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June 2016

Get Growing Garden Trail: Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm BST
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Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Drive
Bristol, BS11 0NJ United Kingdom
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Free

Community-run gardens growing root veg, fruits and squashes. Friendly place to visit with animals to see as well – sheep, goats, pigs, chickens. Activities: Advice available and some plants and produce available to buy. Café should be open but ring ahead to confirm. For more information phone: 0117 938 1128 or email: ian@lwfarm.org.uk

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Blooming Gardens

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Walmer Castle & Gardens, Kingsdown Road
Deal, Kent Kent, CT14 7LJ United Kingdom

Take a step through the garden gate at this hidden corner of the Kent coast, as the borders at Walmer Castle come to life for the summer. With something for families, kids and keen gardeners alike, this weekend explores the wonders of the Great British garden. Take part in the garden talks and tours from our experts. Find something different from the plant traders’ stalls for your own pots or borders. Taste local produce and indulge in an afternoon tea…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Community Farm

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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The Community Farm, Denny Lane, Chew Magna (near Chew Valley lake)
Bristol, Greater London BS40 8SZ United Kingdom
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Come and see one of our Community Farmer Days in action and meet the people behind the parsnips! The Community Farm is owned by more than 500 members of the local community. We grow and sell organic food via a box delivery service, and involve people in growing and learning about the food they eat through volunteering and other activities. The way we farm supports nature; providing natural habitats and food sources for wildlife to help increase biodiversity. So while…

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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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Get Growing Garden Trail: Woodcroft Community Orchard

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Woodcroft Community Orchard, Behind Woodcroft Road (access lane opposite 97 Birchwood Road), St Anne’s
Bristol, BS4 4QS United Kingdom
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Free

A community run project on land at Woodcroft Road Allotments. We have planted over 50 fruit trees and a range of soft fruits. Access via a resurfaced track from Birchwood Road or a lovely walk through Nightingale Valley. We will have shelter and refreshments available. Activities: Chat about fruit tree care and join us on one of our regular volunteer days. This year we are focused on well-being through gardening – expect to pick up a spade! For more information email…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm BST
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University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£4.50 – £16

The Botanic Garden offers a wide range of vocational and leisure courses aimed at all levels of experience. In addition to our highly popular vegetable growing and gardening courses, we are an approved centre for the Royal Horticultural Society courses and qualifications. Activities: Sunday only – guided tours of the garden 11am and 2.30pm. Refreshments.

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Eggs and honey: Keeping chickens and bees in the garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm BST
Phoenix Farm, Bloemfontein Rd
London , W14 0RQ United Kingdom
£12.50 – £25

The session will be a taster of what’s involved and how to get started in small scale chicken and bee keeping. Aspects will include food, shelter, space, health, equipment, costs and time commitment required. The workshop will take place at Phoenix School Farm, which provides a learning resource for the school, local community groups and offers volunteering opportunities for local residents. Comprising of glasshouses, polytunnels and a series of beds, fruit and vegetables of all description are produced together with…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: GREENS Community Garden & Roundhouse (HHEAG)

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm BST
Bourchier Gardens Allotments, Adjacent to 119 Crosscombe Drive, Hartcliffe
Bristol, BS13 0DA United Kingdom
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Free

This is ‘Greens’ second site, which is being developed as an orchard, allotment site and community meeting place. In the past year local people have worked together to build a beautiful roundhouse with amazing views across the whole of Bristol. Activities: Meet the growers and builders, help us with some seed sowing and planting, and just enjoy the view. Homemade refreshments available. For more information email: info@hheag.org.uk

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Flower Nation: Invaders, Migrants and Weeds in the British Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 4:15 pm BST
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University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£4.50

This exhibition is a response to this theme by Howard Sooley, the photographer and film-maker, who first depicted gardens in iconic images of the garden of his friend Derek Jarman at Dungeness. He has included personal references such as the plane trees which criss-cross the sky outside his studio in London Fields, and cites as a favourite book ‘The Englishman’s Flora’ by Geoffrey Grigson (1955). 2016 is Visit England’s ‘Year of the English Garden’ and ever since the age of…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Andy’s Haven

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Andy’s Haven, The Polytunnel, The Park Opportunity Centre, Daventry Road, Knowle
Bristol, Greater London BS4 1DQ United Kingdom
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Free

Andy’s Haven produces food for the local community that is sold through The Park in Knowle West. Come along and see two polytunnels and outside space brimming with produce as well as a huge collection of chickens and turkeys that are reared each year for eggs and meat. Activities: Tea and coffee, plus plants for sale and animals to visit.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Blaise Community Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Blaise Castle Walled Garden, Henbury Road
Bristol, BS10 7QS United Kingdom
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1790’s walled garden in Blaise Estate. Presently under restoration by volunteers, growing flowers, fruit, vegetables and building amenities. Toilet next to Blaise Café. Activities: Making a miniature ‘magic’ garden, colourful bunting, sowing seeds. BBQ midday, refreshments, plants for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Bramble Farm Community Smallholding

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Bramble Farm Community Smallholding, Dundry slopes, off Stockwood Crescent
Bristol, BS4 1AW United Kingdom
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We are a community group growing vegetables and raising animals for produce to feed our families high quality, high welfare, locally produced, fresh food. Activities: Meet the farm animals. Pet’s Corner. Seed sowing in newspaper pots. Plant and produce sales. Children’s activities. BBQ and refreshments. Cake sale. Members on hand to give urban smallholding advice. From Redcatch Road, enter Stockwood Crescent and we are midpoint around the crescent. Walk through the privet hedges on to Northern Slopes. Park and turn right.…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Golden Hill Community Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
The Golden Hill Community Garden, off Monk Road
Bristol, BS7 8NE United Kingdom
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Free

Come and see our beautiful and productive garden and the gorgeous Bishopston Bale House – our new straw bale eco house. Our garden is packed packed with innovation – wall built out of recycled tetra paks; the Tower of Power solar pump providing recycled water to over 200 allotment plots and an edible forest. Wheelchair accessible including toilet, disabled parking available on request. Activities: Plants for sale, pond dipping, pizza, tea and cake. Entrance through the allotment gates at the bottom…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Lets Grow Community Garden & Allotment

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Lets Grow Community Garden & Allotment, Springfield Allotments, Andover Road, Knowle
Bristol, BS4 1AJ United Kingdom
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We are a community allotment project which is part of Knowle West Health Association. We produce fruit and vegetables and engage people in a variety of activities to help promote their health & wellbeing. The majority of our produce is used in our Community Kitchen, where we run cookery classes, or sold back to the community. Activities: See the chickens, wildlife pond, and bee friendly planting, explore the poly-tunnels and outdoor growing plots, and enjoy the beautiful scenery overlooking the Northern…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Incredible Edible walk

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Start: Millennium Square, Canons Way
Bristol, BS1 5DB United Kingdom
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Sara Venn of Incredible Edible Bristol invites you to join a guided walk of the Urban Food Trail. The walk will start at Millennium Square and end up at Grow Bristol’s site on Feeder Road, where the aquaponics units will be open only for people on the tour to visit. There will be lots of opportunities to find out more about all the projects involved as we walk along the Trail. The guided walk is free, but must be booked…

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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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Get Growing Garden Trail: Easton Community Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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Easton Community Garden, Gordon Road, Easton/Whitehall
Bristol, BS5 7DR United Kingdom
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We are a beautiful volunteer-run collaborative kitchen garden. Local people are welcomed on a drop-in basis every Thursday throughout the year and take home a share of the produce. The project was started in 2001 and has thrived as a demonstration permaculture site ever since. We do have a shelter in case it rains and a compost loo. Activities: Tours of the garden showing ‘no-dig’ method, composting, maintenance of fertility, water harvesting, ponds and our chimney stove. Cakes made by our…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Hengrove & Whitchurch Community Orchard

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm BST
Hengrove & Whitchurch Community Orchard, Meet at Whitchurch Library, Oatlands Avenue, Whitchurch
Bristol, BS14 0SX United Kingdom
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Talk, walk and master class by Tessa Fitzjohn Curator and Charles Staniland Horticultural Specialist in fruit trees and Orchard Management. Tessa Fitzjohn Curator will talk about how a community Orchard is a public work of art, and the Orchard Engagement Programme. Charles Staniland will tell tales about the history of the heritage species we’ve planted and lead a workshop on Orchard maintenance. Activities: Apple cake and tea provided by Whitchurch WI. The orchard is on Whitchurch Village Green. The Orchard is…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Sims Hill Shared Harvest

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Meet at Feed Bristol, 181 Frenchay Park Rd (on the corner with Stoke Lane), Stapleton
Bristol, Greater London BS16 1HB United Kingdom
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We will have a stall at Feed Bristol 12–5pm on Saturday, so come find us there amidst all the fun and festivities. Activities: Our new Sims Hill Farm Manager Miriam Schoen will lead a tour of the Sims Hill growing land on the Feed Bristol site and also to our original growing site across the motorway and just off Stoke Lane, which contains our polytunnels bursting with fresh salad crops and our naturally built packing shed. Come join us! For more…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Sustainable Westbury-on-Trym

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Sustainable Westbury-on-Trym, 47 Abbey Road, Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol, BS9 3QN United Kingdom
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Helping local residents produce 2,000 tomato, brassica, bean, squash, herbs, pumpkin and other plants for distribution in WoT. The aim is to show those people who would not normally grow any of their own food that it is possible. Activities: Tomato, bean, squash and pumpkin and other plants for sale (at cost price) for planting outside and in greenhouses, plus advice on how to grow them. Various seeds suitable for late sowing also available. Wormeries to look at and learn about…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Feed Bristol

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Feed Bristol, 181 Frenchay Park Rd (on the corner with Stoke Lane), Stapleton
Bristol, BS16 1HB United Kingdom
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Feed Bristol is Avon Wildlife Trust’s 5 acre community project, growing organic food in a wildlife friendly way to support education, health and well-being and social enterprise. We support groups with different needs and running training sessions throughout the year. Top up your garden from our wildflower nursery. Activities: Explore how nature helps us grow; sample delights from our ‘herbal and delicious’ café; sensational seasonal BBQ and live music. FREE fun activities for all the family.

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Diggers

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Diggers - Twenty First Century Definition: A group of Chelsea Fringe participants and supporters who formed a choir in November 2015. Diggers are a new gardeners' choir, open to anyone involved with community gardening or who supports it. The aim is to establish a repertoire of songs that we can sing together, usually at outdoor locations, in support of gardening initiatives (or occasionally by way of protest, too). We are ‘appearing’ at two Chelsea Fringe projects – and aim to…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Old Library, Eastville

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
The Old Library, Eastville, Muller Road
Bristol, BS5 6XP United Kingdom
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Free

New for 2016, we are a 100% volunteer-run community space at the heart of Purdown and Eastville, with a great outdoor space awaiting transformation. Activities: Sow pumpkins, having a go at growing the tallest sunflower, plant-up hanging baskets and raised beds. Seedlings for swap and sale. Refreshments and home made cakes available – bring a picnic blanket. Seeds and tools provided. For more information about this new group, email: southlockleaze@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook:

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Horfield Organic Community Orchard

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Horfield Organic Community Orchard, Walk down lane beside 22 Kings Drive
Bristol, Greater London BS7 8JP United Kingdom
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Pioneering, member-managed orchard, inspiring fruit growing as a way to grow community, wellbeing, and local sustainable food. Activities: Home Orchard Plot project – see plans and progress. Orchard Roots Bristol – exhibition and stories of local, heritage apples. Find out how a community group transformed marginal land into a beautiful, fruitful urban oasis. Join the orchard – share harvests and learning. Homemade cakes, refreshments, produce and plants for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Trinity Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
The Trinity Garden, Trinity Centre, Trinity Road
Bristol, BS2 0NW United Kingdom
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A thriving, community space in a predominantly urban area near the city centre. Growing area, cob house, polytunnel and play area. We are open all year round. Join our weekly Community Days on Wednesdays, when everybody is welcome to get stuck into some gardening and share a meal, as much as possible sourced from the garden. Our other projects include forest schools, foraging walks and herbal workshops. Come and meet us to find out more!

