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The Art of the Park

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

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

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

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

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

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.…

The Great Trees of London

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

online – The Great Trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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!

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Sat 19 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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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…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Sat 19 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, 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…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

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

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…

Chelsea Fringe at the Geffrye

Sat 19 May @ 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…

Bitter and Twisted

Sat 19 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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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…

Urban Tree Festival: Explore the Urban Forest: Peckham SE15

Sat 19 May @ 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…

Tour de Plants

Sat 19 May @ 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.

Round and round the garden – like a teddy bear?

Sat 19 May @ 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…

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

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

Feeding Dreams: Aya Tanaka at Omved

Sat 19 May @ 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.

Pop-up Bouquet Making Workshop

Sat 19 May @ 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.

Family friendly garden activities

Sat 19 May @ 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.

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

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

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

House Mill Gallery 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.

Roses: tea tasting and posy making

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

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

Wild City

Sat 19 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, 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…

Let’s Grow a Pizza!

Sat 19 May @ 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.

Plants That Heal

Sat 19 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, 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…

Art in the Garden

Sat 19 May @ 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…

Urban Tree Festival: Haiku in a Japanese Garden

Sat 19 May @ 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…

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

Sat 19 May @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm 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. The John Evelyn Community Garden in collaboration with Sayes Court Garden will be celebrating his work by investigating his writings: Sylva – discourse on trees and their importance for a healthy city; Kalendarium Hortense – one of the earliest gardening calendars to be published; Directions for the Gardiner – a unique record of the maintenance and management of his gardens at Sayes Court and Aceteria – a…

Wild Flower Art Picnic

Sat 19 May @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST Eden Community Garden Matrimony Place, between Rectory Grove and Wandsworth Road, Clapham
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

Feeding Dreams: Living Medicine with Alex Laird

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

Seed Bomb Dance

Sat 19 May @ 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…

Urban Tree Festival: Stalking the Hardy Ash – a photography walkshop

Sat 19 May @ 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…

Urban Tree Festival: Mindfulness in the city

Sat 19 May @ 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…

The Art of the Park

Sun 20 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Sun 20 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

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.…

The Great Trees of London

Sun 20 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

online – The Great Trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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!

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Sun 20 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, 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…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Sun 20 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, 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…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sun 20 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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…

Bitter and Twisted

Sun 20 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, 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…

Manor Farm Nature Space – Cultivating Communities

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

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

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…

Urban Tree Festival: Explore the Urban Forest – Stoke Newington

Sun 20 May @ 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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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…

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

Sun 20 May @ 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…

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

Sun 20 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, 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  

Feeding Dreams: Handmade Apothecary at Omved

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

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Sun 20 May @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

House Mill Gallery 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.

The Legacy of John Evelyn and the future at Sayes Court

Sun 20 May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Sayes Court Park Sayes Court Street,
London, SE8 3LN United Kingdom
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Deptford, Southeast London was home to one of England’s greatest horticulturists, John Evelyn.  Sayes Court Garden in collaboration with John Evelyn Community Garden will be celebrating his work by investigating his writings: Sylva – discourse on trees and their importance for a healthy city; Kalendarium Hortense – one of the earliest gardening calendars to be published; Directions for the Gardiner – a unique record of the maintenance and management of his gardens at Sayes Court and Aceteria – a 17th…

Urban Tree Festival: Visualisation, Mindfulness and Movement walkshop

Sun 20 May @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm BST Red Cross Garden 50 Redcross Way
London,, SE1 1HA 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 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…

Wild City

Sun 20 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, 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…

Plants That Heal

Sun 20 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, 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…

Urban Tree Festival: Stalking King James I’s Mulberries

Sun 20 May @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm BST Deptford Rail station Deptford High Street
London, SE8 3PQ United Kingdom
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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,…

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

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

Sun Prints and Cyanotype Workshop

Sun 20 May @ 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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Sunprints or cyanotypes use a simple photographic print process to create attractive ‘blueprints’. They are synonymous with 19th century botanist Anna Atkins who first put the technique to artistic use, producing vivid negative images as illustrations for her book on flowering plants and ferns. In this workshop you will learn about the background to this historic photographic process and the methodology behind it before collecting materials from the garden and using them to create your own compositions to expose outdoors…

Incredible Edible Vauxhall Walk

Sun 20 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST Garden Museum Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Rd
London, SE1 7LB United Kingdom
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A guided stroll through Lambeth, finding hidden food treasures along the way, including The Ragged Canteen@Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (with a stop for herbal cocktails), a little piece of countryside at the Vauxhall City Farm and ending up in Bonnington Square - famous in the 1980's, as all the houses, awaiting demolition, were squatted. Arrive early to get free access to the Garden Museum. Booking essential here to secure a place.

