Torii', gravel, rocks and Maples. Members of the public are invited to journey through the arch and rake their own unique pattern into the gravel with the authentic style rake. People are invited to share their design by uploading an image to @chelseafringe and Instagram #thechelseafringe The garden will be launched at the same time as the 'Blossoming of the Heart' well-being event and in the same court yard. The…

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Blossoming from the Heart

Mon 22 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
The Kings Arms Barn, Henley on Thames
London, Greater London RG9 2DG United Kingdom
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Free

A day of to celebrate Japanese healing techniques in the zen garden courtyard, with taster sessions in reiki, shiatsu, mindfulness, massage and many more practices of holistic health care. Japanese techniques in healing and gardening, well being and mindfulness have become important to the foundations of holistic health. Mindfulness in the Japanese Zen garden has been practiced since medieval Japan, they are known for their simplicity and serenity with rocks, water, granite and sand. The most famous can be found…

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*Flower up Toko 2017

Tue 23 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm JST
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Fri 2 June, 2017

Toko Elementary School (Fukuoka), 1-21-2, Higashihie, Hakata-ku,
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 〒812-0007 Japan
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All  the children belonging to 1st 2nd and 3rd grade  plant seasonable flowers on the sun-shining  morning of   a day in spring and autumn. We have continued planting flowers for 9 years. Anyone can always see the flower garden of  Toko Elementary School on-line.

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A spark of genius:Flower up KEGO 2017 by KEGO chan club

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Kego Primary School, 23-5-2, Akasaka,Tyuou-ku,
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 〒810-0042 Japan
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We call volunteer club「KEGO chan club」We have been putting the  Environment in good order of our school  (Our school is established by Fukuoka city Government) and local area. From 24  May to 4 June, we will plant  marigold, salvia and globe amaranthus  in  planters  beside the  school gate and at the school  flower bed. We wish the beautiful flowers to be comforted the mind of people who are going up and down on the street, our friend and our neighbourhood. .

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Arreglos clásicos desde el jardín

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ART
Vivero La Colección, Av. Agustín García 9105
Tigre, Buenos Aires CP1648 Argentina
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$700

Evento 1 – Armado de ramos clásicos con flores del jardín – Workshop. Fecha y lugar: miércoles 24 de mayo, en Vivero La Colección. A cargo de: Federico Sánchez (florista). Duración: 2 hs Costo: $700/persona. Colaboración: Nicolás Heinen (coordinación y espacio) y Clara Billoch (flores) El workshop se dictará el día 24 de mayo. Estará a cargo de Federico - eximio florista – quien dará una demostración del armado de un ramo clásico utilizando las flores que encontramos comúnmente en…

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Glass bowls of glory – Make your own indoor Terrarium

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST
Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford Street
London, Greater London SE1 0FD United Kingdom
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What if we tell you that you can have your own garden fitted in a glass bowl, with almost no maintenance and it will look pleasurable too? By using charcoal, moss, pebbles, rocks, driftwood and mini figures the sky isn’t even the limit and you can go home with a mysterious yet intriguing bowl of bio-diversity and glamour.

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Pot to Pan – Understanding Herbs

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm BST
Phyllis Court, Phyllis Court Drive
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2HT United Kingdom
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Free

Join Ruth, expert nutritional scientist from Ruth Green Nutrition and Niamh, horticultural therapist from the charity Thrive, for a fun and educational afternoon talk on herbs. Come and learn how to propagate herbs from the supermarket that will last and how to take cuttings from your rosemary. Discover the benefits of using fresh and dried herbs to enhance and effectively manage  your  health and longevity. Ruth and Niamh combine their knowledge of gardening and nutrition to inspire you. This fantastic…

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The New Community Orchard Project

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Henry Dickens Court Estate, Henry Dickens Court Estate
London, Greater London W11 4DS United Kingdom
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Event held on Henry Dickens Court Estate. Event is free and will be open to all resident of the estate as well as members of the local community. The event will offer individuals a chance to plant a tree which will become part of a new community orchard.

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After Work Foragers

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£20

Leave the cares of the office behind and come into the cool and shade of the woodland in search of something for the dinner table. You'll learn sustainable harvesting techniques and basic plant identification. Nibble leaves, flowers and roots - then take some home to turn into your own wild creations. Booking essential here Like our Facebook page; Follow us on Twitter; Follow us on Instagram

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Salad Daze in Finsbury Park

Fri 26 May, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm BST
Edible Landscapes London, Finsbury Park (Manor House gate)
London, Greater London N4 2NQ United Kingdom
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Come and see our beautiful forest garden and help pick an unusual salad of edible perennials. You should be able to find some mallow flowers, horseradish leaves and Nepal pepper shoots, to name but a few.

