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May 2015

”Truck Garden Project”, The Garden Which Moves

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm BST
Midtown Nagoya,, 3,Sakae,Naka-Ku,Nagoya,Aichi,Japan
Nagoya, Aichi-Prefecture 〒460-0001 Japan
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I changed a truck for business use to a garden and will go around the town in Nagoya in spring and autumn of this year. It is a project for enlightening people who live in urban areas who have no interest in gardening. All places change to garden spaces. Even a crowded road. We will make stops at many points, and we will also look at the possibility for urban afforestation. We are in the process of recruiting people from…

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Fairtrade picnic

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Špica, Špica, Gruberjevo nabrežje, Ljubljana
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

The all-day picnic celebrates the 10th anniversary of fair trade in Slovenia. On this occasion we will bring together all partner organizations and individuals who will prepare a wide range of activities, from workshops to concerts. We will hold a speakers’ corner where everyone will have a say, a second-hand fashion show, fair-trade cake tasting. Join us with a picnic blanket and bring along your friends, children and pets. Desserts from locally produced or fair trade ingredients are welcome too.

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Stories of Stockwell

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
Oasis Nature Garden, Larkhall Lane (corner with Studley Rd)
London, SW4 6SP United Kingdom
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Oasis is one of London’s longest-standing and best-loved examples of horticultural people power. Residents began transforming a patch of derelict land in 1973. Now there are three separate spaces enriching the lives of local children; an adventure playground, a go-kart track and the original nature garden, which plays host to our Stories of Stockwell Festival. Come and join local residents, gardeners and artists as we celebrate the history of our community. The festival opens with a day-long family event. There…

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Happy Seeds Festival – Tomato Planting Extravaganza

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

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Fete, Felting and Film

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
Various

The South London Botanical Institute will be holding a Fete showing off some of its rarer specimens from the herbarium and the library as well as opening the historical house and botanical garden, with our Garden Café serving teas and botanical ice creams, you also have a chance to see our beautiful new wallpaper designed by a young local artist based on our herbarium and garden plants.  Books, plants and seeds for sale.   Free Women of the Cloth will be holding…

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Student community garden grand opening

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

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

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Serre Torrigiani smarten up the city – Serre Torrigiani abbellisce la città

Wed 20 May, 2015
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Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Repubblica
Florence, Firenze 50124 Italy
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Serre Torrigiani smarten up the city and invite you to a hands-on activity to enjoy the new green installation that will be on display in Piazza della Repubblica between May 20th -23th. Come and have your picture taken as you get your hands dirty with the earth: your snapshot will be posted on Instgram with the hashtag #giulemani and it will take part in our photo contest. Also On May 23rd Serre Torrigini invite you to visit the re-revamp of…

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Oasis outdoor cinema night

Wed 20 May, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed 3 June, 2015

Oasis Nature Garden, Larkhall Lane (corner with Studley Rd)
London, SW4 6SP United Kingdom
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Oasis is one of London’s longest-standing and best-loved examples of horticultural people power. Residents began transforming a patch of derelict land in 1973. Now there are three separate spaces enriching the lives of local children; an adventure playground, a go-kart track and the original nature garden, which plays host to our Stories of Stockwell Festival. In a rare evening opening, we are holding two outdoor cinema nights. Films will be confirmed closer to the date. This idyllic setting, of pond…

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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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Free

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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Free

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

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Oasis garden trail

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat 6 June, 2015

Oasis Nature Garden, Larkhall Lane (corner with Studley Rd)
London, SW4 6SP United Kingdom
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Oasis is one of London’s longest-standing and best-loved examples of horticultural people power. Residents began transforming a patch of derelict land in 1973. Now there are three separate spaces enriching the lives of local children; an adventure playground, a go-kart track and the original nature garden, which plays host to our Stories of Stockwell Festival. Come and follow our garden trails, through this secret paradise amid the concrete. See how the pond and veg patch, woods and meadow have inspired…

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The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
London, SE11 5HL United Kingdom
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£8.00

