Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Upcoming Events › Talk

Events List Navigation

Urban Eden Arrives at Broadgate this spring/summer

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until June 4, 2017

This Spring/Summer will see the launch of the unmissable Urban Eden at Broadgate, where three gardens spring up in a flash of floral interactive scenes from different corners of the globe. Urban Eden forms part of an ongoing initiative at Broadgate, which will see the hub continue to evolve into a greener space with a focus on health, vitality and wellbeing. Located right next to Liverpool St. Station, Broadgate Plaza, Finsbury Avenue Square and Exchange Square will be transformed into…

Deliciously Ella Garden

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until June 4, 2017

In partnership with internationally recognised cookbook author Deliciously Ella, Exchange Square at Broadgate will be transformed into a picturesque British market garden. At the first ever Deliciously Ella pop-up garden, visitors will be able to pick their own seasonal produce, including fresh herbs, edible flowers and vegetables that reflect the Deliciously Ella food philosophy of ‘honest, simple and natural ingredients’. Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella says: “I am delighted to be a part of Urban Eden at Broadgate this year and…

Bee at Threave!

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Times vary depending on the activity

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…

Cirencester’s Daisy-chain trail

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until June 4, 2017

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…

Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) Heritage Day

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Step back in time with a unique opportunity to explore the historic Hall Place mansion and parkland. Usually inaccessible to the public, Hall Place at Burchetts Green will offer a warm welcome on Sunday 21st May as it throws open its doors to visitors, as part of the Chelsea Fringe, Henley. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to explore the Grade 1 listed Mansion house, Grade 2 parkland and the countryside within the beautiful 400 acre estate. Throughout the afternoon you…

Herb Walk, Talk and Natural Remedy-Making

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Both days (23 & 25 May) at 10am-1pm & 2-5pm

A walk through the 10 acre landscaped gardens of Doddington Place Gardens, Kent seeking out plants to use for herbal remedies. Followed by a demonstration of how make a natural remedy. Led by Milena Moore of Apotheca, a herbal shop in Faversham, Kent. Book your ticket by calling the shop - 01795227423 or email here. The price includes entrance to the gardens and tea and cake

Herb Walk, Talk and Natural Remedy-Making

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Both days (23 & 25 May) at 10am-1pm & 2-5pm

A walk through the 10 acre landscaped gardens of Doddington Place Gardens, Kent seeking out plants to use for herbal remedies. Followed by a demonstration of how make a natural remedy. Led by Milena Moore of Apotheca, a herbal shop in Faversham, Kent. Book your ticket by calling the shop - 01795227423 or email here. The price includes entrance to the gardens and tea and cake

Evening Wildflower Walk

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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…

Blossoms and Blooms

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Geffrye gardeners for a free, drop-in walk and talk in the beautiful period gardens as they burst into full bloom.

Lambeth Palace Gardens Open Evening

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A rare opportunity to visit Lambeth Palace Gardens in the evening. The garden at Lambeth Palace has been a private garden since the 12th century - and it's the oldest continuously cultivated garden in London... The head gardener will be giving guided tours and the there will be a practical demonstration of beekeeping skills.

Pot to Pan – Understanding Herbs

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Join Ruth, expert nutritional scientist from Ruth Green Nutrition and Niamh, horticultural therapist from the charity Thrive, for a fun and educational afternoon talk on herbs. Come and learn how to propagate herbs from the supermarket that will last and how to take cuttings from your rosemary. Discover the benefits of using fresh and dried herbs to enhance and effectively manage  your  health and longevity. Ruth and Niamh combine their knowledge of gardening and nutrition to inspire you. This fantastic…

Gardens and Health in the City

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The garden of the British Medical Association is on the site of Charles Dickens' original house and will be the setting for an afternoon of lectures and discussions on how gardens, plant medicines and urban landscape can contribute to the health and wellbeing of patients and communities. First event is at 3pm Meet, Eat and Learn - Leafy medicinal Plants, an interactive discussion with Prof Michael Heinrich , Paul Pulford , Simon Gharty and Valentina Alfano Second event…

The Botanical Wallchart: Book talk & signing

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Botanical writer and photographer Anna Laurent will talk about her recent book The Botanical Wallchart: Art from the golden age of scientific discovery (Octopus Press). Botanical charts are experiencing a resurgence in interest, both as pieces of art and as objects of scientific and historical significance, and The Botanical Wall Chart documents this extraordinary convergence of disciplines that flourished in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Attendees at the talk will also have the opportunity to view The Fall, an exhibition combining Anna Laurent's…

