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Chelsea Fringe at the Geffrye

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

Feeding Dreams: Aya Tanaka at Omved

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

Family friendly garden activities

Sat 19 May @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST The Jetty Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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Come and sow seeds, decorate pots, make seed bombs all to take home, while enjoying being inside 7 polytunnels side by side in a Tropical Jungle on the River Thames. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. The café will be open selling food using vegetables grown on site.

Let’s Grow a Pizza!

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

John Evelyn – Kalendarium Hortense – a 17th Century Garden Almanac

Sat 19 May @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 26 May, 2018

John Evelyn Community Garden Windlass Place, Deptford,
London, SE8 3QH United Kingdom
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Deptford, Southeast London was home to one of England’s greatest horticulturists John Evelyn. The John Evelyn Community Garden in collaboration with Sayes Court Garden will be celebrating his work by investigating his writings: Sylva – discourse on trees and their importance for a healthy city; Kalendarium Hortense – one of the earliest gardening calendars to be published; Directions for the Gardiner – a unique record of the maintenance and management of his gardens at Sayes Court and Aceteria – a…

Wild Flower Art Picnic

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

Urban Tree Festival: Mindfulness in the city

Sat 19 May @ 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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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…

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

Sun 20 May @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Come and visit the walled Kitchen Garden for our first open day of the year. Have a look at our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel. Follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden. Talk to our beekeeper about the care of our bees and advice on how to get started as a beekeeper. Learn about the inside of a beehive with our special observation hive. Seasonal produce and plants grown in the…

Urban Tree Festival: Visualisation, Mindfulness and Movement walkshop

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

Hall Place Heritage Day

Sun 20 May @ 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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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…

Peaceful Garden

Sun 20 May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST Henley Quaker Meeting House 45 Northfield End
Henley on Thames, OXON RG9 2JJ United Kingdom
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Henley Quakers invite you to discover the hidden delights of our secret garden in the heart of the town. Visit our quiet space and take time to refresh yourself. Reflect a while - perhaps you will be inspired to draw or write in our sketch pads. Or you may wish to just sit quietly among the scents and natural sounds of this special place. We hope you will join us for tea and cakes.

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

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

Open Afternoons in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden

Mon 21 May @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until Thu 24 May, 2018

Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Our walled kitchen garden will be open for extra afternoons this week. Please come and enjoy a look around and see what seasonal produce is for sale. Come and see our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel or follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden.

Harleyford Road Garden Visit

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

Open Afternoons in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden

Tue 22 May @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until Thu 24 May, 2018

Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Our walled kitchen garden will be open for extra afternoons this week. Please come and enjoy a look around and see what seasonal produce is for sale. Come and see our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel or follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden.

Open Afternoons in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden

Wed 23 May @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until Thu 24 May, 2018

Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Our walled kitchen garden will be open for extra afternoons this week. Please come and enjoy a look around and see what seasonal produce is for sale. Come and see our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel or follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden.

Open Afternoons in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden

Thu 24 May @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Our walled kitchen garden will be open for extra afternoons this week. Please come and enjoy a look around and see what seasonal produce is for sale. Come and see our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel or follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden.

‘Common Salt’ with Bites, Beverages and Botany

Thu 24 May @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road
London, Greater London SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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The SLBI is combining an Open Garden Evening with a theatrical event and delicious refreshments.  The Open Garden is free, whilst there is an admission for 'Common Salt'  -  Booking essential - here. 'Common Salt is a performance around a table - a 'show and tell’ by artists Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer - see here. It explores the colonial, geographical history of England and India taking an expansive and emotional time-travel, from the first Enclosure Act and the start…

MULTI-CULTI-vation

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST Clair’s Garden 184A Dalston Lane
London, E8 1LA United Kingdom
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The first half of our MULTI-CULTI-vation all day bonanza begins with an open garden at Clair's home in Dalston, Hackney. Go for a relaxing and therapeutic amble among the raised beds and take in the rainbow-spectrum of colours from the vibrant, multi-coloured chard to the beguiling array of brassicas. You'll be able to admire the myriad of cultivated flora and mingle with like-minded veg garden enthusiasts, all the while building up a healthy appetite in preparation for the evening's feast! (if…

Flowerful Elephant

Sat 26 May @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST Elephant Park Elephant Road
London, SE17 1LB United Kingdom
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Join us in Elephant & Castle’s newest park space as we kick off summer with a neighbourhood green gathering! The culmination of a Chelsea Fringe week of talk and walks in the area, this fun-filled family day will celebrate all things growing, health and wellbeing and flowerful in our special pocket of London. Don’t miss performances, stalls, games workshops and classes led by a number local organisations.

How to best grow vegetables on a windowsill

Sat 26 May @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST The Jetty Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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Come and learn how to best grow vegetables on a windowsill while enjoying being inside 7 polytunnels side by side in a Tropical Jungle on the River Thames. Bring a container of your choice that can be up-cycled and transformed into a lovely growing container for your house. You will be able to line it and take some seeds home to grow in it. We can provide you with examples of containers to take home if you don't have any.…

John Evelyn – Kalendarium Hortense – a 17th Century Garden Almanac

Sat 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 26 May, 2018

John Evelyn Community Garden Windlass Place, Deptford,
London, SE8 3QH United Kingdom
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Deptford, Southeast London was home to one of England’s greatest horticulturists John Evelyn. The John Evelyn Community Garden in collaboration with Sayes Court Garden will be celebrating his work by investigating his writings: Sylva – discourse on trees and their importance for a healthy city; Kalendarium Hortense – one of the earliest gardening calendars to be published; Directions for the Gardiner – a unique record of the maintenance and management of his gardens at Sayes Court and Aceteria – a…

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