Richard and Jenny will be on hand to show you some of the 200 edible varieties in our forest garden, showcase bed and edible hedge.

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Borough Market – Find and Feast

Fri 26 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
London, Greater London SE1 1TL United Kingdom
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£5

Join Ceri Buckmaster on a wild food walk around Southwark and discover how to identify seasonal plants and flowers in some unexpected locations, then finish the morning at the demonstration kitchen in Borough Market and learn how to cook delicious recipes using them with Celia Brooks. Ceri has been leading walks in London’s green spaces since 2008, shining a spotlight on wild food as the new street food, inspired by the wild plants that grow in urban areas, as well…

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Feeding Dreams

Fri 26 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Our Chelsea Fringe adventure explores the theme, Feeding Dreams. We invite you to take part in the journey between inside and outside, ageing and  beauty, sound and silence, food and creativity. We celebrate the captivating beauty and power of plants in the garden, in the glass house, in music and art. Please join us. Open daily 26th May- 4th June  12noon - 5.30pm We have an exhibition of ceramic art by Sarah Walton in the flower meadow designed by Paul…

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Chelsea Fringe Gubin

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CEST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Sun 28 May, 2017

Galeria GDK, Westerplatte 14
Gubin, Lubuskie 66-620 Poland
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donations

Weekend of open gardens and exhibition of pictures by Magda Wasiczek.

Donations will be spent on fruit trees and shrubs for local child care home.

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FOREST

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm JST
Aichi University of the Arts – Nagatsuru-pond, 1-114 Sagamine, Yazako
Nagakute-shi, Aichi 480-1197 Japan
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FOREST is a natural experience event that is held in the campus of the university.

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Drum Castle in Bloom

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 28 May, 2017

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Drum Castle, Garden & Estate
Drumoak, Aberdeenshire AB31 5EY United Kingdom
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Chelsea Fringe – Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May 2017 There is more to a Castle than just bricks and mortar… This May, we will be celebrating the splendour of Drum’s magnificent grounds and gardens, just at the point at which they begin to emerge in all their colourful splendour. Whether you are a professional gardener, a novice gardener, or a non-gardener, we believe that everybody can be inspired by nature. Sign up for our willow weaving workshop, or get…

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Manor Farm Nature Space Project Launch

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Manor Farm Nature Space, Manor Farm Road
London, Greater London SW16 4JT United Kingdom
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Free

Come and join us to celebrate the re-launch of Manor Farm Nature Space, a unique natural landscape in Norbury with the Wandle River tributary running right through it. Get involved and spot local wildlife, help build an insect refuge and find out about the wild and native plants animals and insects on site. Learn about the plans to make the site accessible to all and get involved to make this already unique site an even more valuable asset to the…

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Dalston Flower Show for Children

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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27 May to 2nd June - times vary
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, Dalston Lane
London, Greater London E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

Events on these days: Saturday 27 May, Wednesday 31 May, Thursday 1 June & Friday 2 June. Saturday 27 May, 1-5pm Children can come along to the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 1-5pm on Saturday 27 May, for the Dalston Flower Show for Children, to make pizzas in the wood-fired oven, to join artist Emamoke Ukeleghe printing their own bags, or to sow flowers for bees. It’s all free, but as always, donations are welcome. 'Dalston Flower Show for Children’ activities continue during half-term Wednesday 31 May –…

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Blooms for Booze

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CEST
Piazza Niccolò Tommaseo, Piazza Niccolò Tommaseo
Settignano, 50135 Italy
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L’aperitivo Blooms for Booze - letteralmente ‘un fiore per un drink’- animerà la piazza principale di Settignano con un’azione di eno-giardinaggio collettivo, durante la quale i partecipanti sono invitati a scambiare una piantina aromatica in vaso con un bicchiere di vino offerto da un’azienda vinicola del territorio. Le piante raccolte saranno donate alla Scuola dell’Infanzia Desiderio da Settignano per la realizzazione di un’aiuola sensoriale all’interno del giardino dell’istituto con un workshop a cura della garden designer Lucia Giangrandi. In occasione dell’evento…

