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May 2015

the Garden of Disorientation Volume 2

Fri 29 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
The Greenhouse, Pop Brixton, 53 Brixton Station Road
London, SW9 8PW United Kingdom
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Free

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

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4 P’s in our Garden

Sat 30 May, 2015
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Drum Castle Gardens, Drumoak, Banchory
Aberdeen, AB31 5EY United Kingdom
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Garden Photography competition- winners weekend Poetry inspired by the garden & a poetry wishing tree Planting a Bag for Life as a doorstep herb garden People focussed walks and workshops More information about workshops, competitions, times and tickets  here on Facebook - Drum Castle and Garden

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Bee Drawing workshop in Burgess Park

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Art in the Park, Chumleigh Gardens, Chumleigh Street
London, SE5 0RJ United Kingdom
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Free

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

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

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun 7 June, 2015

RIVERSIDE GARDENS, NINE ELMS LANE, VAUXHALL LONDON SW8 2DU United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

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

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Il cuore dei Boschetti | The garden in the heart

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
I Boschetti, Piazza Citterio
Monza, 20900 Italy
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Free

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

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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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Bee Wheelin’ Garden

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
Bristol Bike Project, 7 City Road
Bristol , BS2 8TN United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Paper pot maker workshop

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Caravanserai, 100-116 Silvertown Way
London, London E16 1EA United Kingdom
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£2.50

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

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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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Horticultural Hackney Walk

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm BST
Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Free

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

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

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm BST
Crystal garden、 Flarie , 〒460-0011,Flarie,4-4-1Ohsu,Naka-ku,Nagoya、Aichi,Japan
Nagoya, Aichi-Prefecture 〒460-0011 Japan
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Nagoya Environment University:"Hirahira-nihon" is a supporting event of the 32nd National Urban greening Aichi Fair that takes place in Autumn 2015, spreading ideas from the Chelsea Fringe. We are also participating in the real Chelsea Fringe, together with London and the World.  "Hirahira-nihon"  will experiment with many urban greening events. Event Location "Flarie" is, at Midtown of Nagoya, many volunteers have been active in the maintenance of the flowers and greenery.

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

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Meet at Piazzale Kennedy, Scandicci
Florence, 50018 Italy
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Free

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

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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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Food for free

Sun 31 May, 2015
Stoke Park estate Bristol, meeting cameron centre lockleaze off romney avenue bs7
bristol , bs7 United Kingdom
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Free

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

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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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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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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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Urban Wild Plant Safari: Bankside

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Free

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

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Bicycle ride among trees

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Meet behind the Duomo, Via dell’Arcivescovado
Milan, 20121 Italy
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Learning how to recognize tree species is one of the ways to increase citizens’ attachment to the green heritage of their own city. The project consists in a bicycle ride through Milan streets and parks aimed at identifying Milan “important” trees. During the whole festival, several big trees will be equipped with temporary labels provided with QR codes, connected to botanical identification cards. The rides starts behind the Duomo, Via dell’Arcivescovado, and ends in Piazza Repubblica. When in Giardini pubblici “Indro…

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Photography in the Garden: Quick Start Guide

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£10

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

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June 2015

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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Southville Garden Club Talk

Tue 2 June, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
St Pauls Church, Coronation Road
Bristol, BS3 1NY United Kingdom
£3.50

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

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Talk on ‘Plants for Difficult Places’

Wed 3 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am BST
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington Place Gardens
Nr Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
£6.00

Talk by Quentin Stark, Head Gardener at www.holepark.com on 'Plants for Difficult Places'.

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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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Il Labitintorto / The ‘Labirintorto’

Wed 3 June, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio, 2
firenze, fi 50124 Italy
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Un orto in forma di labirinto tutto da scoprire nell’oliveta più bella di Firenze! L'orto e' concepito come un orto fiorito contemporaneo con graminacee e fioriture estive insieme a carciofi, classiche coltivazioni di ortaggi toscani come cavoli, zucchini, zucche insalate, agli, cipolle e pomodori. Il labirintorto di Villa Bardini, che ha scopi ornamentali, didattici, e pratici verrà aperto per la visita guidata gratuita che racconterà la sua storia attraverso un workshop dedicato e la proiezione di uno slide-show. Appuntamento giovedì…

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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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Nurseries in Italy. Projects in the world

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm BST
Museo civico di Storia Naturale, Corso Venezia 55
Milan, 20121 Italy
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Free

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

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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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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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FLOWER POWER: workshop about the creation of mixed borders

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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Palazzo Moroni, Via Porta Dipinta 12
Bergamo, Bergamo 24129 Italy
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As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival satellite Bergamo, Rosanna Castrini proposes a workshop dedicated to the creation of a mixed border with perennials in the beautiful terraced garden of Palazzo Moroni, in Bergamo - ITALY. The keywords that describe and characterize this project are: promotion, collaboration, education, sharing. Enhancement of architectonic and landscape existing resources; collaboration among the various professionals involved (because it would not be possible without the cooperation and enthusiasm among guests, coordinators, designers, manufacturers, gardeners); education…

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

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Exchange Square, By Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square
London, EC2A 2EH United Kingdom
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We are holding a closing party and plant give-away from our garden installation on Friday 5th June 6-9pm at Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2EH.  Be ready to party and bring a plastic bag or two to take away plants after 8.30pm.

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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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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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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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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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Urban beekeeping open day

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am BST
Onkraj gradbišča, Resljeva cesta
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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At a demonstration of urban beekeeping you can learn all about urban beekeeping and honey pouring. You will also be able to taste the honey produced on the community garden "Onkraj gradbišča" (Beyond the construction site).

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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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Free

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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Free

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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Centrair Dragon Welcomeflower

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Airport Airport Cord:NGO)Centrair(Central Japan International, 〒479-0881 1-1 Centrair,Tokoname-City,Aich,Japan
Tokoname, Aichi-Prefecture 〒479-0881  Japan
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Welcome to Centrair (Central Japan International Airport). The flower bed, dressed in “The Dragon”, measuring 100 metres in length (Longer than Nazca Line) and with continuous blooms, welcomes all the people of the world. "The Dragon of Centrair" finishes the spring flower bed during Chelsea Fringe period and does the seeding for autumn flower bed. The flower bed is also a message of the welcomes to a visitor to "the National Urban Greening Aichi Fair (being held this Autumn at…

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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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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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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: 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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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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Community brunch

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Savsko naselje – igrišče na Šerkovi, Šerkova ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

We'll start with community garden goodies brunch, build a herb spiral and take some care to the garden beds. BOB GETO ft. Tobalko Vila girls will join us to share some herbal medicine knowledge.

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Summer Fair in Tower Hamlets

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Fun for all An annual celebration of woodland crafts and local heritage Try your hand at some traditional woodland crafts such as basket weaving, take a rickshaw ride, have your face painted, learn more about the history of the area, indulge in the tea and cake stall run by the East End WI ...and much more A free event Watch us on the BBC!