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Stoke Lane Community Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Stoke Lane Community Garden, Stoke Lane, Westbury on Trym
Bristol, BS9 3RW United Kingdom
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A shared green space that is maintained and enjoyed by the local community. It provides a habitat for wildlife, especially birds and insects; improves the natural environment for local residents and visitors to the area; and is a productive sustainable growing space for community projects and local school visits. Activities: Gardening tips, plant sales, allotment tours and refreshments. Volunteers on site most Saturday mornings 11am–1pm, but the garden is open at all times to visit and enjoy.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: North Bristol tour

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Start: The Old Library, Eastville, Muller Road
Bristol, BS5 6XP United Kingdom
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£11.74

Led by Steve England, this tour takes in The Old Library, Eastville, the Woodland Trust Edible Woodland on South Purdown, Elm Tree Farm (who will be welcoming the tour even though they aren’t officially open on Saturday), then on to Feed Bristol. Approx distance: 3 miles. Booking via Eventbrite.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Patchwork Community Gardening Group Dean Lane Orchard

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Patchwork Community Gardening Group Dean Lane Orchard, On the corners of Dean Lane & Warden Road, Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 1BS United Kingdom
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The Patchwork Community Gardening Group is a group of local residents who are working to tidy up neglected patches of land around Bedminster and Southville, with the aim of making our neighbourhood more attractive to residents and wildlife. This orchard is a new addition – we planted it in November 2015. Activities: Plant a pot of salad. Cakes for sale. Access to the orchard is available all the time, but volunteers on site 2–4pm on Saturday 4 June. For more information…

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Secret gardens of Golborne

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Elkstone Road Sensory Garden, Corner of Elkstone Road and Golborne Road
London, W10 United Kingdom
Free

A Saturday afternoon walk exploring the unexpected vegetable gardens of the RBKC Community Kitchen Garden scheme. Starting at Golborne Bridge at 2pm the walk ends at St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing community kitchen garden, with tea and a plant sale from local nursery Cultivating K&C.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Elm Tree Farm

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Elm Tree Farm, Park Road, Stapleton
Bristol, BS16 1AA United Kingdom
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We are a 12.5 acre site where we train adults with learning difficulties in horticulture and animal care. We produce a wide variety of fruit, veg and plants which we sell to the public. Activities: Come and join us for our Open Day – we are having a BBQ and cakes, you can meet the animals (pigs, lambs, chickens, ponies) and there will be plenty of games for the children. Demonstrations throughout the day and plants/produce for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Leigh Court Farm

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Leigh Court Farm, Pill Road, Abbots Leigh
Bristol, BS8 3RA United Kingdom
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We at Leigh Court Farm have been growing vegetables for our organic box scheme since 1999 from the Victorian walled garden at Leigh Court in Abbots Leigh. Activities: Tours of the garden, orchard and paddock where our chickens are housed. Refreshments and homemade cake will be provided. Take the A369 Portishead road out of Bristol. Just beyond Abbots Leigh village, take the right hand turn for Leigh Court. For more information email: mail@leighcourtfarm.org.uk

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Upper Horfield Community Garden Club

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Upper Horfield Community Garden Club, Behind Eden Church, Eden Grove, Horfield
Bristol, BS7 0PQ United Kingdom
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The Club was formed when residents converted a disused basketball court into a community growing space with polytunnels, raised beds, community beds, a wild area and fruit garden. Our aim is to produce vegetables and plants at prices local people and visitors can afford. Activities: Herbs, vegetables and flowers for sale. Drinks and cakes.

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Clapton Park – The poppy estate

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
Clapton Park Estate, Mandeville St
London, Greater London E5 0BP United Kingdom
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See how we have changed our green spaces to suit the people that live here.  260 fruit trees and bushes, 54 allotments and 500m of flower edges, come and see how and why:) Social housing green space maintenance driven by residents not tape measures! Walking tours at 1pm and 4pm leaving from the bus stop on Mandeville street, Clapton park estate. Free estate map and our famous annual seed packs.  You can download a map here

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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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Pick a flower, paint a flower, plant a flower

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Cranbrook Community Centre & Food Garden, Mace Street
London, E2 0RB United Kingdom
Free

An opportunity to visit our award winning food garden on the Lubetkin designed Cranbrook Estate in Bethnal Green. Pick a flower from the garden, or choose one we have already picked and create an artwork based on it. Afterwards plant wildflower seeds in the grounds of the community centre, in the garden, or in a pot to take home with you. Facebook and Twitter

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Fishponds Community Orchard

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Fishponds Community Orchard, Plot 180 Thingwall Park allotments
Bristol, BS16 2AL United Kingdom
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The orchard is in a lovely spot alongside the 70 acres of green space of Eastville Park and the Frome Valley. Established in 2005, it is managed organically and has some old and rare local varieties of fruit trees, soft fruit and a willow dome. Activities: Hear about developing and running a Community Orchard, its produce and cider making. Refreshments and local produce. On the large allotment site off Thingwall Park, Fishponds, Plot 180. Entrance is via allotment gates. Transport: 47,…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Redland Green Allotments including orchard section

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Redland Green Allotments including orchard section, Next to Redland Green Farm, Redland
Bristol, BS6 7HF United Kingdom
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Allotment holders growing fruit and vegetables on individual plots and in deep beds in our communal orchard. Site is on a steep slope (sturdy shoes required). Combine with a visit to Metford Road Community Orchard, which is on the same allotment site, but accessed via a different entrance. Activities: Refreshments and advice.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Metford Road Community Orchard

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Metford Road Community Orchard, Metford Road Allotments, Metford Road (entrance by no 37), Redland
Bristol, BS6 7LA United Kingdom
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Small organic orchard based on permaculture principles growing apples, plums, pears, medlars, quinces, gages, grapes, figs, a few nuts and a multitude of different berries and currants. Herb garden and chutney vegetable plot. Site is on a steep slope (sturdy shoes required) with a stream at the bottom and numerous ponds, and is teeming with wildlife in the summer. Compost loo and custom built gazebo-style oak shelter. Activities: Guided tours, tea and biscuits/cakes, produce and plant sales.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Totterdown Sprouting

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Totterdown Sprouting, Orchard at the bottom of Park Street, Totterdown
Bristol, BS4 3BJ United Kingdom
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A group in Totterdown growing edible food in public places. We have a small Community Orchard at the bottom of Park Street with fruit trees and bushes and a small raised vegetable bed, with also a ‘bug hotel’ to encourage wildlife. Additionally we grow herbs in raised beds in Oxford Street. Access throughout the weekend or join us on Sunday afternoon when volunteers will be in the Orchard. Information on activities and work parties on the Tresa website. Suggestions and…

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Quilt Garden Day

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Textile artist Katherine May has been leading Hackney residents in ‘Quilt Garden’ –  a community ‘patchwork’ project – transforming their old clothes and fabrics into a communal piece to hang in the Garden. In a special event for Chelsea Fringe, we’re celebrating the completion of the work, with a display of the finished piece, in among the trees and flowers of the Garden. Visitors will also be able to read the stories of the fabrics which were shared along the way, hear Katherine talk about the…

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Olden Garden Music Party

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Olden Community Garden, 22 Whistler Street
London, N5 1NH United Kingdom
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£5

An afternoon of acoustic music - Gypsy Jazz, Irish, American and English Folk, Renaissance Choral - in Highbury's secret, two-acre community garden tucked away near the Emirates Stadium in Drayton Park, N5.  BBQ, cakes, teas, bar.

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Perfume: a century of scents

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London, E1 6QE United Kingdom
Free

Lizzie Olstrom, or Odette Toilette, has been changing the way we think about scent for the past six years and will be giving a talk on 20th century perfume and the simulation of nature. Lizzie has created sensory experiences for many brands, galleries and museums including Aesop, the British Museum and Somerset House and is author of 'Perfume: a century of scents'. Space is limited so booking essential.  Follow this link to Eventbrite to reserve your place and visit our…

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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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Gardens in Miniature from thejoyofplants.co.uk

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

Brixton, Chelsea and Southbank London, Greater London United Kingdom

Thejoyofplants.co.uk is getting to the bottom of London’s pothole crisis by teaming up with Steve Wheen, The Pothole Gardener, to beautify the unsightly holes that line the London city streets in the most unexpected of ways. The grand finale of the Chelsea Fringe festival sees these totally unexpected three miniature creations launch around London from Thursday 9th June. The micro gardens have been designed not just to make passers by smile, but to inspire Londoners to be creative with their…

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Organic food growing for real beginners

Thu 9 June, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Abbey Gardens, Bakers Row
London, E15 3NF United Kingdom
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£12.50

This training is organised by Capital Growth, London's food growing network. If you want to start growing food but don't know where to start, this course is for you! From understanding your space to what can be grown to basic organic principles, we'll go through all the essential steps to start a successful organic food growing space. For all our coming training sessions please visit here This training is £12.50 for Capital Growth members and £25 for non members. Bookings…

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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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Grow to sell: What is legal?

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm BST
Allens Gardens, Allens Gardens - Bethune Road
London, London N16 8SB United Kingdom
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£12.5

Are you looking at growing fruit and vegetables to sell? Then join us as we will go through everything you need to start growing to sell from packaging, weighing scales, and labeling to legal requirement and where to find specific information on growing to sell. Experienced growers from Growing Communities will explain how they do it and share their best tips on growing to sell. This training is suitable for anyone interested in selling produce that they've grown. Trainer: Sophie…

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Barbara Hepworth Summer Garden Party

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Pop-up sculpture park next to Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, Newport Street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom

Title: Barbara Hepworth Summer Garden Party Date & Time: Friday 10th June, 12pm -3pm Where: Pop-up sculpture park next to Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, SE11 6AY Description: Vauxhall One is hosting a summer garden party with acoustic music and Pimm’s in the striking Barbra Hepworth inspired garden. Previously positioned in front of Tate Britain, the garden which reflects the bold lines and simplicity in Hepworth’s work has been relocated to the corner of Newport St. next door to Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall.…

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Once upon a time in a garden…

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until Sat 11 June, 2016

Mary’s Living & Giving Shop for Save the Children, 109 Regents Park Road
London, NW1 8UR United Kingdom

Temporary installation related to the fairytale world. The magic world of the fairytales helps children to develop their imagination and their capacity to understand what is rational and what is fantastic. Children learn new words, new linguistic and emotional tools. Children learn how to deal with strong emotions in a protected environment, with their family next to them. Through fairytales children learn what is right and wrong about their behaviours. The positive outcome of the story and the problems solved…

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Silent Space

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Garden of Friends Meeting House, 45 Northfield End
Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2JJ United Kingdom
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Free

Imagine stepping into a green and tranquil place.  Somewhere you feel free to switch off your phone, stop talking.... and just wander.  Could as little as five minutes silence in a green space make a difference to the way we think and feel? This summer, thanks to Silent Space, an ambitious new pilot study, we'll have the chance to find out. Several gardens across the UK, open to the public will be providing visitors with the opportunity to stroll, admire,…

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Herbal Memories, Remedies and Recipes

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
The Museum of Cambridge, 2/3 Castle Street
Cambridge , Cambs CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Free

Gathering stories and promoting memories through sensory recollections with herbs - a treat for the senses from the Museum of Cambridge Courtyard. Please bring favourite herbal remedies or recipes to share, or just come along to enjoy our fresh herbal teas and the sensory memories evoked. Celebrating the installation of the community raised-bed of herbs created out of reclaimed pallets by local charity Make-Do-And-Mend and sharing stories to create a Cambridge book of Herbal Memories, Remedies and Recipes.

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Flower Nation: Howard Sooley ‘In Conversation’ with Tim Richardson

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Free

In association with the exhibition currently on display in the Devers Room at the University of  Bristol Botanic Garden, Flower Nation: Invaders, Migrants and Weeds in the British Garden, photographer Howard Sooley will be 'in conversation' with garden writer and Chelsea Fringe director Tim Richardson. Howard will explain the impulses behind the exhibition and the process of putting it together, with reference to the underlying metaphor of 'plants as immigrants'. How far can we push this analogy? And can it…

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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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Babylon Plants Open Day

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Babylon Plants, The Stables, Chestnut Farm, Cuxham
Watlington, Oxfordshire OX49 5ND United Kingdom
Free

Babylon Plants, The Stables, Chestnut Farm, Cuxham, Watlington, OX49 5ND Time 10.00 – 4.00pm Babylon Plants wholesale nursery which is usually only open to trade is opening to the public for the second time  as part of the Chelsea Fringe event. Members of the public will have the unique opportunity to browse the nursery stock, peruse the cut flower beds, walk through the wild flower meadow, buy plants at wholesale prices and eat homemade cake, tea and lemonade – served…

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Open Orchard Poetry Tour

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
West Norwood railway station, Knights Hill
West Norwood, LONDON, SE27 0HS United Kingdom
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Free

Join the Open Orchard Project and Poetry Slabs for a walking tour of some of the mini-orchards planted in West Norwood over the last two years. Discover the power of bringing communities together through the planting of fruit trees and through the poetrification of the public realm. Along the way there will be local history, poetry readings, a little art, and some history - everyone can participate. We'll start the walk at West Norwood railway station at 10am and return…

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Foraging Walk and Harty Supper

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
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Dinner at 7.30 pm
Marine Lake, Clevedon, Somerset Clevedon, Somerset BS217TY United Kingdom + Google Map
£65

11th June @ 10.30am-1.30pm (walk) and 7.30pm (supper) Join Martin Bailey for a morning of coastal foraging along The Poet’s Walk, Clevedon. Discover and forage delicious, seasonal wild herbs and coastal vegetables. In the evening, at 7.30pm, relax and enjoy a vegetarian feast prepared by the Harty Suppers team at Harts Bakery, Bristol, (underneath Temple Meads Station) - expect fresh, wild ingredients and wonderfully new flavours. Booking Essential here Facebook and Twitter

