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May 2015

BEST of BOST – Free Map of Green and Edible Bankside

Sat 16 May, 2015
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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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FLOATING GARDEN

Sat 16 May, 2015
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Lake at Queen Mary’s Gardens, Regent’s Park, South of Chester Road, Inner Circle, The Regent’s Park, NW1 4NR
London, London NW1 4NR United Kingdom
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FLOATING GARDEN intends to raise public awareness of the fact that underwater vegetation and wildlife in urban water bodies and rivers is becoming scarce. An archipelago of small floating islands will create a new imaginative ecosystem. Floating wetlands  will activate the lake for new wildlife: improving water quality, providing benefits including: food and shelter for fish, frogs, and invertebrates; shading which reduces water temperatures and submerged weed growth; habitat for butterflies and birds. Project: landscape architects Michela Pasquali and Sara Di Costanzo, artist Veronica Montanino

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Wildflower Bee Hotel

Sat 16 May, 2015
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Turnham Green, Chiswick High Rd
London, W4 5DT United Kingdom
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Wild Flag Studios in collaboration with Friends of Turnham Green have created the Wildflower Bee Hotel - a sculptural habitat for bees to be installed in Turnham Green’s Wildflower Meadows for the duration of this year’s Chelsea Fringe Festival. Working in partnership with local bee experts, this habitable art installation is intended to attract both solitary bees and bumble bees which nest above ground in stems, holes and trees. The sculpture serves to both house and protect the bees, and…

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Giardino Garzoni Flower Show – Primavera/Spring 2015

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm BST
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Storico Giardino Garzoni, Piazza della Vittoria, 1
Collodi - Pescia, I-51012 Italy
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Fiore, colore, teatro sono le parole chiave del Giardino Garzoni Flower Show-Primavera 2015. Prima iniziativa assoluto del suo genere in questo secolare giardino - monumento nazionale, noto fin dal XVII secolo per il suo peculiare disegno e i giochi d’acqua -, si caratterizza per la policromia che i fiori aggiungono agli schemi geometrici creati da sempreverdi, rocce e architetture. L’uso delle fioriture per colorire e variare stagionalmente l’aspetto del giardino è stato ricostruito grazie anche alla documentazione storica molto dettagliata,…

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Floral Flotilla

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
River Thames, Mill Meadows
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 United Kingdom
Free

Calling anybody who has access to a river craft - from paddle boards to paddle steamers - to decorate their craft with a horticultural theme - flowers/fruit/vegetables……. anything goes even swimming! It does not need to mean spending a lot on formal displays, unless of course you want to. The flotilla will muster at Mill Meadows in Henley on Thames from 11am and will then parade up and downstream before re-mooring for lunch. There is no entry fee to the…

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Horticultural Clapton Walk

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Free

Explore Clapton's horticultural past and present in these fascinating tours led by Julia Lafferty from the Hackney Society. The purpose of this walk is to explore Clapton's horticultural heritage, beginning at the beautifully landscaped parkland of Springfield Park and ending at the twenty-first century garden attraction recently opened at Sutton House. In partnership with Discover Hackney Both tours are free, but places must be booked in advance please visit  here, or e-mail bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk

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Artigianato e Palazzo

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm BST
Giardino Corsini, Via della Scala 115
Florence, Firenze 500123 Italy
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€8,00

The 21st edition of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO, an exhibition created to promote the high quality of the Made in Italy in arts and crafts, will be held from Thursday May 14 to Sunday May 17 in the Giardino Corsini of Florence. The organizers have selected about 80 artisans from all over Italy and from abroad. Over the course of four days, from 10 am to 9 pm, the artisans will give live demonstrations of their fascinating techniques, and will realize…

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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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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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Wildlife Gardening Workshop