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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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Free

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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Culpepers Herbal Remedy

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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£13 – £16

Join Margaret Willes for a fascinating talk about herbalist, botanist and radical apothecary Nicholas Culpeper, then create your own historic remedies and natural cosmetics. As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival and Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival Tickets must be booked in advance, please visit here, or e-mail bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk

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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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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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The use of wild plants in ornamental gardens

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Castello di Padernello, Castello di Padernello, via Cavour
Padernello fraz. di Borgo S. Giacomo, 25022 Italy
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Botanical presentation of the main plants used in ornamental gardening showing sustainable contemporary examples of innovative achievements. We will also show and identify the different species and varieties in the areas outside the castle, and there is a collection of plant specimens grown in pots. Presentazione botanica delle principali erbe spontanee ed ornamentali utilizzabili nel giardinaggio sostenibile contemporaneo con esempi di realizzazioni innovative e riconoscimento delle diverse specie e varietà attraverso la presentazione, nelle aree esterne del castello, di una…

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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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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

The Potting Shed

Sat 21 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 22 May, 2016

Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
£10

Town House is offering botanical-themed clay workshops in the courtyard gallery to celebrate the joy of early summer flowers. Members of the public are invited to join ceramic artists Fliff Carr and Matilda Moreton making unique floral decorated plates, but numbers are limited so booking is required. With inspiration from a collection of 18th century botanical prints, which will be in the gallery of Townhouse Spitalfields and using flowers and leaves from selected plants, you will learn how to create impressions in…

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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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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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Flower Up School 2016 across Fukuoka Public Hall

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

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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Plants and People: Dyeing Workshop

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
£45.00

Plants and People: Dyeing Workshop Saturday 21 May, 10am - 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 us…

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See Summer arrive on the Floating Ballast Seed Garden

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Castle Park, Castle Park
Bristol, Bristol & Bath BS1 3XB United Kingdom
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SATURDAY 21 May 2016 10 to 5.00 Join us in Castle Park to view volunteers from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden in their annual planting of the Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Seeds of Change is the overall title of an on-going ballast seed garden project with Brazilian artist, Maria Thereza Alves. When ships came into port in Bristol, they were weighed down with ballast (earth, sand, rocks, etc) which they dumped onto the river banks. In this ballast were…

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Willow Weaving Workshop – Creative Hanging Baskets

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Stoke Lodge Adult Learning, Shirehampton Road
Bristol, Bristol BS9 1BN United Kingdom
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£48.00

A fresh approach to hanging baskets, create a beautiful hanging basket out of willow and fill with wildlife friendly plants.  

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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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Flower Nation: Invaders, Migrants and Weeds in the British Garden

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 4:15 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 10:45am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun 29 May, 2016

University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£4.50

This exhibition is a response to this theme by Howard Sooley, the photographer and film-maker, who first depicted gardens in iconic images of the garden of his friend Derek Jarman at Dungeness. He has included personal references such as the plane trees which criss-cross the sky outside his studio in London Fields, and cites as a favourite book ‘The Englishman’s Flora’ by Geoffrey Grigson (1955). 2016 is Visit England’s ‘Year of the English Garden’ and ever since the age of…

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The molecular cube: a hidden garden

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

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

Drs Eva Galante and Christian Capelli present a surprising “molecular” garden which combines art and science. Discover how Nature repeats similar forms from succulent plants to salts, viruses and cells. Look through microscope lenses and enter the microscopic and macroscopic world at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. This artwork explores the hidden resemblances between what is visible, such as the appearance of succulent plants, and what we cannot see with the naked eye, such as the crystal structures of salts,…

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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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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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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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Pratolino e il sogno di un Principe alchimista

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CEST
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One event on Sat 28 May, 2016 at 4:30pm

Associazione Archeosofica II Sezione di Firenze, via Metastasio 3 rosso
Firenze, 50124 Italy
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Il Granduca Francesco I de’ Medici, profondo conoscitore di ermetismo ed alchimia, ideò, nella Villa di Pratolino, un parco fuori del comune, in cui rigogliosità, musicalità e bellezza non avevano eguali e in cui ogni presenza vegetale e animale veniva scelta per il simbolismo che esprimeva. Tanto che verso la fine
 del 1500, la Villa era considerata l’ “ottava 
meraviglia” e meta agognata di filosofi, scienziati,
letterati ed artisti. Costanza Riva, studiosa e ricercatrice di Antiche Tradizioni che si dedica da…

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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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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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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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Do Trees Talk (and if so, do they talk to bees)?

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
The Cube Cinema, Dove Street South
Bristol , Avon BS2 8JD United Kingdom
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£4 – £5

Are trees the strong, silent type or is there a lot of forest chatter going on? We will be exploring the idea that trees not only communicate with one another but are also in dialogue with insects including bees. River of Flowers and BeeBristol will be presenting the documentary film ‘In the Mind of Plants’ at The Cube Cinema, Bristol. This fascinating expose of the secret world of plants will be followed by an audience discussion with panelists from both sides…

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The Crystal Garden

Mon 23 May, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Kings Arms Barn, Market Place, Kings Road, Henley on Thames
HENLEY-ON-THAMES, Oxfordshire RG9 2DG United Kingdom
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£5

Be Well  is located in the courtyard gardens of the King’s Arms Barn in the Market Place, Henley on Thames. It will be holding an Open Day on 23 May 2016, 12-3pm. You are invited to come along to experience a number of holistic healing services from practitioners including hand massage, reiki, intuitive readings and more…...and learn techniques in making kitchen garden oils using marigold and garden herbs, see pebble art and floral art created in meditation. Suggested donation of…

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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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Harrods Gardening Talks with Diarmuid Gavin

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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From 3pm - 5pm
The Conservatory at The Georgian, Fourth Floor, Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd
London, SW1X 7XL United Kingdom
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£34

As part of Harrods ‘Whatever the Weather’ campaign to celebrate the Harrods British Eccentrics Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower, the luxury department store has created a variety of floral inspired events for the Chelsea Fringe Festival 2016. Gardening enthusiasts who book the Harrods Floral Afternoon Tea will have the opportunity to hear talks by Diarmuid Gavin and gardeners Helen Dillon and Mark Gregory. Guests will also have the chance to discuss with Gavin his Harrods British Eccentrics Garden at this…

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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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Pickuppollinators – a bee friendly planted pickup truck

Thu 26 May, 2016
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On free view to all between 9 am and 6 pm [10-5 on Sun and Bank Hols]
Cleeve Nursery and Garden Centre, 138 Main Road
Bristol, North Somerset BS49 4PW United Kingdom
Free

The planted pickup truck was a huge success both at Chelsea Fringe in Bristol and other festivals in the city. We have continued to maintain and replant the truck to demonstrate some plants that rely on pollinators to provide food for us and many plants that are good for bees and other pollinating insects. It will remain at the entrance to Cleeve Nursery Garden Centre in the village of Cleeve about 8 miles from the centre of Bristol.

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BMA Mind Garden

Thu 26 May, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu 9 June, 2016

BMA HOUSE, Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9JP United Kingdom
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Free

The garden of the British Medical Association will be the setting for a series of evening lectures and discussions on how gardens, plant medicines and ‘green prescriptions’ can contribute to the health and wellbeing of patients. There will be two evening events presented as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival. During each evening, guests will be inspired by two special presentations and take a guided tour of the BMA Mind Garden. Programme Summary Thursday 26 May 4pm – 6:30pm Gardening…

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Guerrilla Gardener’s Walking Tour

Thu 26 May, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Lambeth North Tube, Westminster Bridge Road
London, Greater London SE1 7XG United Kingdom
Free

Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle Join Richard Reynolds as he takes you on his annual walking tour of his guerrilla gardens that bloom in previously neglected public spaces stretching from Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle. From 12 year old landmarks that are tended to this day without formal permission, to much more recent acquisitions in the fast changing landscape of London's inner city. After a decade of indifference from authorities the last year has been a turbulent one…

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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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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 Compost Kings Workshop, Herb Garden, Battersea Park

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive Compost Kings Workshop, Herb Garden, Battersea Park,   Friday 27 May 2 – 3.30pm Join Thrive gardeners at Battersea for an afternoon of hands-on learning in the wonders of compost! We will learn a bit about the composting process, then survey different composting techniques with particular focus on backyard compost piles utilizing leaves and other backyard stragglers. Attendance is Free. The workshop will take place in an outdoor environment so please dress appropriately for the weather and prepare to get a…

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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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Free

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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Life’s Maze at Greys Court

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG RG9 4PG United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

An Evening Walk through the Archbishop’s Maze at Greys Court on the 27 May 2016 at 7pm An Archbishop's maze is actually both a turf maze and a labyrinth. You are invited to unravel the spiritual magic of the maze as you walk through the experience of the maze. The Archbishop's Maze works both as a maze and a labyrinth, inviting choices and a sense of journey in the experience, enabling spiritual connection through Christian spiritual symbolism. We are activating the spiritual energies of…

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Vauxhall City Farm Dye and Spinning Workshop with Thrive @ Battersea Park

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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The Farm Spinners and Dyers will be demonstrating spinning and dying, have a go at drop spindle.  We will be using plants and flowers grown by Thrive, to dye, all can participate. 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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Sculpting a Garden of Eden Wall Plaque Workshop at Bristol Botanic Garden

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm BST
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Rd, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, Bristol & Bath BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£60

Peter Garrard returns by popular request to lead another one day workshop this time producing a Garden of Eden wall plaque to enhance your garden He will guide you through the process of working with slabs of clay, making stencils, using coloured slips, underglaze colours and mark-making equipment, providing regular demonstrations through the day to guide you through the different stages of each task. Your work will be made with white clay and fired to earthenware at Peter’s studio ready…

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When is a butt not a butt!