The gentle art of salad making

Sun 20 May @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST The Jetty Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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Chef Tai will be hosting a Master Class in the gentle art of salad making at the Jetty in Greenwich Peninsula. A perfect follow on from Urban growth’s session on how to grow salad and herbs at home, this is a chance to harvest produce grown here on the Jetty and transform it into exciting dishes to impress family and guests alike. From sourcing the best fresh ingredients to combining unusual flavours and textures, Tai will proves that eating salad…

Urban Tree Festival: Haiku in Queen’s Wood

Sun 20 May @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST Queen’s Wood Community Cafe Queens Wood Lodge 42 Muswell Hill Road,
London,, N10 3JP United Kingdom
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Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival Explore Haiku Woods Walk, talk, recite, write haiku Foot powered poems Free form walk in which you get to write and inspire others to write haiku.  With the option to have them printed and published in a zine – as an anthology from the walkshop. We are off to Haiku in Queen’s Wood, to step into a woodland wonderland. Walk with us composing haiku, through one of London’s best preserved woods and…

The Art of the Park

Mon 21 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Mon 21 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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.…

The Great Trees of London

Mon 21 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

online – The Great Trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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!

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Mon 21 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, 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…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Mon 21 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Paddington Basin 1A Sheldon Square, Paddington,
London, W2 6PY United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Mon 21 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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…

Natural Selection: Jane Hammond disrupts the tradition of still life with her new botanical collages

Mon 21 May @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

Lyndsey Ingram 20 Bourdon Street,
London,, W1K 3PL United Kingdom
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Lyndsey Ingram is proud to present the first London solo show of botanical collages by American artist, Jane Hammond (b. 1950), who combines printmaking techniques with painting, photography, found objects and digital elements to create one-of-a-kind large-scale collages that explore the infinite complexity of the natural and man-made worlds. Timed to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show and the Chelsea Fringe Festival, this exhibition of new work showcases Hammond’s modern and disruptive approach to the historic tradition of botanical prints and…

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

Mon 21 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, 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  

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Mon 21 May @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

House Mill Gallery 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.

Wild City

Mon 21 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:30am, 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…

Plants That Heal

Mon 21 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, 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…

Open Afternoons in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden

Mon 21 May @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until Thu 24 May, 2018

Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Our walled kitchen garden will be open for extra afternoons this week. Please come and enjoy a look around and see what seasonal produce is for sale. Come and see our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel or follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden.

Feeding Dreams: Bottlebrush Ferments and Chef Arthur brewing a healthy gut

Mon 21 May @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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An afternoon workshop and discussion on healthy gut, healthy body, healthy lifestyle with the dynamic Ben, creator of Bottlebrush Ferments and Chef Arthur Potts Dawson. See the website here for more on the inspirational raw and fermented secrets that will be revealed in this amazing workshop on the importance of how to build fermented foods into our lifestyle.

Harleyford Road Garden Visit

Mon 21 May @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST Harleyford Road Garden Harleyford Road
London, SW81TF United Kingdom
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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 Vuglar about what has made it so successful. A true hidden gem. Meet under the big tree in the garden.

Visions for a Greener Future

Mon 21 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST Battersea Power Station Underpass from Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4NW United Kingdom
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Panel presentation and discussion on visions for a kinder, greener future. Panellists will discuss the roles that individuals and organisations can play in creating the London they want to live in. Be inspired about potential ways you can get involved and active. Panellists will be: Pam Warhurst CBE - Community leader, activist and environment worker best known for founding the Incredible Edible movement Ben Smith - Director of Energy, Cities and Climate Change at Arup, Trustee of London National Park…

The Art of the Park

Tue 22 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

online – Greenwich Park Greenwich
London, SE10 8Xj United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Tue 22 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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.…

The Great Trees of London

Tue 22 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

online – The Great Trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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!