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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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Royal ‘Secret Garden’ Tours

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Barratt London Marketing & Sales Suite at Fulham Riverside, 49 Townmead Road
Fulham, London SW6 2GS United Kingdom
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Free

Fulham Riverside and other local residents can celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with an all-day plant fair, food stalls, and specialist ‘Secret Garden’ Tours. The stalls will be open from 11.00 – 17.00, with pre-booked tours running throughout the day for all registered participants and will start at Barratt London’s Fulham Riverside Marketing and Sales Suite. Guests will join a guided tour though the development gardens. This is a free event, but booking for tours is essential as numbers are…

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Beneath the Willow

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Wilton Estate Community Garden, Greenwood Road
London, E8 1BD United Kingdom

A fun filled day of family activities centred around an ever expanding community garden in a lush green housing estate in the heart of Hackney. Forget London Fields this is the real hidden gem of Hackney Central. During the day there will be willow craft where you can make a bird feeder to encourage small birds (and quite possibly the parrots) into your garden, along with simple willow stars for the younger attendees to make and dreamcatchers. Combined with a…

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Plot to Pan – eating well to better your health

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Phyllis Court Club, Phyllis Court Drive, Marlow Road
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2HT United Kingdom
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free

Join Ruth Green expert nutritional scientist for a fun and educational morning talk focusing on eating well to better your health. Come and find out what to do with that glut of vegetables that so often end up at the back of the fridge or at the bottom of a vegetable box. Discover the benefits of using seasonal fruit and vegetables to enhance and promote optimal health and longevity. Ruth uses her knowledge of nutrition and physiology to inspire you…

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Community planting and Floral Installation

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Horniman Primary school, Horniman Drive
London, SE233BP United Kingdom
Free

Come and join our community wild meadow flower planting, visit our floral installation, eat delicious edible floral inspired pizza's by the wonderful Van Dough, take home wild flower seed packets designed by Horniman Primary school children. Look forward to welcoming you all. All plants kindly sponsored by Shane Connolly and Co and Van dough!

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Garden Gate Herbal Medicine Day

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
The Garden Gate Project Ltd, Northdown Park
Margate, Kent CT9 3TP United Kingdom
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We are hosting an Open Day to celebrate 'Herbal Medicine Week'. Lots of activities for all ages including... Herbal tea and Therapies taster session, Mini treatments including…Reiki healing, Back and Shoulder Massage, Hand reflexology and Indian Head Massage… Arts & Crafts activities, Craft Stall, Jewellery & Music… Bee Awareness and Plant Stall… Strong Tea, Great Coffee & Fabulous Cake… Delicious Paella & our famous Wood Fired Pizza. Presented in collaboration with friends from… The Chamomile Clinic, Haeckels,  James & Kathy…

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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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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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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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Reclaimed, Recycled, Reshaped: Learn to make your own wire sculpture

Sun 12 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Maureen Michaelson Gallery, Maureen Michaelson Gallery, 17 Belsize Lane, Hampstead
London , Hampstead NW3 5AD United Kingdom
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Free

FIONA CAMPBELL, fresh from making the copper woven canopy for this year’s Viking Cruises show garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, will be demonstrating her sculpting techniques. Her sculptures are made from recycled materials such as copper, plastic, wool and twine. For ages 8+ to 80s, a fun day of watching an artist at work and maybe even try your hand at making some art! Demonstrations between 11am and 5pm. Visitors can pop in at any time of the day…

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Small-space Urban Growing in Clapton Garden, E5

Sun 12 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Clapton Garden, 14 Caldeccott Way
London, E5 0DA United Kingdom
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As featured in Gardener's World Magazine* this unexpected greenspace combines vertical growing, edibles and scented flowers with a place to relax. All on a social housing estate!** If you want to grow but have limited space, visit us and share ideas over a cup of tea and slice of cake.  (Or combine with the fabulous Clapton Jumble Trail on same day).  Seedlings available to buy! *June 2016   **Clapton Park Estate 'The Poppy Estate'  

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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

The HotHouse

Sat 20 May, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Embassy Gardens, New Union Square, 5 Nine Elms Ln
London, Greater London SW8 5DA United Kingdom
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Free

Chelsea Fringe pop-up cultural space featuring a range of horticulture inspired art workshops and activities, as well as inspirational talks and intergenerational gardening activities. For detailed timings please visit our website here

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Dawn to Dusk by Tord Boontje

Sat 20 May, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Riverside Gardens, Nine Elms Lane
London, Greater London SW8 5NB United Kingdom
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Free

Enjoy Tord Boontje’s new rotating seats combined with planters to add green moments to your walk along the river. Take a rest surrounded by plants and enjoy the spectacular views over the River Thames. Official launch on May 20th, to coincide with the Chelsea Fringe

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King’s Road Flower Power

Sat 20 May, 2017
King’s Road, Chelsea, King's Road
Chelsea, Greater London SW3 United Kingdom
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Free

King's Road, Chelsea is a mile long stretch of shops, cafés and restaurants in one of Europe's most densely populated areas. In the 18th century King's Road was home to an abundance of nurseries from Sloane Square to World's End. We are bringing together floral designs from hanging flower baskets to ground displays through a collaboration between those who live, learn and work on the King's Road. Take a stroll along this historic stretch and see how flowers are used…

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Morus Londinium

Sat 20 May, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Charlton House, Charlton Road
London, Greater London SE7 8RE United Kingdom
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Free

Unravel the tale told by London’s mulberry trees, including of a 17th century silk industry involving King James I, Spitalfields Huguenots, and many of the capitals long-disappeared heritage sites for which these now veteran trees are the sole witnesses and were called “lost angels of ruined paradises” by the Edwardian poet Edward Thomas. The Morus Londinium exhibition will run from May 20th and throughout the Fringe at two of London’s oldest mulberry trees, at Charlton House, Greenwich and Forty Hall,…

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Battersea Power Station Storybox

Sat 20 May, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Meeting point: Grosvenor Arch, Circus West Village
London, Greater London SW8 4NU United Kingdom
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Battersea Power Station have partnered with Battersea based social enterprise Chocolate Films to collect your memories of the power station. Inside a refurbished K2 phone box designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the very same architect who designed the Power Station, watch stories told by other local residents, and record your own memories of the power station so they can be added to our archive of local history, and become part of a film which will be shared later on…

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Brixton Botanic

Sat 20 May, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

F. Mondays, 112A Brixton Hll
London, Greater London SW2 1AH United Kingdom
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Free

Brixton Botanic is a design led, plant lovers residency at FMonday’s café on Brixton Hill, created by Grand Designs Live Garden Designer of the Year and the designer of the FMonday’s café garden, Marc O’Neill. Launching for Chelsea Fringe and running through to July 2017, Marc will be at Brixton Botanic every Saturday offering design and practical advice on transforming gardens. Marc recommends bringing a selection of photographs for reference. Hidden within the garden at the café and available to…

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Sgt Pepper at Chiswick House and Gardens

Sat 20 May, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

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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Urban Eden Arrives at Broadgate this spring/summer

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Broadgate London, Greater London EC2M 3WA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

This Spring/Summer will see the launch of the unmissable Urban Eden at Broadgate, where two 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 and Exchange Square will be transformed into a Deliciously Ella…

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Ode to Nature

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Oxford House, Derbyshire Street
London, Bethnal Green E2 6HG United Kingdom
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Free

Oxford House and The Chelsea Fringe Festival will be hosting a show featuring works by four artists to celebrate the diversity of nature. The exhibition 'Ode to Nature' will feature different formats: from painting, to collage, to mosaics. Each artist plays on a combination of shapes, colours, strength and fragility using their own relationship to nature. This will create an interesting study of contrasts. Each work also reveals the necessity of conveying a message to the contemporary viewer – whether it is a pure…

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Japanese Bamboo Garden

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Broadgate Plaza, Broadgate Plaza
London, Greater London EC2M 3WA United Kingdom
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Free

Relax in the Japanese Garden situated at Broadgate Plaza, ideal for a digital detox and to practice mindfulness and calm. Striking pillars of bamboo sit in between Broadgate Tower and 201 Bishopsgate, allowing visitors to clear their heads and unwind with yoga classes such as Yin Yoga and Qigiong. If yoga isn’t for you, take 10 minutes to enjoy a free head and shoulder massage, all while surrounded by the soothing bamboo. An ideal opportunity to unplug from the office…

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Deliciously Ella Garden

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Exchange Square London, Greater London EC2M 3WA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

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…

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In Full Bloom

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Closed Saturday and Sunday
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road
London, Greater London SW10 0XE United Kingdom
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Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is delighted to partner with The Chelsea Fringe - a festival celebrating flowers, plants and gardens across the capital and beyond. Europe’s premier design centre has commissioned a bold installation that reflects a current cultural zeitgeist in garden design. Featuring sunflowers handmade from the latest products, it presents a ‘home grown’ garden in an entirely new way. Designs inspired by flora and fauna is a key theme for spring/summer, and there are design trails to bring the abundance in…

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Bloomin’ Jewels

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Daily until 3 June except Sunday 28 May
Contemporary Applied Arts, 89 Southwark Street
London, Greater London SE1 0HX United Kingdom
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Free

Image: Rebecca Wilkes The blossoming of the floral in contemporary jewellery Floral motifs have long inspired jewellers; indeed since the first of man’s ancestors used a bloom for self-adornment, botanical motifs have been a key feature of jewellery designs. Bloomin' Jewels explores how botanical forms can also be a powerful reference point for contemporary jewellers, working in both precious and non-precious media. A showcase of wearable art, it spotlights cutting-edge, imaginative and technically accomplished modern work whilst celebrating the long and esteemed tradition…

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Inside Out

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Leeds Castle, Leeds Castle,
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL United Kingdom
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£16.90 – £24.90

You’ve heard of  miniature ‘ships in a bottle’, but what about miniature ‘gardens in a shed'?  This year, the gardeners are turning their world ‘inside out’ and reinventing the garden shed with Leeds Castle Gardens on the inside and the tools of their trade on the outside. When visitors peak through the entrance of the shed, among other things they'll see a mini replica of the spiralling maze, the Lady Baillie Mediterranean Garden and the Culpeper Garden, a classic English…

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Babylon Plants Open Day

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Babylon Plants, The Stables, Chesnut Farm, Cuxham, Watlington
London, Greater London OX49 5ND United Kingdom
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The well renowned Babylon Plants wholesale nursery which is usually open to trade is opening to the public as part of the Chelsea Fringe event. Members of the public will have the unique opportunity to browse the nursery stock, peruse the cut flower beds, walk through the wild flower meadow, buy plants at wholesale prices and eat homemade cake, tea and lemonade – served by our very own flower fairies. Jo Wise from Floral Circus will also be building a…

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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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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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New for 2017: Horticultural led Garden Tours

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

The Eden Project Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG United Kingdom + Google Map
£65

Take a special tour of Eden's plants with your own personal guide. Immerse your senses, and gain insights into some of the challenges faced by our experienced horticultural team. Explore the largest Rainforest in captivity as you stroll through the steamy jungle of Malaysia, West Africa and South America. Experience sights, scents and stories from the Mediterranean, South Africa and Western Australia. Hear about how we are creating a National Collection of Kniphofia and discover our Malaysian home garden and West…

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Brixton’s Urban Oases

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 Sun 4 June, 2017

Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road
Brixton, Greater London SW9 8PQ United Kingdom
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Free

Urban Growth is offering the chance to experience two very different public gardens in Brixton: Pop Farm - Date: 20 May- June 4 Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ London Visiting: 9am-Midnight everyday Volunteering: Tuesday 10am-12pm and Thursday 10am-12pm Pop Farm is a veggie farm sitting in a forest of shipping containers housing delicious street food, colourful retail spaces and inspirational office spaces. Around the site you will find our bamboo, palms and a large poly tunnel where you can enjoy…

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Growing edibles in six inches of soil

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Workshops 21st May and 4th June other days by appointment
Rooftopvegplot, 122 Great Titchfield Street
london, London W1W 6ST United Kingdom
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£5 – £70

Wendy Shillam’s roof top plot will be of interest to anyone wanting to grow edibles in an urban location.  Situated five floors up in London W1 and five minutes from Oxford Circus, this unlikely garden makes use of raised beds with only six inches of soil.  Wendy grows herbs and salad crops organically. There is a tiny greenhouse full of tomatoes and cucumbers. An elder bush, roses and Japanese wineberries protect the beds from high winds. A grapevine flowers and…

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A Question of Taste: Contrasting Borders at Fenton House

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Every day until 4 June except Mondays & Tuesdays
Fenton House, Hampstead Grove
London, Greater London NW3 6SP United Kingdom
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£8.50

Four new bright and exciting borders will be designed and planted by Kew-trained Head Gardener Andrew Darragh. Each border will showcase a very different style of horticulture – a tropical bed, prairie planting, a bedding scheme and a classic herbaceous border – all set in Fenton’s historic walled kitchen garden which is part of a glorious two acre show garden. Come and judge which display would suit your taste and take away planting ideas for your own garden. Only a 5…

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Jardiniere

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Late Opening Thursdays until 8pm
The House Mill Gallery, Three Mill Lane
London, Greater London E3 3DU United Kingdom
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Original art, textiles, print and sculpture intermingled with planted displays in honour of the window box, balcony and backyard.

