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May 2015

Contemporary Green: How Do We Cultivate Our Garden?

Sat 16 May, 2015
Free

Contemporary Green is a free to download, free to share, free to print e-book of 100 word manifestos co-authored by garden writers and enthusiasts, answering the question - How do we cultivate our garden? Please do download, write about, share with friends, laugh, cry and argue over what you read here from our wonderful writers. It is our gift to you. Contemporary Green  

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BEST of BOST – Free Map of Green and Edible Bankside

Sat 16 May, 2015
Bankside Open Spaces Trust, Red Cross Garden, 50 Redcross Way
Loneon, SE1 1HA United Kingdom
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Free

Download our free map and get active exploring a wealth of hidden, beautiful and fascinating gardens, built and managed by environmental charity Bankside Open Spaces Trust. Stroll through the very heart of London and discover our Edible Bankside Projects - a collection of food growing sites - plus other community managed spaces and public parks. Set against the world-famous backdrop of London's Bankside area.

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postcard garden at The London Arts Board

Sat 16 May, 2015
The London Arts Board, The corner of Vestry Road and Peckham Road
London, London SE5 8QW United Kingdom
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Written and Curated by Sophie Hill postcardwall began from a collection of postcards, started in order to remember art from exhibitions and galleries across the world. As the collection mounted, the postcards became a display of both contemporary and historical art in a wonderful wallpaper of visual memory and in 2009 Sophie began a blog to remember each one. To mark having reached 365 postcards, Sophie Hill has declared 2015 The Year of The Postcard and is exhibiting the postcards and…

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wire ×plants

Sat 16 May, 2015
online United Kingdom

I craft and make designs for plants by using binding wire. To make a charming garden, my intent is to first carefully grow a pot plant. My hope is that that people can become interested or even inspired in plants through my work.

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Old Times Cook-off

Sat 16 May, 2015
online United Kingdom
Free

Within a project on historical Slovene IMP the Jožef Stefan Institute has developed a digital library of old Slovene books that is full of secrets which shouldn’t be forgotten, including gastronomic ones that were published in the first Slovene Cookbook written by Valentin Vodnik in 1799: - What does”yellow soup" taste like? - Would you dare to taste “Fasting soup of fish intestines”? - Could following Vodnik's then recipes get you arrested today? How to take part Browse through 300…

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“Float a Lotus”

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 1:00 pm BST
Diana Memorial Fountain, Hyde Park (May 23 1pm); The Lawn of Tate Modern (May 30 1pm), Hyde Park W. Carriage Dr. W22UH; Bankside SEI9TG
London, W22UH; SE19TG United Kingdom
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Pools - "Float a Lotus" The Concept Water is fundamental to existence. We are made of it; it flows through every aspect of our lives. Pools, in particular, are the subject of myth and fantasy, as we dream of Narcissus and echo or more sybaritically, simply plunging into personal pools of purifying, healing, cleansing water. This work is poised to exploit such associations and more. Specifically we want to explore the connection between the properties of water and consciousness.  The ‘Pools’ can then be seen as  ‘shallow crossings’, as…

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June 2015

Back to the Stone Age | #kamenspoetike

Mon 1 June, 2015
online United Kingdom
Free

Books are always excellent companions, we say at Metina lista. Backpacking through the world with a book always firmly in our hands, we sift through verses, thoughts, essences of life in our loyal “bookpanions”. But every now and then we come across something that is so intensely and universally true that we feel the urge to write it down. To burn the text into our foreheads, to stop the world for a minute and declare silence until this ultimate truth…

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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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May 2016

Desert Island Plants… by Modern Mint

Sat 21 May, 2016
Modern Mint Shop Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Free

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

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In Summer the Rooms are Dark (day and night in the abandoned house)

Sat 21 May, 2016
Detroit, Stockholm, Roslagsgatan 21
Stockholm 113 55, 113 55 Sweden
Free

An art installation for the Chelsea Fringe Festival at Detroit, Stockholm with a daily web update documenting the progress of the event. 21 May - 12 June 2016 For the duration of the Chelsea Fringe Festival artist Laura Tynan will recreate the abandoned house, weaving natural and found materials around the fragmented structure of this house. The upper and lower galleries at Detroit, Stockholm already offer a suggestion of day & night, while the inclusion of fresh flower tapestries, melting ice…

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Waterside of Flowers

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Noritake Garden, 3-1-36 Noritake-Shinmachi, Nishi-ku,
Nagoya, Aichi 〒451-8501 Japan
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Each member of the family will bring a planter of their choice and decorate the waterways with banks of flowers. We will move from a hobby of gardening to creating the scenery of our town. We will work with the teacher and students of a gardening class in Nagoya, Japan.