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Tue 22 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Patmore Estate Battersea
London, SW8 4JH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Tue 22 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Paddington Basin 1A Sheldon Square, Paddington,
London, W2 6PY United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Tue 22 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Walthamstow Wetlands 2 Forest Road
London, England N17 9NH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Natural Selection: Jane Hammond disrupts the tradition of still life with her new botanical collages

Tue 22 May @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

Lyndsey Ingram 20 Bourdon Street,
London,, W1K 3PL United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Lyndsey Ingram is proud to present the first London solo show of botanical collages by American artist, Jane Hammond (b. 1950), who combines printmaking techniques with painting, photography, found objects and digital elements to create one-of-a-kind large-scale collages that explore the infinite complexity of the natural and man-made worlds. Timed to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show and the Chelsea Fringe Festival, this exhibition of new work showcases Hammond’s modern and disruptive approach to the historic tradition of botanical prints and…

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

Tue 22 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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  

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Tue 22 May @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

House Mill Gallery Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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.

Wild City

Tue 22 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Town House 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Plants That Heal

Tue 22 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Glasshouse Cafe & Bar The Courtyard, 151 Sydney Street
London, SW3 6NT United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Open Afternoons in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden

Tue 22 May @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until Thu 24 May, 2018

Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Our walled kitchen garden will be open for extra afternoons this week. Please come and enjoy a look around and see what seasonal produce is for sale. Come and see our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel or follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden.

Symbiosis

Tue 22 May @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day 22-27 May 1-7pm; except 24 May 6-9pm
Espacio Gallery 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Espacio gallery is again showing the work of 18 artists, in its sixth exhibition on the Chelsea Fringe trail.  Paintings, sculptures, original prints, textiles, assemblages  - All the work will be to do with nature, growth, decay - contrasting organic forms and structures.

Today’s Cornucopia!

Tue 22 May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST The Ragged Canteen @Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall 22 Newport Street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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As part of the Greenhouse Effect, the Ragged Canteen is offering a Life Drawing class, working from a large scale still life with Michael Curran. A set of drawing exercises designed to loosen you up and find inner hidden talent and styles of your own. Materials provided, but bring your own if you prefer. Booking essential, limited numbers, so email here for a space.

East Walworth Green Links Inaugural Walk

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

SEED: the Untold Story

Tue 22 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST Studio RCA 1 Hester Road
London, SW11 4AN United Kingdom
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Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story,…

Roses: tea tasting and posy making

Tue 22 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Tue 22 May, 2018 at 7:00pm

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

The Art of the Park

Wed 23 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

online – Greenwich Park Greenwich
London, SE10 8Xj United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Wed 23 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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.…

The Great Trees of London

Wed 23 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

online – The Great Trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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!

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Wed 23 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Patmore Estate Battersea
London, SW8 4JH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Wed 23 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Paddington Basin 1A Sheldon Square, Paddington,
London, W2 6PY United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Wed 23 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Walthamstow Wetlands 2 Forest Road
London, England N17 9NH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Natural Selection: Jane Hammond disrupts the tradition of still life with her new botanical collages

Wed 23 May @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

Lyndsey Ingram 20 Bourdon Street,
London,, W1K 3PL United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Lyndsey Ingram is proud to present the first London solo show of botanical collages by American artist, Jane Hammond (b. 1950), who combines printmaking techniques with painting, photography, found objects and digital elements to create one-of-a-kind large-scale collages that explore the infinite complexity of the natural and man-made worlds. Timed to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show and the Chelsea Fringe Festival, this exhibition of new work showcases Hammond’s modern and disruptive approach to the historic tradition of botanical prints and…

Taking Botanical Photos with your phone

Wed 23 May @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST The Jetty Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Come and learn how to take photos of plants with your phone inside 7 polytunnels side by side in a Tropical Jungle on the River Thames. We will go through framing, lighting and editing! All welcome, wheelchair accessible The café will be open selling food using vegetables grown on site. Please book for this event as places are limited.

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

Wed 23 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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  

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Wed 23 May @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

House Mill Gallery Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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.

Wild City

Wed 23 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, 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…

Plants That Heal

Wed 23 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, 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…

Open Afternoons in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden

Wed 23 May @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until Thu 24 May, 2018

Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Our walled kitchen garden will be open for extra afternoons this week. Please come and enjoy a look around and see what seasonal produce is for sale. Come and see our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel or follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden.

Create Tea Making Containers @ The Bridge

Wed 23 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST The Bridge Gym The Bridge Gym, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Rd
London, SE1 0NQ United Kingdom
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We are going to be plant up some containers with plants that can be used for tea. This is to encourage people to look beyond aesthetics of plants and focus on their medicinal uses. No gardening experience is needed. All tools are provided. Spaces are limited. So please inform us if you need to cancel. Please rsvp via email gs@betterbankside.co.uk here  

Symbiosis

Wed 23 May @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Every day 22-27 May 1-7pm; except 24 May 6-9pm
Espacio Gallery 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Espacio gallery is again showing the work of 18 artists, in its sixth exhibition on the Chelsea Fringe trail.  Paintings, sculptures, original prints, textiles, assemblages  - All the work will be to do with nature, growth, decay - contrasting organic forms and structures.