The irreverent poet Mark Fiddes reads from his Templar Pamphlet - available at The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre,  alongside fellow Templar Poets - Jane Weir, author of 'Poppies', Walking the Block and other pamphlets and collections and Chris James, author of England Underwater, The Fool and winner of numerous poetry awards including the National Poetry Competition. ... a taste ... the opening stanza from... The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre The butterflies get in for free, like the Queen, ex officio.…

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The Magic Beanstalk Bike

Wed 27 May, 2015
Around Cambridge City Centre Cambridge, United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

On Wednesday 27th May keep a look out in the centre of Cambridge for Cambridge University Botanic Garden's Community Gardening Cargo Bike, which (for Chelsea Fringe) is being transformed into 'The Magic Beanstalk Bike' and accompanied by Jack, his mother, the farmer and hopefully the cow (if we haven't swapped her for some beans by the time you find us). Stop and say hello, get some bean growing advice from Jack and his supporting cast of beanstalk characters, and collect…

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Seeds for cooks at Borough Market

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1TL United Kingdom
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Free

Borough Market’s gardener Veronica Perez Diaz and regular demonstration chef and allotmenteer, Celia Brooks host a special workshop in the Market Hall on planting and tending edible crops in an urban environment, with tips on transforming your harvest into delicious healthy dishes for all the family. Under Veronica’s expert guidance give your kitchen garden a kick start with a selection of free ethically produced herb and vegetable seeds to take home and plant up. Then, when Celia takes over in…

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Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery: A Green Thought

Thu 28 May, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 28 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 2NA United Kingdom
Free

In association with the Chelsea Fringe Festival, the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery will host an evening of flower-themed poetry readings, against the backdrop of Anne Middleton’s solo exhibition of floral paintings. Featured poets will include Edward Barker, as well as a selection of Australian writers to celebrate the Australia and New Zealand Writers’ Festival.

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Folk and Flowers

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

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

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Copeland PARK – a tarmac playground

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm BST
The NINES – Copeland Industrial Park, Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane/133 Copeland road
london, se15 3sn United Kingdom
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Free

Copeland yard is an industrial park turned creative corner in Peckham. For one day only it becomes a car-free tarmac playground, hosting free activities, classes, a market and a pedal powered cinema screening of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom!!!  

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The man who planted trees

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm BST
Laboratorio LabArca, Via Marco d’Oggiono 1
Milan, 20123 Italy
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€10

A parable about the relationship man-nature, an exemplary story telling how “men could be as effective as God in domains other than destruction” (J.G.) “The man who planted trees” is a play by Plantago Associazione Culturale, who, through their theatrical point of view, follow Giono’s short story: notes of a journey across the Lower Alps in Provence; the meeting with Elzèard Bouffier; the story of his life between two world wars, up until his death. It actually becomes an oral speech, an…

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forest

Sun 31 May, 2015
Nagatsuru pond, Aichi University of the Arts, 1-114 Yazako Sagamine
Nagakute-city, Aichi-ken 480-1194 Japan
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At Forest, we exploit the ground of Aichi University of the Arts to engage in various activities. For example, we invite people from neighborhood communities to grow vegetables with natural farming method and cook and taste the harvest together. We also organize observations of rare flora and fauna, workshops to experience nature, art and performance events utilizing natural plants, etc.

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Walk On The Wild Side at Gunnersbury

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm BST
Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane
London, London W3 8LQ United Kingdom
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Free

Celebrate our wildlife and natural environment with a fun, family-friendly and free day out! A great chance to explore West London's 'hidden gem' and see Gunnersbury Park in a new light... Activities include: performances, live music and workshops from Morris troupe The Belles of London City, create an installation for our Nature Trail with local arts group A.P.P.L.E and nature-themed storytelling from our resident Green Man! All free – no advance booking. All activities will take place on the lawn…

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June 2015

Admitting the Possibilities of Error beside the tree that Horace Darwin planted

Fri 5 June, 2015
Murray Edwards College Gardens, Huntingdon Road (access via Storeys Way)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0DF United Kingdom
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Free

