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May 2016

Locals @ Art Hut

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 29 May, 2016

Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive is a charity that uses gardening to bring positive changes to the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or those who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. Set in the Thrive Main Garden on East Carriage Drive, a small market will be selling art connected with Battersea Park and surrounding neighbourhoods. Made by a local group of established and emerging painters, illustrators and sculptors, prices start from under £100 for unframed work. A selection of the work…

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Welcome to Thrive @ Battersea Market

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun 29 May, 2016

Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Welcome to Thrive @ Battersea Market. Tuedsay 24 –Sunday 29 May 11am till 4pm Come alone to Thrives Market in our Main Garden @ Battersea Park. Enjoy tea and cake, local crafts stall, explore our many home grown plants at the Thrive Kiosk as well as visiting the Art Hut .  Visit our new bug hotel.  Friendly atmosphere for all the family.

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Organism

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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free

Espacio Gallery's fourth year on the Chelsea Fringe trail - showing works to do with the natural world : paintings, original prints, sculpture, assemblages, textiles etc

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Harrods Gardening Talks with Diarmuid Gavin

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

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

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The Painted Garden

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
The Sloane Club, 52 Lower Sloane Street
London, SW1W 8BS United Kingdom

PRIVATE VIEW. An exhibition of watercolour paintings and works in other mediums by Evelyn Binns & Mary-Clare Cornwallis, two established artists who share a love for flowers, plants, birds and animals. Evelyn previously exhibited at The Chelsea Flower Show from 2000 to 2013 and also holds seven RHS Gold Medals awarded at the Society’s Winter Shows. Mary-Clare exhibits regularly in Scotland and England, and has also had shows in the United States. Private view - Tuesday 24 May 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Exhibition…

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Art Squared

Wed 25 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Mon 6 June, 2016

Thornhill Crescent Gardens, Thornhill Square,
London, N1 1BQ United Kingdom
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Free

The children of St Andrew's Montessori in Thornhill Square, N1 1BQ have made scores of beautiful bugs, ladybirds and spiders which they have hung in the trees around St Andrew's Church gardens, in Thornhill Crescent, where they play every day. The creatures are helping the children - and visitors - to understand how important wildlife is, and how it can be welcomed and cherished.

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Visions of nature

Wed 25 May, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Mon 6 June, 2016

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

For the exhibition “Visions of nature” artists from different parts of Europe as well as the United States come together to reflect the Chelsea Fringe spirit in different formats including photography to painting to video. Each work reveals the relationship between the artists and the natural elements and shows the connections with nature are a part of their ordinary life. What's your vision of nature? “Visions of nature” artists: Alexandra Pospelova, Carrie Grainger, Chloe Hayes, Daniel Wechsler, Ian Barrington, Izabela…

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Thrive ‘Seeds for Stories’ @ Old English Garden, Battersea Park

Wed 25 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Sun 29 May, 2016

Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Seeds for Stories. Intrigued by the various ways in which the Old English Garden has been used by the public and the stories it has witnessed in over a century of existence, Artist Patricia Orem proposes an exchange. Seeds for stories, conversation, memories. As she explores the intersections between public and private memories, stories will be written, recorded and photographed. Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of…

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The Painted Garden

Wed 25 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm BST
The Sloane Club, 52 Lower Sloane Street
London, SW1W 8BS United Kingdom

EXHIBITION DAY 1: An exhibition of watercolour paintings and works in other mediums by Evelyn Binns & Mary-Clare Cornwallis, two established artists who share a love for flowers, plants, birds and animals. Evelyn previously exhibited at The Chelsea Flower Show from 2000 to 2013 and also holds seven RHS Gold Medals awarded at the Society’s Winter Shows. Mary-Clare exhibits regularly in Scotland and England, and has also had shows in the United States. Private view - Tuesday 24 May 6.30pm - 8.30pm.…

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Bonsai Kai at Fenton House

Wed 25 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Opening hours extended to 7pm on Bank Holiday 30 May
Fenton House, Hampstead Grove
London, London NW3 6SP United Kingdom
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£3

Fenton House Garden welcomes back Europe’s oldest bonsai club, Bonsai Kai, who will be displaying their amazing collection of bonsai trees in our 300 year old orchard. The rest of the walled garden is laid out over three levels, featuring formal walks, a sunken rose garden and a kitchen garden, and open Wednesday to Sunday 11am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm. Entry £3. Bonsai Kai’s experts will also be holding bonsai demonstrations on Monday 30th May, from 11am, as part of Fenton’s…

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Gorgeous Gardens

Wed 25 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
Free

Enjoy a walk and talk with the gardeners in the Geffrye Museum's beautiful period gardens which illustrate how town gardens have changed over the centuries.

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The Painted Garden

Thu 26 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
The Sloane Club, 52 Lower Sloane Street
London, SW1W 8BS United Kingdom

EXHIBITION DAY 2: An exhibition of watercolour paintings and works in other mediums by Evelyn Binns & Mary-Clare Cornwallis, two established artists who share a love for flowers, plants, birds and animals. Evelyn previously exhibited at The Chelsea Flower Show from 2000 to 2013 and also holds seven RHS Gold Medals awarded at the Society’s Winter Shows. Mary-Clare exhibits regularly in Scotland and England, and has also had shows in the United States. Private view - Tuesday 24 May 6.30pm - 8.30pm.…

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Jardiniere

Thu 26 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm BST
House Mill Gallery, The Miller’s House, Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
Free

Late Night Viewing   Darrieulat & Young create an interior scene displaying slate sculpture and vessels incorporating planting and floral arrangements. Inspired by the Aesthetic Movement, the exhibition will recreate a Fin de Siecle bohemian setting for printed textiles and original watercolours celebrating flora and fauna over two floors of historic House Mill in Bromley-by-Bow.  A late evening showing will be held on 26 May until 7pm. Twitter and Facebook

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BMA Mind Garden

Thu 26 May, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu 9 June, 2016

BMA HOUSE, Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9JP United Kingdom
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Free

The garden of the British Medical Association will be the setting for a series of evening lectures and discussions on how gardens, plant medicines and ‘green prescriptions’ can contribute to the health and wellbeing of patients. There will be two evening events presented as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival. During each evening, guests will be inspired by two special presentations and take a guided tour of the BMA Mind Garden. Programme Summary Thursday 26 May 4pm – 6:30pm Gardening…

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Wildflower Wander

Thu 26 May, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£12.00

Wildflower Wander Thursday 26 May Join us for a gentle wander around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park 'After Hours', to look at the array of wildflowers found here. Learn how to identify different species, and find out which wildflowers can be used for crafts, or as wild food or herbs. We will also consider their importance for wildlife and their place in folklore. Booking required here

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Theatre Borscht – Performing Vegetable Pop-up Dinner

Thu 26 May, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST
Beaconsfield Gallery, 22 Newport street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom

Title: Theatre Borscht – performing vegetable pop-up dinner at the Ragged Canteen Date and time: Thursday 26th May, 7pm Where: Ragged Canteen at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport Street, SE11 6AY Description: The Ragged Canteen welcomes BORSCHT – London’s renowned travelling vegetable puppet show. To accompany the performance, the chefs are preparing a specially-themed Ukrainian menu, all vegetarian. Feast your minds and your stomachs! Book your ticket: Eventbrite Facebook and Twitter Nine Elms on the South Bank Chelsea Fringe Festival

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Guerrilla Gardener’s Walking Tour

Thu 26 May, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Lambeth North Tube, Westminster Bridge Road
London, Greater London SE1 7XG United Kingdom
Free

Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle Join Richard Reynolds as he takes you on his annual walking tour of his guerrilla gardens that bloom in previously neglected public spaces stretching from Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle. From 12 year old landmarks that are tended to this day without formal permission, to much more recent acquisitions in the fast changing landscape of London's inner city. After a decade of indifference from authorities the last year has been a turbulent one…

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Go Batty!