Illustrating the extraordinary within ordinary commonplace flora and fauna, in the beautiful historic setting of The House Mill in the heart of London’s East End.

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Cirencester’s Daisy-chain trail

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

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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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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The Fall: Art & photography by Ernesto Caivano and Anna Laurent

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Open Wednesday-Sunday 11am-6pm
Fitzrovia Gallery, 139 Whitfield Street
London, Greater London W1T 5EN United Kingdom
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The Fall is an exhibition of works by two American artists, Ernesto Caivano and Anna Laurent. Inspired by a passion for natural forms, each draws on a rich heritage of artistic and scientific illustration. Together they take the viewer on a journey through an unfamiliar wonderland in which all is not what it seems, where abstraction turns out to be figurative, and figuration a route back to abstraction. Anna Laurent is an award-winning photographer who combines scientific enquiry with a keen sense…

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Bad Gardening

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Daily (except Mondays) until 4 June
Tremenheere Gallery, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Penzance, Cornwall tr20 8yl United Kingdom
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Free

Nicola Bealing - nationally renowned artist - has compiled an exhibition of horticultural nasties - the creepy things that disfigure and devour our treasured plants - here presented in a loving beautiful way. In tune with the Chelsea Fringe we plan to have an Event on Sat 20th May at 2 pm which will be an artist's short talk - then discussion with questions/answers. Refreshments will be served. Further details on the gallery website here  

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Gathered: An exhibition of photographs by Mary Norden & Polly Wreford

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Town House, 5 Fournier St
London, Greater London E1 6QE United Kingdom
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Free

Gathered is simply about the beauty and joy of flowers and plants. Whether the picture is of a single stem of blossom, a detail of trailing clematis, or a bunch of Icelandic Poppies, these glorious photographs demand contemplation and stir the emotions - sometimes in an unexpected way. Some of the images are very simple, with no narrative, and the emphasis purely on colour and shape. In others, the flowers are arranged with props and backgrounds, or put in surprising spaces…

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Caerhays Through the Ages

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Caerhays Castle, Caerhays Estate
St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6LY United Kingdom
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£8.50

An exhibition of photographs of Caerhays Castle & Gardens and the Williams family over the years. The exhibition is staged in the historic Caerhays castle and is part of the guided castle tour.

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There might be giants

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Lauriston School, 55 Rutland Rd,
London, Greater London E9 7JS United Kingdom
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Free

For the third time we're opening our primary school vegetable garden on the first day of the Chelsea Fringe but this year Lauriston School Garden is aiming for something big. We've based our art, craft and planting workshops around the theme of gigantism. You'll be invited to plant a giant sunflower seed, help build a hazel bed to grow our giant pumpkins, take part in a print workshop or contribute your own leaf or flower to our giant art work. You can eat…

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A Meadow in a Marmalade Jar

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST
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Also at 3pm - 4.30pm
Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London, Greater London E1 6QE United Kingdom
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£15.00

A flower arranging workshop with florists Katie and Terri of Worm London:- Join us in the beautiful 18th century surroundings of Town House Spitalfields for this creative floral workshop in which we’ll be celebrating the coming of summer, using colourful and seasonal British flowers for the table arrangements you’ll be making. You will learn all you need to know about choosing and preparing your flowers, plus some tricks on how to make an interesting arrangement. Everyone will make their own…

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Pollinators’ Paradise

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Rose Community Centre, Ascalon Street
London, Greater London SW8 4DJ United Kingdom
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Free

Could your home be a pollinators' path? Do you have a balcony, window ledge or small plot? Transform it into a pollinators' paradise! Come along to our workshop to find out how.

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Indian Inspired Garlands

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Horniman Primary School London, Greater London SE233BP United Kingdom + Google Map
£3.00

Indian Inspired floral garlands made by school children of all ages. Come and make a garland, help lay wild meadow turf, make a seedbomb, plant a seed, enjoy botanical cocktails.  

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Woodlike – Ikebana (the Japanese Art of Flower Arranging) inspired by Japanese Woodblock Prints

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST
St Margaret’s Institute, Polstead Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6TN United Kingdom
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Ikebana is the Japanese Art of Flower Arranging. It focusses on seasonality, asymmetry and space. Each piece is designed to have strong symbolic and philosophical undertones. For Chelsea Fringe, the Oxford Ikebana Study Group present an informal one day exhibition of Ikebana inspired by Japanese Woodblock Prints. Members of the Study Group will be on hand to explain the principles behind their arrangements, answer questions about Ikebana and provide tea and cakes to guests. At 2pm there will be a discussion hosted by members of the O'Hara School…

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FLOURISH at Espacio Gallery

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Open Daily 1-7pm. Closed Mondays. Final Sunday closes at 5pm
Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Free

Espacio Gallery Exhibition showing the work of 18 artists; Paintings, Sculpture, original prints, photography, mixed media.

All to do with nature, organic forms and structures.

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Lotions and Potions

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road
London, Hoxton E2 8EA United Kingdom
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£13 – £16

Make your own sweet-smelling herbal concoctions including hand lotion, shampoo and soap. Book your tickets here

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Bee Beautiful at King Henry’s Walk

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
King Henry’s Walk Garden, 11c King Henry’s Walk
London, Greater London N1 4NX United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £15

KHWG is home to thousands of honey bees. As well as being busy making delicious honey for your toast they make beeswax for your lips and propolis (collected tree sap) for your skin. Come and spend a relaxed 1.5 hours making a bees-wax lip balm and a wonderful propolis face serum to keep your skin soft and very tasty! You will go home with 4 pots of lip balm and 2 of serum. £15 fee (concession £7.50) Fee includes all materials and…

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Vegetable Orchestra

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Thessaly Road London, Greater London SW8 4ED United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

VINCI St Modwen (VSM) & New Covent Garden Market London's Vegetable Orchestra Hear London's quirkiest vegetable garden come to life! Come down to Edible Avenue SW8 and learn how make your own veg-strument before joining in our celebratory musical performance along Thessaly Road with London's Vegetable Orchestra. The orchestra will be accompanied by our newly formed Battersea Veg-cellent Community Band!

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Shout Out for London’s Green Spaces!

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

Right now people all over the world are protesting for what they believe in and Londoners are standing up for the many precious green spaces that are under threat. In an area where there is little green space, Hackney residents have been raising their voices in recent months to say how much they value the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. Now over one weekend (21 - 22 May)  of creative protest activity, we are inviting you to join in and shout…

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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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St.Ermin’s Secret Rooftop Kitchen Dinners with Laurent-Perrier

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 6:00 pm BST
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Every Saturday
St.Ermin’s Hotel, 2 Caxton Street
London, Greater London SW1H 0QW United Kingdom
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£85 – £150

In partnership with Laurent-Perrier Champagne, the St. Ermin’s Hotel presents a sparkling series of Secret Garden Dinners. On selected dates throughout the Chelsea Fringe festival, these special dinners will include a glimpse of the hotel’s brand new, working “Roof Kitchen Garden”. Overlooking the Westminster skyline guests will enjoy a glass of La Cuvée and canapés followed by an inspired ‘home grown’ four-course tasting menu at The Caxton Grill. Available from £85pp or £150pp with expertly paired Laurent-Perrier Champagne. Book here

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The Secret Victorian Walled Garden

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Bohemia Walled Garden, Bohemia Walled Garden, Bohemia Rd
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1EX United Kingdom
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Free

Talks to engage your mind and your green fingers for growing: Anna Locke on Permaculture -  10 30 am - 11 30 am Ben Fairlight Edwards on medicinal herbs - 11 30 am - 12 30  pm Music to cheer your hearts and make you sing and dance - 1 pm - 2 30 pm Music by a local choir and musicians. Refreshments available all day. Plant sale, seed swap and a children's nature activity of making mini gardens in trays.…

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Giant Palm leaf of Oman

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Sundays only 12 - 5pm
The FactoryPress, 85 Clifden Road
London, Greater London E5 0LW United Kingdom
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Free

The FactoryPress gallery will be exhibiting ‘The Giant Palm Leaf of Oman’ a cyanotype print made directly from the leaf in the glorious sunshine of Oman, displayed in a bus shelter light box. Other ltd edition palm and insect prints will also be on show. Look out for miniature paper sculptures of insects displayed in the beautiful walled in yard among the trees and flowers at the front of the gallery, a challenge for you to find….. *please note the gallery and…

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Pollinator Party!

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Tooting Community Garden, 5 North Drive
London, SW16 1RN United Kingdom
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Free

All welcome to join us to: Launch the Pollinator Paths Wandsworth project, all about growing to benefit local insects and wildlife, along with London Sustainability Exchange Explore permaculture artist Lola Godoy’s ‘Bee a Pollinator’ artwork and geodesic dome, visiting the Community Garden as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Celebrate 'Now We Are Six': come to our 6th birthday with our gardeners and friends - plus cake, campfire tea and party games for all ages Details of Pollinator Paths Wandsworth:…

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Shanks Pony in Residence

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST
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Every Saturday and Sunday until 4 June
Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport Street
London, Greater London SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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Free

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

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The Inner Temple Dog Show Returns: Celebrating the bond between Gardener and Dog

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Inner Temple Garden, entry via Tudor Street
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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Free

The Inner Temple Dog Show Returns: Celebrating the bond between Gardener and Dog at the award winning Inner Temple Garden. The Inner Temple Dog Show will throw open the Garden gates to dogs of all shapes and sizes, with the opportunity to compete in five exciting categories: Garden agility; Best floral outfit (dog and handler); Dog with the waggiest tail; Best junior handler (under 12) and Publics favourite. Handlers of all ages are encouraged and all dogs will be eligible…

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Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) Heritage Day

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA), Hall Place, Burchetts Green
Maidenhead, SL6 6QR United Kingdom
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Step back in time with a unique opportunity to explore 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…

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Musical Garden Party

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Olden Community Garden, 22 Whistler Street
London, Greater London N5 1NH United Kingdom
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£3 – £5

Once more the secret oasis of green that is the Olden Community Garden will be alive to the sound of music.  Our two acres include an orchard, a meadow and the largest area of woodland in Islington.  This means we can accommodate a Klezmer group, an English folk band, a swing band, a small choir and other sundry musicians, all playing acoustically under the trees in different parts of the grounds. At about 4pm the musicians will gravitate towards the…

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Peaceful Garden

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Also 3 June: 2pm - 5pm
Henley Quaker Meeting, 45 Northfield End
Henley on Thames, Oxon RG9 2EA United Kingdom
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Free

Henley Quakers invite you to wander and reflect in our peaceful secret garden in the heart of the town. Walk around our quiet space and take time to refresh yourself. Reflect a while - perhaps the space will inspire you to draw or write something, or you may wish to just sit quietly, being still among the scents and natural sounds of this special place.

Join us for tea and cake.

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Shout Out for London’s Green Spaces!

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Daily until 4 June - garden opens at 11am
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane
London, Greater London E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

Right now people all over the world are protesting for what they believe in and Londoners are standing up for the many precious green spaces that are under threat. In an area where there is little green space, Hackney residents have been raising their voices in recent months to say how much they value the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. Now over one weekend of creative protest activity, we are inviting you to join in and shout out for the trees,…

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Now and Zen

Mon 22 May, 2017
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The initial opening of event will be in conjunction with the 'Blossoming of the Heart' event, after this the installation will be unmanned in the courtyard which is open to the public during the day until 4 June
The Court Yard – The Kings Arms Barn, Kings Rd
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2DG United Kingdom
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A pop up Zen Garden complete with sacred Japanese archway 'Torii', gravel, rocks and Maples. Members of the public are invited to journey through the arch and rake their own unique pattern into the gravel with the authentic style rake. People are invited to share their design by uploading an image to @chelseafringe and Instagram #thechelseafringe The garden will be launched at the same time as the 'Blossoming of the Heart' well-being event and in the same court yard. The…

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HELLO HYDRANGEA! A Definitive Look at the New Star of the Flower World

Mon 22 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sat 27 May, 2017

Neill Strain Floral Couture, 11 West Halkin Street
London, Belgravia SW1X 8JL United Kingdom
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Free

Neill Strain and his team invite you to an extraordinary showcase of magnificent new breeds and rare varieties of HYDRANGEAS at our Belgravia boutique during the week 22 - 27 May. On Monday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 23rd, 11 am to 4 pm only, join us for an exclusive Meet and Greet with the Dutch breeders and growers of these magical blooms as they share their passion and expertise along with secrets and stories about their sublime flowers. You…

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Blossoming from the Heart

Mon 22 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
The Kings Arms Barn, Henley on Thames
London, Greater London RG9 2DG United Kingdom
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Free

A day of to celebrate Japanese healing techniques in the zen garden courtyard, with taster sessions in reiki, shiatsu, mindfulness, massage and many more practices of holistic health care. Japanese techniques in healing and gardening, well being and mindfulness have become important to the foundations of holistic health. Mindfulness in the Japanese Zen garden has been practiced since medieval Japan, they are known for their simplicity and serenity with rocks, water, granite and sand. The most famous can be found…

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Honestly I’m a Horticulturist! Careful now…

Tue 23 May, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Fri 2 June, 2017

Around Sloane Square London, Greater London United Kingdom + Google Map

There is a stereotype attached to the world of gardening/horticulture. This event is an attempt to disrupt these. We feel that we aren't your average Horticulturists/Gardeners and to help us facilitate an online discussion, we will walk around the streets of London with a collection of signs, stating that we are Horticulturists/Gardeners for an afternoon. Twitter:  Facebook:  Instagram:

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Herb Walk, Talk and Natural Remedy-Making

Tue 23 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
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Both days (23 & 25 May) at 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington Place,
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£25

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.