Treblemakers in St. Luke’s Gardens

Wed 23 May @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST St Luke’s Church Gardens St Luke's Gardens, Sydney Street
London, SW3 6NH United Kingdom
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Join the Treblemakers in St. Luke's Gardens, Chelsea.  It promises to be a wonderful performance of 'a capella' harmony with a repertoire spanning the years and including music from Stage& Screen, Pop & Motown, Ballads & Folk Songs and Golden Oldies! We look forward to seeing you there!

Vegetable Protest Printmaking Class

Wed 23 May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST The Ragged Canteen @ Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall 22 Newport Street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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As part of the Greenhouse Effect, the Ragged Canteen @ Beaconsfield Gallery, Vauxhall is offering a creative workshop. Vegetable Protest Printmaking Class: making pauper potato prints with slogans of ethically and seasonal cries of protest for today's food industry. Materials provided. Booking is essential and places are limited, so email to book your place theraggedcanteenkitchen@gmail.com

Edible Avenue SW8 – Urban Gardeners’ Panel

Wed 23 May @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST R.O.S.E. Community Clubroom Ascalon Street, Battersea
London, SW8 4DL United Kingdom
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Hear from local urban food growers about what grows well in our London gardens. Hosted by Edible Avenue SW8 - an initiative to improve the local area through greening, funded by VINCI St Modwen as part of its Cultural Strategy for Nine Elms on the Southbank

Vegan cookery from around the world

Wed 23 May @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST The Jetty Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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Resident chef Taimur Khan will be hosting an intimate supper club showcasing the best of Vegan cookery from around the world. Set in a Garden on the Thames, this special evening will combine highlights from the chef’s childhood in Mumbai to his experience cooking for the wealthy families of Italy, and everything in between. We welcome you to share a tasting menu that will take participants on a culinary journey that will celebrate the flavours and techniques responsible for the…

The Art of the Park

Thu 24 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Thu 24 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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.…

The Great Trees of London

Thu 24 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

online – The Great Trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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!

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Thu 24 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, 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…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Thu 24 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, 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…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Thu 24 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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…

Natural Selection: Jane Hammond disrupts the tradition of still life with her new botanical collages

Thu 24 May @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

Lyndsey Ingram 20 Bourdon Street,
London,, W1K 3PL United Kingdom
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Lyndsey Ingram is proud to present the first London solo show of botanical collages by American artist, Jane Hammond (b. 1950), who combines printmaking techniques with painting, photography, found objects and digital elements to create one-of-a-kind large-scale collages that explore the infinite complexity of the natural and man-made worlds. Timed to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show and the Chelsea Fringe Festival, this exhibition of new work showcases Hammond’s modern and disruptive approach to the historic tradition of botanical prints and…

Transformation

Thu 24 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Gallery H Willow House, Dragonfly Place, Brockley.
London, SE4 2FJ United Kingdom
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What was once, is not a promise of what might be. This is the first exhibition to be held at the new Gallery H in Brockley. In this opening show, three artists are exploring the effects of the passage of time on nature. Benjamin Rice is exhibiting two photography projects: epic sized, exquisitely detailed prints exploring nature’s incremental repossession of dry stone walls: and equally large images studying the annual transformation of an urban Wild Cherry Tree through the seasons.…

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

Thu 24 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, 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  

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Thu 24 May @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

House Mill Gallery 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.

Wild City

Thu 24 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Town House 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Plants That Heal

Thu 24 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Glasshouse Cafe & Bar The Courtyard, 151 Sydney Street
London, SW3 6NT United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Open Afternoons in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden

Thu 24 May @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until Thu 24 May, 2018

Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Our walled kitchen garden will be open for extra afternoons this week. Please come and enjoy a look around and see what seasonal produce is for sale. Come and see our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel or follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden.