Thu 26 May, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
£5.00

Go Batty! Thursday 26 May, 8.30pm - 10.30pm Learn all about these fascinating mammals of the night sky. We will supply you with bat detectors to help you identify the species that are swooping around the park and to listen to them ‘chattering’ as they hunt for food. Please bring a torch with you if you can and remember to wrap up warm. Open to all. £5 per person. Under 16's are free, and no ticket is needed.

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Greenhouse Effect

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm BST
Beaconsfield Gallery, 22 Newport street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom

Title: Greenhouse Effect Date and time: Open for duration of festival during gallery opening times (Wed – Sun, 11am – 5pm) and special event 27 May 6-8pm. Where: Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport St, SE11 6AY Description: Visit Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (BGV) and its SpaceShip Earth garden during the festival. BGV was set up as a laboratory and hot house for emerging visual artists. We celebrate the fruits of our seedbed residencies with artists Michael Curran, Dafna Talmor and Joseph Walsh and…

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Thrive Pop Up Art Workshop @ Old English Garden

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive Wire Portraits @ Old English Garden 10 -1pm Friday 27 May 10am – 1pm Drop in workshop with visual artist Bella Bown. Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.  

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Borough Market: Find and Feast

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm BST
Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1TL United Kingdom
Free

Join Ceri Buckmaster on a wild food walk around Southwark and discover how to identify seasonal plants and flowers in some unexpected locations, then finish the morning at the demonstration kitchen in Borough Market and learn how to cook delicious recipes using them with Celia Brooks. Ceri has been leading walks in London’s green spaces since 2008, shining a spotlight on wild food as the ‘new street food’, inspired by the wild plants that grow in urban areas, as well…

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Herb Garden at The Marksman

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Herb Garden will be launched at The Marksman at an invite-only, botanically-inspired private view on the evening of Thursday 26 May 2016. It will then be open to diners, guests of the public house and Chelsea Fringe visitors during usual opening hours (Monday to Saturday 11am–6pm for the duration of the fringe. Those with a restaurant booking will also be able to enjoy the Herb Garden during the period of their reservation (bookings available for dinner Thursday to Saturday 6–10pm; lunch Saturday 12–3pm and Sunday 12–8pm).
The Marksman Public House and Restaurant, 254 Hackney Road, Hackney
London, London E2 7SJ United Kingdom
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Free

Culinary herbs have been part of the kitchen conversation since humans first began cooking and preserving their own food. Herb Garden at The Marksman explores a range of these aromatic and flavoursome additions through a super-sized version of the restaurant’s permanent working herb garden in the first floor terrace area outside and an exhibition of herbal inspired botanical art in the upstairs dining room. The herb garden and floral installation will be designed by landscape designer Miria Harris, using a…

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Thrive Tree Walk @ Battersea Park

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive Tree Walk @ Battersea Park. Friday 27 May 1pm at Herb Garden, Battersea Park. Join us and discover more about the trees in Battersea Park on this circular walk lead by Horticultural Therapist Richard Jones. Meet at Herb Garden Battersea Park. Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

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The Elegant Outdoors, Alexander Square

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
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Mornings: 24,31 May, 7 June. Afternoons: 27 May, 2,9 June
12 Alexander Square, 12 Alexander Square
London, London SW3 2AY United Kingdom
Free

Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture studio is proud to present one of their latest projects for a Grade II listed house. The studio completely redesigned the private courtyard enclosed by the brick walls and the front area of this elegant property. A carefully selected mix of evergreen trees, shrubs and climbers combined with seasonal bulbs and perennials provides interest all year round. Although the front garden is always accessible to the public, as part of the Chelsea Fringe event, Stefano Marinaz…

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Thrive Compost Kings Workshop, Herb Garden, Battersea Park

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive Compost Kings Workshop, Herb Garden, Battersea Park,   Friday 27 May 2 – 3.30pm Join Thrive gardeners at Battersea for an afternoon of hands-on learning in the wonders of compost! We will learn a bit about the composting process, then survey different composting techniques with particular focus on backyard compost piles utilizing leaves and other backyard stragglers. Attendance is Free. The workshop will take place in an outdoor environment so please dress appropriately for the weather and prepare to get a…

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Vauxhall City Farm Dye and Spinning Workshop with Thrive @ Battersea Park

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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The Farm Spinners and Dyers will be demonstrating spinning and dying, have a go at drop spindle.  We will be using plants and flowers grown by Thrive, to dye, all can participate. Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.  

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Visions of nature

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

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

For the exhibition “Visions of nature” artists from different parts of Europe as well as the United States come together to reflect the Chelsea Fringe spirit in different formats including photography to painting to video. Each work reveals the relationship between the artists and the natural elements and shows the connections with nature are a part of their ordinary life. What's your vision of nature? “Visions of nature” artists: Alexandra Pospelova, Carrie Grainger, Chloe Hayes, Daniel Wechsler, Ian Barrington, Izabela…

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Spring Spectacular

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:30am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street
London, Southwark SE11 5HS United Kingdom
Free

Join us for a fun packed week to celebrate the opening of our new Education Centre and The Old Dairy Cafe. With a plant sale, animal handling, storytelling, pony rides, face-painting, cookery, craft and gardening workshops, pond dipping and sheep shearing, there's plenty for everyone to get involved with and enjoy! Head to our website vauxhallcityfarm.org for a full timetable of activities. Kindly sponsored by Base Architects.

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The Papermaker’s Garden

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Mon 30 May, 2016

Kingsgate Workshops Trust, 110-116 Kingsgate Road
London, NW6 2JG United Kingdom
Free

Make your own garden plant papers - an opportunity for visitors of all ages to try out the versatile craft of papermaking using local plant fibres – nettle, geranium, iris leaf and more. Papermaking will take place outside in the yard, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, we will retreat to the studio. Exhibition of handmade paper works on plant themes by Lucy Baxandall and her Morley College students. Handmade paper items will also be available to buy. Facebook  and Twitter

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Calthorpe Project Vegan Fayre

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
The Calthorpe Project, 258-274 Gray’s Inn Road
London, WC1X 8LH United Kingdom
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Free

A day of events with a Vegan theme in our 1 acre community garden in Kings Cross.  We have hot and cold food including pizza cooked in a clay oven and raw delights.  You'll find a vegan bar, stalls selling a variety of goods, plants for sale, music plus arts & crafts activities for the whole family.  Sorry, our venue is pet free except for guide dogs.