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Free

This wildlife workshop, led by Froglife, will offer an in-depth discussion, tips and practical skills, on how to make urban gardens and parks attractive for all sorts of wildlife, especially amphibians and reptiles. The increasing fragmentation and degradation of habitat available for wildlife in London has led to a reduction in our Capital’s biodiversity. Gardens and parks provide a much needed way for reptiles and amphibians and other wildlife to move around, and they also help to link up habitats.…

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Gardeners’ Question Time

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
The Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
London, SE11 5HL United Kingdom
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£4.50

As part of the Vauxhall Missing Link and the award winning relocation of Hugo Bugg’s 2014 Chelsea gold medal winning garden, Vauxhall One have successfully brought Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time to Vauxhall. It will be recorded at The Tea House Theatre on Vauxhall Walk SE11 5HL on Sunday the 17th of May between 1-4pm. Please book your tickets early as they will sell out quickly. Gardeners’ Question Time has answered well over 30,000 questions since its inception in 1947. The panel…

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Wild Food Guided Walk

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Free

Join Ken, Cemetery Park Manager, for a guided walk of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. You will be able to discover the beauty of seasonal, wild produce and discuss recipe ideas. As we walk, we will nibble leaves, berries and roots, collect wild leaves for you to take home, and we’ll infuse plants in hot water to produce wild tea. Free. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

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The garden of you… and the wishing tree

Thu 21 May, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Battersea Flower Station, 16 Winders Road
London, SW11 3HE United Kingdom
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An interactive piece of contemporary theatre. Nature and the garden offer brilliant metaphors for life and personal growth. The piece will explore the universal themes of change, growth and resilience through spoken word and movement. The audience will be taken on a journey through the Battersea Flower Station (a very long and magical site in the heart of London), meeting the inhabitants of the whimsical fantasy garden along the way. At the end of the journey they will be invited…

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Hugo Bugg Garden Parties

Fri 22 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri 5 June, 2015

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Tyers Street
London, SE11 5HY United Kingdom
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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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Bat Walk

Fri 22 May, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£3.00

Learn about these fascinating creatures of the night sky. Ken, Cemetery Park Manager (and bat enthusiast!), will guide you through the park to look out for our furry friends. We supply bat detectors to help you identify the species that are swooping around 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.

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Summer Shrub and Tree ID

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£15.00

We will explore the Cemetery Park, looking at a wide range of trees and shrubs and learning how to recognize them during summer. We will look at features such a leaves, fruit, flowers and bark which can be used to identify the more common species. Who should attend? This course will be suitable for those wishing to improve their tree identification skills, but anyone with an interest is welcome.

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BEST of BOST – Dry Stone Wall Workshops

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Crossbones Garden, Redcross Way
London, Se1 1TA United Kingdom
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This is a rare opportunity in the heart of London. Come along and learn the ancient landscaping technique of dry stone walling, while helping to build a brand new public garden. Taught by expert John Holt of the London School of Dry Stone Walling, you will learn the basic principles of how to choose, shape and lay stones, working as a group to create unique raised-beds which will later be planted up. The workshops take place on the historic site of Crossbones Graveyard, which the Friends of…

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Queen’s Park Wildlife Area Tea Party and Harrington Court Allotments

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Wildlife Area, Queen’s Park Gardens, Ilbert Street
London, W10 United Kingdom
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On Saturday 23 May from 1–4PM you can see what the green fingered residents of Queen's Park have been getting up to. Visit Harrington Court Allotments and come along to our very first Garden Tea Party in the Wildlife Area at Queen’s Park Gardens. While you have a cup of tea and a piece of cake you can learn about what we've been doing in our local Wildlife Area. Try your hand at helping out with a bit of weeding…

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The Making of a Modern Park

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Wells Way Pop Up, The Old Library, 39 Wells Way
London, SE5 OPX United Kingdom
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The story of the post-war creation of Burgess Park, told by some of the prime instigators. Come and join in the conversation with Joyce Bellamy, Dave Sadler and Robert Hadfield. The chat will be illustrated with images, maps, brochures and newsletters showing the development of the park from its WWII bomb site beginnings through the multi-million pound 2010 make-over to the present day. There’ll be light refreshments from the on-site cafe. This is a free Friends of Burgess Park Heritage Event (donations gratefully received).…