Kennington Art Class with Seb Patane

Thu 24 May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST Ragged Canteen @ Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall 22 Newport Street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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As part of the Greenhouse Effect, the Ragged Canteen @ Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall is offering a creative workshop. Seb Patane will bring his Kennington Art class of individual expression and experimentation within a supportive, relaxed and colloquial atmosphere. The focus as always is on drawing and collage but here with a botanical theme. Materials provided, but please feel free to bring your own. Booking is essential and places are limited, so email to book theraggedcanteenkitchen@gmail.com

‘Common Salt’ with Bites, Beverages and Botany

Thu 24 May @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road
London, Greater London SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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The SLBI is combining an Open Garden Evening with a theatrical event and delicious refreshments.  The Open Garden is free, whilst there is an admission for 'Common Salt'  -  Booking essential - here. 'Common Salt is a performance around a table - a 'show and tell’ by artists Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer - see here. It explores the colonial, geographical history of England and India taking an expansive and emotional time-travel, from the first Enclosure Act and the start…

‘This speaking garden’

Thu 24 May @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST BMA HOUSE Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9JP United Kingdom
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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 centred around the 400th anniversary of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, and the legacy of founding apothecary, John Parkinson. The BMA invites you to celebrate the work of John Parkinson, 17th Century London apothecary and gardener. His book 'Paradisi in Sole, Paradisus Terrestris' is both a scientific study of medicinal plants, and…

Symbiosis

Thu 24 May @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST Espacio Gallery 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Espacio gallery is again showing the work of 18 artists, in its sixth exhibition on the Chelsea Fringe trail.  Paintings, sculptures, original prints, textiles, assemblages  - All the work will be to do with nature, growth, decay - contrasting organic forms and structures.

Gorgeous: Poetry and Art

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

Feeding Dreams: What’s making our children sick? Book launch

Thu 24 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Join authors Dr Michelle Perro, pediatrician, and Dr Vincanne Adams, medical anthropologist, at the UK launch of this important new book exploring the link between the growing wave of chronic health issues affecting our children and our exposure to poisons in the environment, especially from our modern industrial foods. Join the authors for a Q & A. Booking essential - here

Demain – a filmshow

Thu 24 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST Studio RCA 1 Hester Road
London, SW11 4AN United Kingdom
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Demain (Tomorrow) is a hugely positive, affirming and inspirational film made by a small French film crew who set off around the world exploring creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education. It visits permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects, community-owned renewable projects, local currencies, creative schools, ambitious recycling projects. It is the perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency.

The Art of the Park

Fri 25 May
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Fri 25 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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.…

The Great Trees of London

Fri 25 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

online – The Great Trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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!

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Fri 25 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Patmore Estate Battersea
London, SW8 4JH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Fri 25 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Paddington Basin 1A Sheldon Square, Paddington,
London, W2 6PY United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Fri 25 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Walthamstow Wetlands 2 Forest Road
London, England N17 9NH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Natural Selection: Jane Hammond disrupts the tradition of still life with her new botanical collages

Fri 25 May @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

Lyndsey Ingram 20 Bourdon Street,
London,, W1K 3PL United Kingdom
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Lyndsey Ingram is proud to present the first London solo show of botanical collages by American artist, Jane Hammond (b. 1950), who combines printmaking techniques with painting, photography, found objects and digital elements to create one-of-a-kind large-scale collages that explore the infinite complexity of the natural and man-made worlds. Timed to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show and the Chelsea Fringe Festival, this exhibition of new work showcases Hammond’s modern and disruptive approach to the historic tradition of botanical prints and…

A hive of activity at buzzing Borough Market

Fri 25 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST Borough Market 8 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1TL United Kingdom
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Join Borough Market for a day of un-bee-lievable inspiration on how to support urban bees. The Market Hall will be humming with bee experts who’ll provide an abundance of planting ideas for urban spaces, as well as sharing their expertise about hives and urban bee keeping. We’ll be joined by the author of ‘Planting for Honey Bees: the growers guide to creating a buzz’, Sarah Wyndham-Lewis for a live chat, plus from 1pm-2.30pm a special honey cookery demonstration will take…

Transformation

Fri 25 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Gallery H Willow House, Dragonfly Place, Brockley.
London, SE4 2FJ United Kingdom
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What was once, is not a promise of what might be. This is the first exhibition to be held at the new Gallery H in Brockley. In this opening show, three artists are exploring the effects of the passage of time on nature. Benjamin Rice is exhibiting two photography projects: epic sized, exquisitely detailed prints exploring nature’s incremental repossession of dry stone walls: and equally large images studying the annual transformation of an urban Wild Cherry Tree through the seasons.…

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

Fri 25 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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  

Plants play music

Fri 25 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sat 26 May, 2018

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

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Fri 25 May @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

House Mill Gallery 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.