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Cranbrook Goes Nuts in May

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Mon 29 May, 2017

Cranbrook, High Street
Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3EE United Kingdom
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Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May: 10 to 4 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 and open to all kinds of garden-related jollity demonstrations including willow weaving, big-time spray can art, chainsaw sculptures, hand-tied bouquets, vegetable carving, floral artists activities make a garden in a pot, spray-can workshop, decorate…

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Spray-paint in Cranbrook: Demo & Workshops

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Mon 29 May, 2017

Cranbrook High Street, High Street
Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3EE United Kingdom
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Free

Graffiti in Cranbrook? You might be thinking we really have gone nuts. But this isn’t just any street artist, it's award-winning spraypaint artist Sarah Gillings - aka S.o.S - who joins us as part of our 'Cranbrook Goes Nuts in May' street festival to give one of her unique, live painting demonstrations. At first we wondered if Cranbrook Union Mill might fancy a colourful makeover, but then decided it would be best to let S.o.S loose on a giant hoarding 10 x 2 metres high. You’ll find her…

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Discover Green Tottenham – Yes Tottenham!

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Seven Sisters Tube Station – Exit no. 1, Seven Sisters Road
London, Greater London N15 5LA United Kingdom
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Free day walking tour of some of Tottenham’s treasured gardens, parks and allotments – as well as some tasty grown treats along the way. Meet Seven Sisters Tube 11am (less than 10 mins from Kings Cross, Victoria Line) West Green Road Tropical Park: dis and mis used urban space transformed into a tropical garden Tottenham Green Market – celebrating its first year on the Tottenham Green following £1.5m restoration – local produce include Wildes cheeses, Craving Coffee and various local…

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Art in The Garden

Mon 29 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Living Under One Sun Community Allotment, Mill Mead Road
London, Greater London N17 9QQ United Kingdom
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£8

Join us for our bank holiday art in the garden extravaganza! We'll be opening up our community garden to the public and running art workshops for adults and children. Get involved with workshops run by local artists and makers, craft a grass snake from recycled plastics, learn how to make your own seed bomb and much much more. As well as that, we'll be selling our own plants and refreshments, the profits of which fund our outreach work and the upkeep…

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Patterns, Patterns, Patterns! Summer half-term activities for children aged 2-16

Tue 30 May, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Free

Use your favourite patterns from the museum and gardens to create stunning stained glass, wacky wallpaper, patterned prints and much more! Free creative workshops inspired by the many patterns found in the museum and gardens are taking  place all over the half-term – Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June.   Check for more holiday activities here Make patterned t-shirts, tote bags, wallpaper, badges, prints and much more! Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the activities…

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Silk // Unwoven Histories

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm BST
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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£13

Join Studio Cultivate at Chelsea Physic Garden in 2017 for Silk // Unwoven Histories, as we take you on a journey of story-telling and garden exploration. An exciting event for the whole family. Weaving our way through Ancient China, to the Roman Empire, and across the war-torn seas of the European Age of Discovery, we’ll learn how a smuggling princess, ruthless pirates and one humble worm came together to help a simple fabric conquer the world. Through a mix of story-telling, self-led…

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Bushcraft and Creepy Crawlies

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£2 – £7

Bushcraft for children and a host of different creepy crawlies to admire.

Children £2 - adults £7

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Discovery Day in Hyde Park: Flower Power

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Thu 1 June, 2017

The Look Out, The Royal Parks Foundation Education Centre, Hyde Park
London, Greater London W22UH United Kingdom
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Free

Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The Royal Parks Foundation Education Centre is a perfect location for you and your family to reconnect with nature this May half term.   Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm for a fun packed day of free and exciting activities for all the family including: Crafting a flower on a stick or getting a little bit messy while finger painting a daisy bookmark Following our discovery trail, uncovering fascinating flowery facts Exploring our grounds,…

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Breaking Down Barriers

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Central Entrance, Southwyck House, Coldharbour Lane
London, Greater London SW9 8QH United Kingdom
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AN EDIBLE BUS STOP HAPPENING - WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY 1PM - 5PM - SOCIAL PLANTING - ALL WELCOME COME ALONG, ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND BE PART OF GARDENING FOR THE COMMON GOOD BACKGROUND ON THE SITE: Southwyck House, aka The Barrier Block, is one of Brixton’s most recognised landmarks. Its definitive exterior ‘zig zag’ design has become part of Brixton's graphic identity and is featured on the local currency – the Brixton Pound. Built in the 1980’s it was designed as…

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Kokedama workshop

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Rose Community Centre, Ascalon Street
London, Greater London SW8 4DJ United Kingdom
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Free

Make your own hanging planters using the Japanese moss ball technique, Kokedama. Single plants are housed in each hanging ball but they can be hung and displayed in groups. Create hanging displays to decorate the Rose community centre and to take home.