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Romsey Mill Children’s Centre, Hemingford Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgshire CB1 3BZ United Kingdom
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Many cities are witnessing changes to their climate with extreme precipitation causing localised flooding. Within Cambridge there are many areas where surface water flooding is increasing due to changes in the environment coupled with increases in populations, causing more impermeable surfacing which increases the chances of localised flooding. Rain gardens have been shown to lessen that surface water flooding, by collecting the water off roofs and slowing the water flows, prior to dispersing the remaining water that has not evaporated…

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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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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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Enjoy a visit to Italian Heaven at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Rd, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, Bristol & Bath BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£25.00

Experience a unique evening of olive oil and wine tasting in a stunning garden Enjoy an evening of oil tasting with Sergio Cumitini and a tour of the Botanic Garden with the Curator, Nick Wray. Sergio is an Italian registered olive oil taster and will talk through the characteristics of the oils. The oils have been kindly donated by Chandos Deli who will also provide Italian wine to sip in the early summer air. Booking essential - here See us…

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Alla scoperta di Pratolino

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CEST
Parco di Pratolino, Via Bolognese-Fiorentina, 276
Vaglia (FI), 50036 Italy
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Free

Il Granduca Francesco I de’ Medici, profondo conoscitore di ermetismo ed alchimia, ideò, nella Villa di Pratolino, un parco fuori del comune, in cui rigogliosità, musicalità e bellezza non avevano eguali e in cui ogni presenza vegetale e animale veniva scelta per il simbolismo che esprimeva. Tanto che verso la fine
 del 1500, la Villa era considerata l’ “ottava
meraviglia” e meta agognata di filosofi, scienziati, 
letterati ed artisti. Costanza Riva, studiosa e ricercatrice di Antiche Tradizioni che si dedica da…

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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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The Tree of Life with Berakah Project

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
St Katharines Parmoor, Parmoor Lane
Frieth, Henley on Thames RG9 6NN United Kingdom
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£15 – £25

Art and musical celebrations celebrating the Tree of Life will be held in the open gardens of St Katharine’s Parmoor. The 500 year old Lebanon sacred cedar tree is a very special tree that over time has developed an extraordinary reputation for its presence and consciousness - many say they can hear whisperings from the tree and when embracing the trunk the tree seems to connect in a heart beat, yet few know of the tree’s presence and power. 2pm…

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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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Perfume in Georgian London

Tue 31 May, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom

Stephen Nelson is a plantsman and perfumer who specialises in re-creating historic fragrances. As part of the Chelsea Fringe, Townhouse will host three talks by Stephen Nelson focusing on the English garden and its direct link to perfume over the past four centuries. Stephen has worked extensively within horticulture and his nursery, Darasina, breeds a range of plants that include pinks, lilacs and lavender, some of which have been featured in planting schemes at the Chelsea Flower Show. Space is limited…

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Plants & People: Edible Trees

Tue 31 May, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
£8.00

Plants & People: Edible Trees Tuesday 31 May | 6.30pm - 8.30pm 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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June 2016

19th century English Scent

Wed 1 June, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom

Stephen Nelson is a plantsman and perfumer who specialises in re-creating historic fragrances. As part of the Chelsea Fringe, Townhouse will host three talks by Stephen Nelson focusing on the English garden and its direct link to perfume over the past four centuries. Stephen has worked extensively within horticulture and his nursery, Darasina breeds a range of plants that include pinks, lilacs and lavender, some of which have been featured in planting schemed at the Chelsea Flower Show. Space is limited…

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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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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

Sat 4 June, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Various venues across the city Bristol, BS1 5DB United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

29 of Bristol's secret fruit & veg growers open their garden gates and community plots for the 6th annual Get Growing Garden Trail. The gardens range in scale from pocket-sized community spaces which are tucked-away behind shops, to large-scale community-supported veg box schemes. On each site, visitors will be able to learn how they can get involved, so they can find the right sort of project and level of involvement that will suit them. Many of the sites are not normally open…

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Blooming Gardens

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

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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Eggs and honey: Keeping chickens and bees in the garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm BST
Phoenix Farm, Bloemfontein Rd
London , W14 0RQ United Kingdom
£12.50 – £25

The session will be a taster of what’s involved and how to get started in small scale chicken and bee keeping. Aspects will include food, shelter, space, health, equipment, costs and time commitment required. The workshop will take place at Phoenix School Farm, which provides a learning resource for the school, local community groups and offers volunteering opportunities for local residents. Comprising of glasshouses, polytunnels and a series of beds, fruit and vegetables of all description are produced together with…

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Flower Nation: Invaders, Migrants and Weeds in the British Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 4:15 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:45am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£4.50

This exhibition is a response to this theme by Howard Sooley, the photographer and film-maker, who first depicted gardens in iconic images of the garden of his friend Derek Jarman at Dungeness. He has included personal references such as the plane trees which criss-cross the sky outside his studio in London Fields, and cites as a favourite book ‘The Englishman’s Flora’ by Geoffrey Grigson (1955). 2016 is Visit England’s ‘Year of the English Garden’ and ever since the age of…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Sustainable Westbury-on-Trym

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Sustainable Westbury-on-Trym, 47 Abbey Road, Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol, BS9 3QN United Kingdom
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Free

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: Feed Bristol

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 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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Free

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: North Bristol tour

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Start: The Old Library, Eastville, Muller Road
Bristol, BS5 6XP United Kingdom
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£11.74

Led by Steve England, this tour takes in The Old Library, Eastville, the Woodland Trust Edible Woodland on South Purdown, Elm Tree Farm (who will be welcoming the tour even though they aren’t officially open on Saturday), then on to Feed Bristol. Approx distance: 3 miles. Booking via Eventbrite.