Wild City

Fri 25 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Town House 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Plants That Heal

Fri 25 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Glasshouse Cafe & Bar The Courtyard, 151 Sydney Street
London, SW3 6NT United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Symbiosis

Fri 25 May @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day 22-27 May 1-7pm; except 24 May 6-9pm
Espacio Gallery 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Espacio gallery is again showing the work of 18 artists, in its sixth exhibition on the Chelsea Fringe trail.  Paintings, sculptures, original prints, textiles, assemblages  - All the work will be to do with nature, growth, decay - contrasting organic forms and structures.

Creativity Workshop

Fri 25 May @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST Thrive Main Garden Battersea Park
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Enjoy two hours of reflection, observation and creativity in a beautiful garden. Participants will be asked to contemplate, draw and collage their ideas and thoughts about the importance and benefits of quiet, mostly with a focus on the collective needs of many. For example: why, how and where any community anywhere might benefit from quiet. This might be in relation to participants’ immediate neighbourhood, or communities elsewhere. This workshop is an opportunity to combine drawing and collage experiments with observation…

The Art of the Park

Sat 26 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

online – Greenwich Park Greenwich
London, SE10 8Xj United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Sat 26 May
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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.…

The Great Trees of London

Sat 26 May
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online – The Great Trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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!

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Sat 26 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, 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…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Sat 26 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, 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…

Daubeney Garden Show

Sat 26 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST Daubeney Road, Hackney E5 0EQ Daubeney Road
Hackney, LONDON E5 0EQ United Kingdom
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Clapton Park Open Day, Homerton, Hackney. See how a Hackney neighbourhood is making its streets 10 x greener. Start at the Sparrowhawk newly painted on the wall of a house on Daubeney Road E5. Walk down the street past the street planting residents have done for a Friends of the Earth project. Stop at the end of the street and listen to how local people built a community garden there on a derelict car park. Spot the 40 year old…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sat 26 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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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…

The Magic of Herbs

Sat 26 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

The Herb Boat The Slipway, Off White Post Lane,
London, London E9 5EN United Kingdom
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“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it” (Roald Dahl). Come along to THE HERB BOAT, a trading narrowboat that roams the waterways of England, moored at Hackney Wick, and enjoy a small (it's on a boat!!) display about the Magic of Herbs. Discover a bit of the history of Herbal Magic; see some of the plants, roots, barks, leaves, resins and flowers and find out some of the ways they can be used. For a small charge…

Transformation

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Gallery H Willow House, Dragonfly Place, Brockley.
London, SE4 2FJ United Kingdom
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What was once, is not a promise of what might be. This is the first exhibition to be held at the new Gallery H in Brockley. In this opening show, three artists are exploring the effects of the passage of time on nature. Benjamin Rice is exhibiting two photography projects: epic sized, exquisitely detailed prints exploring nature’s incremental repossession of dry stone walls: and equally large images studying the annual transformation of an urban Wild Cherry Tree through the seasons.…

Walthamstow Street Gardeners – a guided stroll around some buzzing streets

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST Brown’s Green Browns Road, Hoe Street
London, E17 4RZ United Kingdom
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Come and join us for a tour of street and community gardens in Walthamstow!  This area is packed with fascinating sites where residents have taken greening the streets into their own hands - creating wildflower verges, rose gardens, pocket parks, street-planters, community food-growing plots (with pizza oven!) and even adopted gravestones. Every site comes with its own set of challenges and highlights, and gardeners from each project will be on-hand to answer questions and talk about what they've learnt along…

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

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, 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  

Feeding Dreams: Herbs in the garden with Chef Arthur Potts Dawson

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm BST Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Spend time with Chef Arthur and experience how herbs are used to make meals delicious, healthy and nutritious. Talk through the world of herbs as Arthur takes you on a narrative of herbs and his food journeys around the planet. From Wild Oregano picking in Piedmont Italy to Puha leaves in New Zealand, Arthur has many stories to tell and recipes to share. Get immersed in herbs, make a classic Ligurian Basil Pesto, make a Thyme Salmariglio, experiment with flavours…

Roof Garden Fun Day

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST Doddington Community Roof Garden Doddington and Rollo Estate
London, London SW11 5HD United Kingdom
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Come and celebrate summertime at the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden’s annual family fun day. Featuring an observation hive with live bees from Bee Urban – learn all about the life cycle of bees and why they’re so important for the environment. Plus story-telling, strawberry-picking, slug-and-snail-hunting, face-painting, food and music - all on a roof! Starting from 11am, with food at 1pm and fun throughout. All welcome and it’s totally free.