The Guerrilla Gardeners’ Garden Tour

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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…

After Work Foragers

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Leave the cares of the office behind and come into the cool and shade of the woodland in search of something for the dinner table. You'll learn sustainable harvesting techniques and basic plant identification. Nibble leaves, flowers and roots - then take some home to turn into your own wild creations. Booking essential here Like our Facebook page; Follow us on Twitter; Follow us on Instagram

Borough Market – Find and Feast

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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…

Alexandra Park Mini Chelsea – A Walk in the Park

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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 …

Campfire Tree Safari

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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…

Weed and Plant Identification Walk Around Camden Town/Kentish Town

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until May 28, 2017

Meet Camden Road Overground station (Camden Rd, London NW1 9LS) Walk for 1 hour looking at weeds and plants, finishing at The Boma Garden Centre, 51 - 53 Islip Street, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2DL. Bring photos/samples of any weeds/plants you would like identified. Walk regardless of rain.  Refreshments in the café at the garden centre after the walk.  

Manor Farm Nature Space Project Launch

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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…

Doing the Lambeth Walk

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Cranbrook Goes Nuts in May

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until May 29, 2017

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

Shanks Pony in Residence

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 4, 2017

Come and meet resident gardener 'Shanks Pony' for gardening discussion and advice, and visit the roof garden.

Gardens in Time

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dig deep into the roots of modern gardening, from ponds, pergolas and pots to roses, recipes and remedies. Join us for a day of talks, tours and workshops and explore the garden in greater depth.  This special day will showcase a cornucopia of horticulturalists, gardeners, garden historians and creatives who will be on hand to lead you through the history of gardens. Although Fishbourne Roman Palace Garden is so ancient, it feels remarkably familiar. The features which make up the garden are…

25 Years in Dry, Dappled Shade

May 31 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

An entertaining first time opportunity to hear BBC Radio London and The Robert Elms Show’s resident gardening expert, St John Stephen, talking in person about what he has learnt after a quarter of a century as a gardener in London: its challenges, joys and its unique physical and human environment. A Chelsea Fringe stalwart, St John will cover the geology of the London basin and its particular climate, the nature of the built environment and the almost endless microclimates that…

GardenTech: future urban green space

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Behind the wall of New Covent Garden Flower Market

June 2 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until June 3, 2017

Join us on one of two free tours going behind the wall of our brand new Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market. The UK’s largest wholesale flower market, we’re a bright, modern space packed full of sensational flowers, plants, foliage and sundries. Come and discover the history and workings of the market behind every great florist. When: We’re running two tours, one on Friday 2 June and one on Saturday 3 June. Tours start at 7am and last for…

Natural Happiness – the Gardener’s Way

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Natural Happiness – the Gardener’s Way uses gardening methods to help people grow their own happiness. Based on Alan’s forthcoming book, this workshop will show you how gardening skills like composting or companion planting can help you to cultivate your own wellbeing, with Chelsea Physic Garden as our learning model. You can see more here at natural happiness After a short introduction, we will spend 30-40 minutes in the Garden, guided by Alan Heeks and Michael Holland, showing the Gardener’s…

Lush Bonnington Pavements

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bonnington Square is right in the heart of London, just two minutes walk from the river and just ten minutes from the Houses of Parliament. In the early eighties the one hundred houses of the Square were all squatted, forming a bohemian community from all around the world. The squat had two community gardens, a cafe, a wholefood shop, a nightclub, a newsletter and even a milkbar. Although it is no longer squatted, the gardens and cafe survive. Hear from…

Really Get To Know Your Wild Plants

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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…

Bat Walk

June 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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…

Secret Harleyford Road Garden

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bonnington Square is famous for its lush pavements, but the inspiration was the nearby Harleyford Road gardens. Now one of the most established community gardens in London hear from local resident Jenny Vulgar about what has made it so successful. A true hidden gem.

Natural Beeswax Cosmetics and Candles

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to make a range of home made natural and skin nourishing hand-cremes, lip balms, soaps and furniture polish using plant and vegetable oils with beeswax. Participants will also learn how to make simple candles. All materials are provided and you'll leave with some beautiful products to take home. Mark Patterson is a beekeeper, bee inspector for DEFRA and a leading beekeeping and bee conservation educator through his company Apicultural. Booking essential here Like our Facebook page; Follow us…

Poison in the Wood – Deadly Plants

June 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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

+ Export Events