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At the time of Sunset… in the Territory of Re-Naissance

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm CEST
Vinci, Piazza dei Conti Guidi
Vinci, Florence 50059 Italy
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14€ – 29€

Art Floor for Chelsea Fringe Festival in Florence The Olive Grove of Montalbano becomes the stage of a theatre beneath the night sky, everyone is an actor, dance and music become one piece in the quite of the nighttime.
Art Theater becomes improvisation, a gap gets opened in the middle of space and time, thanks to the ancient ceremony of Butō Performance. Choreographies by Chiara Burgio e Cleopatra Camaioni. At the end of the performance, the holistic-emotional Lab will engage the participants in a sort…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Elm Tree Farm

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Elm Tree Farm, Park Road, Stapleton
Bristol, BS16 1AA United Kingdom
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Free

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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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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Alla scoperta del Giardino Storico di Palazzo Moroni e del suo futuro orticolo

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm CEST
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Fondazione Museo di Palazzo Moroni, Via Porta Dipinta 12
Bergamo, Bergamo 24129 Italy
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domenica 5 giugno e domenica 12 giugno ore:14:30-19 "alla scoperta del Giardino Storico di Palazzo Moroni e del suo futuro orticolo” un percorso a tappe consente ai visitatori di conoscere la storia dei giardini del Palazzo, partecipare al riconoscimento delle piante presenti, capire e dire la propria sul futuro produttivo dell'ortaglia Sunday June the 5th and Sunday June 12th from :14:30-19 “Discovering the historic gardens of Palazzo Moroni and their horticultural future” The event is a journey in stages, which…

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Perfume: a century of scents

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London, E1 6QE United Kingdom
Free

Lizzie Olstrom, or Odette Toilette, has been changing the way we think about scent for the past six years and will be giving a talk on 20th century perfume and the simulation of nature. Lizzie has created sensory experiences for many brands, galleries and museums including Aesop, the British Museum and Somerset House and is author of 'Perfume: a century of scents'. Space is limited so booking essential.  Follow this link to Eventbrite to reserve your place and visit our…

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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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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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Organic food growing for real beginners

Thu 9 June, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Abbey Gardens, Bakers Row
London, E15 3NF United Kingdom
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£12.50

This training is organised by Capital Growth, London's food growing network. If you want to start growing food but don't know where to start, this course is for you! From understanding your space to what can be grown to basic organic principles, we'll go through all the essential steps to start a successful organic food growing space. For all our coming training sessions please visit here This training is £12.50 for Capital Growth members and £25 for non members. Bookings…

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Grow to sell: What is legal?

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm BST
Allens Gardens, Allens Gardens - Bethune Road
London, London N16 8SB United Kingdom
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£12.5

Are you looking at growing fruit and vegetables to sell? Then join us as we will go through everything you need to start growing to sell from packaging, weighing scales, and labeling to legal requirement and where to find specific information on growing to sell. Experienced growers from Growing Communities will explain how they do it and share their best tips on growing to sell. This training is suitable for anyone interested in selling produce that they've grown. Trainer: Sophie…

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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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Flower Nation: Howard Sooley ‘In Conversation’ with Tim Richardson

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Free

In association with the exhibition currently on display in the Devers Room at the University of  Bristol Botanic Garden, Flower Nation: Invaders, Migrants and Weeds in the British Garden, photographer Howard Sooley will be 'in conversation' with garden writer and Chelsea Fringe director Tim Richardson. Howard will explain the impulses behind the exhibition and the process of putting it together, with reference to the underlying metaphor of 'plants as immigrants'. How far can we push this analogy? And can it…

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Chelsea Fringe Poland in Gubin – Weekend of Open Gardens

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CEST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

FROGARDEN, Kollataja 12
Gubin, Lubuskie 66-620 Poland
3PLN

Award winning garden designer Arek Luc with some friends open their gardens in Gubin for public. Tasting of produce and products made of them included. Meeting with Tomek Ciesielski – member of Garden Media Guild and Professional Garden Photographers’ Association. Location: starting point – Kollataja 12, 66-620 Gubin, Poland. Date: 11 & 12 June 2016. Time: 10am – 5pm.

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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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Drawing Bees on Fowers

Sun 12 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Art in the Park, Chumleigh Gardens, Chumleigh Street
London, SE5 0RJ United Kingdom
£10

An introduction to bee behaviour on flowers and basic drawing techniques for drawing flowers Sketch bees in the world gardens at Chumleigh Gardens The session includes an introduction to basic bee anatomy and a chance to view bees up close with microscope and hand lenses. Elle Salt is a wildlife artist specialising in birds and insects. She works primarily in watercolour and exhibits locally around South London and in national wildlife art exhibitions. She is currently creating work that is…

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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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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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Capture Carbon In Your Garden

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

Modern Mint Website – http://modernmint.co.uk/capture-carbon/, http://modernmint.co.uk/capture-carbon/
Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom
Free

Can your garden help reverse the effects of climate change? It most certainly can! Your garden can be an effective carbon sink, by using your plants and your soil to capture and store CO2. This Chelsea Fringe 2017 project, run by fringe regulars Modern Mint, will show you the simple yet positive actions you can take to make your garden a carbon capturing eco-system. Visit Capture Carbon In Your Garden to learn the techniques you need to know, but more importantly, feel…

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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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Sgt Pepper at Chiswick House and Gardens

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

Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Lane
London, W4 2RP United Kingdom
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Free

Follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four, visiting the Exedra, the Wilderness, Inigo Jones archway and Conservatory and “Get Back” to where the Beatles made music history half a century ago. To celebrate 50 years since the release of The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album, Chiswick House and Gardens will host an extraordinary garden installation in partnership with Gavin Jones Ltd, recreating the infamous album cover in front of the Ionic Temple. It was here in May…

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Inside Out

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

Leeds Castle, Leeds Castle,
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL United Kingdom
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£16.90 – £24.90

You’ve heard of  miniature ‘ships in a bottle’, but what about miniature ‘gardens in a shed'?  This year, the gardeners are turning their world ‘inside out’ and reinventing the garden shed with Leeds Castle Gardens on the inside and the tools of their trade on the outside. When visitors peak through the entrance of the shed, among other things they'll see a mini replica of the spiralling maze, the Lady Baillie Mediterranean Garden and the Culpeper Garden, a classic English…

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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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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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Brixton’s Urban Oases

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 Sun 4 June, 2017

Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road
Brixton, Greater London SW9 8PQ United Kingdom
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Free

Urban Growth is offering the chance to experience two very different public gardens in Brixton: Pop Farm - Date: 20 May- June 4 Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ London Visiting: 9am-Midnight everyday Volunteering: Tuesday 10am-12pm and Thursday 10am-12pm Pop Farm is a veggie farm sitting in a forest of shipping containers housing delicious street food, colourful retail spaces and inspirational office spaces. Around the site you will find our bamboo, palms and a large poly tunnel where you can enjoy…

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Growing edibles in six inches of soil

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Workshops 21st May and 4th June other days by appointment
Rooftopvegplot, 122 Great Titchfield Street
london, London W1W 6ST United Kingdom
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£5 – £70

Wendy Shillam’s roof top plot will be of interest to anyone wanting to grow edibles in an urban location.  Situated five floors up in London W1 and five minutes from Oxford Circus, this unlikely garden makes use of raised beds with only six inches of soil.  Wendy grows herbs and salad crops organically. There is a tiny greenhouse full of tomatoes and cucumbers. An elder bush, roses and Japanese wineberries protect the beds from high winds. A grapevine flowers and…

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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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Free

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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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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Bee Beautiful at King Henry’s Walk

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
King Henry’s Walk Garden, 11c King Henry’s Walk
London, Greater London N1 4NX United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £15

KHWG is home to thousands of honey bees. As well as being busy making delicious honey for your toast they make beeswax for your lips and propolis (collected tree sap) for your skin. Come and spend a relaxed 1.5 hours making a bees-wax lip balm and a wonderful propolis face serum to keep your skin soft and very tasty! You will go home with 4 pots of lip balm and 2 of serum. £15 fee (concession £7.50) Fee includes all materials and…

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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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Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) Heritage Day

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA), Hall Place, Burchetts Green
Maidenhead, SL6 6QR United Kingdom
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Step back in time with a unique opportunity to explore the historic Hall Place mansion and parkland. Usually inaccessible to the public, Hall Place at Burchetts Green will offer a warm welcome on Sunday 21st May as it throws open its doors to visitors, as part of the Chelsea Fringe, Henley. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to explore the Grade 1 listed Mansion house, Grade 2 parkland and the countryside within the beautiful 400 acre estate. Throughout the afternoon you…

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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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Honestly I’m a Horticulturist! Careful now…

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

Around Sloane Square London, Greater London United Kingdom + Google Map

There is a stereotype attached to the world of gardening/horticulture. This event is an attempt to disrupt these. We feel that we aren't your average Horticulturists/Gardeners and to help us facilitate an online discussion, we will walk around the streets of London with a collection of signs, stating that we are Horticulturists/Gardeners for an afternoon. Twitter:  Facebook:  Instagram:

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Herb Walk, Talk and Natural Remedy-Making

Tue 23 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
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Both days (23 & 25 May) at 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington Place,
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£25

A walk through the 10 acre landscaped gardens of Doddington Place Gardens, Kent seeking out plants to use for herbal remedies.