Artist, Kirsten Lavers creates meditative drawings that evoke many associations including tree rings and the process of evolution. With kind permission of Murray Edwards College, Kirsten will be drawing all day beside a Persian Ironwood tree which is believed to have been planted by Horace Darwin (Charles Darwin's son) during the time that he lived at Orchard House on Huntingdon Rd, Cambridge (where Murray Edwards College is now situated). This wonderful garden holds many treasures and is well worth a visit. Kirsten welcomes…

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Tripping the Light Plantastic: Dancing the Flowers

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Murray Edwards College Gardens, Huntingdon Road (access via Storeys Way)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0DF United Kingdom
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Free

Celebrate the flowers with 'Poetry in Motion' Nikki, Vahni the Poetry Fellow, Head Gardener Jo Cobb, and Jeremy 'Dancing Goat', who'll be moving with the movements of poems along borders - or just chill out in the sun. No skill required. A spoken word and improvised dance free event in Murray Edwards Gardens. Free, but please sign up: svpc2@cam.ac.uk and come in through the Storeys Way back entrance - it's Quiet Time for the poor students!

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Green Performance alle Murate

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Free

Come immergersi nella natura e nell'arte stimolati e condotti per mano da una inusuale mostra, da un workshop immersivo e da un abito giardino?  Elena Salvini Pierallini con l'esposizione BULBI TUNICATI propone la sua visione d'artista, esplorando il tema delle cipolle attraverso inusuali prospettive. Ines Romitti con il workshop POCKET GARDEN crea un'esperienza immersiva per realizzare un micro spazio in cui trasformare le proprie emozioni, idee e sentimenti. Manuela Mancioppi si inserirà con Giardino immaginario: un abito camaleontico (Creabito) ricoperto…

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Centrair Dragon Welcomeflower

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Airport Airport Cord:NGO)Centrair(Central Japan International, 〒479-0881 1-1 Centrair,Tokoname-City,Aich,Japan
Tokoname, Aichi-Prefecture 〒479-0881  Japan
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Free

Welcome to Centrair (Central Japan International Airport). The flower bed, dressed in “The Dragon”, measuring 100 metres in length (Longer than Nazca Line) and with continuous blooms, welcomes all the people of the world. "The Dragon of Centrair" finishes the spring flower bed during Chelsea Fringe period and does the seeding for autumn flower bed. The flower bed is also a message of the welcomes to a visitor to "the National Urban Greening Aichi Fair (being held this Autumn at…

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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

“YOKOSO(Welcome) G7”

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

Centrair(Nagoya)International AirPort, 1-Centrair,
TOKONAME, Aichi Japan
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We  welcome the G7 Summit with a Gigantic Flowerbed drawing a Dragon & Message of welcome on Centrair(NAGOYA) Airport.

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Truck Garden ”The Small Garden Which Moves”

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Noritake Garden, 3-1-36 Noritake-Shinmachi, Nishi-ku
Nagoya, Aichi-ken 451-8501 Japan
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We will convert a truck bed into a flower bed. People can climb onto the truck bed and take photos among the flowers. Of course the weight of the soil will be considered in the creation of the Truck Garden so that the truck can legally move along public roads.

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Freedom Street Opening

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

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

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Freedom Street

Mon 23 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until Mon 30 May, 2016

Orange Square, Belgravia
London, Greater London SW1W 8LP United Kingdom
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Free

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

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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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Harrods Gardening Talks with Diarmuid Gavin

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

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

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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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Threads of Poetry – Reclaiming an urban island of art and greenery in the heart of Florence

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CEST
Cimitero di Porta a Pinti “degli Inglesi”, Piazzale Donatello 38
Firenze, 50132 Italy
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Threads of Poetry brings together site-specific artworks and poetry responding to the nature of the host environment, Porta A Pinti Protestant Cemetery aka “English Cemetery”. The art event for the Chelsea Fringe Festival provides an usual opportunity to rediscover a long overlooked historical, artistic and landscaped jewel in the heart of Florence. An urban island in the middle of a traffic roundabout, the English Cemetery is a mesmerizing garden and architectural site where history meets present day, retracing the lives…