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Flower Project at Meijo Park “Flower Mountain” in Nagoya City, Japan

Sun 24 May, 2015 @ 9:00 am BST
Neijo(Nagoya Castle)Park “Flower Mountain”, 〒462-0846 2-25,1-Chome,Maijoh,Kita-Ku,Nagoya,Aichi,Japan
Nagoya, Aichi-Prefecture 〒462-0846 Japan
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6,300 Pansies, Violas and Sweet Alyssums flowers were planted on Sunday 30th November, 2014, by 165 citizens at the large flower bed called “Flower Mountain” in Meijo Park where Nagoya Castle is located. The Project was sponsored by UNY Group Holdings Co.,Ltd.. Visitors can walk in the “Flower Mountain” and enjoy the flowers closely. The project will be held again on Sunday 24th May, 2015, cooperated with many citizens and UNY Group Holdings Co.,Ltd. to change it to summer garden…

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Forest pathway picnic

Mon 25 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Playground pathway near Vodnikova cesta, Vodnikova cesta
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

We welcome everyone who has a desire to play forest games and to help in the playground equipment restoration. In the meantime we'll chat about alternative ways of urban gardening and green roofs as sustainable design possibilities.

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Bonsai Kai at Fenton House

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Fenton House, Windmill Hill
London , Greater London NW3 6RT United Kingdom
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£2

Fenton House Garden plays host to an amazing collection of bonsai trees on loan from Bonsai Kai, Europe’s oldest bonsai club, and displayed in a unique way throughout 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 £2. Bonsai Kai's experts will also be holding a Bonsai Day at Fenton on Sunday…

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Plantastic Gardens

Sat 30 May, 2015
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Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road
London, SE23 3PQ United Kingdom
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Three themed gardens – Anatomy of a Flower, Sunseekers and Planting for Pollinators – will ‘pop up’ at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, South London at the end of May 2015. Designed by Head of Horticulture Wes Shaw and his team, the pop-ups will use bespoke planting to explore the themes of the Horniman’s indoor Plantastic exhibition. Anatomy of a Flower is a 3m-diameter floral picture, to be created from 3,150 bedding plants in a vibrant red,…

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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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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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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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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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Passeggiata nel Parco del Serio – Botanic garden opening – walking and watching

Sun 31 May, 2015
Parco del Serio, località Pascolo
Romano di Lombardia (Bg), Lombardia 24058 Italy

La giornata (9.00-12.00, 14.00-18.00), organizzata dal Parco del Serio, prevede la visita al giardino dei frutti dimenticati e alla parte più naturalistica dell'Orto, in cui sono ricreati diversi ecosistemi degli ambienti planiziali. L'osservazione di flora e fauna sarà il filo conduttore, per comprendere quanto la diversità floro-faunistica e ambientale possa essere preziosa. La visita sarà allietata da frittatine preparate con erbe spontanee. E' prevista nel pomeriggio, dalle 15 alle 17 una passeggiata, guidata dall'arch. paesaggista Alessandro Carelli, nella campagna limitrofa,…

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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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Foraging Walk

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park
London, Islington N51PH United Kingdom
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Take a wild food walk through Gillespie Park Nature Reserve with John Rensten; the Urban Forager, spotting edible and medicinal species on the way. The walk is suitable for adults and older children. To book phone 020 7527 4374 or email ecologycentre@islington.gov.uk. Priority will be given to those who book. In the event of over subscription we may divide the event into two hour-long walks.