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June 2017

Potent Potions

Thu 1 June, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm BST
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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£13

Can a food be a medicine? Can a medicine be a poison? Find out something of the history of medicine and the amazing power of plants to heal and soothe. We will show you how to make some of your own natural and low-cost remedies (ointments, syrups, scented bags) as well as a mini medicinal garden to take home. There’ll be a chance to explore our gardens of medicinal plants, edible and poison beds. For ages 7+ £13 Ticket price includes…

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These Shoes are made for planting

Thu 1 June, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Wilton Estate Community Garden, Wilton Way
London, Greater London E8 1BD United Kingdom
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Free

These Shoes Are Made for Planting... and that's just what we'll do - one of these days these shoes are going to grow some food for you! On the “fringes” of The Wilton Estate come and have some fun planting up shoes to take away with seeds or seedlings. We will help you choose and plant an old shoe/boot, or possibly a sandal with some jiggery pokery planting. Bring your favourite old shoes, too old for walking but definitely not…

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Jean Jean Genius

Thu 1 June, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Sussex Prairie Garden, Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116)
Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AT United Kingdom
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£7

What is Jean Jean Genius ? Jean Jean Genius is the longest strip of decorated denim in Sussex, and so the world; sinuously weaving its way as a dynamic trail through our Sussex Prairie Garden borders. Stitched into the piece are tabs dispensing information: the good, the bad and the ugly facts about the process of making denim. This is a maxi denim fabric wonder, over 1km long, to be discovered in a beautiful garden setting. Why are we doing…

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Permablitz Day: Co-gardening with Nature

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road
London, London NW1 7AY United Kingdom
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Free

Permablitzes are free days open to all. They bring people together to create or develop a community or household edible, wildlife-friendly garden according to a permaculture (ecologically sustainable) design. They spread by stimulating networks of reciprocity and mutual support: once you have helped at a few you can have one of your own. Our makeovers create plant alliances that mimic natural ecosystems. We always co-garden with the soil-food-web, wildlife and plants to maintain health and build fertility. (see www.permablitzlondon.com) On…

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Chelsea Fringe Poznan

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CEST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Dom Dziecka nr 3, Suwalska 197
Poznan, Strzeszyn 60-461 Poland
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Donations

Weekend of open gardens with amazing garden photographer - Tomek Ciesielski.

Donations will be spent on fruit trees and shrubs for local child care home.

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Roof Garden Fun Day

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Doddington Community Roof Garden, Charlotte Despard Avenue
London, Greater London SW11 5HD United Kingdom
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Free

Games, strawberry-picking, slug-and-snail-hunting, face-painting, food and music all on a roof! Come celebrate the summertime at the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden’s annual family fun day starting from 11am, with food at 1pm and fun throughout. All welcome and it’s totally free.

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The Edible Bus Stop: Thinking Inside the Box – Tiny Parks at St James’s Park Tube Station

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
St James’s Park Tube Station, Petty France entrance
London, Greater London SW1H 0BH United Kingdom
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Free

The Chelsea Fringe calls for events that think outside the box. This year we've turned that on its head and thought about what's inside the box? It's not often you see a tiny tropical garden in a former ticket office window at a London tube station, or in fact ever, up until now. But then, we at the Edible Bus Stop Studio do love coming up with a first. Biophilia and green infrastructure need know no boundaries as far as we're concerned. So if discovering…

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Houseplant hospital

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Cleeve Nursery, 138 Main Road
Cleeve, Avon BS49 4PW United Kingdom
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Do you struggle to keep your houseplants healthy and looking good? Are they suffering from ailments such as wilting, crispy tips or yellow leaves? Veronica Peerless is the author of How Not to Kill Your Houseplant and is here to help. Having killed quite a few houseplants in her time she's learned the error of her ways, and can offer has simple advice that anyone can follow. Bring your ailing houseplant along to the Houseplant Hospital at Cleeve Nursery near…

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Bat Walk

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£15

Join us for cocoa by our camp fire and then a guided walk through the woodland with bat detectors to listen out for our furry friends. The bat detectors help you identify the species that are swooping around and to listen to them ‘chattering’ as they hunt for food. Suitable for all ages - under 16s are free. This is an after dark event - each two children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Event leader: Kenneth Greenway…

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Charlton Community Gardens – Sunday Station Gardening Extra

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Charlton Station, Charlton Church Lane
London, Greater London SE7 7QG United Kingdom
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Free

Join us on Sunday 4th June between 10 am and 12. Our fortnightly gardening party is, today, a summer special and part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival. As well as regular maintenance and planting of our beds, we also have garden themed craft activities for children, bug hunting, a plant exchange, quizzes, and more. It will all be happening at the Charlton Station - come rain or shine.

