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May 2019

Out of the woods

Tue 21 May @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST
BMA HOUSE, Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9JP United Kingdom
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Free

Its the BMA's 4th year at Chelsea Fringe, inviting health professionals and garden makers to share ideas about social prescribing, gardens and mental health initiatives. Join us to celebrate the role of trees, forest gardens and the infinite craft of wooden spoons. Our guest speakers are Prof Michael Heinrich, UCL School of Pharmacy, Dr Katherine Kennet and Olivia Clark from Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Jane Myat and Deborah Schneebeli Morrell from Caversham Group Practice. Please book your tickets here.

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What are Gardens For? Open Garden Squares Weekend at Chelsea Fringe

Tue 21 May @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Coutts, 440 Strand
London, WC2R 0QS United Kingdom
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£28

Open Garden Squares Weekend, London’s most popular gardening-visiting event and the flagship event of London Parks and Gardens Trust, comes to Chelsea Fringe to celebrate gardens of every kind and shape in a far-reaching discussion exploring the value and purpose of gardens and planted spaces and the impact they make to our lives. Panellists will discuss the value of all kinds of gardens - roofs, wildflower meadows, hospital and therapeutic gardens, allotments and produce gardens and historic and commemorative gardens.…

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Flower Market: Botanical Style at Home

Tue 21 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
townhouse, 5 Fournier St
London, London E1 6QE United Kingdom
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£5.00

In 2013 designer and illustrator Michelle Mason co-founded Mason & Painter, a vintage shop on Columbia Road in east London, famed for its Sunday flower market. Her first book ‘Flower Market: Botanical Style at Home’ is published in April and draws on her design experience to create stunning combinations to show how to make the most of your fresh flowers and bring botanical style into the home The wide variety of seasonal plants and flowers available in the flower market…

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The Bethnal Green Mulberry

Wed 22 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London, E1 6QE United Kingdom
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Free

Town House will be highlighting the plight of the Bethnal Green Mulberry during Chelsea Fringe with a feature window display. Learn about its history and hear the story of the campaign to save it in a talk at Town House on the 22nd  May at 6.30pm. The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life traces the controversial saga of the Bethnal Green Mulberry, believed to be the oldest tree in the East End. In spite of a Tree Protection Order and designation as a…

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Edible Landscapes

Thu 23 May @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm BST
townhouse, 5 Fournier St
London, London E1 6QE United Kingdom
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£15.00

Create your own little Eden with fruit and nuts weighing down the branches of your trees and delicious, unusual edibles available all year round - without all the hassle of a vegetable patch! Join Jo Homan to learn about some edible perennial plants and trees, how to identify them and what to do with them:- learn the basics of forest gardening - what makes them work, their structure and what they produce try eating some forest garden produce (a light…

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Orchard workshops

Thu 23 May @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm BST
Brixton orchard, Brixton Orchard, Brixton Hill
London, SW2 5RW United Kingdom
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Free

Introducing the Brixton Orchard, a green space with 35 fruit trees and hundreds of edible hedges, showcasing how fruit trees can be integrated into urban spaces. Come and explore this beautiful space for a workshop on basic fruit tree physiology and care. The event is free but numbers are limited - book here 

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Fergus the Forager

Fri 24 May @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm BST
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£21.55

KentCLOTH - Discovery of natural colour at Doddington Place Gardens. Fergus will lead the group around the 10 acre garden to discover the natural colours that can be sourced from its plants and bark. Working with differently mordanted fabrics, and through the creation and use of paper made from mushroom species, participants will discover the many unique variables involved in the extraction and setting down of colour. Bring your own packed lunch. Please book your tickets in advance here

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Flower Arranging Workshop at Doddington Place Gardens

Fri 24 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington Place Gardens
Nr Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£55

Join us at Doddington Place Gardens for a flower arranging workshop by Brook Wood Flowers. Guided tour around the 10 acre landscaped gardens with Head Gardener, Lucy Adams collecting flowers and foliage. Homemade lunch followed by workshop learning how to make a hand tied bouquet suitable for your vase. And please bring your own vase. Booking is essential in advance here

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Crusoe300 Flash fiction Creative Writing Walkshop

Sat 25 May @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Barbican Centre, Barbican Centre, Silk Street
London, London EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom
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£37.50

For novice or experienced writers who want to learn more about ‘flash fiction’, an exciting short form of storytelling, taking inspiration from Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, first published 300 years ago this year.  Led by Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, a prize-winning writer and acclaimed writing tutor, you will learn flash fiction techniques and begin to write your own flash fiction based around themes from Robinson Crusoe. The walkshop has been devised by Rebekah and the Museum of Walking’s founder Andrew Stuck, and…

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Morocco in Bloom un viaggio tra immagini, racconti e thè alla menta con Giuppi Pietromarchi

Sun 26 May
RADICEPURA, RADICEPURA, VIA FOGAZZARO, 19
GIARRE, Catania 95024 Italy
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8€

I profumi e i colori dei fiori, delle foglie e della stessa terra; il calore del sole e che coabita con la frescura dell'acqua che scorre nei giardini del Marocco. Tutto questo scorre tra le pagine del libro di Giuppi Pietromarchi - 'Morocco in bloom'; in qualità di moglie dell'Ambasciatore italiano arriva in Marocco dal 1985, lui ha una grande passione per il giardinaggio ed i giardini – che ha ereditato da suo padre e suo nonno - ed ebbe…

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How Well Do You Know Your Fungi?

Sun 26 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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£10

An afternoon of workshops on mushrooms and fungi, with Patrick Mallory of Upcycled Mushrooms. 10am Introduction to Outdoor Fungi Cultivation (1 hr) In this workshop Patrick shows how it is possible & beneficial to integrate fungi cultivation into gardens or allotments. He will cover how fungi help to build fertile soils whilst also increasing biodiversity and benefiting people and surrounding wildlife. 12pm Fungi: The Hidden Kingdom, a talk (1 hr) This talk looks at the fascinating hidden kingdom of fungi…

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