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Bee the Challenge – Sun Flower Competition

Tue 23 May, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST
Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford Street
London, Greater London SE1 0FD United Kingdom
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By sowing a seed you help out a bee. Come join Better Bankside’s inaugural Sunflower competition. Businesses in the district, residents, by passers and curious cats are all welcome to join our aspiration to help more bees. We sow the seeds together and  then keep each other in the loop over the coming months on social media. Who will be the tallest, chubbiest, cutest, the most forgotten or nothing at all? We don’t know, but everyone wins, including Bankside’s bees!

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Herb Walk, Talk and Natural Remedy-Making

Tue 23 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Both days (23 & 25 May) at 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington Place,
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£25

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

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Quiz a Gardener

Tue 23 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until Thu 25 May, 2017

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan
St Austell, Cornwall pl26 6en United Kingdom
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This May, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall are offering a unique opportunity for all gardening enthusiasts and budding novices, to join them for a series of fun and informal question and answer sessions with some of Heligan’s finest gardeners. Ever wondered what it takes to grow pineapples in the UK? Or how to form your own apple arch? Or maybe even wanted to know how to string an onion? The Gardening Team will be based down in Heligan’s…

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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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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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Floristry Workshop

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm BST
Doddington Place, Doddington
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£75

A garden tour of Doddington Place Gardens, Kent followed by a demonstration and floristry class led by Julie Davies.

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Living Medicine: An Introduction to Self Care with Food & Herbs

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Location in Fulham, Location in Fulham
London, Greater London SW6 6EE United Kingdom
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£50 – £300

Unlock the healing potential of your kitchen or garden with a taster of our award-winning 5-part course! Understanding how to use wild and cultivated plants and foods safely to support our health and treat common ailments is transformative. You’ll discover how the body functions, which foods and herbs support it, plant family identification and therapeutic actions. The taster will cover Basics of Food & Herbs in self care, a herb garden walk, your own health/diet assessment and making breakfasts-for-resilience. In the hands-on…

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Art In Full Bloom

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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25 May - 3 June. Closed Sundays
McMillan Contemporary, 25 Bute St
London, Greater London SW7 3EY United Kingdom
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Free

As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival 2017, South Kensington Gallery McMillan Fine Art is launching its first ever contemporary exhibition of flower paintings. The pop-up group show offers varying depictions of flowers and gardens, journeying from realism, through expressionism, to the abstract. ‘Art in Full Bloom’ aims to allow emerging artists to blossom, and more established artists to flourish in the London art scene. Our budding artists include: Amanda Watt – In her first London exhibition since returning from California, Irish ‘Fusionist’ artist…

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A Meditative, Silent Woodland Walk at Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 10:15 am BST
Greys Court (National Trust), Rotherfield Greys
Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 4PG United Kingdom
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Free

Come and enjoy a meditative walk through the beautiful and peaceful woodland that surrounds Greys Court. Turn off your phone, let go your voice, and fall into the stillness the woodlands can bring when we allow ourselves to let go and be silent within nature. The walk will last for under two hours and is led by Deborah Lewis, a designer, teacher and gardener who believes that in holding our presence quiet within nature, we can more easily find our…

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Glass bowls of glory – Make your own indoor Terrarium

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST
Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford Street
London, Greater London SE1 0FD United Kingdom
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What if we tell you that you can have your own garden fitted in a glass bowl, with almost no maintenance and it will look pleasurable too? By using charcoal, moss, pebbles, rocks, driftwood and mini figures the sky isn’t even the limit and you can go home with a mysterious yet intriguing bowl of bio-diversity and glamour.

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Blossoms and Blooms

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road
London, Hoxton E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Lambeth Palace Gardens Open Evening

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace Road
London, Greater London SE1 7JU United Kingdom
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£5.00

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.

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Living Medicine: An Introduction to Self Care with Food & Herbs

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
Location in Fulham, Location in Fulham
London, Greater London SW6 6EE United Kingdom
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£50 – £300

Unlock the healing potential of your kitchen or garden with a taster of our award-winning 5-part course! Understanding how to use wild and cultivated plants and foods safely to support our health and treat common ailments is transformative. You’ll discover how the body functions, which foods and herbs support it, plant family identification and therapeutic actions. The taster will cover Basics of Food & Herbs in self care, a herb garden walk, your own health/diet assessment and making breakfasts-for-resilience. In the hands-on…

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Break the Rules with Blooming Green

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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From 25-27 May; times vary depending on event
Blooming Green flower plot, Loddington Farm, Linton
Maidstone, Kent ME174AG United Kingdom
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Here at Blooming Green, we're not big fans of the rulebook, whether that means questioning age-old gardening practices or trying alternatives to traditional floristry techniques. During Chelsea Fringe we will be holding three topical courses for gardeners and florists alike, starting with a Planting and No-Dig workshop inspired by our mentor, Charles Dowding. This will be followed by two floristry workshops and an afternoon of Pick-Your-Own Flowers. Our workshops are fun, informal events, for all levels -- all you need…

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Planting and no-dig course

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
The Shed, Loddington Farm,
Linton, Kent ME17 4AG United Kingdom
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£35

Following on from Charles Dowding’s ‘no-dig’ talk, Bek shares her own no-dig techniques in relation to growing flowers. We’ve been fans of the no-dig approach for many years, and have found that more and more people are interested whether it’s because they are short of time, have a bad back or just want better crops. For those unfamiliar with no-dig gardening, it is both wonderfully simple (for the gardener) and fascinatingly complex — the key is having faith in nature…

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Too square to dare – Make your own edible tray garden

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST
Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford Street
London, Greater London SE1 0FD United Kingdom
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Are you longing for some home grown edibles in your home but can’t seem to find the time to replace that dry basil? Or is space just too limited? Maybe you feel you lack the competence? Don’t worry! We’ll teach you and you’ll be able to fit it all in a tray. Learn how to make your own mini garden by creating a mini habitat of delicious edibles in a seed tray to take away.

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Pot to Pan – Understanding Herbs

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm BST
Phyllis Court, Phyllis Court Drive
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2HT United Kingdom
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Free

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…

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The New Community Orchard Project

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Henry Dickens Court Estate, Henry Dickens Court Estate
London, Greater London W11 4DS United Kingdom
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Event held on Henry Dickens Court Estate. Event is free and will be open to all resident of the estate as well as members of the local community. The event will offer individuals a chance to plant a tree which will become part of a new community orchard.

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Gardens and Health in the City

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
BMA HOUSE, TAVISTOCK SQUARE
London, Greater London WC1H 9JP United Kingdom
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Free

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 at 5.30pm ; Discussion on…

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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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Free

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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Open Evening with Garden Tour

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, Greater London SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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Free

Come and visit our house and garden.  Plant and Seed Sales, A Garden Tour, and a chance to see some of our rarer Herbarium specimens and botanical books. Refreshments including a variety of delicious Stingers - Nettle Cocktails! The South London Botanical Institute was founded in 1910 by A O Hume to bring botany to the people of South London.   A large Victorian house, largely unchanged since then, and set back from  a flourishing front garden  with a sweeping drive.…

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The Botanical Wallchart: Book talk & signing

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Fitzrovia Gallery, 139 Whitfield Street
London, Greater London W1T 5EN United Kingdom
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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…

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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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Free

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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After Work Foragers

Thu 25 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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£20

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

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Salad Daze in Finsbury Park

Fri 26 May, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm BST
Edible Landscapes London, Finsbury Park (Manor House gate)
London, Greater London N4 2NQ United Kingdom
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Come and see our beautiful forest garden and help pick an unusual salad of edible perennials. You should be able to find some mallow flowers, horseradish leaves and Nepal pepper shoots, to name but a few.

Richard and Jenny will be on hand to show you some of the 200 edible varieties in our forest garden, showcase bed and edible hedge.

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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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Feeding Dreams

Fri 26 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Free

Our Chelsea Fringe adventure explores the theme, Feeding Dreams. We invite you to take part in the journey between inside and outside, ageing and  beauty, sound and silence, food and creativity. We celebrate the captivating beauty and power of plants in the garden, in the glass house, in music and art. Please join us. Open daily 26th May- 4th June  12noon - 5.30pm We have an exhibition of ceramic art by Sarah Walton in the flower meadow designed by Paul…

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Buttonhole-making workshop

Fri 26 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
The Shed, Loddington Farm,
Linton, Kent ME17 4AG United Kingdom
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£35

Perfect for ‘pick-your-own’ brides or those helping with wedding preparations — we will demonstrate the techniques involved in making a buttonhole, or boutonniere — from choosing the best flowers and foliage to taping and wiring the stems so that the buttonhole stays fresh all day. Forget tired and cliched rose and carnation buttonholes, our buttonholes include grasses, herbs, gorgeous flowers, seed heads and all sorts of unusual goodies to really make the chaps look fabulous on the day. The technique…

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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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Hand-tied bouquet spring course

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
The Shed, Loddington Farm,
Linton, Kent ME17 4AG United Kingdom
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£55

Learning how to make a classic hand-tied bouquet is a skill that, once learnt, is always handy (‘scuse the pun.) It will enable you to turn a simple selection of flowers and foliage into a bouquet worthy of a wedding or, simply enable your to create a lovely gift using flowers from your garden. The technique applies to large bouquets and posies alike. Pick your own seasonal flowers from our flower plot, then learn how to make a stunning bouquet…

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Weed and Plant Identification Walk Around Camden Town/Kentish Town

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 28 May, 2017

Meet at Camden Road Overground station, Camden Road
London, Greater London NW1 9LS United Kingdom
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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.  

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Botanical Textiles

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Morley College Garden, King Edward Walk
London, Greater London SE1 7PR United Kingdom
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£20

Morley College Garden is a little green oasis of tranquillity, just minutes’ walk from busy Waterloo Station. The Morley textile tutors are opening our secret garden especially for the Chelsea Fringe to give you a taste of the wide range of textile courses we offer, using natural materials from our own flowerbeds. We will use natural dyes from the new dye garden to dye fabric and make felt flowers, and also create handmade paper and woven basketry flowers using plant…

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Drum Castle in Bloom

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 28 May, 2017

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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Bees and Tea

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road
London, Hackney E2 8EA United Kingdom
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£35 – £40

Learn the basics of keeping bees with urban beekeepers Barnes & Webb, visit the Geffrye hives, then enjoy a honey-based afternoon tea in the cafe overlooking the beautiful period gardens.  Book your tickets here.