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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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June 2015

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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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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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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Wildflower Bee Hotel – Bee The Change

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

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

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

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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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May 2016

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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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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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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Plants and People: Wild Food

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

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

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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 8:00 am, 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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Meditative Woodland Walks

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Greys Court (National Trust), Rotherfield Greys
Henley on Thames , Greater London RG9 4PG United Kingdom

Come along and enjoy a meditative walk through the beautiful and peaceful woodland that surrounds NT Greys Court. These silent walks will last for approximately two hours and will be led by Deborah Lewis - a designer, teacher and gardener who believes that when we hold our presence quiet within nature, we can more easily get in touch with our own innate sense of peace. Booking is essential as numbers will be limited to 20 walkers. Contact Deborah for further…

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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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Sketches inspired by stories and sights. Thrive @ Battersea invites Christopher Guest into the Old English Garden

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sun 29 May, 2016

Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Observe and chat with sculptor and painter, Christopher Guest as he makes sketches inspired by stories and sights of the Old English Garden in Battersea Park. From 10am all day 24th May. A selection of Christopher’s work will be available to purchase from the art hut in the Thrive Main Garden where a small market will be selling art connected with Battersea Park and surrounding neighbourhoods. Made by a local group of established and emerging painters, illustrators and sculptors, prices…

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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 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 29 May, 2016

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

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

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Welcome to Thrive @ Battersea Market

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

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

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Thrive ‘Seeds for Stories’ @ Old English Garden, Battersea Park

Wed 25 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Seeds for Stories. Intrigued by the various ways in which the Old English Garden has been used by the public and the stories it has witnessed in over a century of existence, Artist Patricia Orem proposes an exchange. Seeds for stories, conversation, memories. As she explores the intersections between public and private memories, stories will be written, recorded and photographed. Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of…

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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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Wildflower Wander

Thu 26 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
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£12.00

Wildflower Wander Thursday 26 May Join us for a gentle wander around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park 'After Hours', to look at the array of wildflowers found here. Learn how to identify different species, and find out which wildflowers can be used for crafts, or as wild food or herbs. We will also consider their importance for wildlife and their place in folklore. Booking required here

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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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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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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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Thrive Tree Walk @ Battersea Park

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

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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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Towards a Thriving Crop of Poems, Thrive @ Battersea Park

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST
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Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Local writer Hilaire is Thrive Battersea’s poet-in-residence for the Chelsea Fringe and upcoming Open Garden Squares Weekend. Hilaire will spend time in each of Thrive’s gardens, observing the interactions between visitors (human and otherwise) and the surrounding environment, and gathering material for new poems. This work will build on her growing poetical exploration of gardening and London’s green spaces. Hilaire will read a selection of her garden-themed poems in the Old English Garden at 3pm on Saturday 28th and Sunday…

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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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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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Thrive Sundays Community Gardening Group @ the Old English Garden Picnic

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Old English Garden, Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive Sundays Community Gardening Group @ the Old English Garden Picnic. 29 May 1- 4pm. Come and visit the Old English Garden in all is blazing glory and meet the community gardeners that help look after this award winning garden. Perhaps you would like to join us? 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…

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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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Fenton’s Big Picnic

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

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

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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

Get Growing Garden Trail: St George Park Community Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
St George Park Community Garden, St George Park, Church Road, St George
Bristol, BS5 7AA United Kingdom
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Free

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 at…

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Dove Florisce la Jacaranda – IV Edition

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

Tue 7 June, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Burgess Park Community Sports Centre, 106 Coburg Rd
London, SE5 0JV United Kingdom
£5

Led walk around Burgess Park lake with LWT Find out more about what lives in the Burgess Park lake and other wildlife which rely on the water with a walk led by local expert Sylvia Myers, London Wildlife Trust. Refreshments available. FREE Booking Eventbrite Burgess Lake Walk registration £5 refundable on the day. Eventbrite here:

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Meditative Woodland Walks

Wed 8 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Greys Court (National Trust), Rotherfield Greys
Henley on Thames , Greater London RG9 4PG United Kingdom