Plants play music

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Middleton Street, Bethnal Green, E2, London
London, Tower Hamlets E2 9RR United Kingdom
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Artist Carol Sharp demonstrates a device that can read the electromagnetic vibration of a plant and translate it into music, during an installation at Phytology, an artist led project at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Hear how patterns and melodies change in relationship to fluctuations in the environment, listen to different plants and interact with them to affect the sounds. Play an instrument and hear the plant respond. Performances with invited musicians during the day and Carol will talk about her…

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

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

House Mill Gallery 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.

MULTI-CULTI-vation

Sat 26 May @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST Clair’s Garden 184A Dalston Lane
London, E8 1LA United Kingdom
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The first half of our MULTI-CULTI-vation all day bonanza begins with an open garden at Clair's home in Dalston, Hackney. Go for a relaxing and therapeutic amble among the raised beds and take in the rainbow-spectrum of colours from the vibrant, multi-coloured chard to the beguiling array of brassicas. You'll be able to admire the myriad of cultivated flora and mingle with like-minded veg garden enthusiasts, all the while building up a healthy appetite in preparation for the evening's feast! (if…

Wild City

Sat 26 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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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…

Tasseography (Future Tea)

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

Plants That Heal

Sat 26 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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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…

Flowerful Elephant

Sat 26 May @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST Elephant Park Elephant Road
London, SE17 1LB United Kingdom
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Join us in Elephant & Castle’s newest park space as we kick off summer with a neighbourhood green gathering! The culmination of a Chelsea Fringe week of talk and walks in the area, this fun-filled family day will celebrate all things growing, health and wellbeing and flowerful in our special pocket of London. Don’t miss performances, stalls, games workshops and classes led by a number local organisations.

How to best grow vegetables on a windowsill

Sat 26 May @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST The Jetty Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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Come and learn how to best grow vegetables on a windowsill while enjoying being inside 7 polytunnels side by side in a Tropical Jungle on the River Thames. Bring a container of your choice that can be up-cycled and transformed into a lovely growing container for your house. You will be able to line it and take some seeds home to grow in it. We can provide you with examples of containers to take home if you don't have any.…

Symbiosis

Sat 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Every day 22-27 May 1-7pm; except 24 May 6-9pm
Espacio Gallery 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Espacio gallery is again showing the work of 18 artists, in its sixth exhibition on the Chelsea Fringe trail.  Paintings, sculptures, original prints, textiles, assemblages  - All the work will be to do with nature, growth, decay - contrasting organic forms and structures.

Paper Poppies

Sat 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST Horniman Primary school Horniman Drive
London, SE233BP United Kingdom
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Paper Poppies Installation- Hundreds of delicate handmade paper poppies, made by all children of all ages  from Horniman Primary School. Come along and enjoy our paper poppies installation, learn how to make your own paper poppy to add to installation or to take home with you.

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

Sat 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm 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. The John Evelyn Community Garden in collaboration with Sayes Court Garden will be celebrating his work by investigating his writings: Sylva – discourse on trees and their importance for a healthy city; Kalendarium Hortense – one of the earliest gardening calendars to be published; Directions for the Gardiner – a unique record of the maintenance and management of his gardens at Sayes Court and Aceteria – a…

We Are All Wolves

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

Feeding Dreams: Bushwood Ensemble

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

The Art of the Park

Sun 27 May
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online – Greenwich Park Greenwich
London, SE10 8Xj United Kingdom
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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…

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Sun 27 May
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On-line – 12 trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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.…

The Great Trees of London

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

online – The Great Trees London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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!

Patmore Sundial Gardens

Sun 27 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, 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…

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Sun 27 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, 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…

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

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

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…

The Magic of Herbs

Sun 27 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

The Herb Boat The Slipway, Off White Post Lane,
London, London E9 5EN United Kingdom
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“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it” (Roald Dahl). Come along to THE HERB BOAT, a trading narrowboat that roams the waterways of England, moored at Hackney Wick, and enjoy a small (it's on a boat!!) display about the Magic of Herbs. Discover a bit of the history of Herbal Magic; see some of the plants, roots, barks, leaves, resins and flowers and find out some of the ways they can be used. For a small charge…

