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May 2015

Garden, Birds and ROCK’N’ROLL

Sat 16 May, 2015
HOME, 〒461-0023 Tokugawa-cho,,Higashi-Ku,Nagoya,Aichi,Japan
Nagoya, Aichi-Prefecture 〒461-0023 Japan
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In the handmade bird feeder of my garden, a Japanese white-eye performs a shout. Gardens at their best and wild birds and ROCK' N' ROLL! A way of enjoying  "the green" of the city which is not only with plants! A bush warbler, a Japanese great tit, the brown-eared bulbul are regular customers too.

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Happy Seeds Festival – Tomato Planting Extravaganza

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
St James’s, St James's, New Cross (1 block from New Cross Gate station)
London, SE14 6AD United Kingdom
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The Happy Seeds Festival - Tomato Planting Extravaganza, sponsored by Dig This Nursery and Garden Centre in New Cross, is a festival for all ages to celebrate and learn about tomato planting. Nearly 100 varieties of tomato plants will be available for sale and planting. Local school children will also be selling tomato seedlings grown at their school gardens. Tomato gardening experts and helpers will be available to share gardening tips. Wooden planting boxes for the tomatoes will be built…

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Dig, Eat and Dye

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Wilton Estate Community Garden, Greenwood Road
London, E8 1BD United Kingdom
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Free

A family fun day to celebrate the expansion of the WETRA (Wilton Estate Tenants & Residents Ass.) Garden and to showcase what can be achieved in a small inner city housing estate. Community growing plots, next to wildflower meadow, with allotment beds, herb garden and individual gardens. There will be fun activities to include Natural Dyeing, Grow A Ball of String with Cordwainers Grow, food from Morningside Cafe, Drum circle, Bouncy Castle with HDCS and many more activities as well…

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Student community garden grand opening

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Student community garden, Rožna dolina, Cesta 27. aprila 31
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

The first student community garden in Ljubljana has just been created. At the grand opening we will offer a guided tour of the community garden and its concept, together with Live-brary. 12:00 – 18:00 Live-brary 17:00 – 17:30 Grand opening ceremony 17:30 – 18:30 Guided tour of the garaden 18:30 – Gardener's dinner 19.00 – Garden party (DJ Blažen med ženami)

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Hugo Bugg Garden Parties

Fri 22 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Tyers Street
London, SE11 5HY United Kingdom
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Free

This Chelsea Fringe, Vauxhall is celebrating becoming home to the Chelsea Gold winning garden by Hugo Bugg. In 2014 Hugo became the youngest ever winner of the Chelsea gold medal for his incredible waterscape garden which cleverly reuses rainwater to reduce the risk of flooding. Not only is this garden clever but it is also beautiful, and will now become the star attraction of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Vauxhall One Business Improvement District as part of Chelsea Fringe festival 2015…

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Folk and Flowers

Fri 29 May, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Oh! Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green
London, Greater London E2 6HG United Kingdom
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£10

Join us for an evening of folk music to celebrate gardens, landscape and nature. We've brought together an ensemble of singers and musicians especially for this event, featuring John Waterworth, Lucy Baxandall and Wendy Lanchin. With special guests Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters & Lady Maisery) and Stuart Forester & Carol Anderson. For tickets see here and venue details see Oxford House

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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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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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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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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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June 2015

Vauxhall Gardens Remember’d

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm BST
The Churchill Room, London House, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square
London, WC1N 2AB United Kingdom
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£15

Recital by Pawel Siwczak, harpsichord, of music by the most esteemed composers played at Vauxhall Gardens in the eighteenth century : Handel, Boyce, Arne, J.C.Bach, John Stanley and Joseph Haydn Tickets (including refreshments)  : From T.W.Cooper   02078340740 or  07910762286 or email tcunforcuth@googlemail.com

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Music and My Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am BST
Home, 〒465-0092 1-34,Yashirodai,meitou-ku,Nagoya、Aichi,Japan
Nagoya, 〒465-0092 Japan
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This is the first video I've ever made.  It was a challenge but gave me great joy. I love relaxing with some tea in my garden on sunny days while listening to music and enjoying the flowers. I hope you enjoy my video here