Come along and enjoy a meditative walk through the beautiful and peaceful woodland that surrounds NT Greys Court. These silent walks will last for approximately two hours and will be led by Deborah Lewis - a designer, teacher and gardener who believes that when we hold our presence quiet within nature, we can more easily get in touch with our own innate sense of peace. Booking is essential as numbers will be limited to 20 walkers. Contact Deborah for further…

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Heywood and Condie’s Greenhouse

Thu 9 June, 2016
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Royal British Society of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road
London, London SW7 3RA United Kingdom
Free

An outdoor installation on the forecourt of Royal British Society of Sculptors as part of Altered States new exhibition. Horticultural installation artists Heywood & Condie have created a piece of sculptural architecture consisting of a greenhouse constructed from salvaged 18th and 19th stained glass. The Christian imagery has been dismantled and reused to present a world of chimeras, mythical creatures and folkloric hybrids. Part plant/part human/part insect, these images combine to suggest a more primitive world, symbols and patterns which humans…

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Botanical Dyes

Thu 9 June, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
£12.00

Botanical Dyes Thursday 9th June | 6.30pm - 8.30pm  Spend an evening surrounded by colour! We will be looking at botanical dyes and how we can create a whole spectrum of colours using just three ingredients, red, yellow and blue. This is a brilliant introduction to the world of natural dyeing. Silk will be provided and prepared ready for dyeing. By the end of the evening you will leave with a range of beautifully dyed samples. Please note: Please bring…

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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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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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‘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
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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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Mosaics and Dye Bed

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

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Thrive @ Battersea

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

Thrive Main Garden, Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as social and therapeutic horticulture - the process of working with plants to improve physical and psychological health, and communication and thinking skills. Using the garden as a safe and secure environment in which to develop an individual’s ability to socialise, make friends, and gain practical…

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Battersea Power Station: Artist-led curated walks

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
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20 & 27 May: 11am-12.30pm; 21 & 28 May: 2-3.30pm
Meeting point: Grosvenor Arch, Circus West Village
London, Greater London SW8 4NU United Kingdom
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Join artist Luke Walker as he explores the history of the area, involving an exchange of stories, cultures and histories recorded in the urban fabric of the city by walking its paths and streets. The first walk, Walking in Whistler’s footsteps and Thames sculpture, taking place on Saturdays, will trace the history of the artist JM Whistler in the context of Battersea’s landscapes, green spaces, and the Thames, while discussing how the river and the painter have inspired artists. We…

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Duets: Inside and Outside Nature

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CEST
Giardino dell’Iris, Piazzale Michelangelo, Balcone Est
Firenze, Florence 50125 Italy
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Free

The exhibition Duets <Inside and Outside Nature>, showcasing new works by the Florentine artist Meri Iacchi, brings together photography and site-specific installations responding to the nature of the Iris Garden in Florence, the lavish host environment for the opening of the Chelsea Fringe Festival Firenze. The art event features a selection of diptychs from the artist’s book Palermo 0-6, that Meri Iacchi developed in 2014 during her 8-month research residency at the Botanic Garden of Palermo. The seemingly contrasting double…

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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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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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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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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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Manor Farm Nature Space Project Launch

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

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

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Doing the Lambeth Walk

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road
London, Greater London SE1 7LB United Kingdom
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Free

A guided walk of inspirational green spaces loved and cared for by local residents. Starting at the Garden Museum we will walk through the back streets, taking in small green parks including Old Paradise Street, Pedlars Park, Vauxhall City Farm and ending at Bonnington Square. Walk led by Susan Sheehan from Incredible Edible Lambeth

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London’s First Floating Pocket Park

Mon 29 May, 2017
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Floating Pocket Park, Merchant Square, Paddington Basin
London, Greater London W2 1JS United Kingdom
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LONDON’S FIRST FLOATING PARK OPENS  -  Dawn until Dusk - opening on 29 May The new 730m2 floating park in Paddington Basin on the Grand Union Canal will provide a striking green public space on the water with its own canal boat mooring. The park features open lawn areas, densely planted nectar-rich mixed raised borders and communal seating, as well as allowing people to walk over the water on a series of decked platforms and walkways. A diverse planting scheme has…