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Calthorpe Project, 258-274 Grays Inn Road
London, London WC1X 8LH United Kingdom
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Free

The Calthorpe Project invites you to a 'mad hatters tea party' to be held in our lovely gardens. Come and see art installations by students from Central St. Martins college of art. Feast on delicious vegetarian food with ingredients grown in the garden or join the party with tea, coffee and cake. There will be plant sales for grown ups and bonkers activities for kids. Throughout the day Calthorpe Project staff and volunteers will be on hand to chat to…

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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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Nature sculpture trail and planting parties

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Tyers Street
London, Greater London SE11 5HL United Kingdom
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Free

Photo courtesy of Father Nature Saturday 27th May,  12-4pm  -   Get planting with Father Nature, an educational community gardening group that makes gardening fun by using hay bales to sit and play on. Supported by Vauxhall One. Details at Vauxhall One here   and Nine Elms here 

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Dalston Flower Show for Children

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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27 May to 2nd June - times vary
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, Dalston Lane
London, Greater London E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

Events on these days: Saturday 27 May, Wednesday 31 May, Thursday 1 June & Friday 2 June. Saturday 27 May, 1-5pm Children can come along to the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 1-5pm on Saturday 27 May, for the Dalston Flower Show for Children, to make pizzas in the wood-fired oven, to join artist Emamoke Ukeleghe printing their own bags, or to sow flowers for bees. It’s all free, but as always, donations are welcome. 'Dalston Flower Show for Children’ activities continue during half-term Wednesday 31 May –…

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The Art of the Garden: Bringing the Outdoors In

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Hignell Gallery, 12 - 14 Shepherd Street, Shepherd Market,
London, Mayfair W1J 7JF United Kingdom
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Free

To celebrate the official 2017 Chelsea Fringe, Hignell Gallery will be hosting a talk inspired by their latest exhibition of sculptor Ben Russell's work, featuring a range of sculptural alabaster, onyx and marble cacti - The Cactus House - at Mayfair's Hignell Gallery. Hosted by Jane Perrone, Gardening Editor at The Guardian; in discussion with Ben Russell, Sculptor and Abby Hignell, Gallerist 'The Art of the Garden: Bringing the Outdoors In' will explore the timeless relationship between art and nature, looking at how the…

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Alexandra Park Mini Chelsea

Sun 28 May, 2017
Alexandra Park, St Helens Road
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 2LD United Kingdom
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Free

Blooming Lovely in Alexandra Park, Hastings Experience  a different view of Hastings and explore the town’s lovely Alexandra Park  for its first Mini Chelsea Fringe on Sunday, May 28. The event, promoted by Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group (APPG), will be staged near the Eat @the Park Cafe.  Free entry. 11am -4.30pm: Local nurseries and community groups will sell plants and distributing leaflets. 11am -4pm:  Plant sale at greenhouse. 2pm: Meet at park bandstand – talk and walk by Park Ranger…

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Edible Trees – Foraging in the Woods

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£15 – £18

Take foraging up a notch with a tree-centric hunt for wild food. As you walk through this hidden woodland, 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 salad. Booking essential here Like our Facebook page; Follow us on Twitter; Follow us on Instagram

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Cranbrook Goes Nuts in May

Sun 28 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 Mon 29 May, 2017

Cranbrook, High Street
Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3EE United Kingdom
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Free

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…

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Spray-paint in Cranbrook: Demo & Workshops

Sun 28 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 Mon 29 May, 2017

Cranbrook High Street, High Street
Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3EE United Kingdom
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Free

Graffiti in Cranbrook? You might be thinking we really have gone nuts. But this isn’t just any street artist, it's award-winning spraypaint artist Sarah Gillings - aka S.o.S - who joins us as part of our 'Cranbrook Goes Nuts in May' street festival to give one of her unique, live painting demonstrations. At first we wondered if Cranbrook Union Mill might fancy a colourful makeover, but then decided it would be best to let S.o.S loose on a giant hoarding 10 x 2 metres high. You’ll find her…

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Discover Green Tottenham – Yes Tottenham!

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Seven Sisters Tube Station – Exit no. 1, Seven Sisters Road
London, Greater London N15 5LA United Kingdom
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Free day walking tour of some of Tottenham’s treasured gardens, parks and allotments – as well as some tasty grown treats along the way. Meet Seven Sisters Tube 11am (less than 10 mins from Kings Cross, Victoria Line) West Green Road Tropical Park: dis and mis used urban space transformed into a tropical garden Tottenham Green Market – celebrating its first year on the Tottenham Green following £1.5m restoration – local produce include Wildes cheeses, Craving Coffee and various local…

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Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until Mon 29 May, 2017

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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Open Garden and Exhibition

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until Mon 29 May, 2017

Open Garden and Exhibition, 36 Ashley Road
London, Greater London N19 3AF United Kingdom
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£3.50

An exhibition of photography on the theme of Poppies by Elizabeth Hay Brown, set within the garden of a town house in Stroud Green, North London. The garden will be open to the public as part of the National Open Gardens scheme. It is an oasis of calm in late spring when the colourful foliage of Japanese maples is fresh, the ferns have just unfurled their fronds, and the alpines are in full bloom. As well as the art exhibition…

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Pimmhole Photography

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
The House Mill, Three Mill Lane,
London, London E3 3DU United Kingdom
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£15.95

Pinhole photography Q & A with artist Wayne Foskett. Wayne will discuss his work and demonstrate the process of pinhole photography using plants and the natural landscape. In the beautiful setting of The House Mill on the River Lea, a Grade I listed eighteenth century tidal mill in the heart of London's East End, followed by Pimm's Afternoon Tea.

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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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London’s First Floating Pocket Park

Mon 29 May, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

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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Art in The Garden

Mon 29 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Living Under One Sun Community Allotment, Mill Mead Road
London, Greater London N17 9QQ United Kingdom
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£8

Join us for our bank holiday art in the garden extravaganza! We'll be opening up our community garden to the public and running art workshops for adults and children. Get involved with workshops run by local artists and makers, craft a grass snake from recycled plastics, learn how to make your own seed bomb and much much more. As well as that, we'll be selling our own plants and refreshments, the profits of which fund our outreach work and the upkeep…

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Gardens in Time

Mon 29 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way
Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 3QR United Kingdom
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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…

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Fenton’s Big Picnic

Mon 29 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Fenton House, Hampstead Grove
London, Greater London NW3 6SP United Kingdom
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£4.00

Celebrate the English garden this May Bank Holiday Monday. Bring a picnic and while away some time in Fenton's beguiling walled garden 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, wine by the glass, traditional garden games like croquet, and acoustic music to dream away to. Only a 5 minute walk from historic Hampstead village and Hampstead Heath. Open to visitors 11am to 5pm. Last…

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Trebah Live Music Festival

Mon 29 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm BST
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until 3 June (except Tuesday 30 May)
Trebah Amphitheatre, Trebah Garden
Nr Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5JZ United Kingdom
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varies

Jazz, pop, gospel, folk, choir, swing, silver band, dance, wild singing, boogie woogie... Monday 29 May St Stythians Band* 11am Falmouth Community Gospel Choir* 3pm The Grace Notes 7pm Wednesday 31 May Cana* 1pm & 3pm Suitcase Singers 7pm Thursday 1 June Wild Singing Workshops 11am & 2.30pm Friday 2 June Kerrier Male Choir* 1pm Suzie Mac 8pm Saturday 3 June Fisherman's Friends 8pm *Performance included in cost of garden entry ticket  

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Patterns, Patterns, Patterns! Summer half-term activities for children aged 2-16

Tue 30 May, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Free

Use your favourite patterns from the museum and gardens to create stunning stained glass, wacky wallpaper, patterned prints and much more! Free creative workshops inspired by the many patterns found in the museum and gardens are taking  place all over the half-term – Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June.   Check for more holiday activities here Make patterned t-shirts, tote bags, wallpaper, badges, prints and much more! Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the activities…

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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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Bushcraft and Creepy Crawlies

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£2 – £7

Bushcraft for children and a host of different creepy crawlies to admire.

Children £2 - adults £7

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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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Breaking Down Barriers

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Central Entrance, Southwyck House, Coldharbour Lane
London, Greater London SW9 8QH United Kingdom
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Free

AN EDIBLE BUS STOP HAPPENING - WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY 1PM - 5PM - SOCIAL PLANTING - ALL WELCOME COME ALONG, ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND BE PART OF GARDENING FOR THE COMMON GOOD BACKGROUND ON THE SITE: Southwyck House, aka The Barrier Block, is one of Brixton’s most recognised landmarks. Its definitive exterior ‘zig zag’ design has become part of Brixton's graphic identity and is featured on the local currency – the Brixton Pound. Built in the 1980’s it was designed as…

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25 Years in Dry, Dappled Shade

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Town House, 5 Fournier St
London, Greater London E1 6QE United Kingdom
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Free

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…

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Kokedama workshop

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Rose Community Centre, Ascalon Street
London, Greater London SW8 4DJ United Kingdom
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Free

Make your own hanging planters using the Japanese moss ball technique, Kokedama. Single plants are housed in each hanging ball but they can be hung and displayed in groups. Create hanging displays to decorate the Rose community centre and to take home.

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June 2017

Potent Potions

Thu 1 June, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm BST
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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£13

Can a food be a medicine? Can a medicine be a poison? Find out something of the history of medicine and the amazing power of plants to heal and soothe. We will show you how to make some of your own natural and low-cost remedies (ointments, syrups, scented bags) as well as a mini medicinal garden to take home. There’ll be a chance to explore our gardens of medicinal plants, edible and poison beds. For ages 7+ £13 Ticket price includes…

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Botanicals in a Bottle

Thu 1 June, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm BST
Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London, Greater London E1 6QE United Kingdom
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£15.00

A workshop in which plantsman and perfumer Stephen Nelson will discuss the shared disciplines of the perfumer and the gin maker – distillation, blending and composition - and will give a potted history of London’s early perfumery and distillery trades and the supply of herbs and spices for it. You will be able to sample and compare some ‘elixirs’ and perfumes with Stephen, considering the structure and common notes in each and each participant will get the chance to blend…

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These Shoes are made for planting

Thu 1 June, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Wilton Estate Community Garden, Wilton Way
London, Greater London E8 1BD United Kingdom
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Free

These Shoes Are Made for Planting... and that's just what we'll do - one of these days these shoes are going to grow some food for you! On the “fringes” of The Wilton Estate come and have some fun planting up shoes to take away with seeds or seedlings. We will help you choose and plant an old shoe/boot, or possibly a sandal with some jiggery pokery planting. Bring your favourite old shoes, too old for walking but definitely not…

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Jean Jean Genius

Thu 1 June, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Sussex Prairie Garden, Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116)
Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AT United Kingdom
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£7

What is Jean Jean Genius ? Jean Jean Genius is the longest strip of decorated denim in Sussex, and so the world; sinuously weaving its way as a dynamic trail through our Sussex Prairie Garden borders. Stitched into the piece are tabs dispensing information: the good, the bad and the ugly facts about the process of making denim. This is a maxi denim fabric wonder, over 1km long, to be discovered in a beautiful garden setting. Why are we doing…

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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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GardenTech: future urban green space

Thu 1 June, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
IDEALondon, 69 Wilson Street
London, Greater London EC2A 2BB United Kingdom
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Free

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…

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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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Behind the wall of New Covent Garden Flower Market

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am BST
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 am, repeating until Sat 3 June, 2017

Flower Market, New Covent Garden Market
London, Greater London SW8 5EH United Kingdom
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Free

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…

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Natural Happiness – the Gardener’s Way

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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£23.00

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…

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Vintage Reimagined Nature Trail with artist Sophie Marsham

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street
Vauxhall, London SE115HS United Kingdom
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Free

Tall Resin Flowers by Sophie Marsham Friday 2nd June, 1-5pm    Drop-in anytime but numbers may be limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Create sculptures from found objects Work with artist Sophie Marsham to create a sculpture trail inspired by nature using found objects. Supported by Vauxhall One. Details at Vauxhall One here   and Nine Elms here 

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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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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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Free

Launching a new performance club for Vauxhall in conjunction with the Ragged Canteen, rooted in horticultural reference points

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Permablitz Day: Co-gardening with Nature

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road
London, London NW1 7AY United Kingdom
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Free

Permablitzes are free days open to all. They bring people together to create or develop a community or household edible, wildlife-friendly garden according to a permaculture (ecologically sustainable) design. They spread by stimulating networks of reciprocity and mutual support: once you have helped at a few you can have one of your own. Our makeovers create plant alliances that mimic natural ecosystems. We always co-garden with the soil-food-web, wildlife and plants to maintain health and build fertility. (see www.permablitzlondon.com) On…

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Lush Bonnington Pavements

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST
Bonnington Square, Bonnington Square
London, Greater London SW8 United Kingdom
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Free

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…

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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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Growing A Rainbow

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Home Grown in Hackney, 184A Dalston Lane
London, Greater London E8 1LA United Kingdom
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Free

A sedate and very English garden event set in the grounds of a Georgian Grade two listed property on Dalston Lane, E8 - yes that's right a chance to snoop around a normally closed and private garden with the added attraction of RAINBOW plants, veggies and of course tea & cake! There will be plug plants and seedlings of differently coloured & shaped vegetables available to take away, as well as seeds to plant. A celebration of Rainbow Chard with the opportunity to taste…

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Roof Garden Fun Day

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Doddington Community Roof Garden, Charlotte Despard Avenue
London, Greater London SW11 5HD United Kingdom
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Free

Games, strawberry-picking, slug-and-snail-hunting, face-painting, food and music all on a roof! Come celebrate the summertime at the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden’s annual family fun day starting from 11am, with food at 1pm and fun throughout. All welcome and it’s totally free.