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Blooming Gardens

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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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Music to Grow Your Garden By

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm BST
Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road
London, London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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A mixture of madrigals, part-songs and modern favourites to raise the spirits of all plants and gladden the hearts of their cultivators, overlooking the inspiring gardens at the Geffrye Museum - and perhaps elsewhere during the Chelsea Fringe... To see more about our Moving Chamber Choir, see our Facebook page

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

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Edible Bus Stop HQ, Ridgway Road
London, SW9 7EX United Kingdom
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Free

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

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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: 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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Free

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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May 2016

Floral Flotilla

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

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

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Live in the Forest garden

Sun 22 May, 2016
Noritake Garden, 3-1-36 、Noritake-Shinmachi, Nishi-ku,
Nagoya, Aichi 〒451-8501 Japan
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A space for collaboration between singer/song-writers and gardeners. This garden is created in the image of a secret garden paradise transported into the middle of a city. We will install beehives, and musicians will sing about the importance of bees.

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Diggers

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

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Freedom Street Opening

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Orange Square, Belgravia
London, Greater London SW1W 8LP United Kingdom
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Free

Floriferous ‘Freedom Street’ London is changing…….. There are 13,000 slaves in London and the UK. People held in captivity and illegally forced to work. We are changing Orange Square in Pimlico to ‘Freedom Street’ and decorating it with colourful, floriferous planters. We will be celebrating our own freedom, while calling for the same for Britain’s victims of modern slavery. Freedom Street will be opened by the Bishop of London and Karen Gibson & the renowned Kingdom Gospel Choir. Come along…

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Freedom Street

Mon 23 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
Orange Square, Belgravia
London, Greater London SW1W 8LP United Kingdom
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Floriferous ‘Freedom Street’ London is changing……..There are 13,000 slaves in London and the UK. People held in captivity and illegally forced to work.We are changing Orange Square in Pimlico to ‘Freedom Street’ and decorating it with colourful, floriferous planters. Each day from Monday to Saturday, a different anti-slavery charity will use Freedom Street to raise awareness of modern slavery in the UK. Join us in changing London to a slave-free city. Join the campaign: #askthequestion  #slavefree? Website :    Twitter:     Facebook:  …

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An annual event special – Live in the garden

Mon 23 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
Bloom and Broom – Garden and Café Archipelago, 2780 Singyoda
Nagakute, Aichi-ken 480-1306 Japan
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In our blooming garden, we have a party with  a Celtic musician ‘Yujo- band’ The garden where dusk approaches is romantic. The sound that is playful, is spirited and is serious, and is gentle of the Yujo orchestra sounds through the garden. I wish that there wants to be so the space that we create. A garden and music and a meal. Until the dim sound that the leaf of trees rubs, the cry of frog of the pond, the…

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Thrive Pop Up Art Workshop @ Old English Garden

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive Wire Portraits @ Old English Garden 10 -1pm Friday 27 May 10am – 1pm Drop in workshop with visual artist Bella Bown. 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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Calthorpe Project Vegan Fayre

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

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

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June 2016

Blooming Gardens

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

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

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Dove Florisce la Jacaranda – IV Edition

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm CEST
Giardino di Villa Trinità, Via Trinità 34
Mascalucia (Catania), 95030 Italy
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Plant show in a private garden. The theme of the year is "plants and artists in the garden".  The garden of Villa Trinità, Mascalucia Etna (CT), one the Great Italian Gardens, hosts this year an exhibition of sculptures by Stefania Pennacchio a ceramic artist, inspired by the myth of the nymph Galatea who fell in love with the shepherd Aci; other artists and musicians will be present giving their tribute. Specialized nurseries, artisans, gardeners will be present in the garden.