Followed by a demonstration of how make a natural remedy.

Led by Milena Moore of Apotheca, a herbal shop in Faversham, Kent.

Book your ticket by calling the shop - 01795227423 or email here.

The price includes entrance to the gardens and tea and cake.

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Bee the Challenge – Sun Flower Competition

Tue 23 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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By sowing a seed you help out a bee. Come join Better Bankside’s inaugural Sunflower competition. Businesses in the district, residents, by passers and curious cats are all welcome to join our aspiration to help more bees. We sow the seeds together and  then keep each other in the loop over the coming months on social media. Who will be the tallest, chubbiest, cutest, the most forgotten or nothing at all? We don’t know, but everyone wins, including Bankside’s bees!

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Herb Walk, Talk and Natural Remedy-Making

Tue 23 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Both days (23 & 25 May) at 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington Place,
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£25

A walk through the 10 acre landscaped gardens of Doddington Place Gardens, Kent seeking out plants to use for herbal remedies.

Followed by a demonstration of how make a natural remedy.

Led by Milena Moore of Apotheca, a herbal shop in Faversham, Kent.

Book your ticket by calling the shop - 01795227423 or email here.

The price includes entrance to the gardens and tea and cake

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Quiz a Gardener

Tue 23 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Thu 25 May, 2017

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan
St Austell, Cornwall pl26 6en United Kingdom
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This May, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall are offering a unique opportunity for all gardening enthusiasts and budding novices, to join them for a series of fun and informal question and answer sessions with some of Heligan’s finest gardeners. Ever wondered what it takes to grow pineapples in the UK? Or how to form your own apple arch? Or maybe even wanted to know how to string an onion? The Gardening Team will be based down in Heligan’s…

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Evening Wildflower Walk

Tue 23 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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£10 – £12

The second of a series of botanical walks in the cemetery park, looking in depth at selected wildflowers now in season, exploring the plant itself, its ecology and its human connections – to literature, folklore, medicine, food and drink and crafts. This session we will concentrate on Red Campion, Germander Speedwell, Goosegrass, Comfrey, Columbine, Ox Eye Daisy, Crosswort and Dog’s Mercury. We will also look at other flowers more briefly. Walk leader Terry Lyle is a botanist who has over…

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Short talk on carnivorous plants followed by Film: Little Shop of Horrors

Tue 23 May, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Rd
London, Greater London SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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Free

An outdoor (hopefully) showing of the film Little Shop of Horrors. A 1986 classic rock musical horror comedy about a very carnivorous plant. Introductory talk on carnivorous plants prior to screening. This is also part of the Herne Hill Film Festival Donations welcome. Refreshments. Wear warm clothes and bring something to sit on

Times may vary slightly so please check beforehand on our website here

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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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Floristry Workshop

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm BST
Doddington Place, Doddington
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£75

A garden tour of Doddington Place Gardens, Kent followed by a demonstration and floristry class led by Julie Davies.

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Living Medicine: An Introduction to Self Care with Food & Herbs

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Location in Fulham, Location in Fulham
London, Greater London SW6 6EE United Kingdom
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£50 – £300

Unlock the healing potential of your kitchen or garden with a taster of our award-winning 5-part course! Understanding how to use wild and cultivated plants and foods safely to support our health and treat common ailments is transformative. You’ll discover how the body functions, which foods and herbs support it, plant family identification and therapeutic actions. The taster will cover Basics of Food & Herbs in self care, a herb garden walk, your own health/diet assessment and making breakfasts-for-resilience. In the hands-on…

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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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Lambeth Palace Gardens Open Evening

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace Road
London, Greater London SE1 7JU United Kingdom
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£5.00

A rare opportunity to visit Lambeth Palace Gardens in the evening. The garden at Lambeth Palace has been a private garden since the 12th century - and it's the oldest continuously cultivated garden in London... The head gardener will be giving guided tours and the there will be a practical demonstration of beekeeping skills.

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Living Medicine: An Introduction to Self Care with Food & Herbs

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
Location in Fulham, Location in Fulham
London, Greater London SW6 6EE United Kingdom
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£50 – £300

Unlock the healing potential of your kitchen or garden with a taster of our award-winning 5-part course! Understanding how to use wild and cultivated plants and foods safely to support our health and treat common ailments is transformative. You’ll discover how the body functions, which foods and herbs support it, plant family identification and therapeutic actions. The taster will cover Basics of Food & Herbs in self care, a herb garden walk, your own health/diet assessment and making breakfasts-for-resilience. In the hands-on…

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Break the Rules with Blooming Green

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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From 25-27 May; times vary depending on event
Blooming Green flower plot, Loddington Farm, Linton
Maidstone, Kent ME174AG United Kingdom
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Here at Blooming Green, we're not big fans of the rulebook, whether that means questioning age-old gardening practices or trying alternatives to traditional floristry techniques. During Chelsea Fringe we will be holding three topical courses for gardeners and florists alike, starting with a Planting and No-Dig workshop inspired by our mentor, Charles Dowding. This will be followed by two floristry workshops and an afternoon of Pick-Your-Own Flowers. Our workshops are fun, informal events, for all levels -- all you need…

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Planting and no-dig course

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
The Shed, Loddington Farm,
Linton, Kent ME17 4AG United Kingdom
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£35

Following on from Charles Dowding’s ‘no-dig’ talk, Bek shares her own no-dig techniques in relation to growing flowers. We’ve been fans of the no-dig approach for many years, and have found that more and more people are interested whether it’s because they are short of time, have a bad back or just want better crops. For those unfamiliar with no-dig gardening, it is both wonderfully simple (for the gardener) and fascinatingly complex — the key is having faith in nature…

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Too square to dare – Make your own edible tray garden

Thu 25 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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Are you longing for some home grown edibles in your home but can’t seem to find the time to replace that dry basil? Or is space just too limited? Maybe you feel you lack the competence? Don’t worry! We’ll teach you and you’ll be able to fit it all in a tray. Learn how to make your own mini garden by creating a mini habitat of delicious edibles in a seed tray to take away.

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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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Gardens and Health in the City

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
BMA HOUSE, TAVISTOCK SQUARE
London, Greater London WC1H 9JP United Kingdom
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Free

The garden of the British Medical Association is on the site of Charles Dickens' original house and will be the setting for an afternoon of lectures and discussions on how gardens, plant medicines and urban landscape can contribute to the health and wellbeing of patients and communities. First event is at 3pm Meet, Eat and Learn - Leafy medicinal Plants, an interactive discussion with Prof Michael Heinrich , Paul Pulford , Simon Gharty and Valentina Alfano Second event at 5.30pm ; Discussion on…

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Open Evening with Garden Tour

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, Greater London SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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Free

Come and visit our house and garden.  Plant and Seed Sales, A Garden Tour, and a chance to see some of our rarer Herbarium specimens and botanical books. Refreshments including a variety of delicious Stingers - Nettle Cocktails! The South London Botanical Institute was founded in 1910 by A O Hume to bring botany to the people of South London.   A large Victorian house, largely unchanged since then, and set back from  a flourishing front garden  with a sweeping drive.…

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The Guerrilla Gardeners’ Garden Tour

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Lambeth North Tube Station, 110 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London
London, Greater London SE1 7XG United Kingdom
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Free

Richard Reynolds has been guerrilla gardening around the streets of SE1 for thirteen years, most of them fairly lucky, as many of his gardens have thrived and matured over this time into incongruously beautiful landmarks in public space. His activity, without permission, has attracted international attention and inspired others around the world to take over neglected public spaces. Join him on a walking tour from Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle via his guerrilla gardens at a beautiful time of the…