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Dalston Flower Show for Children

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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It’s that time of the year again when children in Dalston get their own flower show! On Saturday 28 May, children can bake their own pizzas in the Garden’s wood-fired oven with chef David from Latto’s Pizzas (12-3pm), join textile artists Emamoke Ukeleghe and Yemi Awosile to make their own ‘Botanical Bag’, inspired by the Garden and help us sow lots of lovely flower seeds to help keep the butterflies and bees happy this summer. Dalston Flower Show for Children continues…

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Towards a Thriving Crop of Poems, Thrive @ Battersea Park

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until Sun 29 May, 2016

Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Local writer Hilaire is Thrive Battersea’s poet-in-residence for the Chelsea Fringe and upcoming Open Garden Squares Weekend. Hilaire will spend time in each of Thrive’s gardens, observing the interactions between visitors (human and otherwise) and the surrounding environment, and gathering material for new poems. This work will build on her growing poetical exploration of gardening and London’s green spaces. Hilaire will read a selection of her garden-themed poems in the Old English Garden at 3pm on Saturday 28th and Sunday…

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Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until Sat 11 June, 2016

Pangolin London, Kings Place
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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Free

Pangolin London is delighted to present an ambitious exhibition that brings the ‘outdoors in’. Transforming its sleek, architectural gallery space into three parts: a woodland, formal and walled garden complete with trees and water sculpture, the exhibition explores how sculpture has been synonymous with the landscape since ancient times. 'Sculpture in the Garden’ is the second exhibition in the series created by Pangolin London, which started with ‘Sculpture in the Home’ in 2014 which celebrated the touring exhibitions curated by…

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Thrive Sundays Community Gardening Group @ the Old English Garden Picnic

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Old English Garden, Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive Sundays Community Gardening Group @ the Old English Garden Picnic. 29 May 1- 4pm. Come and visit the Old English Garden in all is blazing glory and meet the community gardeners that help look after this award winning garden. Perhaps you would like to join us? Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or…

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Foraging Walk

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park
London, Islington N51PH United Kingdom
Free

Take a wild food walk through Gillespie Park nature reserve with the urban forager, spotting edible and medicinal species on the way. We may split into two hour long walks if the event is over subscribed. Suitable for adults and older children. To book, please call 020 7527 4374 or email ecologycentre@islington.gov.uk. Priority will be given to those who book.  

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Forest Gardens – an edible tour

Mon 30 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Edible Landscapes London, Finsbury Park
London, London N4 2NQ United Kingdom
Free

Come for an edible tour around Edible Landscapes London, in Finsbury Park. This beautiful garden is home to over 200 edible species, which we propagate and give to community gardens around London. During your memorable visit, you'll walk through our forest garden, meet lots of unusual plants, tasting as you go. It'll be led by one of our volunteers. No need to book... Follow us on Twitter  and   Facebook

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Fenton’s Big Picnic

Mon 30 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm BST
Fenton House, Windmill Hill
London , Greater London NW3 6RT United Kingdom
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£3

Celebrating The Year of the English Garden on this Bank Holiday Monday, bring a picnic and while away some time in Fenton's beguiling walled gardens and 300 year-old orchard. Lie on the lawn or find a secluded corner and relax, wine in hand, amongst the flowers. Simple, delicious refreshments from Tangerine Dream, wine by the glass, traditional garden games like croquet, and music from classical duo Bryden & Mathews and English songwriting talent Ned Roberts@nedrobertsmusic. We are also delighted to…

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Many Hands – half-term holiday activities for children

Tue 31 May, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:30am, repeating until Fri 3 June, 2016

Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Free

Inspired by the jobs done by families and servants around the home through the centuries, make natural cleaning products, bake biscuits, plant seeds and much more! Suitable for 2-16 year olds.  Workshops are free and allocated on a first-come, first served basis 30 minutes in advance.  Under 11s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Perfume in Georgian London

Tue 31 May, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom

Stephen Nelson is a plantsman and perfumer who specialises in re-creating historic fragrances. As part of the Chelsea Fringe, Townhouse will host three talks by Stephen Nelson focusing on the English garden and its direct link to perfume over the past four centuries. Stephen has worked extensively within horticulture and his nursery, Darasina, breeds a range of plants that include pinks, lilacs and lavender, some of which have been featured in planting schemes at the Chelsea Flower Show. Space is limited…

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Plants & People: Edible Trees

Tue 31 May, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
£8.00

Plants & People: Edible Trees Tuesday 31 May | 6.30pm - 8.30pm As part of this years Chelsea Fringe, we are inviting people to explore our new 'Plants and People' trail at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The trail explores the relationships between plants and people. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives, and it is sometimes easy to forget their importance. Plants feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport and entertain us. Join…

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June 2016

Behind the Wall

Wed 1 June, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am BST
New Covent Garden Flower Market, New Covent Garden Flower Market, Vauxhall
London, SW8 United Kingdom

As part of Chelsea Fringe 2016, New Covent Garden Flower Market are offering two free tours to show what is 'behind the wall' of the market. You will get to see the place that inspires London’s florists and learn about the history of the UK’s largest wholesale flower market. When: There is one tour available on Saturday 21st May and one on Wednesday 1st June from 7am - 8.30am. There are only 20 places available on each tour so book…

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A brush with history: painting a garden mural at Castlehaven Community Park

Wed 1 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Fri 3 June, 2016

The Haven, 23 Castlehaven Road
London, London NW18RU United Kingdom
Free

Paint a picture of Camden’s past at Castlehaven Community Park. As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations we will be painting a unique mural charting the history of the site. Two centuries ago it was open fields (called Field Number 7). Thirty years ago it was a derelict concrete waste land. Today, we have established a community park and planted a mini-orchard of varied fruit trees and hundreds of plants. The next steps for our four acre site are establishing…

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19th century English Scent

Wed 1 June, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom

Stephen Nelson is a plantsman and perfumer who specialises in re-creating historic fragrances. As part of the Chelsea Fringe, Townhouse will host three talks by Stephen Nelson focusing on the English garden and its direct link to perfume over the past four centuries. Stephen has worked extensively within horticulture and his nursery, Darasina breeds a range of plants that include pinks, lilacs and lavender, some of which have been featured in planting schemed at the Chelsea Flower Show. Space is limited…

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Little green fingers – engaging with children in the garden

Wed 1 June, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Regent’s Park Allotment Garden, Corner of Chester Road and Inner Circle
, Greater London NW1 4NR United Kingdom
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£12.50 – £25

If you garden with young children and KS1, this workshop is for you! From engaging with a young public to focusing attention, learning opportunities, activities and tips, we'll have everything covered to make sure you can run great sessions in the garden with children. The workshop is £12.50 for Capital Growth members and £25 for non-members. Booking is via Eventbrite. This event is run by Capital Growth, London's food growing network. See all our coming training sessions here

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Bar for Purists and garden drinks reception