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A day to clear your shed & clear your head!

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
St Leonards Warrior Square Train Station, Station Approach
St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN37 6AD United Kingdom
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Join Transition Town Hastings at the new community fruit & veg garden at St Leonards Warrior Square Train Station. We will be hosting a garden swap shop and planting sessions for adults and children from 11-3pm. Bring your unwanted garden tools, plants, seeds and other garden related stuff. You can just bring or just take away… or both! Throughout the day we will be planting in unusual containers - please bring old teapots, wellies, an old Tonka toy trunk or…

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Fabulous Floral Flotilla

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Mill Meadows Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BE United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Back for the third  year running with a slightly different format, we are calling for anyone who owns a river craft – from elegant slipper launches to aquatic cars to coracles and inflatable canoes – to decorate their boat with a horticultural theme – flowers, vegetables, palm trees – and come and join in this river Thames spectacle! Boats will gather along the Mill Meadow moorings at 2pm with a chance to decorate and prepare for a short parade along…

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May 2018

Il filo sottile

Sat 19 May, 2018
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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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Free

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…

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The Thin Wire

Sat 19 May, 2018
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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.

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Arrivano i Dinosauri

Sat 19 May, 2018
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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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6€

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…

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Moments of Reflection

Sat 19 May, 2018
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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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Free

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).…

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Patmore Sundial Gardens

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 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…

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The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 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…

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Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 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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Free

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…

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Chelsea Fringe at the Geffrye

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road
London, Hackney E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Join us on the lush lawns of the Geffrye for a day celebrating the joys of the urban garden.  With something for everyone, the day will include veg-carving workshops, market stalls, lawn games, tree sculptures, deckchairs to lounge in – and for those inclined, a free guided cycle around the greenest local spots at 11am. Joining us will be: Hackney Herbal, London Bike Kitchen, Gray & Greenery, living art installation from Meital Tzabari, botanical cocktails and street food from Background…

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L’Orto Botanico di Catania e le piante ornamentali del passato

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Orto Botanico di Catania, Via Etnea 397,
Catania, Sicily, 95125 Italy
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Free

Daniela Romano, professor of Horticulture and Floral at the University of Catania, will talk about some plants cultivated at the Botanical Garden of Catania which are traditionally used as ornamental plants in the Sicilian gardens

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Butterfly house – La casa delle farfalle

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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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
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3.50Euro – 4.50Euro

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…

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Forest

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Aichi University of the Arts, Yazako Sagamine 1−114,
Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, 480-1103 Japan
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Forest is the event hosted by artists, designers, chefs and students in town revitalization and nature experience in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture in Japan, to create opportunities for the local residents to interact with one another through farming, foods, arts and nature experiences.

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Round and round the garden – like a teddy bear?

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Workshop, 77A Lauriston Road, Hackney
London, E9 7HD United Kingdom
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Free

Colourful wildlife and plantlife makes an unexpected appearance on a community maintained roundabout in South Hackney. Workshop to make birds, beetles, bears, fictitious flowers etc to add to the natural planting . Workshop on the first Saturday of the Fringe to make or paint a range of horticultural and animal decorations. Exhibition subsequently will be on the roundabout throughout Chelsea Fringe period. Free workshop - see directions below to join us on the forecourt of the pottery workshop.  All ages…

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Family friendly garden activities

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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Free

Come and sow seeds, decorate pots, make seed bombs all to take home, while enjoying being inside 7 polytunnels side by side in a Tropical Jungle on the River Thames. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. The café will be open selling food using vegetables grown on site.