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Summer Fair at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

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

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

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Diggers

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

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Olden Garden Music Party

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

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

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

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

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Gardens in Miniature from thejoyofplants.co.uk

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

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

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Campfire Club (Glengall Wharf Garden, Burgess Park)

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST
Glengall Wharf Garden 64, Glengall Road, 64, Glengall Road
London, SE15 6NF United Kingdom
£8

You’re invited to join in the Campfire Club! In time-honoured fashion we will gather around roaring blazes enveloped in music and entertainment. High spirits will be maintained with good ol’ sing-a-longs, storytelling, special guests and who knows what else. Every fire will be a unique event with a magic concoction of spontaneity, rare talents and the unknown, all drenched in the sepia tones of firelight and tinged with wooded aromas. **Please Note: The concerts are all outside and all weather…

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Folk and Flowers

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
Oxford House, Derbyshire Street,
Bethnal Green, London , Greater London E2 6HG United Kingdom
£10

Join us for an evening of folk music to celebrate gardens, landscape and nature. Featuring an ensemble of singers and musicians brought together especially for this event with special guests Hazel Askew (see also Lady Maisery) and Carol Anderson Tickets: WeGotTickets  

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The not quite Royal Variety Show

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

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

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The Korros Ensemble Cushion Concert in the gardens of Babylon

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

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

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Agrumia – Incontri tra arte e botanica al Giardino dell’Iris

Sun 12 June, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm CEST
Giardino dell’Iris, Giardino dell'Iris, Piazzale Michelangelo
Firenze, Italy
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Free

L’Associazione per la Diffusione delle Piante tra Amatori (A.Di.P.A.) e la Società Toscana di Orticoltura organizzano nella splendida cornice del Giardino dell’iris di Firenze un’intera giornata dedicata all’incontro tra arte e botanica. Il programma prevede: Ore 10:00 – 11,45 Gli antichi agrumi dei Medici – presentazione dei preziosi acquerelli botanici della pittrice Simonetta Occhipinti, premiati a Londra con la Gold Medal della Royal Horticulture Society all'International Botanical Art Show 2016. La coltivazione degli agrumi: tecniche e segreti - Conferenza a…

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‘Pollinators not Pollutors’ – Picnic at Priory Common Orchard

Sun 12 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Priory Common Orchard, Priory Road, corner of Redston Road
London, N8 8NB United Kingdom
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STOP PRESS If it's still raining later  the alternative plan is to go to the Victoria Stakes where they are giving us the garden area. We can eat our food there, and children are welcome, but unfortunately we won't be able to have the live music. For people who don't fancy the pub, Rebecca will be leading an alternative group down to the Meadow Orchard Project   Fun 'Big Lunch' picnic in lovely local growing project. Guest contributions include; River…

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May 2017

Sgt Pepper at Chiswick House and Gardens

Sat 20 May, 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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Babylon Plants Open Day

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

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Bee at Threave!

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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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Loughborough Farm Live

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

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

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

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Camarilla Ensemble Tea Time Cushion Concert @ Babylon Plants, Oxfordshire

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

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

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Musical Garden Party

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

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

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Arreglos clásicos desde el jardín

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

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

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Feeding Dreams

Fri 26 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
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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Fiorir di danza e di intelletto

Fri 26 May, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CEST
Parco Mediceo di Pratolino, Via Fiorentina, 276
Vaglia, Firenze 50036 Italy
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Free

Dance and madrigals of the Florentine renaissance The backdrop of the Medici Park of Pratolino near Florence will host a Renaissance dance and poetry show inspired by nature and performed by the early dance group Capriccio Armonico. The choreography is based on the reconstruction of the steps and the gesture according to the dance notation from the Italian sources of the time as well as performed on the original transcriptions of the music. The inspiration for the dances is the…

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Drum Castle in Bloom

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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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Cranbrook Goes Nuts in May

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Cranbrook, High Street
Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3EE United Kingdom
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Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May: 10 to 4 Join us and celebrate anything and everything that grows and what you can do with it – dead or alive! Come to this beautiful market town in Kent where the High Street will be closed to traffic and open to all kinds of garden-related jollity demonstrations including willow weaving, big-time spray can art, chainsaw sculptures, hand-tied bouquets, vegetable carving, floral artists activities make a garden in a pot, spray-can workshop, decorate…

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Due passi nell’orto giardino di Castel Ruggero

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm CEST
Castel Ruggero, Via di Castel Ruggero 33
Antella - Bagno a Ripoli, Florence 50012 Italy
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Castel Ruggero, il piccolo paradiso. Un’ intera giornata alla scoperta dell’orto giardino di Castel Ruggero, nella bella campagna del chianti fiorentino. Rosai in fiore, ortaggi curati con amore, scambio di talee, semi e piante con i soci A.Di.P.A, merenda e musica, sono questi gli straordinari ingredienti di questo appuntamento per gli amanti della natura. L’evento è gratuito, ma è gradita la prenotazione via mail scrivendo a  adipafirenze@gmail.com Programma completo su adipafirenze.wordpress.com   Castel Ruggero, a secluded paradise. A full day dedicated to…

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Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington
Nr Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£7

Jazz in the 10 acre landscaped gardens of Doddington Place Gardens, Kent.