Wed 1 June, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane
London, London SW8 5BL United Kingdom
Free

Title: Bar for Purists and garden drinks reception Date and time: Wednesday 1st June, 6 – 8pm Where: Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BL Description: Join artist Nora Silva and her portable ‘Bar for Purists’ as she creates an immersive environment with the selected plants proven to purify air. The audience will be able to sit at the bar and try vegetarian snacks straight from a clean air bubble. All welcome. Book your free limited space…

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Best in Show: Poetry and Flower Dog Sculptures

Thu 2 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway Street
London, W1T 6BA United Kingdom
Free

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

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The Scented Room

Thu 2 June, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
Free

Stephen Nelson is a plantsman and perfumer who specialises in re-creating historic fragrances. As part of the Chelsea Fringe, Townhouse will host three talks by Stephen Nelson focusing on the English garden and its direct link to perfume over the past four centuries. Stephen has worked extensively within horticulture and his nursery, Darasina breeds a range of plants that include pinks, lilacs and lavender, some of which have been featured in planting schemes at the Chelsea Flower Show. Space is limited…

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Why Growing Matters – a Soapbox talk for Chelsea Fringe 2016

Fri 3 June, 2016 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm BST
Store Street, South Crescent, Store Street
London, Greater London WC1E 7BD United Kingdom
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Free

Join Tim Richardson, founding director of The Chelsea Fringe and The Edible Bus Stop team for a playful and lively soapbox presentations on the subject of WHY GROWING MATTERS! Centring around the importance of urban food growing and reclaiming unloved public spaces, the speakers will talk about their passionate beliefs in the importance of urban grass roots public led growing. Hosted by New London Architecture (NLA) as part of the London Festival of Architecture in celebration of the LFA’s ‘Community’ theme for 2016 “The Edible Bus Stop are at the vanguard of vegetable activism!”…

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Eggs and honey: Keeping chickens and bees in the garden

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

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

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Summer Fair at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
Free

Summer Fair at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Saturday 4th June, 12 noon - 5pm An annual celebration of woodland crafts and local heritage. Come and join us for our Summer Fair, an annual celebration of woodland crafts and local heritage. Try some traditional woodland crafts and have a wander around our array of brilliant craft and food stalls. Music, pond dipping, storytelling, rickshaw rides and guided walks will also be taking place! FREE, and all are welcome.  

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Diggers

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

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Secret gardens of Golborne

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

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

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Clapton Park – The poppy estate

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

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Capture the Sun with Melanie King

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

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

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Pick a flower, paint a flower, plant a flower

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

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

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Quilt Garden Day

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

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Olden Garden Music Party

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

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

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Perfume: a century of scents

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

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

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Wildlife and Water

Tue 7 June, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Burgess Park Community Sports Centre, 106 Coburg Rd
London, SE5 0JV United Kingdom
£5

Led walk around Burgess Park lake with LWT Find out more about what lives in the Burgess Park lake and other wildlife which rely on the water with a walk led by local expert Sylvia Myers, London Wildlife Trust. Refreshments available. FREE Booking Eventbrite Burgess Lake Walk registration £5 refundable on the day. Eventbrite here:

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Heywood and Condie’s Greenhouse

Thu 9 June, 2016
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Royal British Society of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road
London, London SW7 3RA United Kingdom
Free

An outdoor installation on the forecourt of Royal British Society of Sculptors as part of Altered States new exhibition. Horticultural installation artists Heywood & Condie have created a piece of sculptural architecture consisting of a greenhouse constructed from salvaged 18th and 19th stained glass. The Christian imagery has been dismantled and reused to present a world of chimeras, mythical creatures and folkloric hybrids. Part plant/part human/part insect, these images combine to suggest a more primitive world, symbols and patterns which humans…

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Gardens in Miniature from thejoyofplants.co.uk

Thu 9 June, 2016
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Brixton, Chelsea and Southbank London, Greater London United Kingdom

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

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Organic food growing for real beginners

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

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

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Botanical Dyes

Thu 9 June, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
£12.00

Botanical Dyes Thursday 9th June | 6.30pm - 8.30pm  Spend an evening surrounded by colour! We will be looking at botanical dyes and how we can create a whole spectrum of colours using just three ingredients, red, yellow and blue. This is a brilliant introduction to the world of natural dyeing. Silk will be provided and prepared ready for dyeing. By the end of the evening you will leave with a range of beautifully dyed samples. Please note: Please bring…

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Grow to sell: What is legal?

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

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

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Barbara Hepworth Summer Garden Party

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

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

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Once upon a time in a garden…

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Mary’s Living & Giving Shop for Save the Children, 109 Regents Park Road
London, NW1 8UR United Kingdom

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

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Campfire Club (Glengall Wharf Garden, Burgess Park)

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

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

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Folk and Flowers

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

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

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Open Orchard Poetry Tour

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

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

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Roof Garden Fun Day

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

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

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Nine Songs for Nine Elms

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

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

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Royal ‘Secret Garden’ Tours

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

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

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Beneath the Willow

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

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

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Community planting and Floral Installation

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

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

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The not quite Royal Variety Show

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

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

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HGS Summer Show

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

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

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Drawing Bees on Fowers

Sun 12 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Art in the Park, Chumleigh Gardens, Chumleigh Street
London, SE5 0RJ United Kingdom
£10

An introduction to bee behaviour on flowers and basic drawing techniques for drawing flowers Sketch bees in the world gardens at Chumleigh Gardens The session includes an introduction to basic bee anatomy and a chance to view bees up close with microscope and hand lenses. Elle Salt is a wildlife artist specialising in birds and insects. She works primarily in watercolour and exhibits locally around South London and in national wildlife art exhibitions. She is currently creating work that is…

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

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

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

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Small-space Urban Growing in Clapton Garden, E5

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

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‘Pollinators not Pollutors’ – Picnic at Priory Common Orchard

Sun 12 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Priory Common Orchard, Priory Road, corner of Redston Road
London, N8 8NB United Kingdom
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Free

STOP PRESS If it's still raining later  the alternative plan is to go to the Victoria Stakes where they are giving us the garden area. We can eat our food there, and children are welcome, but unfortunately we won't be able to have the live music. For people who don't fancy the pub, Rebecca will be leading an alternative group down to the Meadow Orchard Project   Fun 'Big Lunch' picnic in lovely local growing project. Guest contributions include; River…

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May 2017

The HotHouse

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

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

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

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Dawn to Dusk by Tord Boontje

Sat 20 May, 2017
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Riverside Gardens, Nine Elms Lane
London, Greater London SW8 5NB United Kingdom
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Free

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

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King’s Road Flower Power

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

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

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Morus Londinium

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

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

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

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Battersea Power Station Storybox

Sat 20 May, 2017
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Meeting point: Grosvenor Arch, Circus West Village
London, Greater London SW8 4NU United Kingdom
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Battersea Power Station have partnered with Battersea based social enterprise Chocolate Films to collect your memories of the power station. Inside a refurbished K2 phone box designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the very same architect who designed the Power Station, watch stories told by other local residents, and record your own memories of the power station so they can be added to our archive of local history, and become part of a film which will be shared later on…