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Chelsea Physic Garden Royal Wedding Open Day

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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You are cordially invited to witness the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle at Chelsea Physic Garden. Watch the ceremony on our outdoor screen, sipping a ‘Minty Markle’ cocktail, enter our best hat competition, learn how to make a flower crown, and be in with a chance to win a decadent dinner for two at Tangerine Dream Cafe. The best bit? Entrance to the garden is absolutely FREE, with a self-led ‘Royal’ mystery…

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

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 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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Free

‘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…

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Let’s Grow a Pizza!

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Lauriston School, 55 Rutland Rd,
London, Greater London E9 7JS United Kingdom
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Annual open garden at Lauriston Primary School this year with added pizza! We'll be weaving a giant bed of willow to plant up our tomatoes, potting up basil seedlings and sowing giant sunflowers as part of our annual competition. Free art and craft workshops will be running throughout the day. There will be a lemonade stand, beer bar and mobile pizza oven.  If you like you can take a walk in the orchard and talk to our school chickens.

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Art in the Garden

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Calthorpe Project, 258-274 Grays Inn Road
London, London WC1X 8LH United Kingdom
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Enjoy the opportunity to try your hand at a number of art techniques in the garden.  Alongside our beautiful displays of flowers, herbs and vegetables, we will have 2 potter’s wheels for visitors to learn to throw a pot. Our garden will showcase exhibits by students from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design as well as ceramics students from Working Men’s College.  There will be arts workshops for children with 1A Arts Centre and Calthorpe Project. Our café…

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Farm in the Park

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
nursery row park, Nursery Row Park, 102 Brandon Street
London, Southwark SE17 1AL United Kingdom
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Birds, bees and animals come to Nursery Row Park for a fun afternoon Old friends from Surrey Docks Farm are visiting us, along with an fascinating transparent bee hive from BeeUrban, birds of prey (and a kookaburra!) and our dog show (lots of categories, all dogs and owners welcome), wrapped up with a fantastic Gardeners' Advice Session - bring your concern or challenge and get expert help! Nursery Row Park is an urban park in Walworth near the Elephant &…

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Wild Flower Art Picnic

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Eden Community Garden, Matrimony Place, between Rectory Grove and Wandsworth Road, Clapham
London, SW4 0DX United Kingdom
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Bring a blanket, food, family and friends and join the Eden Garden team and local artists from WildCity to picnic whilst creating art works inspired by the garden and wild flowers. Add your creations to the evolving WILD GARDEN GALLERY and enjoy creating artworks in the great outdoors. This is a free community event and everyone is welcome

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Seed Bomb Dance

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
R.O.S.E. Community Clubroom, Ascalon Street, Battersea
London, SW8 4DL United Kingdom
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The unique Seed Bomb Dance has evolved from a weekly get together of local residents from the Patmore, Savona and Carey Gardens estates, who meet to learn about how they can influence their local environment, grow food and attract bees and insects. Small growing spaces are being created on the estates. One of the gardeners, Lorraine Roberts, is a professional choreographer. She combines dance with gardening - sharing a vision to encourage more people to nurture growing spaces in the…

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Evening Bird and Bat Walk

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Doddington Place, Doddington
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£12

Join international wildlife guide and ecologist, Simon Ginnaw, as he leads a small group around Doddington Place Gardens as the sun sets. Simon, whose particular expertise is bird identification and behavioural ecology, will unravel the complexity of the birdsong and, armed with bat detectors, we will see and hear some of the bats that live around the gardens. All further details here

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Bat Safari

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm BST
RG42 3QP, Westmorland Park Pavilion, Westmorland Road, Warfield
Bracknell, Berks RG42 3QP United Kingdom
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Free

A bat safari with a twist. Hear the chat of bats and learn about these fascinating creatures. Dress in bat themed costume with prizes for the best in child and adult ‘bategories’. We will bring along bat detectors to hear Daubentons around the Westmorland pond and Pipistrelles on the edge of Hayley Green Wood. Children welcome if accompanied by adults, bring torch, not suitable for dogs. Bring warm clothes and suitable footwear. Free event but booking essential Tickets available here…

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Bat Walk

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Yorktown Road,
Sandhurst, GU47 9BJ United Kingdom
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Free

Everyone knows mammals can't fly. Except bats. Looking and listening for these mystical creatures in a summer dusk is one of nature's treats. Steve Bailey of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust is your guide. Children welcome if accompanied by adults, bring torch, not suitable for dogs.