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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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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until Sun 29 May, 2016

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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June 2016

Best in Show: Poetry and Flower Dog Sculptures

Thu 2 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sat 11 June, 2016

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway Street
London, W1T 6BA United Kingdom
Free

The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery presents a collection of Robert Bradford's flower dog sculptures as part of their summer exhibition. The three-storey gallery, which specialises in Western and non-Western art, hosted a floral poetry reading on 2 June. The gallery also has a Mediterranean terrace garden open to visitors.

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

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

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

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Capture the Sun with Melanie King

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm BST
Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane
London, London SW8 5BL United Kingdom
Free

Title: Capture the Sun with Melanie King - Photographic printing outdoors with flowers Date & time: Sunday 5th June, 11.30am – 3.30pm Where: Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BL Join photographer Melanie King and artists Corinne Silva and Alice Cazenave in a family workshop to create a massive cyanotype print using sunlight and flowers from Covent Garden. Suitable for children aged 5+ with supervision. Book your free place at www.nineelmslondon.com All welcome. Nine Elms on the…

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Heywood and Condie’s Greenhouse

Thu 9 June, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

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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Campfire Club (Glengall Wharf Garden, Burgess Park)

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

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

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Folk and Flowers

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

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

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Roof Garden Fun Day

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Doddington Community Roof Garden, Doddington and Rollo Estate
London, London SW11 5HD United Kingdom
Free

Games, strawberry-picking, slug-and-snail-hunting, story-telling, face-painting, food, music and art activities ... and all on a roof. Come celebrate the summertime at the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden’s annual family day starting from 11am, with food at 1pm and fun throughout. All welcome and it’s totally free. Our beautiful roof top garden is at the heart of the Doddington and Rollo estate, a five-minute walk from Queenstown Road or Battersea Park Station. You will find us across the square behind Battersea Park Road…

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Nine Songs for Nine Elms

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Doddington Community Roof Garden, Doddington and Rollo Estate
London, London SW11 5HD United Kingdom
Free

UP Projects are working with visual artist Lucy Cash to explore the horticultural history of Battersea and the Nine Elms area through the process of song writing and filmmaking. This on-going project connects local people, groups and schools with the area's rich history and shifting landscapes through workshops and events. Working in partnership with the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden, Lucy Cash will be running activities and performances relating to the green heritage of the estate and surrounding area,…

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The not quite Royal Variety Show

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

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

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HGS Summer Show

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Free Church Hall, Northway
London, Greater London NW11 6PB United Kingdom
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£2.00

Annual show of Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society which has been taking place for over 100 years (there is also an Autumn Show in September).  Exhibits of flowers, fruit and vegetables, jams, preserves and cookery and photography.  Home made teas, fancy dress competition for children (theme 'Royalty') and a mad hats competition for adults (wear a hat fit for a Queen).  As a special feature this year there will be a Punch and Judy show during the afternoon.

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Showcooking “stellato” nell’orto

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CEST
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Antica Corte Pallavicina, Strada Palazzo Due Torri, 3
Polesine Parmense , Parma 43010 Italy
€10

Showcooking “stellato” nell’orto 11 e 12 giugno 2016 Lo chef Massimo Spigaroli (stella Michelin da 2010) dopo aver personalmente raccolto verdure e piante erbacee nel suo rigoglioso e coloratissimo orto (punteggiato da rose e dalie), all’Antica Corte Pallavicina di Polesine Parmense (PR), terrà uno showcooking sotto il pergolato di vite per insegnare come cucinare al meglio primizie e verdure di stagione. Un’occasione per imparare a fare le ricette direttamente con i prodotti dell’orto, osservando i movimenti, i trucchi e i…

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The Korros Ensemble Cushion Concert in the gardens of Babylon

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

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

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‘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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Free

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

Bee at Threave!