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Brixton Botanic

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

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

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

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Sgt Pepper at Chiswick House and Gardens

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

Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Lane
London, W4 2RP United Kingdom
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Free

Follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four, visiting the Exedra, the Wilderness, Inigo Jones archway and Conservatory and “Get Back” to where the Beatles made music history half a century ago. To celebrate 50 years since the release of The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album, Chiswick House and Gardens will host an extraordinary garden installation in partnership with Gavin Jones Ltd, recreating the infamous album cover in front of the Ionic Temple. It was here in May…

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Mosaics and Dye Bed

Sat 20 May, 2017
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Every day until 4 June
Herb Garden, Battersea Park
London, Greater London Sw114NJ United Kingdom
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An opportunity for visitors to view the mosaics in the Herb Garden - mosaics inspired by the collection of dye plants grown by Thrive gardeners in the Herb Garden in Battersea Park. Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

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Urban Eden Arrives at Broadgate this spring/summer

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Broadgate London, Greater London EC2M 3WA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

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

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Ode to Nature

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm BST
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Oxford House, Derbyshire Street
London, Bethnal Green E2 6HG United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Japanese Bamboo Garden

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Broadgate Plaza, Broadgate Plaza
London, Greater London EC2M 3WA United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Deliciously Ella Garden

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

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

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

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In Full Bloom

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

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Bloomin’ Jewels

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

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

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Thrive @ Battersea

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Fri 26 May, 2017

Thrive Main Garden, Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as social and therapeutic horticulture - the process of working with plants to improve physical and psychological health, and communication and thinking skills. Using the garden as a safe and secure environment in which to develop an individual’s ability to socialise, make friends, and gain practical…

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Brixton’s Urban Oases

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

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

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Growing edibles in six inches of soil

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

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

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A Question of Taste: Contrasting Borders at Fenton House

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

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

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Jardiniere

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

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

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Battersea Power Station: Artist-led curated walks

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
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20 & 27 May: 11am-12.30pm; 21 & 28 May: 2-3.30pm
Meeting point: Grosvenor Arch, Circus West Village
London, Greater London SW8 4NU United Kingdom
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Join artist Luke Walker as he explores the history of the area, involving an exchange of stories, cultures and histories recorded in the urban fabric of the city by walking its paths and streets. The first walk, Walking in Whistler’s footsteps and Thames sculpture, taking place on Saturdays, will trace the history of the artist JM Whistler in the context of Battersea’s landscapes, green spaces, and the Thames, while discussing how the river and the painter have inspired artists. We…

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

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

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

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

Town House, 5 Fournier St
London, Greater London E1 6QE United Kingdom
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Gathered is simply about the beauty and joy of flowers and plants. Whether the picture is of a single stem of blossom, a detail of trailing clematis, or a bunch of Icelandic Poppies, these glorious photographs demand contemplation and stir the emotions - sometimes in an unexpected way. Some of the images are very simple, with no narrative, and the emphasis purely on colour and shape. In others, the flowers are arranged with props and backgrounds, or put in surprising spaces…

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There might be giants

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Lauriston School, 55 Rutland Rd,
London, Greater London E9 7JS United Kingdom
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For the third time we're opening our primary school vegetable garden on the first day of the Chelsea Fringe but this year Lauriston School Garden is aiming for something big. We've based our art, craft and planting workshops around the theme of gigantism. You'll be invited to plant a giant sunflower seed, help build a hazel bed to grow our giant pumpkins, take part in a print workshop or contribute your own leaf or flower to our giant art work. You can eat…

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A Meadow in a Marmalade Jar

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

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

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Pollinators’ Paradise

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Rose Community Centre, Ascalon Street
London, Greater London SW8 4DJ United Kingdom
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Could your home be a pollinators' path? Do you have a balcony, window ledge or small plot? Transform it into a pollinators' paradise! Come along to our workshop to find out how.

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Indian Inspired Garlands

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

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

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FLOURISH at Espacio Gallery

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

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

All to do with nature, organic forms and structures.

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Lotions and Potions

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

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

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Bee Beautiful at King Henry’s Walk

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

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

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Vegetable Orchestra

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

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

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Shout Out for London’s Green Spaces!

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

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

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Loughborough Farm Live

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Loughborough Farm, The Triangle, (opposite Wyck Gardens and The Platform), Loughborough Road,
London, Greater London SW9 7EL United Kingdom
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An afternoon of music, poetry and art in Loughborough Junction, hosted by Loughborough Farm, a patchwork of community growing spaces launched in 2013, and Warrior Studios, a local artists' collective founded in the late 1980s.

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

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

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

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

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Giant Palm leaf of Oman

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

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

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Pollinator Party!

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Tooting Community Garden, 5 North Drive
London, SW16 1RN United Kingdom
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All welcome to join us to: Launch the Pollinator Paths Wandsworth project, all about growing to benefit local insects and wildlife, along with London Sustainability Exchange Explore permaculture artist Lola Godoy’s ‘Bee a Pollinator’ artwork and geodesic dome, visiting the Community Garden as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Celebrate 'Now We Are Six': come to our 6th birthday with our gardeners and friends - plus cake, campfire tea and party games for all ages Details of Pollinator Paths Wandsworth:…

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Shanks Pony in Residence

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

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

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

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

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

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Musical Garden Party

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

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

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Shout Out for London’s Green Spaces!

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

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

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

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

Neill Strain Floral Couture, 11 West Halkin Street
London, Belgravia SW1X 8JL United Kingdom
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Neill Strain and his team invite you to an extraordinary showcase of magnificent new breeds and rare varieties of HYDRANGEAS at our Belgravia boutique during the week 22 - 27 May. On Monday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 23rd, 11 am to 4 pm only, join us for an exclusive Meet and Greet with the Dutch breeders and growers of these magical blooms as they share their passion and expertise along with secrets and stories about their sublime flowers. You…

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Honestly I’m a Horticulturist! Careful now…

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

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

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

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Bee the Challenge – Sun Flower Competition

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

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Evening Wildflower Walk

Tue 23 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£10 – £12

The second of a series of botanical walks in the cemetery park, looking in depth at selected wildflowers now in season, exploring the plant itself, its ecology and its human connections – to literature, folklore, medicine, food and drink and crafts. This session we will concentrate on Red Campion, Germander Speedwell, Goosegrass, Comfrey, Columbine, Ox Eye Daisy, Crosswort and Dog’s Mercury. We will also look at other flowers more briefly. Walk leader Terry Lyle is a botanist who has over…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Art In Full Bloom

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

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

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Glass bowls of glory – Make your own indoor Terrarium

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

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Blossoms and Blooms

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

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

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Lambeth Palace Gardens Open Evening

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

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

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

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

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

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Too square to dare – Make your own edible tray garden

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

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The New Community Orchard Project

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

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Gardens and Health in the City