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Build your own greenhouse

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm BST
Orto Botanico di Catania, via Etnea 397
Catania, 95125 Italy
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After a tour of the Botanical Garden aiming at highlighting the importance of plant diversity for our wellbeing, participants can learn how to build your own green-house and take this at home. For this event please book here L’attività prenderà il via con una passeggiata interattiva, a tema botanico, tra l’ombra e il fresco degli alberi, tra serre e vasche, consentendo ai piccoli esploratori di conoscere l'Orto Botanico dell'Università di Catania e di porre l'attenzione sul tema della biodiversità. Si…

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Flower Pot People

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
GU47 9DP, The Hut at Memorial Park, 30 Brittain Court,
Sandhurst, Berks GU47 9DP United Kingdom
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Free

Volunteers from the Sandhurst gardening club will demonstrate planting of pots for flowers, herbs and vegetables. Children and adults can take part and the planted pots will be given away. You can join in any time and there will be lots of demonstrations and chances to ask gardening questions to the experienced team. Enter the raffle to win one of the finished tubs.  Refreshments will be available. Website:   Email:  

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Bugs, Beasts and Bees – Spring Open Day in the Chiswick House Kitchen Garden

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden, Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Free

Come and visit the walled Kitchen Garden for our first open day of the year. Have a look at our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel. Follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden. Talk to our beekeeper about the care of our bees and advice on how to get started as a beekeeper. Learn about the inside of a beehive with our special observation hive. Seasonal produce and plants grown in the…

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Bohemia Walled Garden Open Day – in association with Chelsea Fringe

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Bohemia Walled Garden, Bohemia Walled Garden, Bohemia Rd
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1EX United Kingdom
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Free

A day to celebrate and learn about all things that grow! Our beautiful community garden will be bursting with activity: We will hold a plant sale, a raffle and art activities for children and adults to join in. You can even plant your own bee friendly flower to take home! At 1pm Joseph Ford will join us to talk about wildlife gardening. Joseph is a trained plants man, specialising in teaching and spreading good horticultural practice. Delicious cakes and snacks…

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The Inner Temple presents ‘The Great Garden Fête’

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Inner Temple Garden, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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Once again the historic Inner Temple Garden will be opening its gates for the Chelsea Fringe festival. This year the Inner Temple presents ‘The Great Garden Fête’- a fun day of games, competitions and sheep! This classic English garden will be bringing a taste of the countryside to the heart of the city, with our friends from Spitalfields City Farm bringing some of their resident sheep and miniature donkeys to festivities. For those people who enjoy  baking or making things,…

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Thrive @ Battersea Park

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 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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Free

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…

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Fun Floral Flotilla

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames RG9 1BF United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Back for the fourth year running come and mess about on the river with us! We are calling for anyone who owns a river craft – from elegant launches to aquatic cars to Dragon boats and kayaks – to decorate their boat with a horticultural theme – flowers, vegetables, palm trees – and come and join in this annual River Thames spectacle! Boats will gather along the Mill Meadow moorings at 2pm with a chance to decorate and prepare for…

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Urban Tree Festival: Tree or False? a tree-sure hunt

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Gardens, Imperial War Museum
London, SE1 6HZ United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, Tree or False? Reckon you know the facts from the fibs about trees & nature? This is a fun and interactive walkshop which will follow the park's "Ice Age Tree Trail" to bolster your knowledge of interesting tree facts with a unique spin on "true or false". All participants will be provided with a unique make-your-own identification guide and learning journal which will be used throughout the event. Hunt for treasure, share with the group and…

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Incredible Edible Vauxhall Walk

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Garden Museum, Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Rd
London, SE1 7LB United Kingdom
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Free

A guided stroll through Lambeth, finding hidden food treasures along the way, including The Ragged Canteen@Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (with a stop for herbal cocktails), a little piece of countryside at the Vauxhall City Farm and ending up in Bonnington Square - famous in the 1980's, as all the houses, awaiting demolition, were squatted. Arrive early to get free access to the Garden Museum. Booking essential here to secure a place.

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Urban Tree Festival: Haiku in Queen’s Wood

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST
Queen’s Wood Community Cafe, Queens Wood Lodge 42 Muswell Hill Road,
London,, N10 3JP United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival Explore Haiku Woods Walk, talk, recite, write haiku Foot powered poems Free form walk in which you get to write and inspire others to write haiku.  With the option to have them printed and published in a zine – as an anthology from the walkshop. We are off to Haiku in Queen’s Wood, to step into a woodland wonderland. Walk with us composing haiku, through one of London’s best preserved woods and…

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The Secret Garden – Il Giardino Segreto

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Giardino dell’Iris, Giardino dell'Iris, Piazzale Michelangelo
Firenze, Italy
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Free

The Secret Garden The Secret Garden is a fabric site-specific installation for the Iris Garden in Florence. The artwork has been created through a collaborative action of embroidery, knitting, crochet and needlework contributions. It stems from a collaboration between a group of children and adults, who worked together to the creation of an imaginary garden, a fantasy world made of flowers, butterflies, and fairy-tale creatures, playing between reality and imagination and responding to the real garden. The installation intertwines with…

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Open Afternoons in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 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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Free

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.