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Flowers & Folk

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Road
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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A light-hearted afternoon of Canadian folk music in the beautiful surrounds of The Garden at The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific on Vancouver Island.

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The Hanging Gardener presents The Garden of Abandon

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane
London, Greater London E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

Hanging in the Garden with St.John Stephen The gardener and poet St.John Stephen off the radio and in person with guest gardeners, poets and musicians - a Hanging Gardener? What could go wrong?

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Trebah Live Music Festival

Mon 29 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm BST
Trebah Amphitheatre, Trebah Garden
Nr Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5JZ United Kingdom
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varies

Jazz, pop, gospel, folk, choir, swing, silver band, dance, wild singing, boogie woogie... Monday 29 May St Stythians Band* 11am Falmouth Community Gospel Choir* 3pm The Grace Notes 7pm Wednesday 31 May Cana* 1pm & 3pm Suitcase Singers 7pm Thursday 1 June Wild Singing Workshops 11am & 2.30pm Friday 2 June Kerrier Male Choir* 1pm Suzie Mac 8pm Saturday 3 June Fisherman's Friends 8pm *Performance included in cost of garden entry ticket  

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Garden Gong Bath at St. Katharine’s, Parmoor, Henley-on-Thames

Tue 30 May, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
St. Katharine’s, Parmoor
Henley-on-Thames, Greater London RG9 6NN United Kingdom
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£7.00

St Katharine's is a small oasis in a busy world. Come and lie down and do nothing for an hour and wash away the stresses of the week. Next to one of the oldest and largest Cedar of Lebanon trees in the country, in the peaceful garden at St. Katharine's - the sound waves from multiple gongs will wash over you and stimulate feelings of peace, relaxation and well being. The gongs slow the brainwaves down and help you to…

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June 2017

Folk and Flowers

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Oxford House, Derbyshire Street
London, Greater London E2 6HG United Kingdom
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An evening of folk music specially compiled to complement the Fringe - to celebrate gardens, landscape and nature. The music will range from the traditional to the contemporary, the serious to hilarious - and show how nature is central to folk. The event is a collaboration between an ensemble of folk singers & musicians who have come together especially for this evening With special guests: Hazel Askew & Carol Anderson And featuring Marie McCormack, Dave Clare, John Waterworth, Lucy Baxandall…

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A day to clear your shed & clear your head!

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
St Leonards Warrior Square Train Station, Station Approach
St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN37 6AD United Kingdom
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Free

Join Transition Town Hastings at the new community fruit & veg garden at St Leonards Warrior Square Train Station. We will be hosting a garden swap shop and planting sessions for adults and children from 11-3pm. Bring your unwanted garden tools, plants, seeds and other garden related stuff. You can just bring or just take away… or both! Throughout the day we will be planting in unusual containers - please bring old teapots, wellies, an old Tonka toy trunk or…

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Fabulous Floral Flotilla

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

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

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May 2018

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

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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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The Inner Temple presents ‘The Great Garden Fête’

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Inner Temple Garden, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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Free

Once again the historic Inner Temple Garden will be opening its gates for the Chelsea Fringe festival. This year the Inner Temple presents ‘The Great Garden Fête’- a fun day of games, competitions and sheep! This classic English garden will be bringing a taste of the countryside to the heart of the city, with our friends from Spitalfields City Farm bringing some of their resident sheep and miniature donkeys to festivities. For those people who enjoy  baking or making things,…

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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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Fun Floral Flotilla

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

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

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Treblemakers in St. Luke’s Gardens

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
St Luke’s Church Gardens, St Luke's Gardens, Sydney Street
London, SW3 6NH United Kingdom
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Free