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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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Free

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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Buttonhole-making workshop

Fri 26 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
The Shed, Loddington Farm,
Linton, Kent ME17 4AG United Kingdom
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£35

Perfect for ‘pick-your-own’ brides or those helping with wedding preparations — we will demonstrate the techniques involved in making a buttonhole, or boutonniere — from choosing the best flowers and foliage to taping and wiring the stems so that the buttonhole stays fresh all day. Forget tired and cliched rose and carnation buttonholes, our buttonholes include grasses, herbs, gorgeous flowers, seed heads and all sorts of unusual goodies to really make the chaps look fabulous on the day. The technique…

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Alexandra Park Mini Chelsea – A Walk in the Park

Fri 26 May, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Beacon Arts Hub, 67-68 St Mary's Terrace
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3LS United Kingdom
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£15

Discover the hidden history of Britain's parks Author Travis Elborough will take listeners on a journey through Britain’s historic parks and how they evolved, as part of the Alexandra Park Mini Chelsea Fringe, Hastings. The event, promoted by  Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group, will see Travis talking about his book, A Walk in The Park: The Life and Times of a People’s Institution. More details here and tickets, which include a light supper, are available at £15 each via Beacon here …

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Campfire Tree Safari

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£15 – £18

Rangers Dan and Sarah invite you to join them for proper coffee round the campfire and an urban tree safari. You’ll gain skills in identifying common broadleaved trees while learning about how we take care of them on this idyllic woodland ramble. This event is perfect for beginners, those wanting to brush up on their tree ID skills, or just enjoy this hidden oasis at its dappled and shady best. Suitable for ages 14+, under 16’s must be accompanied by…

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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.

See more on Facebook here

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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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Hand-tied bouquet spring course

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
The Shed, Loddington Farm,
Linton, Kent ME17 4AG United Kingdom
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£55

Learning how to make a classic hand-tied bouquet is a skill that, once learnt, is always handy (‘scuse the pun.) It will enable you to turn a simple selection of flowers and foliage into a bouquet worthy of a wedding or, simply enable your to create a lovely gift using flowers from your garden. The technique applies to large bouquets and posies alike. Pick your own seasonal flowers from our flower plot, then learn how to make a stunning bouquet…

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Weed and Plant Identification Walk Around Camden Town/Kentish Town

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 28 May, 2017

Meet at Camden Road Overground station, Camden Road
London, Greater London NW1 9LS United Kingdom
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Meet Camden Road Overground station (Camden Rd, London NW1 9LS) Walk for 1 hour looking at weeds and plants, finishing at The Boma Garden Centre, 51 - 53 Islip Street, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2DL. Bring photos/samples of any weeds/plants you would like identified. Walk regardless of rain.  Refreshments in the café at the garden centre after the walk.  

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Botanical Textiles

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Morley College Garden, King Edward Walk
London, Greater London SE1 7PR United Kingdom
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£20

Morley College Garden is a little green oasis of tranquillity, just minutes’ walk from busy Waterloo Station. The Morley textile tutors are opening our secret garden especially for the Chelsea Fringe to give you a taste of the wide range of textile courses we offer, using natural materials from our own flowerbeds. We will use natural dyes from the new dye garden to dye fabric and make felt flowers, and also create handmade paper and woven basketry flowers using plant…

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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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Nature sculpture trail and planting parties

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Tyers Street
London, Greater London SE11 5HL United Kingdom
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Free

Photo courtesy of Father Nature Saturday 27th May,  12-4pm  -   Get planting with Father Nature, an educational community gardening group that makes gardening fun by using hay bales to sit and play on. Supported by Vauxhall One. Details at Vauxhall One here   and Nine Elms here 

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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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Free

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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Open Garden and Exhibition

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Mon 29 May, 2017

Open Garden and Exhibition, 36 Ashley Road
London, Greater London N19 3AF United Kingdom
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£3.50

An exhibition of photography on the theme of Poppies by Elizabeth Hay Brown, set within the garden of a town house in Stroud Green, North London. The garden will be open to the public as part of the National Open Gardens scheme. It is an oasis of calm in late spring when the colourful foliage of Japanese maples is fresh, the ferns have just unfurled their fronds, and the alpines are in full bloom. As well as the art exhibition…

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Gardens in Time

Mon 29 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way
Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 3QR United Kingdom
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Dig deep into the roots of modern gardening, from ponds, pergolas and pots to roses, recipes and remedies. Join us for a day of talks, tours and workshops and explore the garden in greater depth.  This special day will showcase a cornucopia of horticulturalists, gardeners, garden historians and creatives who will be on hand to lead you through the history of gardens. Although Fishbourne Roman Palace Garden is so ancient, it feels remarkably familiar. The features which make up the garden are…

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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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25 Years in Dry, Dappled Shade

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Town House, 5 Fournier St
London, Greater London E1 6QE United Kingdom
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Free

An entertaining first time opportunity to hear BBC Radio London and The Robert Elms Show’s resident gardening expert, St John Stephen, talking in person about what he has learnt after a quarter of a century as a gardener in London: its challenges, joys and its unique physical and human environment. A Chelsea Fringe stalwart, St John will cover the geology of the London basin and its particular climate, the nature of the built environment and the almost endless microclimates that…

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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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Here East Foraging Tours with Shane’s usually £38 but only £10 for Chelsea Fringe Festival

Thu 1 June, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Here East (Press Centre) meeting point, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London, Greater London E20 3BS United Kingdom
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£10

Date and Time: 1 June - 6pm - 7pm Location: Meet at Here East Press Centre reception Special Price: Price for the Chelsea Fringe Festival £10 (normally £38 + booking fee) Here East are thrilled to offer the chance to explore our site and nearby areas on a unique foraging tour for Chelsea Fringe festival. Join our onsite foraging expert Shane, owner and chef at Shane’s on Canalside, for a beginners foraging experience in and around Here East, the River…

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Behind the wall of New Covent Garden Flower Market

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am BST
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An event every day that begins at 7:00am, repeating until Sat 3 June, 2017

Flower Market, New Covent Garden Market
London, Greater London SW8 5EH United Kingdom
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Free

Join us on one of two free tours going behind the wall of our brand new Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market. The UK’s largest wholesale flower market, we’re a bright, modern space packed full of sensational flowers, plants, foliage and sundries. Come and discover the history and workings of the market behind every great florist. When: We’re running two tours, one on Friday 2 June and one on Saturday 3 June. Tours start at 7am and last for…

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Natural Happiness – the Gardener’s Way

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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£23.00

Natural Happiness – the Gardener’s Way uses gardening methods to help people grow their own happiness. Based on Alan’s forthcoming book, this workshop will show you how gardening skills like composting or companion planting can help you to cultivate your own wellbeing, with Chelsea Physic Garden as our learning model. You can see more here at natural happiness After a short introduction, we will spend 30-40 minutes in the Garden, guided by Alan Heeks and Michael Holland, showing the Gardener’s…

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Vintage Reimagined Nature Trail with artist Sophie Marsham

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street
Vauxhall, London SE115HS United Kingdom
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Free

Tall Resin Flowers by Sophie Marsham Friday 2nd June, 1-5pm    Drop-in anytime but numbers may be limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Create sculptures from found objects Work with artist Sophie Marsham to create a sculpture trail inspired by nature using found objects. Supported by Vauxhall One. Details at Vauxhall One here   and Nine Elms here 

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Un tè in giardino

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm CEST
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An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Associazione Ortinterrazza, Via Antonio Cocchi 19
Firenze, 50131 Italy
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Free