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Plant It Up – Scale Rule’s Next Generation Design Pavilion

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST
Saint James Church, Saint James Church, Clerkenwell Close
London, London EC1R 0EA United Kingdom
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Free

Scale Rule’s Next Generation Design Pavilion returns to Clerkenwell Design Week this year. The winning concept, ‘5 Sense’ responded to the theme of sustainability by proposing a sensitive metaphor: layers representing past, present and future will create a kaleidoscopic oculus, inviting visitors to take a moment to direct their eyes up and become more aware of key natural elements around them. Located in St. James’ Churchyard, the pavilion will create a new focal point, realising a design conceived by GCSE students…

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Butterfly Walk

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Shepherd Meadows, Shepherd Meadows Car Park, Marshall Road, College Town
Sandhurst, Berks GU47 0FL United Kingdom
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Free

Can you tell an Admiral from a Skipper, and where can you find a Painted Lady with Ringlets and Orange Tips?  All can be found right on your doorstep. Follow Bernard Baverstock of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust and he will try and find them for you. Booking and further details to be found: BVCT event bookings. Website:   Facebook:  Twitter:   Bracknell Forest Fringe website (for details of all other Bracknell Forest fringe events)

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Flowers of the Field

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Peacock Meadows, Peacock Meadows car park, Jennetts Park
Bracknell, Berks RG12 8BX United Kingdom
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Free

Have you always wondered about foraging but don’t know what can be eaten or used in the great outdoors? Come along to our Wild Flower walk and talk, with the rangers of Bracknell Forest, that will focus on the culinary, health, and healing benefits of British native flowers. We will be taking a gentle walk around Peacock Meadows looking at the seasonal wildflowers and trees. Please wear suitable walking footwear and a raincoat if wet weather forecast. Herbal tea sampling…

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SEED: the Untold Story

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 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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Free

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story,…

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Lunchtime learning – Urban Food Growing

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Elephant Park, Elephant Road
London, SE17 1LB United Kingdom
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Do you love fresh home-grown food? Always wanted to try growing your own ingredients but limited on space, time, money and just don't know where to start? Pop along and see the Garden Organic team in Elephant Park at this FREE drop-in lunchtime workshop. There'll be opportunity for hands on 'sprouting', micro-greens planting and general top tips on herbs, affordable ways to grow organic and much more. The perfect weekday intro to urban food growing and healthy eating. PS.  Don't worry, if the…

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Basket Mad

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Carnation Hall, Chavey Down Road, Winkfield
Bracknell, Berks RG42 7PA United Kingdom
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Do you fancy learning how to make a professional hanging basket? Come and join a master class of hanging basket making.  Baskets are available to take home after or donate to be put up around the parish to brighten the view for all. Free event but booking essential from 16th April via the Winkfield Parish Office (phone, email or walk in). If you wish to take a basket home, the cost is £15.00. Otherwise donated to be put up around…

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Finding Swifts in Sandhurst

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm BST
Shepherd Meadows car park, Shepherd Meadows car park, Marshall Road,
Sandhurst, GU47 0FL United Kingdom
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Where have our swifts gone? Half of these very special birds have disappeared in the UK in just 20 years! Come for a walk with Colin Wilson of Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust to see if we can find some in Sandhurst's streets and find out why they're missing and how we can help save them. It would entail a walk around Sandhurst (mainly Yorktown) streets looking and listening for swifts.

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River Blackwater Walk

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 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).

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A hive of activity at buzzing Borough Market

Fri 25 May, 2018 @ 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…

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The Great Wellie Competition!

Fri 25 May, 2018 @ 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…

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Creativity Workshop

Fri 25 May, 2018 @ 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…

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Le piante mediterranee per i giardini del futuro

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 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

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 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 

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Laboratorio “Mordi il colore” insieme a Lucia Scuderi

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 10:30 am BST