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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 11:00 am, 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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June 2017

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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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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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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‘Horse and Home’ – A Local Sculpture in Norbury Hall Park

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Norbury Hall Park, Craignish Avenue
London, Greater London SW16 4RN United Kingdom
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Free

Come and see ‘Horse and Home’, a new sculpture by local artist Rebecca Buckley in Norbury Hall Park that celebrates the incredible history of Norbury, an area rooted in a sense of community. The sculpture celebrates two aspects of local history:  ‘The Streatham Races’ – that were run across Lonesome Farm covering Norbury and Streatham between 1868 and 1878 attracting large crowds of race-goers from London and its surrounds and commemorates Norbury’s strong military past,  specifically the 62nd Battalion (Norbury)…

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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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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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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 Art of the Park

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

online – Greenwich Park, Greenwich
London, SE10 8Xj United Kingdom
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Free

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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The Great Trees of London

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

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

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Urban Tree Festival: Haiku in a Japanese Garden

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 1:00 pm BST
‘Cafe on the Rye’. SE15 3UA, Within Peckham Rye Park
London, SE15 3UA United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival join us to write and recite poetry in a stylised garden Haiku in a Japanese Garden - a creative writing walkshop  Meet outside the 'Cafe on the Rye'. SE15 3UA (within Peckham Rye Park). Haiku on the Rye 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…

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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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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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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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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 12:00 pm, 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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Shakespeare at Battersea Park

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

Battersea Park SW11 4NJ United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Here at Thrive Battersea Park we love our herbs and plants, we think Shakespeare did too, given the number of times they’re mentioned in his world-famous volume of work. That’s why we’re highlighting the connection between ‘the borage and the bard’ in our Gardens with quotes from his plays highlighting the plants used. Collect your Shakespeare leaflet from either the Main Garden or Herb Garden before you explore and enjoy our gardens, the plants and quotes.  See map to the…

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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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Fun Floral Flotilla

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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East Walworth Green Links Inaugural Walk

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Elephant Park, Elephant Road
London, SE17 1LB United Kingdom
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Stretch your legs on a summer evening and join us for the first ever Green Links walk from Elephant Park to Burgess Park. We’ll be exploring the nature and history of this connected mix of green spaces in Walworth. You’ll get to meet and chat to the designers, the community gardeners and champions of these diverse areas – spaces ranging in age, size and use– as we journey through Victory Community Park, Nursery Row Park, Salisbury Row Park and Surrey…

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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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Free

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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Creativity Workshop

Fri 25 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Thrive Main Garden, Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

Enjoy two hours of reflection, observation and creativity in a beautiful garden. Participants will be asked to contemplate, draw and collage their ideas and thoughts about the importance and benefits of quiet, mostly with a focus on the collective needs of many. For example: why, how and where any community anywhere might benefit from quiet. This might be in relation to participants’ immediate neighbourhood, or communities elsewhere. This workshop is an opportunity to combine drawing and collage experiments with observation…

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Tasseography (Future Tea)

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
pump house pavilion, Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Join local horticulturalists and artist Joanna Brinton as we explore plants traditionally used to make tea. Drop in as we look for specimens local to the gallery and in the park, in particular the Rosebay Willow or Fireweed; a fast growing weed common to bomb sites that was gathered and dried to make drinks during the post war years. In this free session, we will be working with plant specimens and continue a local tradition by developing your own brew.…

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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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We Are All Wolves

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
English Garden, Battersea Park, Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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A SERIES OF READINGS PERFORMED BY LOCAL ACTORS Exploring the Anthropocene through storytelling, the public is invited to join performers on benches in the English Garden in Battersea Park, to listen to an intimate reading of the selected texts. Scrutinise our flirtatious, sometime amorous and hateful relationship to Nature, through a selection of texts by J.G Ballard, Edouard Glissant, Donna Haraway, Ursula Le Guin to name a few. The selection of texts will endeavour to demonstrate the complex range of…