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The Edible Bus Stop: Thinking Inside the Box – Tiny Parks at St James’s Park Tube Station

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
St James’s Park Tube Station, Petty France entrance
London, Greater London SW1H 0BH United Kingdom
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Free

The Chelsea Fringe calls for events that think outside the box. This year we've turned that on its head and thought about what's inside the box? It's not often you see a tiny tropical garden in a former ticket office window at a London tube station, or in fact ever, up until now. But then, we at the Edible Bus Stop Studio do love coming up with a first. Biophilia and green infrastructure need know no boundaries as far as we're concerned. So if discovering…

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A Garden in a Tea Cup

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm BST
Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London, Greater London E1 6QE United Kingdom
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£15.00

Infuse herbal teas have been created by nutritionist and naturopath Alexsandra Rehlinger as part of her belief in the importance to our health and wellbeing of reconnecting to nature. In a tea tasting ceremony guided by her, you will learn the power of key natural ingredients from one of her delicious and supportive blends and be inspired by their restorative power. Alexsandra designed and hand-blended these unique and therapeutically beneficial, herbal combinations to help us all discover and treasure nature’s…

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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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Houseplant hospital

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Cleeve Nursery, 138 Main Road
Cleeve, Avon BS49 4PW United Kingdom
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Free

Do you struggle to keep your houseplants healthy and looking good? Are they suffering from ailments such as wilting, crispy tips or yellow leaves? Veronica Peerless is the author of How Not to Kill Your Houseplant and is here to help. Having killed quite a few houseplants in her time she's learned the error of her ways, and can offer has simple advice that anyone can follow. Bring your ailing houseplant along to the Houseplant Hospital at Cleeve Nursery near…

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Op-film exhibition tour at Gasworks

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Gasworks, 55 Vauxhall Street
London, Greater London SE11 5RH United Kingdom
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Free

Photo : Filipa César and Louis Henderson, Sunstone, film still, 2017. Co-commissioned by Gasworks and Contour Biennale 8. Courtesy of the artists. Join a free introduction to Op-film: An Archaeology of Optics, an exhibition of new film and installation by artists Filipa César & Louis Henderson  

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Wilfred Owen in Dunsden Community Orchard

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Dunsden Community Orchard and Village Hall, Dunsden Green
Reading, Berkshire RG4 9PR United Kingdom
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Free

Dunsden Green is an Oxfordshire village approximately halfway between Reading and Henley-on-Thames. Ten years ago Dunsden Community Orchard was created on land next to the village green. A carefully worked out planting scheme features historic varieties of apple, pears and plums, ranging from one of the earliest known varieties called Decio to an apple praised by Shakespeare and more modern hybrids with local connections. Local people have sponsored trees and work together on the maintenance of the 0.6 hectare site. Poor drainage and a…

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Mostly Mosaic: Workshop and Talk with artist Helen Nock

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Sat 3-5pm; Sun 2-4pm and talk 4-5pm
Maureen Michaelson Gallery, 17 Belsize Lane
London, Greater London NW3 5AD United Kingdom
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Free – £15

Celebrated mosaic artist Helen Nock whose slate and mosaic garden tables, stools, birdbaths and sculptures are highly sought after, will be making a rare visit to London for this Chelsea Fringe event. You are invited to our private garden to meet Helen Nock, to learn about her work and inspiration; or to make a small mosaic in a hands-on workshop. Helen will be talking about all sorts of topics including mosaic techniques and her artistic journey during the workshop sessions, so even if you are…

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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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Secret Harleyford Road Garden

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST
Harleyford Road Community Garden, Harleyford Road
London, Greater London Nearest postcode: SW8 1TF United Kingdom
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Free

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.

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Charlton Community Gardens – Sunday Station Gardening Extra

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Charlton Station, Charlton Church Lane
London, Greater London SE7 7QG United Kingdom
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Free

Join us on Sunday 4th June between 10 am and 12. Our fortnightly gardening party is, today, a summer special and part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival. As well as regular maintenance and planting of our beds, we also have garden themed craft activities for children, bug hunting, a plant exchange, quizzes, and more. It will all be happening at the Charlton Station - come rain or shine.

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Tregrehan Garden Rare Plant Fair

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm BST
Tregrehan Garden Par, Cornwall PL24 2SJ United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

Fantastic one day only opportunity to visit Tregrehan Garden and also to buy from a huge range of plants from carefully selected Rare Plant Nurseries. The Plant Fair is free to browse and the Garden is open at a discounted price for the day at £5.00 pp with children free. Refreshments are available in the garden shop and in a pop-up cafe. A proportion of the proceeds will go to The Cornwall Garden society and also The International Tree Foundation.…

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A day to clear your shed & clear your head!

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
St Leonards Warrior Square Train Station, Station Approach
St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN37 6AD United Kingdom
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Free

Join Transition Town Hastings at the new community fruit & veg garden at St Leonards Warrior Square Train Station. We will be hosting a garden swap shop and planting sessions for adults and children from 11-3pm. Bring your unwanted garden tools, plants, seeds and other garden related stuff. You can just bring or just take away… or both! Throughout the day we will be planting in unusual containers - please bring old teapots, wellies, an old Tonka toy trunk or…

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Natural Beeswax Cosmetics and Candles

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£25 – £30

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…

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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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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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Free

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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Meditations on the Anthropocene: Landscapes of the Future

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 3:30 pm BST
Beaconsfield Gallery, 22 Newport street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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Patrik Söderlund, Taru Elfving and Edwina Fitzpatrick in conversation as part of Chelsea Fringe Festival in Nine Elms Vauxhall This public talk will be followed by the official launch of a new outdoor work: a Beaconsfield commission by artist-researcher Dawn Gaietto conceived for Untitled - the gallery cat. Vauxhall foraged herb and flower cordials and cocktails will be available from the Ragged Canteen. This event is free but we invite donations.  Beaconsfield is not a publicly funded organisation and relies…

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Gin & Botanicals

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
The House Mill, Three Mill Lane
London, Greater London E3 3DU United Kingdom
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£15.95

Discover the fascinating history of London Gin Distilling and the role of The House Mill in gin production over three centuries. Botanical recipes from the archives and Gin Tasting in this beautiful setting on the River Lea. Includes optional tour of Grade I listed House Mill. Please book here: Gin & Botanicals

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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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London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

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

On-line – 12 trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

To Celebrate the first Urban Tree Festival, 18th-20th May, we asked Tree Officers in all London’s 33 Boroughs to show us their favourite 12 trees in each Borough. The weblink is a map of the Boroughs that have contributed to the project. Click on each pin to see the trees the tree officers chose. Use TiCL App to find those trees when you’re out and about. London’s loveliest trees – chosen by London’s own tree officers for you to explore.…

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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
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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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Moments of Reflection

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

Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden Piazza
London, London WC2E 8HD United Kingdom
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Covent Garden is delighted to announce ‘Moments of Reflection’, a conceptual floral installation working closely with Gavin Jones and Perennial Charity. The garden, located on the East Piazza for the duration of Chelsea Fringe Festival, will incorporate flowers, herbs and fruit trees – providing a botanical paradise of U.K. grown plants sourced from Bernhards Nurseries. In conjunction to Chelsea Fringe Festival, Covent Garden will also be celebrating ‘‘Covent Garden in Bloom’ which also starts on 19th May (more details here).…

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Geraniums at the Door

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 7:00 am BST
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

The Zetter Townhouse, The Zetter Townhouse, 49-50 St John's Square
London, EC1V 4JJ United Kingdom
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‘Geraniums at the Door’ will celebrate the iconic entrance of The Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, a boutique hotel with one of the most photographed doorways in London -  festooned with over 200 geraniums in deepest burgundy to palest pink. The installation, co-designed by award winning garden designers, Claudia de Yong and Indoor Garden Design, will celebrate geraniums, the ubiquitous city bloom, garlanding the ironwork high above the doorway and stretching down to ground level in a burst of vivid colour. …

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Patmore Sundial Gardens

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Patmore Estate, Battersea
London, SW8 4JH United Kingdom
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Attuned to the position of the sun in May, Urban Canopy are creating a human-powered floral sundial on the Patmore Estate and a series of interlinked flowerbeds that reflect on the garden at different times of the day. Residents and visitors to the estate are invited to stand at the centre of the sundial and follow the shadow cast by their body, and a trail of coloured plants, to the morning, afternoon or evening garden. Here they can collect plants…

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The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Paddington Basin, 1A Sheldon Square, Paddington,
London, W2 6PY United Kingdom
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Paddington Central is delighted to announce its newest arrival, The Floating Meadow and Chill Garden – converting the boat named ‘Paddington Pioneer’ into a floating floral oasis adorned in wildflowers and grasses. The Floating Meadow offers a series of green-fingered pop ups, workshops and talks throughout spring, and is a must-visit urban sanctuary this season. Clifton Nurseries, based in Little Venice, have decked the boat with a lively and vivacious display of seasonal plants. Docked on Grand Union Canal, local workers and residents will…

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Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Walthamstow Wetlands, Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road
London, England N17 9NH United Kingdom
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Walthamstow Wetlands is a 211 hectare nature reserve, located 15 minutes from central London. With an abundance of wildlife and rich industrial heritage, the site has now been redeveloped into Europe’s largest urban wetland and opened to the wider public for the very first time in 150 years. To celebrate the Chelsea Fringe Festival, Walthamstow Wetlands will be home to a POP-UP collection of creations by local artisans. Collaborators include Borrowed Light Floral Studio, The Local Honey Man, Willow Weavers…

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Chelsea Fringe at the Geffrye

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road
London, Hackney E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Join us on the lush lawns of the Geffrye for a day celebrating the joys of the urban garden.  With something for everyone, the day will include veg-carving workshops, market stalls, lawn games, tree sculptures, deckchairs to lounge in – and for those inclined, a free guided cycle around the greenest local spots at 11am. Joining us will be: Hackney Herbal, London Bike Kitchen, Gray & Greenery, living art installation from Meital Tzabari, botanical cocktails and street food from Background…

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Bitter and Twisted

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sun 20 May, 2018

The Herb Boat, The Slipway, Off White Post Lane,
London, London E9 5EN United Kingdom
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“When Life Gives You Lemons, Make a Cocktail”.  Following the renaissance of  Gin, Cocktails are back! And one of their key ingredients, BITTERS, are enjoying renewed interest. At the same time “health gurus” are suggesting that re-introducing bitter herbs and foods into to our diets may be beneficial for gut health. Come along to “THE HERB BOAT”, a narrowboat that roams the waterways of England which will be moored in Hackney Wick, and explore the history of Bitters through a…

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Urban Tree Festival: Explore the Urban Forest: Peckham SE15

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BST
Peckham Rye Station, SE15 5DQ, Rye Lane
London, SE15 5DQ United Kingdom
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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 Peckham Head to the temperate climes of Peckham, where a fascinating variety of trees - old and new - may be encountered on the hip streets of this trendy south London enclave. Thanks to the enlightened planting decisions of Southwark Council (one of the top London…

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Tour de Plants

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road
London, Hackney E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Rustle up some mates and summon your petal power for a circular florambulation round east London’s greenest spots, starting and ending on the Geffrye Museum lawn in Hoxton. A free, guided hour-long cycle, just turn up and ride! Plant-themed decorating of yourself / helmet / bike is highly encouraged, and don't worry if you don't have your own bike, there will be hireable 2-wheelers there on the day, courtesy of OfO. Part of our day-long Chelsea Fringe event at the Geffrye.

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Round and round the garden – like a teddy bear?

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Workshop, 77A Lauriston Road, Hackney
London, E9 7HD United Kingdom
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Colourful wildlife and plantlife makes an unexpected appearance on a community maintained roundabout in South Hackney. Workshop to make birds, beetles, bears, fictitious flowers etc to add to the natural planting . Workshop on the first Saturday of the Fringe to make or paint a range of horticultural and animal decorations. Exhibition subsequently will be on the roundabout throughout Chelsea Fringe period. Free workshop - see directions below to join us on the forecourt of the pottery workshop.  All ages…

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Feeding Dreams: An adventure in food and creativity at Omved Gardens

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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We so enjoyed our Fringe last year that we are excited to present new experiences on our journey exploring food, foraging, health, art and music: stepping into the space between, the space that connects us. We celebrate the inspiring power and beauty of plants in the garden, in the glasshouse, in the kitchen, in music, art and food. Open daily 11 - 5.30pm 19-27 May  

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Feeding Dreams: Aya Tanaka at Omved

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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You are invited to join Aya for an inspiring meditation in floral design. Aya will demonstrate her unique style which combines Japanese tradition and European influences. Her creations are distinctively elegant yet refreshingly modern with a strong sense of colour and shape. This event will ignite your creative vision.

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Pop-up Bouquet Making Workshop

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane
London, London SW8 5BL United Kingdom
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EcoWorld Ballymore will be hosting a pop-up bouquet making workshop on the Embassy Gardens marketing suite roof terrace and orangery. Attendees will be able to learn a few floristry skills, whilst overlooking part of the beautifully planted linear park and new US Embassy ornamental lake. Seasonal sweet and savoury treats, all incorporating floral and botanical elements, will be available throughout the day, along with fresh juices.

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Family friendly garden activities

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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Come and sow seeds, decorate pots, make seed bombs all to take home, while enjoying being inside 7 polytunnels side by side in a Tropical Jungle on the River Thames. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. The café will be open selling food using vegetables grown on site.

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Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

One event on Thu 24 May, 2018 at 11:00 am

House Mill Gallery, The Miller’s House, Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
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Digitalis - An exhibition exploring past and present. Old fashioned cottage garden plants, traditional craft and fine art contrast with modern reprographics. Continuity and resilience in nature inspire an emporium of planted jardinières, industrial plant supports and soft textiles. Botanical drawings, paintings, sculptures and digital prints juxtapose, reflected by the setting: The House Mill; an eighteenth century tidal mill, surviving more than three hundred years of change in East London.