Join the Treblemakers in St. Luke's Gardens, Chelsea.  It promises to be a wonderful performance of 'a capella' harmony with a repertoire spanning the years and including music from Stage& Screen, Pop & Motown, Ballads & Folk Songs and Golden Oldies! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tunes and Trees

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Jealotts Hill Community Landshare, Wellers Lane, at the jnct of Penfurzen Lane
Warfield, Berkshire RG42 6BQ United Kingdom
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£5

A relaxed evening of musical acoustic rock and electric folk entertainment from the Oakhart trio with a tree themed quiz, in an outdoor landscaped setting. Do you know your Oak from a Hazel? Think you could identify between varieties and their leaves? Come and test your knowledge with a quiz. Teams formed on the evening as guests arrive. Within the 6.5 acre landshare grounds, up to 40 people will be joining this event. The numbers are limited this evening so…

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Plants play music

Fri 25 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton Street, Bethnal Green, E2, London
London, Tower Hamlets E2 9RR United Kingdom
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Artist Carol Sharp demonstrates a device that can read the electromagnetic vibration of a plant and translate it into music, during an installation at Phytology, an artist led project at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Hear how patterns and melodies change in relationship to fluctuations in the environment, listen to different plants and interact with them to affect the sounds. Play an instrument and hear the plant respond. Performances with invited musicians during the day and Carol will talk about her…

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E’ fiorito il borgo – A village in bloom

Sat 26 May, 2018
Nicola di Luni, Nicola di Luni
Nicola di Luni, La Spezia 19034 Italy
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E’ FIORITO IL BORGO è una manifestazione florovivaistica che si svolge per il terzo anno consecutivo a Nicola di Luni, un borgo medievale, con la sua caratteristica pianta ovale, arroccato tra le Apuane e il mare che da qui si domina completamente. Per l’intero fine settimana il borgo sarà invaso dai colori e dai profumi delle piante esposte ed appuntamenti culturali che coniugano le peculiarità storiche e paesaggistiche del luogo con la pratica dei fiori e dei giardini scandiranno i…

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Roof Garden Fun Day

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Doddington Community Roof Garden, Doddington and Rollo Estate
London, London SW11 5HD United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Below the Blossom…

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm BST
Amenity Space, Paradise Road
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1UA United Kingdom
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Free

Come along to celebrate the beautiful blossom in the newly planted community orchard in Henley on Thames. You will be able to meet the people who have been involved in organising and planting the orchard - many of whom are local residents.  There will be a talk at noon on orchards and conservation.  This event is inspired by the Japanese tradition of enjoying the blossom - please bring a picnic for after the talk.  All welcome.

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Flowerful Elephant

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Elephant Park, Elephant Road
London, SE17 1LB United Kingdom
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Free

Join us in Elephant & Castle’s newest park space as we kick off summer with a neighbourhood green gathering! The culmination of a Chelsea Fringe week of talk and walks in the area, this fun-filled family day will celebrate all things growing, health and wellbeing and flowerful in our special pocket of London. Don’t miss performances, stalls, games workshops and classes led by a number local organisations.

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Nepalese Cultural Dancing

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Yorktown Road,
Sandhurst, GU47 9BJ United Kingdom
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Free

Join us and watch the young people of the Nepalese Community express their culture in dance. Nepal, an important source of wild medicinal plants in the world, and Mount Everest form the backdrop that embraces dance to express the links to horticulture in the week of Chelsea Fringe.

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Feeding Dreams: Bushwood Ensemble

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Free

An up close encounter with the Bushwood Ensemble at Chelsea Fringe 2017, left us, at Omved Gardens, eagerly awaiting their return. We are delighted to be able to welcome them back. We are sure you will be riveted too. Seating in the Glasshouse is limited with more outside under a canopy of trees. Seating will be on a first come basis.

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Cranbrook Goes Nuts in May

Sun 27 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Cranbrook High Street, High Street
Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3EE United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Feeding Dreams: Kadialy Kouyate, singer songwriter plays the Kora

Sun 27 May, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Free

Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy’s mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles. We are very excited to hear Kadialy play at Omved Gardens.

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