Ortinterrazza vi invita nel suo splendido spazio privato per scoprire da vicino i suoi giardini verticali, strutture create da Giulia e Stefano con materiali di riciclo per permettere anche a chi ha poco spazio di godere dei colori e dei profumi di ortaggi, erbe aromatiche e piccoli frutti. Potrete sorseggiare tè e tisane  in un’atmosfera rilassata, scoprire il programma dei corsi organizzati dall’associazione, diventare soci e ammirare le piantine prodotte nel giardino. L'ingresso è gratuito , gradita prenotazione scrivendo a ortinterrazza@gmail.com…

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Urban Greening Poetry Tour

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Norwood Bus Garage, Ernest Avenue
London, Greater London SE27 0HN United Kingdom
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Free

Join Open Orchard, Poetry Slabs and Tritton Vale Pocket Garden for a guided evening tour of five community orchards and gardens in West Norwood and West Dulwich. Along the way we'll share fabulous views from one of London's highest parks, and a summer pudding of readings about growing and greening. There's a lot of ground to cover, so be ready to walk on sometimes uneven ground, and maybe even read a bit of poetry (this isn't obligatory though:) No formal…

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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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Really Get To Know Your Wild Plants

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£25 – £30

Third of a series of days held on the first Saturday of the month throughout the summer, looking at wild plants, including trees and shrubs. We will identify plants, get to know their ecology, examine their structure and how they fit into their plant family, their pollination and other wildlife values, and their connections to human culture. Each event stands alone, but also builds on previous ones. Suitable for beginners, and more experienced participants will be given extra challenges. Each…

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Growing A Rainbow

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Home Grown in Hackney, 184A Dalston Lane
London, Greater London E8 1LA United Kingdom
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Free

A sedate and very English garden event set in the grounds of a Georgian Grade two listed property on Dalston Lane, E8 - yes that's right a chance to snoop around a normally closed and private garden with the added attraction of RAINBOW plants, veggies and of course tea & cake! There will be plug plants and seedlings of differently coloured & shaped vegetables available to take away, as well as seeds to plant. A celebration of Rainbow Chard with the opportunity to taste…

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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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Mostly Mosaic: Workshop and Talk with artist Helen Nock

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Sat 3-5pm; Sun 2-4pm and talk 4-5pm
Maureen Michaelson Gallery, 17 Belsize Lane
London, Greater London NW3 5AD United Kingdom
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Free – £15

Celebrated mosaic artist Helen Nock whose slate and mosaic garden tables, stools, birdbaths and sculptures are highly sought after, will be making a rare visit to London for this Chelsea Fringe event. You are invited to our private garden to meet Helen Nock, to learn about her work and inspiration; or to make a small mosaic in a hands-on workshop. Helen will be talking about all sorts of topics including mosaic techniques and her artistic journey during the workshop sessions, so even if you are…

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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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Natural Beeswax Cosmetics and Candles

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£25 – £30

Learn how to make a range of home made natural and skin nourishing hand-cremes, lip balms, soaps and furniture polish using plant and vegetable oils with beeswax. Participants will also learn how to make simple candles. All materials are provided and you'll leave with some beautiful products to take home. Mark Patterson is a beekeeper, bee inspector for DEFRA and a leading beekeeping and bee conservation educator through his company Apicultural. Booking essential here Like our Facebook page; Follow us…

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Poison in the Wood – Deadly Plants

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£10 – £12

Guided walk to learn about the beautiful but deadly flora living in this idyllic urban woodland oasis hidden away in Mile End. Your guide Ken Greenway is a keen forager, so knowing some plants to avoid can help sharpen your wild food hunting skills, or just join us for his fascinating stories. Booking essential here Like our Facebook page; Follow us on Twitter; Follow us on Instagram

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May 2018

The Great Trees of London

Sat 19 May, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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Free

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Urban Tree Festival: Explore the Urban Forest: Peckham SE15

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BST
Peckham Rye Station, SE15 5DQ, Rye Lane
London, SE15 5DQ United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome Paul Wood, author of 'London Street Trees' (Guardian Nature Books  of 2017) to entice you to Explore the Urban Forest in Peckham Head to the temperate climes of Peckham, where a fascinating variety of trees - old and new - may be encountered on the hip streets of this trendy south London enclave. Thanks to the enlightened planting decisions of Southwark Council (one of the top London…

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

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

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Feeding Dreams: Aya Tanaka at Omved

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Free

You are invited to join Aya for an inspiring meditation in floral design. Aya will demonstrate her unique style which combines Japanese tradition and European influences. Her creations are distinctively elegant yet refreshingly modern with a strong sense of colour and shape. This event will ignite your creative vision.

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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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Free

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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Plants That Heal

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Glasshouse Cafe & Bar, The Courtyard, 151 Sydney Street
London, SW3 6NT United Kingdom
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Free – £20

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

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Feeding Dreams: Living Medicine with Alex Laird

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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£30

Come and learn about the living medicine in your kitchen! With medical herbalist Alex Laird and top chef Arthur Potts Dawson, you will discover how foods and herbs work therapeutically in us. We will show what to eat for breakfast and lunch to improve energy, mood, immunity and weight. We'll walk around Omved's beautiful garden to identify its healing plants and trees and harvest these to make teas to taste. We'll show what foods feed our all-important gut microbes and…

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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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Urban Tree Festival: Stalking the Hardy Ash – a photography walkshop

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Kentish Town rail & tube station, Kentish Town Road
London, NW5 2AA United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome nature photographer and writer Peter Coles to lead this photography walkshop: Stalking the Hardy Ash Just over 150 years ago, poet and novelist Thomas Hardy while working as an architect’s technician was in charge of the excavation of the graveyard in Old St Pancras churchyard, arranging for the removal of gravestones so that work could continue on the London & Midland railway. The gravestones were leant up against…

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Urban Tree Festival: Mindfulness in the city

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm BST
St Giles in the Field, St Giles in the Field, 60 St Giles High St
London, WC2H 8LG United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome yoga and mindfulness teacher Mel Sutton to lead a walkshop on Mindfulness in the city. Who says you can't be mindful in the heart of the city? Join us on this urban oasis as we learn some mindful techniques. Experience how the mind and breath are closely entwined. As we calm our breath we experience a calmer mind and a spiritual connection to the earth. Walking and…

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Living the Environment – Abitare I Luoghi

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST
Parco di Villa il Ventaglio, Via Giovanni Aldini 10/12
Firenze, 50133 Italy
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Free

The site-specific installation Abitare I Luoghi – Living the Environment, a new participative art creation conceived by the Florentine artist Meri Iacchi, responds to the nature of the historical Park Villa il Ventaglio in Florence, the Romantic host environment for the opening of the Chelsea Fringe Firenze 2018. The art project investigates the interactions between the natural landscape and the built space, their social and anthropological implications as well as the potential to reactivate the meanings and legacy of a…

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radiceterna, arte e ambiente

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 6:00 pm BST
Orto botanico di Palermo, Via Lincoln, 2
Palermo, Sicily 90123 Italy
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Opening of the new library with adjacent temporary exhibition space created for the eighteenth-century Calidarium building of the Botanical Gardens. The title “Radiceterna” refers to a seminal 1984 work by Mario Merz (1925-2003), Se la forma scompare la sua radice è eterna, inspired by a verse of XIII century Persian poet, Gialal al-Din Rumi. Mario Merz’s artwork will be installed outside the Calidarium, as a special project powered by Fondazione Merz.   Radiceterna comprises the creation of a library with…

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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, Orto Botanico dell'Università di Catania, Via Etnea, 397,
Catania, 95128 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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Dry Stone Walling Workshops

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
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Another workshop at 2.00pm
Mudchute Park and Farm, Pier Street
London, E14 3HP United Kingdom
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Free

Experience outside 'hands-on' activity of building stone walls without the use of mortar. Education and Training at the London school of Dry Stone Walling. These workshops run by professional registered waller, John Holt, are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft of building walls using natural stone without mortar. At the end of the workshops you will understand DSW heritage and terminology used, and distinguish various stone shapes and their uses. We provide free for the workshop:- all…