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The Not so Secret Language of Flowers

Sun 27 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
pump house pavilion, Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

During Victorian times floriography (the language of flowers) was used as a means of coded communication, allowing people to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. In this workshop, make flower prints on postcards which you can send as special messages to your friends, family or enemies. You might want to declare your love, you might also want to tell your flatmate to take out the bin. In any case, come and invent a new flower language with us…

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Il plurale supera sempre il singolare

Sun 27 May, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
RADICEPURA, RADICEPURA, VIA FOGAZZARO, 19
GIARRE, Catania 95024 Italy
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"The Plural always overtakes the singular" is a series of works inspired by Braudel’s Mediterranean ideas and realized by Federico Baronello. Within Radicepura’s outdoor areas two diagrams are placed to work as a photo camera. The outputs are progressively shown in Radicepura’s foundation building.

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May 2019

The Great Trees of London

Sat 18 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

London London, United Kingdom + Google Map

You've mapped London's Greatest Trees - the oldest, tallest, rarest, most loved, living landmarks ... See a map of them all online and find your nearest when you're out and about in London with TiCL App

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Woodland Magic and Forest Fun – Horsenden Hill

Sat 18 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Horsenden Hill, The Hayloft, Horsenden Farm, Horsenden Lane North,
Greenford, UB6 7PQ United Kingdom
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We are delighted to welcome the Friends of Horsenden Hill who invite you to experience some Woodland magic and forest fun throughout Saturday 18 May. Made up of three main areas, Horsenden Hill is the largest single nature conservation site within the borough of Ealing at 100 ha. Located in Perivale this site comprises of meadows, wetland and woodland habitat so there is plenty to see. About the park:   A beautiful area of ancient woodland, grassland, ponds and hedgerows, that…

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Thrive Selfie Trail

Sat 18 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

Thrive Main Garden, Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

Garden Selfie- 19th - 26th May: As part of Thrive's 40th birthday celebrations, ‘Garden Selfie’ is a trail around our 4 gardens at Battersea Park encouraging the participant to explore views of the park determined by our gardeners. Frames, designed by Thrive gardeners around the theme of natural creativity, encourage photos to be shared of their experiences in the gardens. Trail maps available from Main Garden throughout the week. Water colour focus - Sunday, 26th May at 10:30am: Michael Warren…

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Guinness World Record – longest daisy chain

Sat 18 May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Dovehouse Green, Dovehouse Green, King's Road
London, SW3 6NT United Kingdom
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This year Mary Quant is celebrating a retrospective at the V&A and as her original boutique Bazaar was on King's Road, Chelsea, we are celebrating the daisy which identifies her time as a world class designer. We are planning to break the Guinness World Record for the longest daisy chain as part of this year's Chelsea Fringe celebrations. Join in the fun to create a daisy chain on Dovehouse Green. Be part of the historic challenge as part of our…

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The Great Trees of London

Sun 19 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

London London, United Kingdom + Google Map

You've mapped London's Greatest Trees - the oldest, tallest, rarest, most loved, living landmarks ... See a map of them all online and find your nearest when you're out and about in London with TiCL App

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Veteran Trees of Hampstead Heath

Sun 19 May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Golders Hill Park, Golders Hill Park, West Heath Avenue,
London, NW11 7QP United Kingdom
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Free

Come and join the arboricultural staff at Hampstead Heath and the Ancient Tree Forum for a walk around the Heath to discover the wealth of veteran trees. Trees play an important role in cities, from removing pollutants to helping to cool air temperatures. Trees are also important for wildlife; veteran trees are home to a wide range of wildlife species, largely dependent on decaying wood as a habitat. The walk will showcase these fantastic trees and the work being undertaken…