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Roses: tea tasting and posy making

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
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One event on Tue 22 May, 2018 at 7:00 pm

My Cup of Tea, My cup of tea, 5 Denman Place
London, W1D 7AH United Kingdom
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At our unique rose workshop in Soho, taste a wonderful selection of My Cup of Tea's finest rose-scented teas and herbal tisanes. Discover more about where the teas and tisanes come from, how they are grown and harvested, and about their journey from plant to cup. Make your own posy of roses with guidance from The Real Flower Company, while learning about their flower farm and how they grow their roses. This workshop is held in collaboration with backyardlondon

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Chelsea Physic Garden Royal Wedding Open Day

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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You are cordially invited to witness the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle at Chelsea Physic Garden. Watch the ceremony on our outdoor screen, sipping a ‘Minty Markle’ cocktail, enter our best hat competition, learn how to make a flower crown, and be in with a chance to win a decadent dinner for two at Tangerine Dream Cafe. The best bit? Entrance to the garden is absolutely FREE, with a self-led ‘Royal’ mystery…

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The Lettering Arts Trust presents ‘An Elixir of Letters’ at Chelsea Physic Garden

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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‘An Elixir of Letters’ created by 15 of the UK’s foremost letter carvers displayed in the verdant surroundings of Chelsea Physic Garden. In ‘Journey of an Apprentice’, artist Tom Sargeant talks to exhibition curator Karoline Newman about how carving is in his DNA, the tradition of letter carving, and the invaluable support provided by Lettering Arts Trust apprenticeships, which enable fledgling artists to flourish. ‘An Elixir of Letters’ runs from May. Please note the talks and tours are free, though normal entry…

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Wild City

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
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A hidden world of wild plants has always shared the London beneath our feet and the exhibition Wild City explores the way these plants have adapted and continue to thrive at the margins of the way we live in our cities. Based on an eight-year survey, the exhibition at Town House, Spitalfields, charts the changes to the flora of the City of London over time. The surveys originally started in the 1960s, when bombsites were still widespread, but plants that…

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Let’s Grow a Pizza!

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Lauriston School, 55 Rutland Rd,
London, Greater London E9 7JS United Kingdom
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Annual open garden at Lauriston Primary School this year with added pizza! We'll be weaving a giant bed of willow to plant up our tomatoes, potting up basil seedlings and sowing giant sunflowers as part of our annual competition. Free art and craft workshops will be running throughout the day. There will be a lemonade stand, beer bar and mobile pizza oven.  If you like you can take a walk in the orchard and talk to our school chickens.

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Plants That Heal

Sat 19 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 Sun 27 May, 2018

Glasshouse Cafe & Bar, The Courtyard, 151 Sydney Street
London, SW3 6NT United Kingdom
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Check out the Art Show at Glasshouse Café & Bar, showcasing beautiful original botanical paintings. Join us for Painting and Prosecco at one of our pop up Art Workshops, Monday to Friday at 2pm and 4pm. £20 per workshop including a glass of prosecco (or a cup of tea!) See our website for details. Book early as spaces are limited! Enjoy simple, organic and ethical food, great coffee, and cocktails incorporating herbs and flowers at Glasshouse Café & Bar. All…

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Art in the Garden

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Calthorpe Project, 258-274 Grays Inn Road
London, London WC1X 8LH United Kingdom
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Enjoy the opportunity to try your hand at a number of art techniques in the garden.  Alongside our beautiful displays of flowers, herbs and vegetables, we will have 2 potter’s wheels for visitors to learn to throw a pot. Our garden will showcase exhibits by students from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design as well as ceramics students from Working Men’s College.  There will be arts workshops for children with 1A Arts Centre and Calthorpe Project. Our café…

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

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

John Evelyn Community Garden, Windlass Place, Deptford,
London, SE8 3QH United Kingdom
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Deptford, Southeast London was home to one of England's greatest horticulturists John Evelyn. At the John Evelyn Community Garden, we will be sowing edible plants he grew in his ‘Olitory-Garden’ or as we would say kitchen garden. Taking inspiration from John Evelyn's garden at Sayes Court we will be creating a parterre bed over the next two years that incorporates both edible and decorative plants he cultivated in his garden. During the afternoons activities we will be discussing the origins…

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Wild Flower Art Picnic

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Eden Community Garden, Matrimony Place,
London, SW4 0DX United Kingdom
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Bring a blanket, food, family and friends and join the Eden Garden team and local artists from WildCity to picnic whilst creating art works inspired by the garden and wild flowers. Add your creations to the evolving WILD GARDEN GALLERY and enjoy creating artworks in the great outdoors. This is a free community event and everyone is welcome

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Drawing the Garden at the Shed Studio

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
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The shed will be open on the 20, 22, 24, 26 and 27 May from 2pm - 4:30 pm
Shed Studio, 29 Dynevor Road,
Tunbridge Wells,, Kent TN49HP United Kingdom
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Join artist and author Anne Kelly and friends to draw in the garden. Plants and garden can be inspirational for drawing, either on a small or larger scale. Anne’s shed studio is located in her Victorian town garden and has inspired her work and books ‘Textile Nature’ and ‘Textile Folk Art’. She will be joined by artist friends displaying their work and sketchbooks. You will have the opportunity to draw and contribute to a ‘garden wall’ drawing. Materials will be…

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Feeding Dreams: Living Medicine with Alex Laird

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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£30

Come and learn about the living medicine in your kitchen! With medical herbalist Alex Laird and top chef Arthur Potts Dawson, you will discover how foods and herbs work therapeutically in us. We will show what to eat for breakfast and lunch to improve energy, mood, immunity and weight. We'll walk around Omved's beautiful garden to identify its healing plants and trees and harvest these to make teas to taste. We'll show what foods feed our all-important gut microbes and…

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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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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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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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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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Urban Tree Festival: Urban Tree Talk

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST
Waterloo Creative Studios, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Crlisle Lane
London,, SE1 7LG United Kingdom
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We are celebrating Urban Trees through an Urban Tree Festival over the weekend of the 18-20 May 2018. Urban Tree Talk is an opportunity for people who have supported the Festival, as well as those working in encouraging, planting and in urban tree husbandry, to come together and share their enthusiasms.  A "show and tell" of their experience, knowledge and stories and their aspirations about urban trees. The Urban Tree Festival wouldn't have happened without the tremendous support from more…

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Evening Bird and Bat Walk

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Doddington Place, Doddington
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£12

Join international wildlife guide and ecologist, Simon Ginnaw, as he leads a small group around Doddington Place Gardens as the sun sets. Simon, whose particular expertise is bird identification and behavioural ecology, will unravel the complexity of the birdsong and, armed with bat detectors, we will see and hear some of the bats that live around the gardens. All further details here

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Bat Safari

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm BST
RG42 3QP, Westmorland Park Pavilion, Westmorland Road, Warfield
Bracknell, Berks RG42 3QP United Kingdom
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A bat safari with a twist. Hear the chat of bats and learn about these fascinating creatures. Dress in bat themed costume with prizes for the best in child and adult ‘bategories’. We will bring along bat detectors to hear Daubentons around the Westmorland pond and Pipistrelles on the edge of Hayley Green Wood. Children welcome if accompanied by adults, bring torch, not suitable for dogs. Bring warm clothes and suitable footwear. Free event but booking essential Tickets available here…

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Bat Walk

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Yorktown Road,
Sandhurst, GU47 9BJ United Kingdom
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Everyone knows mammals can't fly. Except bats. Looking and listening for these mystical creatures in a summer dusk is one of nature's treats. Steve Bailey of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust is your guide. Children welcome if accompanied by adults, bring torch, not suitable for dogs.

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Flower Pot People

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
GU47 9DP, The Hut at Memorial Park, 30 Brittain Court,
Sandhurst, Berks GU47 9DP United Kingdom
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Volunteers from the Sandhurst gardening club will demonstrate planting of pots for flowers, herbs and vegetables. Children and adults can take part and the planted pots will be given away. You can join in any time and there will be lots of demonstrations and chances to ask gardening questions to the experienced team. Enter the raffle to win one of the finished tubs.  Refreshments will be available. Website:   Email:  

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Manor Farm Nature Space – Cultivating Communities

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
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One event on Sun 27 May, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on Sun 27 May, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Manor Farm Nature Space, Manor Farm Road
London, Greater London SW16 4JT United Kingdom
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At Manor Farm Nature Space in Norbury we’re passionate about urban green space. We’re lucky to have been chosen to receive wildflower seed kits from Kew Garden’s national outreach initiative – ‘Grow Wild’. This will help us connect our local community in our shared initiative to brighten up our local area by sowing wildflower seeds in an unloved space here in Norbury. We’ll bring colour to the space and inspire passion for an area that is normally walked through and…

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Dry Stone Walling Workshops

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
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Another workshop at 2.00pm
Mudchute Park and Farm, Pier Street
London, E14 3HP United Kingdom
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Experience outside 'hands-on' activity of building stone walls without the use of mortar. Education and Training at the London school of Dry Stone Walling. These workshops run by professional registered waller, John Holt, are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft of building walls using natural stone without mortar. At the end of the workshops you will understand DSW heritage and terminology used, and distinguish various stone shapes and their uses. We provide free for the workshop:- all…

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

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden, Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Come and visit the walled Kitchen Garden for our first open day of the year. Have a look at our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel. Follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden. Talk to our beekeeper about the care of our bees and advice on how to get started as a beekeeper. Learn about the inside of a beehive with our special observation hive. Seasonal produce and plants grown in the…

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Feeding Dreams: Handmade Apothecary at Omved

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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£65

Join herbalists and best selling authors Kim and Vicky for the first of 3 foraging and herbal workshops and lunch. Starting with a herb walk, participants will learn to identify and reconnect with the stories of the seasonal and wild plants that grow all around. We will be harvesting the season's bounty along the way so bring any special scissors and small baskets with you. We will then break for a vegan/gluten free lunch (provided) followed by a workshop turning…

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Bohemia Walled Garden Open Day – in association with Chelsea Fringe

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Bohemia Walled Garden, Bohemia Walled Garden, Bohemia Rd
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1EX United Kingdom
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A day to celebrate and learn about all things that grow! Our beautiful community garden will be bursting with activity: We will hold a plant sale, a raffle and art activities for children and adults to join in. You can even plant your own bee friendly flower to take home! At 1pm Joseph Ford will join us to talk about wildlife gardening. Joseph is a trained plants man, specialising in teaching and spreading good horticultural practice. Delicious cakes and snacks…

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The Inner Temple presents ‘The Great Garden Fête’

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Inner Temple Garden, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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Once again the historic Inner Temple Garden will be opening its gates for the Chelsea Fringe festival. This year the Inner Temple presents ‘The Great Garden Fête’- a fun day of games, competitions and sheep! This classic English garden will be bringing a taste of the countryside to the heart of the city, with our friends from Spitalfields City Farm bringing some of their resident sheep and miniature donkeys to festivities. For those people who enjoy  baking or making things,…

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Urban Tree Festival: Orchard to Orchard – a tour of 3 housing estate orchards

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Peabody Square, Peabody Square, Blackfriars Road
London,, SE1 8JQ United Kingdom
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£10

As part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival we are delighted to welcome Carole Wright, community gardener and orchard manager to lead an intriguing tour of three orchards in her care. A walk led by local SE1 resident Carole Wright, a community gardener and orchardist who manages the the three urban orchards which are nestled in biodiversity rich housing land. Discover award winning estate gardens, green roofs, listed buildings and social history. Come and hear first hand the experience…

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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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Free

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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Hall Place Heritage Day

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA), Hall Place, Burchetts Green
Maidenhead, SL6 6QR United Kingdom
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£5.00

Step back in time with a unique opportunity to explore our historic mansion and parkland. Usually inaccessible to the public, Hall Place at BCA will offer a warm welcome on Sunday 20th May 2018 as it throws open its doors to visitors, as part of the Chelsea Fringe, Henley. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to explore the Grade 1 listed mansion-house, Grade 2 Parklands and the countryside within the beautiful 400-acre estate. The days’ activities have been based on Diana…

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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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Peaceful Garden

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Henley Quaker Meeting House, 45 Northfield End
Henley on Thames, OXON RG9 2JJ United Kingdom
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Free

Henley Quakers invite you to discover the hidden delights of our secret garden in the heart of the town. Visit our quiet space and take time to refresh yourself. Reflect a while - perhaps you will be inspired to draw or write in our sketch pads. Or you may wish to just sit quietly among the scents and natural sounds of this special place. We hope you will join us for tea and cakes.

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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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Sun Prints and Cyanotype Workshop

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
King Henry’s Walk Garden, 11c King Henry’s Walk
London, Greater London N1 4NX United Kingdom
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£15