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Times vary depending on the activity
Threave Garden and Estate, Threave
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 1RX United Kingdom
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Our ‘Bee at Threave!’ event is centred on bees and their importance to our ecosystem. Come along to this exciting programme of events with lots to see and do. Please note: All events will take place at Threave Garden, unless stated otherwise Saturday 20 May – 3pm to 7pm. Grand Opening: Music by the Vintage Ensemble, plant fashion show, Bee in Your Bonnet competition, cooking demonstrations, view inside a bee hive, bee trails, children’s activities, refreshments. Sunday 21 May to…

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Thrive @ Battersea

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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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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Cirencester’s Daisy-chain trail

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Daisy-chain trail, Cirencester
Cotswolds, GL7 United Kingdom
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Join Cirencester’s Daisy-chain trail, created to guide visitors through a fantastic range of activities when the Chelsea Fringe comes to Cirencester, known locally as the capital of the Cotswolds. The trail, designed by community radio station Corinium Radio, celebrates all the local community gardens tended by green-fingered volunteers around the traditional tourist market town, highlighting a range of events being planned during the Fringe celebrations from the 20th of May to the 4th June. Start your trail on Saturday 20th…

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Loughborough Farm Live

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

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

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

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Camarilla Ensemble Tea Time Cushion Concert @ Babylon Plants, Oxfordshire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jardín de Papel

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway Street
London, Greater London W1T 6BA United Kingdom
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The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery on Conway Street will be hosting award-winning poet Edward Barker for an evening of poetry-reading on the theme of flowers and gardens on Thursday 25 May 2017, 6.00 - 7.30 pm. The reading will be held amidst Spanish artist Mersuka Dopazo's large-scale floral collages, her first solo exhibition in London in collaboration with fellow artist Teresa Calderón. Dopazo's works make use of hand-made papers and fabrics gathered from all over the world, which celebrate the…

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ALTROVE / ELSEWHERE

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CEST
CONFINE/33, Via Romana 33
Firenze, Firenze 50125 Italy
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-ALTROVE- Incastonato tra le case, sotto un prezioso tetto di cielo, il protagonista della narrazione è CONFINE/33, un fazzoletto di terra di forma regolare, rigogliosamente affollato. Piccole e grandi piante si mescolano in un’oasi segreta e a modo loro creano un merletto di colori e forme. Il giardino privato si apre nuovamente per l’edizione 2017 del Chelsea Fringe alla sperimentazione e a nuovi incontri e collaborazioni ospitando una collettiva di artisti e designer che si inoltrano nel racconto del tema “ALTROVE”.…

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The Guerrilla Gardeners’ Garden Tour

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Lambeth North Tube Station, 110 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London
London, Greater London SE1 7XG United Kingdom
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Richard Reynolds has been guerrilla gardening around the streets of SE1 for thirteen years, most of them fairly lucky, as many of his gardens have thrived and matured over this time into incongruously beautiful landmarks in public space. His activity, without permission, has attracted international attention and inspired others around the world to take over neglected public spaces. Join him on a walking tour from Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle via his guerrilla gardens at a beautiful time of the…

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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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Drum Castle in Bloom

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Drum Castle, Garden & Estate
Drumoak, Aberdeenshire AB31 5EY United Kingdom
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Chelsea Fringe – Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May 2017 There is more to a Castle than just bricks and mortar… This May, we will be celebrating the splendour of Drum’s magnificent grounds and gardens, just at the point at which they begin to emerge in all their colourful splendour. Whether you are a professional gardener, a novice gardener, or a non-gardener, we believe that everybody can be inspired by nature. Sign up for our willow weaving workshop, or get…

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Jazz in the Gardens

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

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

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The Hanging Gardener presents The Garden of Abandon

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

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

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

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

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

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Silk // Unwoven Histories

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm BST
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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£13