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Drops of frost

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
Diapalace, A607 DIAPALACE Higashishirakabe 3-6-4 Yoshino Higashiku
Nagoya, Aichi 461-0027 Japan
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This art is simply made of wireframes filled with coloured resin. Depending on the changing sunlight, vivid colours appear on trees and leaves. Used indoors, walls and floor will be painted with friendly coloured light. Enjoy the lively play of transparent colours and reflections.

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Flowers and fairies beautify the town

Mon 23 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
Unnamed Venue japan Japan

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

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May 2017

Capture Carbon In Your Garden

Sat 20 May, 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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Honestly I’m a Horticulturist! Careful now…

Tue 23 May, 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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*Flower up Toko 2017

Tue 23 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm JST
Toko Elementary School (Fukuoka), 1-21-2, Higashihie, Hakata-ku,
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 〒812-0007 Japan
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All  the children belonging to 1st 2nd and 3rd grade  plant seasonable flowers on the sun-shining  morning of   a day in spring and autumn. We have continued planting flowers for 9 years. Anyone can always see the flower garden of  Toko Elementary School on-line.

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Centrair Dragon Farewell Party

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm JST
The Chubu (Nagoya) International Airport (Centrair), 1-1 Centrair,
Tokoname, Aichi 〒479-0881 Japan
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Since 2014, the Centrair Dragon 100m long visitor welcome Flowerbed, which appeared as a top runner of Hihirahira-Nihon Grass Roots Greening Collaboration Movement at the Grass land of the Chubu (NAGOYA) International Air Port (Centrair) welcomed the inquiry of Dragon Way (Tourist Route from Nagoya to Hokuriku hotsprings) visitors from all over the world. In 2015 we've welcomed nationwide visitor for the National Urban Greening Aichi Fair.
 In 2016 , we've welcomed the member of the G7 summit leaders.
 And…

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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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June 2017

GardenTech: future urban green space

Thu 1 June, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
IDEALondon, 69 Wilson Street
London, Greater London EC2A 2BB United Kingdom
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Free

GardenTech brings together a panel of academics, corporates and start-ups all working in London with NGO’s, developers and volunteers, to improve the quality of the urban environment through the intersection of technology and urban green space. Research shows that cities can be excellent for wildlife biodiversity if habitat is made available, and it is increasingly recognised that nature and green spaces are vital for the health and well-being of people everywhere. Not only this, there are many broader environmental benefits…

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#mygardenrightnow

Sat 3 June, 2017
Veg Plotting blog United Kingdom
Free

The #mygardenrightnow project is a virtual peep over the garden fence to see what real gardeners are up to during the Chelsea Fringe. It will take place regardless of the weather and is designed to reveal a snapshot of our gardening activities over a single weekend, warts and all. This inclusive event is open to everyone irrespective of location or size of garden. If your garden consists of a single houseplant you can still take part! Gardeners are invited to submit a photograph…

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May 2018

The Art of the Park

Sat 19 May, 2018
online – Greenwich Park, Greenwich
London, SE10 8Xj United Kingdom
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Celebrating the first Urban Tree Festival 18th–20th May Artist, Xanthe Mosley, has drawn a picture every day of Greenwich Park – its trees, statues & places of interest. She has mapped these drawings – now, using TiCL App, you can explore the Park and find the views she drew. The weblink is a map of the drawings and TiCL App helps you navigate the park and find the viewpoints she drew. See and explore the park through an artist’s eyes…

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London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Sat 19 May, 2018
On-line – 12 trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

To Celebrate the first Urban Tree Festival, 18th-20th May, we asked Tree Officers in all London’s 33 Boroughs to show us their favourite 12 trees in each Borough. The weblink is a map of the Boroughs that have contributed to the project. Click on each pin to see the trees the tree officers chose. Use TiCL App to find those trees when you’re out and about. London’s loveliest trees – chosen by London’s own tree officers for you to explore.…

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The Great Trees of London

Sat 19 May, 2018
online – The Great Trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map
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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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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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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