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

The garden of the British Medical Association is on the site of Charles Dickens' original house and will be the setting for an afternoon of lectures and discussions on how gardens, plant medicines and urban landscape can contribute to the health and wellbeing of patients and communities. First event is at 3pm Meet, Eat and Learn - Leafy medicinal Plants, an interactive discussion with Prof Michael Heinrich , Paul Pulford , Simon Gharty and Valentina Alfano Second event at 5.30pm ; Discussion on…

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Jardín de Papel

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway Street
London, Greater London W1T 6BA United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Open Evening with Garden Tour

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

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

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The Botanical Wallchart: Book talk & signing

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Fitzrovia Gallery, 139 Whitfield Street
London, Greater London W1T 5EN United Kingdom
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Botanical writer and photographer Anna Laurent will talk about her recent book The Botanical Wallchart: Art from the golden age of scientific discovery (Octopus Press). Botanical charts are experiencing a resurgence in interest, both as pieces of art and as objects of scientific and historical significance, and The Botanical Wall Chart documents this extraordinary convergence of disciplines that flourished in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Attendees at the talk will also have the opportunity to view The Fall, an exhibition combining Anna Laurent's…

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The Guerrilla Gardeners’ Garden Tour

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Lambeth North Tube Station, 110 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London
London, Greater London SE1 7XG United Kingdom
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Free

Richard Reynolds has been guerrilla gardening around the streets of SE1 for thirteen years, most of them fairly lucky, as many of his gardens have thrived and matured over this time into incongruously beautiful landmarks in public space. His activity, without permission, has attracted international attention and inspired others around the world to take over neglected public spaces. Join him on a walking tour from Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle via his guerrilla gardens at a beautiful time of the…

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After Work Foragers

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£20

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

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Salad Daze in Finsbury Park

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

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

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Borough Market – Find and Feast

Fri 26 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
London, Greater London SE1 1TL United Kingdom
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£5

Join Ceri Buckmaster on a wild food walk around Southwark and discover how to identify seasonal plants and flowers in some unexpected locations, then finish the morning at the demonstration kitchen in Borough Market and learn how to cook delicious recipes using them with Celia Brooks. Ceri has been leading walks in London’s green spaces since 2008, shining a spotlight on wild food as the new street food, inspired by the wild plants that grow in urban areas, as well…

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Feeding Dreams

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

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

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

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Campfire Tree Safari

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£15 – £18

Rangers Dan and Sarah invite you to join them for proper coffee round the campfire and an urban tree safari. You’ll gain skills in identifying common broadleaved trees while learning about how we take care of them on this idyllic woodland ramble. This event is perfect for beginners, those wanting to brush up on their tree ID skills, or just enjoy this hidden oasis at its dappled and shady best. Suitable for ages 14+, under 16’s must be accompanied by…

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Weed and Plant Identification Walk Around Camden Town/Kentish Town

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

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

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Botanical Textiles

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

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

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Bees and Tea

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

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

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

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

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

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Manor Farm Nature Space Project Launch

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Manor Farm Nature Space, Manor Farm Road
London, Greater London SW16 4JT United Kingdom
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Free

Come and join us to celebrate the re-launch of Manor Farm Nature Space, a unique natural landscape in Norbury with the Wandle River tributary running right through it. Get involved and spot local wildlife, help build an insect refuge and find out about the wild and native plants animals and insects on site. Learn about the plans to make the site accessible to all and get involved to make this already unique site an even more valuable asset to the…

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Doing the Lambeth Walk

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road
London, Greater London SE1 7LB United Kingdom
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Free

A guided walk of inspirational green spaces loved and cared for by local residents. Starting at the Garden Museum we will walk through the back streets, taking in small green parks including Old Paradise Street, Pedlars Park, Vauxhall City Farm and ending at Bonnington Square. Walk led by Susan Sheehan from Incredible Edible Lambeth

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Nature sculpture trail and planting parties

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

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

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Dalston Flower Show for Children

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

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

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The Art of the Garden: Bringing the Outdoors In

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

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

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Edible Trees – Foraging in the Woods

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

Take foraging up a notch with a tree-centric hunt for wild food. As you walk through this hidden woodland, you'll learn sustainable harvesting techniques and basic plant identification. Nibble leaves, flowers and roots - then take some home to turn into your own wild salad. Booking essential here Like our Facebook page; Follow us on Twitter; Follow us on Instagram

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Discover Green Tottenham – Yes Tottenham!

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

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Open Garden and Exhibition

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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Open Garden and Exhibition, 36 Ashley Road
London, Greater London N19 3AF United Kingdom
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£3.50

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

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Pimmhole Photography

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

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

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The Hanging Gardener presents The Garden of Abandon

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

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

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London’s First Floating Pocket Park

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

Floating Pocket Park, Merchant Square, Paddington Basin
London, Greater London W2 1JS United Kingdom
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LONDON’S FIRST FLOATING PARK OPENS  -  Dawn until Dusk - opening on 29 May The new 730m2 floating park in Paddington Basin on the Grand Union Canal will provide a striking green public space on the water with its own canal boat mooring. The park features open lawn areas, densely planted nectar-rich mixed raised borders and communal seating, as well as allowing people to walk over the water on a series of decked platforms and walkways. A diverse planting scheme has…

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Art in The Garden

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

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

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Fenton’s Big Picnic

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

Celebrate the English garden this May Bank Holiday Monday. Bring a picnic and while away some time in Fenton's beguiling walled garden and 300 year-old orchard. Lie on the lawn or find a secluded corner and relax, wine in hand, amongst the flowers. Simple, delicious refreshments, wine by the glass, traditional garden games like croquet, and acoustic music to dream away to. Only a 5 minute walk from historic Hampstead village and Hampstead Heath. Open to visitors 11am to 5pm. Last…

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

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

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

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Silk // Unwoven Histories

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

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

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Discovery Day in Hyde Park: Flower Power

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Thu 1 June, 2017

The Look Out, The Royal Parks Foundation Education Centre, Hyde Park
London, Greater London W22UH United Kingdom
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Free

Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The Royal Parks Foundation Education Centre is a perfect location for you and your family to reconnect with nature this May half term.   Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm for a fun packed day of free and exciting activities for all the family including: Crafting a flower on a stick or getting a little bit messy while finger painting a daisy bookmark Following our discovery trail, uncovering fascinating flowery facts Exploring our grounds,…

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Breaking Down Barriers

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Central Entrance, Southwyck House, Coldharbour Lane
London, Greater London SW9 8QH United Kingdom
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AN EDIBLE BUS STOP HAPPENING - WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY 1PM - 5PM - SOCIAL PLANTING - ALL WELCOME COME ALONG, ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND BE PART OF GARDENING FOR THE COMMON GOOD BACKGROUND ON THE SITE: Southwyck House, aka The Barrier Block, is one of Brixton’s most recognised landmarks. Its definitive exterior ‘zig zag’ design has become part of Brixton's graphic identity and is featured on the local currency – the Brixton Pound. Built in the 1980’s it was designed as…

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25 Years in Dry, Dappled Shade

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

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

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Kokedama workshop

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Rose Community Centre, Ascalon Street
London, Greater London SW8 4DJ United Kingdom
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Make your own hanging planters using the Japanese moss ball technique, Kokedama. Single plants are housed in each hanging ball but they can be hung and displayed in groups. Create hanging displays to decorate the Rose community centre and to take home.