Join Studio Cultivate at Chelsea Physic Garden in 2017 for Silk // Unwoven Histories, as we take you on a journey of story-telling and garden exploration. An exciting event for the whole family. Weaving our way through Ancient China, to the Roman Empire, and across the war-torn seas of the European Age of Discovery, we’ll learn how a smuggling princess, ruthless pirates and one humble worm came together to help a simple fabric conquer the world. Through a mix of story-telling, self-led…

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June 2017

poems & prosecco

Thu 1 June, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Southbrook Cottage, HAMBLEDEN
HAMBLEDEN, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6SX United Kingdom
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Free

An hour of poetry - inspired by gardens - in the garden (or the barn if it’s raining)

Some traditional, some written by the Free Range Poets, some surprises.

Tea and cakes for sale. Admission free and everyone welcome 1500 - 1600 but also welcome to come early and enjoy the garden.

Please call: 01491 5679989 to reserve a seat - or bring your own !

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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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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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Folk and Flowers

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

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Green Vox

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport Street
London, Greater London SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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Launching a new performance club for Vauxhall in conjunction with the Ragged Canteen, rooted in horticultural reference points

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The ‘not quite’ Royal Variety Show

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Russell Road Community Kitchen Garden, Russell Road
London, Greater London W14 8HT United Kingdom
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Hosted at Russell Road Community Kitchen Garden The 'not quite' Royal Variety Show is a fun, family friendly, free gig consisting of Comedy, Music and Magic. You don't need a ticket, just turn up. The MC is Gary Shaw; The Compère Beyond Compare. The Headliner is Kyle Wallace; Master of Comedy, Magic and Illusion. Also on the bill are Alex Martini; Crazy Italian talking about food, Siobhan Dodd; Nice girl. Bit odd, Roxy Bourdillon; Bombshell/bag lady, President Obonjo of Lafta Republic; The World's first comedy…

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May 2018

Forest

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Aichi University of the Arts, Yazako Sagamine 1−114,
Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, 480-1103 Japan
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Forest is the event hosted by artists, designers, chefs and students in town revitalization and nature experience in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture in Japan, to create opportunities for the local residents to interact with one another through farming, foods, arts and nature experiences.

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Seed Bomb Dance

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
R.O.S.E. Community Clubroom, Ascalon Street, Battersea
London, SW8 4DL United Kingdom
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The unique Seed Bomb Dance has evolved from a weekly get together of local residents from the Patmore, Savona and Carey Gardens estates, who meet to learn about how they can influence their local environment, grow food and attract bees and insects. Small growing spaces are being created on the estates. One of the gardeners, Lorraine Roberts, is a professional choreographer. She combines dance with gardening - sharing a vision to encourage more people to nurture growing spaces in the…

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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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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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The Secret Garden – Il Giardino Segreto

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Giardino dell’Iris, Giardino dell'Iris, Piazzale Michelangelo
Firenze, Italy
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The Secret Garden The Secret Garden is a fabric site-specific installation for the Iris Garden in Florence. The artwork has been created through a collaborative action of embroidery, knitting, crochet and needlework contributions. It stems from a collaboration between a group of children and adults, who worked together to the creation of an imaginary garden, a fantasy world made of flowers, butterflies, and fairy-tale creatures, playing between reality and imagination and responding to the real garden. The installation intertwines with…

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SEED: the Untold Story

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Studio RCA, StudioRCA, Riverlight Tower 1, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane,
London, SW8 5AU United Kingdom
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Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story,…

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‘Common Salt’ with Bites, Beverages and Botany

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, Greater London SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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£10

The SLBI is combining an Open Garden Evening with a theatrical event and delicious refreshments.  The Open Garden is free, whilst there is an admission for 'Common Salt'  -  Booking essential - here. 'Common Salt is a performance around a table - a 'show and tell’ by artists Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer - see here. It explores the colonial, geographical history of England and India taking an expansive and emotional time-travel, from the first Enclosure Act and the start…