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Urban Tree Festival: Explore the Urban Forest – Stoke Newington

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BST
Stoke Newington Tea House, N16 0LA, Stoke Newington Church Street
London, N16 0LA United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome Paul Wood, author of 'London Street Trees' (Guardian Nature Books  of 2017) to entice you to Explore the Urban Forest in Stoke Newington Discover the remarkable diversity of exotic and native trees planted in this part of Hackney - London's Urban Arboretum. We will see rare trees such as Wild Service and one of London's largest Handkerchief trees. The walk will start outside the Stoke Newington Tea…

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Feeding Dreams: Handmade Apothecary at Omved

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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£65

Join herbalists and best selling authors Kim and Vicky for the first of 3 foraging and herbal workshops and lunch. Starting with a herb walk, participants will learn to identify and reconnect with the stories of the seasonal and wild plants that grow all around. We will be harvesting the season's bounty along the way so bring any special scissors and small baskets with you. We will then break for a vegan/gluten free lunch (provided) followed by a workshop turning…

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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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Urban Tree Festival: Visualisation, Mindfulness and Movement walkshop

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm BST
Red Cross Garden, 50 Redcross Way
London,, SE1 1HA United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome yoga and mindfulness teacher Mel Sutton to lead a walkshop on Visualisation, Mindfulness and Movement. On this walk we will starting in Red Cross Garden and then walk to nearby Mint Street Park, both pretty gardens managed by Bankside Open Spaces Trust Surrounded by nature we have chosen this peaceful garden to explore different ways you can experience mindfulness. This interactive event will make this a fun…

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Turnip the Music

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
Tottenham Green Market, Town Hall Approach Road
Tottenham, London N15 4UR United Kingdom
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Carrot you believe it - the London Vegetable Orchestra (LVO) are coming to Tottenham. Join them at Tottenham Green Market on Sunday 20 May from 11-30am – 4pm to make some swede sounds. LVO will host one of their creative making stall where you can watch them hand-craft local vegetable produce into instruments that sound as incredible as they look. Chopin boards will be provided…and some of you will be able to put a finishing touch to your very own…

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Hall Place Heritage Day

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA), Hall Place, Burchetts Green
Maidenhead, SL6 6QR United Kingdom
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£5.00

Step back in time with a unique opportunity to explore our historic mansion and parkland. Usually inaccessible to the public, Hall Place at BCA will offer a warm welcome on Sunday 20th May 2018 as it throws open its doors to visitors, as part of the Chelsea Fringe, Henley. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to explore the Grade 1 listed mansion-house, Grade 2 Parklands and the countryside within the beautiful 400-acre estate. The days’ activities have been based on Diana…

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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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Urban Tree Festival: Stalking King James I’s Mulberries

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm BST
Deptford Rail station, Deptford High Street
London, SE8 3PQ United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome Peter Coles, co-creator of Morus Londonium to entice you to Discover London’s Mulberry Heritage. Mulberry trees are often associated with the silk industry, as their leaves are the sole diet of the silkworm. James I imported thousands of mulberries to England in the early 17th century for a silk project, which failed after a few decades. But London’s mulberry heritage pre-dates James and goes back to Tudor,…

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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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Natural Dyeing from Kitchen Botanics or Dyeing from Dining

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Herb Garden Battersea Park, Herb Garden, Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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£5

Learn how to dye textiles and paper using fruit, vegetables, spices & other food. Visit the Dye Bed of the Thrive Herb Garden to learn about more dye plants and see samples of how they have been used. Led by Zoe Burt  in partnership with the South London Botanical Institute as part of their 'Botany on Your Plate' project funded by City Bridge Trust. Book tickets here - and the meeting place will be given on the booking. Map to…

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Creating and exploring Tree Trails with TiCL

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Wandsworth, Putt in the Park,, Putt in the Park, Wandsworth Park, Putney Bridge Road
Putney, London SW18 1PP United Kingdom
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Free

Did you know that more than 70 London Parks including Wandsworth Park now have self-guided TiCL App tree trails created by their Friends Groups? These tree trails are a fun way to explore and learn about the different tree species in a park. To celebrate the first Urban Tree Festival and the creation of their own tree trail, the Friends of Wandsworth Park have invited TiCL App’s creator, Simon Edwards aka @TiCLme, to demonstrate just how easy it is to…

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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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Feeding Dreams: Bottlebrush Ferments and Chef Arthur brewing a healthy gut

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Free

An afternoon workshop and discussion on healthy gut, healthy body, healthy lifestyle with the dynamic Ben, creator of Bottlebrush Ferments and Chef Arthur Potts Dawson. See the website here for more on the inspirational raw and fermented secrets that will be revealed in this amazing workshop on the importance of how to build fermented foods into our lifestyle.

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Harleyford Road Garden Visit

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Harleyford Road Garden, Harleyford Road
London, SW81TF United Kingdom
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Free

Bonnington Square is famous for its lush pavements, but the inspiration was the nearby Harleyford Road gardens. Now one of the most established community gardens in London, hear from local resident Jenny Vuglar about what has made it so successful. A true hidden gem. Meet under the big tree in the garden.

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Visions for a Greener Future

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Battersea Power Station, Underpass from Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4NW United Kingdom
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Free

Panel presentation and discussion on visions for a kinder, greener future. Panellists will discuss the roles that individuals and organisations can play in creating the London they want to live in. Be inspired about potential ways you can get involved and active. Panellists will be: Pam Warhurst CBE - Community leader, activist and environment worker best known for founding the Incredible Edible movement Ben Smith - Director of Energy, Cities and Climate Change at Arup, Trustee of London National Park…

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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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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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Guerrilla gardening crossing the car park Talete

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Guerrilla gardening is based on the “green attack”, as an act of gardening without boundaries. The practice is intended to make unused and neglected spaces beautiful, green and healthy. The site chosen is the space above the car park ‘Talete’ Via Vittorio Veneto, 227, just before  getting to Ortigia island The guerrilla gardeners will tackle the area, sowing seeds and planting flowers on each bare soil space, improving aesthetic and biodiversity. Il guerrillia gardening si basa sul fare giardinaggio senza…

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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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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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The History of Chelsea Physic Garden in 10 Objects

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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During this interactive day, we bring to life Chelsea Physic Garden – whose history spans five centuries – via the stories behind 10 carefully chosen objects including herbarium specimens, books, artefacts and more. The day will include indoor presentations, a garden walk, and a chance to see some treasures from our library, with Garden History Lecturer Letta Jones and CPG Head of Education Michael Holland providing nuggets of knowledge. Book here early to avoid disappointment. The ticket price of £88 includes…

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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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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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‘This speaking garden’

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
BMA HOUSE, Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9JP United Kingdom
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The garden of the British Medical Association is on the site of Charles Dickens' original house and will be the setting for an afternoon of lectures and discussions centred around the 400th anniversary of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, and the legacy of founding apothecary, John Parkinson. The BMA invites you to celebrate the work of John Parkinson, 17th Century London apothecary and gardener. His book 'Paradisi in Sole, Paradisus Terrestris' is both a scientific study of medicinal plants, and…

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

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Join authors Dr Michelle Perro, pediatrician, and Dr Vincanne Adams, medical anthropologist, at the UK launch of this important new book exploring the link between the growing wave of chronic health issues affecting our children and our exposure to poisons in the environment, especially from our modern industrial foods. Join the authors for a Q & A. Booking essential - here

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Demain – a filmshow

Thu 24 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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Demain (Tomorrow) is a hugely positive, affirming and inspirational film made by a small French film crew who set off around the world exploring creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education. It visits permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects, community-owned renewable projects, local currencies, creative schools, ambitious recycling projects. It is the perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency. Book for this event here And the nearby Black Cab Coffee Co will be serving…

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