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June 2017

Potent Potions

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

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

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Botanicals in a Bottle

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

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

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These Shoes are made for planting

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

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

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GardenTech: future urban green space

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

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

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Here East Foraging Tours with Shane’s usually £38 but only £10 for Chelsea Fringe Festival

Thu 1 June, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Here East (Press Centre) meeting point, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London, Greater London E20 3BS United Kingdom
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£10

Date and Time: 1 June - 6pm - 7pm Location: Meet at Here East Press Centre reception Special Price: Price for the Chelsea Fringe Festival £10 (normally £38 + booking fee) Here East are thrilled to offer the chance to explore our site and nearby areas on a unique foraging tour for Chelsea Fringe festival. Join our onsite foraging expert Shane, owner and chef at Shane’s on Canalside, for a beginners foraging experience in and around Here East, the River…

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Behind the wall of New Covent Garden Flower Market

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am BST
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Flower Market, New Covent Garden Market
London, Greater London SW8 5EH United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Natural Happiness – the Gardener’s Way

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

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

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Vintage Reimagined Nature Trail with artist Sophie Marsham

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

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

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Urban Greening Poetry Tour

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Norwood Bus Garage, Ernest Avenue
London, Greater London SE27 0HN United Kingdom
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Free

Join Open Orchard, Poetry Slabs and Tritton Vale Pocket Garden for a guided evening tour of five community orchards and gardens in West Norwood and West Dulwich. Along the way we'll share fabulous views from one of London's highest parks, and a summer pudding of readings about growing and greening. There's a lot of ground to cover, so be ready to walk on sometimes uneven ground, and maybe even read a bit of poetry (this isn't obligatory though:) No formal…

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Folk and Flowers

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

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Green Vox

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport Street
London, Greater London SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Permablitz Day: Co-gardening with Nature

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

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

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Lush Bonnington Pavements

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST
Bonnington Square, Bonnington Square
London, Greater London SW8 United Kingdom
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Bonnington Square is right in the heart of London, just two minutes walk from the river and just ten minutes from the Houses of Parliament. In the early eighties the one hundred houses of the Square were all squatted, forming a bohemian community from all around the world. The squat had two community gardens, a cafe, a wholefood shop, a nightclub, a newsletter and even a milkbar. Although it is no longer squatted, the gardens and cafe survive. Hear from…

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Really Get To Know Your Wild Plants

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£25 – £30

Third of a series of days held on the first Saturday of the month throughout the summer, looking at wild plants, including trees and shrubs. We will identify plants, get to know their ecology, examine their structure and how they fit into their plant family, their pollination and other wildlife values, and their connections to human culture. Each event stands alone, but also builds on previous ones. Suitable for beginners, and more experienced participants will be given extra challenges. Each…

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Growing A Rainbow

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

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

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Roof Garden Fun Day

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

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

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

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

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

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A Garden in a Tea Cup

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

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

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‘Horse and Home’ – A Local Sculpture in Norbury Hall Park

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Norbury Hall Park, Craignish Avenue
London, Greater London SW16 4RN United Kingdom
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Free

Come and see ‘Horse and Home’, a new sculpture by local artist Rebecca Buckley in Norbury Hall Park that celebrates the incredible history of Norbury, an area rooted in a sense of community. The sculpture celebrates two aspects of local history:  ‘The Streatham Races’ – that were run across Lonesome Farm covering Norbury and Streatham between 1868 and 1878 attracting large crowds of race-goers from London and its surrounds and commemorates Norbury’s strong military past,  specifically the 62nd Battalion (Norbury)…

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Op-film exhibition tour at Gasworks

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

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

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Mostly Mosaic: Workshop and Talk with artist Helen Nock

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

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

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Bat Walk

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£15

Join us for cocoa by our camp fire and then a guided walk through the woodland with bat detectors to listen out for our furry friends. The bat detectors help you identify the species that are swooping around and to listen to them ‘chattering’ as they hunt for food. Suitable for all ages - under 16s are free. This is an after dark event - each two children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Event leader: Kenneth Greenway…

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Secret Harleyford Road Garden

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST
Harleyford Road Community Garden, Harleyford Road
London, Greater London Nearest postcode: SW8 1TF United Kingdom
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Bonnington Square is famous for its lush pavements, but the inspiration was the nearby Harleyford Road gardens. Now one of the most established community gardens in London hear from local resident Jenny Vulgar about what has made it so successful. A true hidden gem.

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Charlton Community Gardens – Sunday Station Gardening Extra

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Charlton Station, Charlton Church Lane
London, Greater London SE7 7QG United Kingdom
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Join us on Sunday 4th June between 10 am and 12. Our fortnightly gardening party is, today, a summer special and part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival. As well as regular maintenance and planting of our beds, we also have garden themed craft activities for children, bug hunting, a plant exchange, quizzes, and more. It will all be happening at the Charlton Station - come rain or shine.

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Natural Beeswax Cosmetics and Candles

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

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

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The ‘not quite’ Royal Variety Show

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

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Meditations on the Anthropocene: Landscapes of the Future

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

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Gin & Botanicals

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

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

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Poison in the Wood – Deadly Plants

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, Greater London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£10 – £12

Guided walk to learn about the beautiful but deadly flora living in this idyllic urban woodland oasis hidden away in Mile End. Your guide Ken Greenway is a keen forager, so knowing some plants to avoid can help sharpen your wild food hunting skills, or just join us for his fascinating stories. Booking essential here Like our Facebook page; Follow us on Twitter; Follow us on Instagram

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May 2018

The Art of the Park

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

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

Celebrating the first Urban Tree Festival 18th–20th May Artist, Xanthe Mosley, has drawn a picture every day of Greenwich Park – its trees, statues & places of interest. She has mapped these drawings – now, using TiCL App, you can explore the Park and find the views she drew. The weblink is a map of the drawings and TiCL App helps you navigate the park and find the viewpoints she drew. See and explore the park through an artist’s eyes…

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London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

Sat 19 May, 2018
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To Celebrate the first Urban Tree Festival, 18th-20th May, we asked Tree Officers in all London’s 33 Boroughs to show us their favourite 12 trees in each Borough. The weblink is a map of the Boroughs that have contributed to the project. Click on each pin to see the trees the tree officers chose. Use TiCL App to find those trees when you’re out and about. London’s loveliest trees – chosen by London’s own tree officers for you to explore.…

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The Great Trees of London

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

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This is a map of London’s Great Trees which has been updated and edited over the last 4 years by tree officers, tree wardens, tree experts and members of the public. TiCL App will help you find the trees nearby when you’re out and about. Happy tree hunting!