Manor Farm Nature Space – Cultivating Communities

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

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

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…

Street Trees: The Urban Arboretum

Sun 27 May @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BST 56 Ambler Road, London N4 2QR 56 Ambler Road
London, London N4 2QR United Kingdom
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An entertaining (and educational!) walk around the streets of N4 (Finsbury Park) with the very knowledgeable and very likeable Paul Wood, author of 'London's Street Trees'. Fascinating facts and a great insight into why and when particular trees were planted in our streets in Islington and Hackney. Huge fun and you'll learn a lot! Booking essential here

Transformation

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

Gallery H Willow House, Dragonfly Place, Brockley.
London, SE4 2FJ United Kingdom
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What was once, is not a promise of what might be. This is the first exhibition to be held at the new Gallery H in Brockley. In this opening show, three artists are exploring the effects of the passage of time on nature. Benjamin Rice is exhibiting two photography projects: epic sized, exquisitely detailed prints exploring nature’s incremental repossession of dry stone walls: and equally large images studying the annual transformation of an urban Wild Cherry Tree through the seasons.…

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

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

Feeding Dreams: Aya Tanaka at Omved

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST Omved Gardens Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, is a mediation and an art. With as much attention and focus on the shapes and spaces between the flowers and stems, the discipline is a very different practice to western flower arranging. Create a wabi-sabi Japanese flower arrangement Ikebana while sipping green tea and traditional Japanese sweets. Led by Aya Tanaka, professional Japanese flower designer and Ikebana professor, the workshop highlights a history of Ikebana as well as its philosophy, practical techniques.…

Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

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

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

House Mill Gallery 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.

The Legacy of John Evelyn and the future at Sayes Court

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Sayes Court Park Sayes Court Street,
London, SE8 3LN United Kingdom
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Deptford, Southeast London was home to one of England’s greatest horticulturists, John Evelyn.  Sayes Court Garden in collaboration with John Evelyn Community Garden will be celebrating his work by investigating his writings: Sylva – discourse on trees and their importance for a healthy city; Kalendarium Hortense – one of the earliest gardening calendars to be published; Directions for the Gardiner – a unique record of the maintenance and management of his gardens at Sayes Court and Aceteria – a 17th…

Fun with Frolicking Fairies

Sun 27 May @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm BST Worlds End Estate community kitchen garden Worlds End Estate
London, SW10 OEG United Kingdom
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A day of family focused activities inspired by flower fairy books of the 1920s. There will be fairy and elf trails around the garden and a chance to explore the wildlife that lives there. Learn how to construct a bug hotel to take away, make a fruit & vegetable ‘beast’ and find out more about the plants and flowers growing in the community kitchen garden at Worlds End. Twitter

Wild City

Sun 27 May @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, 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…

The Not so Secret Language of Flowers

Sun 27 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST pump house pavilion Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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During Victorian times floriography (the language of flowers) was used as a means of coded communication, allowing people to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. In this workshop, make flower prints on postcards which you can send as special messages to your friends, family or enemies. You might want to declare your love, you might also want to tell your flatmate to take out the bin. In any case, come and invent a new flower language with us…

Plants That Heal

Sun 27 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, 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…

Botanical Badges: Printing Workshop with Linda Florence

Sun 27 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST Nine Elms Pavilion Riverside Walk
London, SW11 United Kingdom
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Join us for a fun-filled and creative afternoon printing textile badges based on local plant life. This workshop is suitable for the whole family and will give you the opportunity to design and print using a specialist dye process to create a uniquely patterned souvenir. The workshop will be run by designer Linda Florence who designed and printed the patterns on the newly installed pavilion by architects Studio Weave on the Thames river walkway.

Colouring in the Place

Sun 27 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST Bow Arts Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ United Kingdom
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Colouring in Place is a natural dye and quilting workshop where the public gets to help make a map of the greenery of East London while trying out these textile techniques. Everyone is welcome to come along on the day and share your stories of any local plants, trees or green spaces that you notice or appreciate in East London. We'll be turning some of these into natural dyes and adding them to a community quilt map of the natural…

Symbiosis

Sun 27 May @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Every day 22-27 May 1-7pm; except 24 May 6-9pm
Espacio Gallery 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Espacio gallery is again showing the work of 18 artists, in its sixth exhibition on the Chelsea Fringe trail.  Paintings, sculptures, original prints, textiles, assemblages  - All the work will be to do with nature, growth, decay - contrasting organic forms and structures.

Feeding Dreams: Kadialy Kouyate, singer songwriter plays the Kora

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

Manor Farm Nature Space – Cultivating Communities

Sun 27 May @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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One event on Sun 27 May, 2018 at 4:00pm

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

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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