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Thrive Selfie Trail

Sun 19 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

Thrive Main Garden, Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

Garden Selfie- 19th - 26th May: As part of Thrive's 40th birthday celebrations, ‘Garden Selfie’ is a trail around our 4 gardens at Battersea Park encouraging the participant to explore views of the park determined by our gardeners. Frames, designed by Thrive gardeners around the theme of natural creativity, encourage photos to be shared of their experiences in the gardens. Trail maps available from Main Garden throughout the week. Water colour focus - Sunday, 26th May at 10:30am: Michael Warren…

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Native Tree Talk and Walk

Sun 19 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Wandsworth Park, Wandsworth Park, Putney Bridge Rd,
London, Greater London SW15 2EF United Kingdom
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£5

The Friends of Wandsworth Park are delighted to welcome their Committee member, Simon Edwards, one of the co-founders of the Urban Tree Festival and creator of the TiCL tree trail system, to give an informal talk about what it means to be a 'native tree' followed by a guided walk around Wandsworth Park looking at the native trees.  

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Who’s who at the Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens?

Sun 19 May @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Church lane
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4NZ United Kingdom
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free, donations welcome

You are invited to an open day organised together with the Friends of Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens and involving other local community groups to tell the stories of some of the people who are remembered in our beautiful gardens. There will be guided tours past the little family gardens where some of our famous and influential residents are buried. Come and find out about the founder of the gardens and how his business empire enabled him to generously care for…

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Bloomin’ Barnet Bins

Sun 19 May @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Oak Hill Park, Grahame Park Estate, Oak Hill Park, Grahame Park Estate
London, EN4 8JP United Kingdom
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Free

Community groups will compete to create the most eye catching pop-up flower flashes using past their sell by date but still beautiful flowers donated by local supermarkets. With the permission of Barnet Council – local bins in parks, greenspaces and concrete concourses will be extravagantly transformed against the clock. The wildest imaginations and wittiest use of flowers to illustrate the idea of recycling will be put to a public vote on Instagram@bloominBarnetbins At the end of the event the displays…

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The Great Trees of London

Mon 20 May
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London London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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Thrive Selfie Trail

Mon 20 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

Thrive Main Garden, Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

Garden Selfie- 19th - 26th May: As part of Thrive's 40th birthday celebrations, ‘Garden Selfie’ is a trail around our 4 gardens at Battersea Park encouraging the participant to explore views of the park determined by our gardeners. Frames, designed by Thrive gardeners around the theme of natural creativity, encourage photos to be shared of their experiences in the gardens. Trail maps available from Main Garden throughout the week. Water colour focus - Sunday, 26th May at 10:30am: Michael Warren…

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The Great Trees of London

Tue 21 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

London London, United Kingdom + Google Map

You've mapped London's Greatest Trees - the oldest, tallest, rarest, most loved, living landmarks ... See a map of them all online and find your nearest when you're out and about in London with TiCL App

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Thrive Selfie Trail

Tue 21 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

Thrive Main Garden, Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

Garden Selfie- 19th - 26th May: As part of Thrive's 40th birthday celebrations, ‘Garden Selfie’ is a trail around our 4 gardens at Battersea Park encouraging the participant to explore views of the park determined by our gardeners. Frames, designed by Thrive gardeners around the theme of natural creativity, encourage photos to be shared of their experiences in the gardens. Trail maps available from Main Garden throughout the week. Water colour focus - Sunday, 26th May at 10:30am: Michael Warren…

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Thrive Selfie Trail

Wed 22 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

Thrive Main Garden, Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

Garden Selfie- 19th - 26th May: As part of Thrive's 40th birthday celebrations, ‘Garden Selfie’ is a trail around our 4 gardens at Battersea Park encouraging the participant to explore views of the park determined by our gardeners. Frames, designed by Thrive gardeners around the theme of natural creativity, encourage photos to be shared of their experiences in the gardens. Trail maps available from Main Garden throughout the week. Water colour focus - Sunday, 26th May at 10:30am: Michael Warren…

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