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Gorgeous: Poetry and Art

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway st
London, W1T 6BA United Kingdom
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The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery on Conway Street will be hosting award-winning poet Edward Barker for an evening of poetry-reading through the ages on Thursday 24 May 2017, 6.00 – 7.30 pm. Starting with Horace's view of the orchard, Barker will be drawing from a body of garden poetry across the ages. The reading will be held amidst the work of two portrait artists: Dutch artist Barbara Hoogeweegen and Madrid-based María Torroba. Hoogeweegen’s mark-making is gestural and painterly, her colour…

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Tunes and Trees

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

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

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Demain – a filmshow

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Studio RCA, StudioRCA, Riverlight Tower 1, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane,
London, SW8 5AU United Kingdom
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Demain (Tomorrow) is a hugely positive, affirming and inspirational film made by a small French film crew who set off around the world exploring creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education. It visits permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects, community-owned renewable projects, local currencies, creative schools, ambitious recycling projects. It is the perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency. Book for this event here And the nearby Black Cab Coffee Co will be serving…

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Plants play music

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

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Nepalese Cultural Dancing

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

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

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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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Free

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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Feeding Dreams: Bushwood Ensemble

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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An up close encounter with the Bushwood Ensemble at Chelsea Fringe 2017, left us, at Omved Gardens, eagerly awaiting their return. We are delighted to be able to welcome them back. We are sure you will be riveted too. Seating in the Glasshouse is limited with more outside under a canopy of trees. Seating will be on a first come basis.

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Feeding Dreams: Kadialy Kouyate, singer songwriter plays the Kora

Sun 27 May, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy’s mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles. We are very excited to hear Kadialy play at Omved Gardens.

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May 2019

Wild Singing at Nunhead Cemetery Open Day

Sat 18 May @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm BST
Nunhead Cemetery, Limesford Road
London, SE15 3LP United Kingdom
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£10

Friends of Nunhead Cemetery present Wild Singing at their Open Day on Saturday, 18th May 2019 from 11.30am to 1pm. Come and sing outdoors and explore this beautiful place. We are delighted to welcome Kate Allan wild singing. A selection of seasonal songs and rounds will be taught by ear by experienced singing for health practitioner, Kate Allan whose clients include the NHS.  You can find out more about Kate here. Please wear clothing suitable to the prevailing weather, including…

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Tree Adventures and Magical Fairytales on the Embankment

Sun 19 May @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Inner Temple Garden, entry via Tudor Street
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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The Inner Temple Garden opens its historic gates for a day of Tree Adventures and Magical Fairytales. This will be the first time visitors to the Garden will be able to ascend into one of the Inner Temple’s mature trees to experience the beauty of the tree from up above and gain unique aerial views of the garden and London skyline. This will be run by The Big Tree Climbing Company the largest provider of recreational tree climbing in the…

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Musical Garden Party

Sun 19 May @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Olden Community Garden, 22 Whistler Street
London, N5 1NH United Kingdom
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£1 – £5

The Olden Community Garden deserves the description 'Hidden Gem'. This two acre site, a couple of hundred yards from the Emirates stadium, includes a herbaceous garden, a woodland, an orchard, veg plots and a small meadow; and as part of the Chelsea Fringe it is opening its doors for an afternoon of jazz, folk, Tudor Polyphony, music-for-children and other incidental offerings backed up by a tea room, bar and barbecue. Buy tickets at the gate: Adults £5. Children 3-16 £1;…

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Whirls of Celtic Music among Fairies and Flowers – Concert at the Garden of the Valley

Sun 19 May @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CEST
il Giardino della Valle, Via Adda
Cernobbio, Como 22012 Italy
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On 19th May "Il Giardino della Valle" (“Garden of the Valley”)  is hosting a Celtic Music Concert, by the Irish Music Group, "Alice Castle". The main theme of the concert,  “Whirls of Celtic Music among Fairies and Flowers”, will be the Fairy World and its ancient melodies, sweet and melancholy at the same time, with some songs in Irish and Scottish Gaelic and especially ballads of goblins and wood spirits. The Association "Il Giardino della Valle" (“Garden of the Valley”)…

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