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Moments of Reflection

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

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

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Geraniums at the Door

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 7:00 am BST
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The Zetter Townhouse, The Zetter Townhouse, 49-50 St John's Square
London, EC1V 4JJ United Kingdom
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‘Geraniums at the Door’ will celebrate the iconic entrance of The Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, a boutique hotel with one of the most photographed doorways in London -  festooned with over 200 geraniums in deepest burgundy to palest pink. The installation, co-designed by award winning garden designers, Claudia de Yong and Indoor Garden Design, will celebrate geraniums, the ubiquitous city bloom, garlanding the ironwork high above the doorway and stretching down to ground level in a burst of vivid colour. …

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Patmore Sundial Gardens

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Patmore Estate, Battersea
London, SW8 4JH United Kingdom
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Attuned to the position of the sun in May, Urban Canopy are creating a human-powered floral sundial on the Patmore Estate and a series of interlinked flowerbeds that reflect on the garden at different times of the day. Residents and visitors to the estate are invited to stand at the centre of the sundial and follow the shadow cast by their body, and a trail of coloured plants, to the morning, afternoon or evening garden. Here they can collect plants…

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The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Paddington Basin, 1A Sheldon Square, Paddington,
London, W2 6PY United Kingdom
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Paddington Central is delighted to announce its newest arrival, The Floating Meadow and Chill Garden – converting the boat named ‘Paddington Pioneer’ into a floating floral oasis adorned in wildflowers and grasses. The Floating Meadow offers a series of green-fingered pop ups, workshops and talks throughout spring, and is a must-visit urban sanctuary this season. Clifton Nurseries, based in Little Venice, have decked the boat with a lively and vivacious display of seasonal plants. Docked on Grand Union Canal, local workers and residents will…

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Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Walthamstow Wetlands, Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road
London, England N17 9NH United Kingdom
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Walthamstow Wetlands is a 211 hectare nature reserve, located 15 minutes from central London. With an abundance of wildlife and rich industrial heritage, the site has now been redeveloped into Europe’s largest urban wetland and opened to the wider public for the very first time in 150 years. To celebrate the Chelsea Fringe Festival, Walthamstow Wetlands will be home to a POP-UP collection of creations by local artisans. Collaborators include Borrowed Light Floral Studio, The Local Honey Man, Willow Weavers…

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Chelsea Fringe at the Geffrye

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

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Bitter and Twisted

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

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Urban Tree Festival: Explore the Urban Forest: Peckham SE15

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BST
Peckham Rye Station, SE15 5DQ, Rye Lane
London, SE15 5DQ United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome Paul Wood, author of 'London Street Trees' (Guardian Nature Books  of 2017) to entice you to Explore the Urban Forest in Peckham Head to the temperate climes of Peckham, where a fascinating variety of trees - old and new - may be encountered on the hip streets of this trendy south London enclave. Thanks to the enlightened planting decisions of Southwark Council (one of the top London…

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Tour de Plants

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road
London, Hackney E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Free

Rustle up some mates and summon your petal power for a circular florambulation round east London’s greenest spots, starting and ending on the Geffrye Museum lawn in Hoxton. A free, guided hour-long cycle, just turn up and ride! Plant-themed decorating of yourself / helmet / bike is highly encouraged, and don't worry if you don't have your own bike, there will be hireable 2-wheelers there on the day, courtesy of OfO. Part of our day-long Chelsea Fringe event at the Geffrye.

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Round and round the garden – like a teddy bear?

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Workshop, 77A Lauriston Road, Hackney
London, E9 7HD United Kingdom
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Free

Colourful wildlife and plantlife makes an unexpected appearance on a community maintained roundabout in South Hackney. Workshop to make birds, beetles, bears, fictitious flowers etc to add to the natural planting . Workshop on the first Saturday of the Fringe to make or paint a range of horticultural and animal decorations. Exhibition subsequently will be on the roundabout throughout Chelsea Fringe period. Free workshop - see directions below to join us on the forecourt of the pottery workshop.  All ages…

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

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

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Feeding Dreams: Aya Tanaka at Omved

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Free

You are invited to join Aya for an inspiring meditation in floral design. Aya will demonstrate her unique style which combines Japanese tradition and European influences. Her creations are distinctively elegant yet refreshingly modern with a strong sense of colour and shape. This event will ignite your creative vision.

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Pop-up Bouquet Making Workshop

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

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Family friendly garden activities

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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Free

Come and sow seeds, decorate pots, make seed bombs all to take home, while enjoying being inside 7 polytunnels side by side in a Tropical Jungle on the River Thames. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. The café will be open selling food using vegetables grown on site.

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Digitalis – Jardiniere 2018

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am 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, The Miller’s House, Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
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Digitalis - An exhibition exploring past and present. Old fashioned cottage garden plants, traditional craft and fine art contrast with modern reprographics. Continuity and resilience in nature inspire an emporium of planted jardinières, industrial plant supports and soft textiles. Botanical drawings, paintings, sculptures and digital prints juxtapose, reflected by the setting: The House Mill; an eighteenth century tidal mill, surviving more than three hundred years of change in East London.

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Roses: tea tasting and posy making

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

My Cup of Tea, My cup of tea, 5 Denman Place
London, W1D 7AH United Kingdom
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£30

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

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Chelsea Physic Garden Royal Wedding Open Day

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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Free

You are cordially invited to witness the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle at Chelsea Physic Garden. Watch the ceremony on our outdoor screen, sipping a ‘Minty Markle’ cocktail, enter our best hat competition, learn how to make a flower crown, and be in with a chance to win a decadent dinner for two at Tangerine Dream Cafe. The best bit? Entrance to the garden is absolutely FREE, with a self-led ‘Royal’ mystery…

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

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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Free

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

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Wild City

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
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A hidden world of wild plants has always shared the London beneath our feet and the exhibition Wild City explores the way these plants have adapted and continue to thrive at the margins of the way we live in our cities. Based on an eight-year survey, the exhibition at Town House, Spitalfields, charts the changes to the flora of the City of London over time. The surveys originally started in the 1960s, when bombsites were still widespread, but plants that…

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Let’s Grow a Pizza!

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

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Plants That Heal

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Glasshouse Cafe & Bar, The Courtyard, 151 Sydney Street
London, SW3 6NT United Kingdom
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Free – £20

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

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Art in the Garden

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Calthorpe Project, 258-274 Grays Inn Road
London, London WC1X 8LH United Kingdom
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Free

Enjoy the opportunity to try your hand at a number of art techniques in the garden.  Alongside our beautiful displays of flowers, herbs and vegetables, we will have 2 potter’s wheels for visitors to learn to throw a pot. Our garden will showcase exhibits by students from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design as well as ceramics students from Working Men’s College.  There will be arts workshops for children with 1A Arts Centre and Calthorpe Project. Our café…

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Farm in the Park

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
nursery row park, Nursery Row Park, 102 Brandon Street
London, Southwark SE17 1AL United Kingdom
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Birds, bees and animals come to Nursery Row Park for a fun afternoon Old friends from Surrey Docks Farm are visiting us, along with an fascinating transparent bee hive from BeeUrban, birds of prey (and a kookaburra!) and our dog show (lots of categories, all dogs and owners welcome), wrapped up with a fantastic Gardeners' Advice Session - bring your concern or challenge and get expert help! Nursery Row Park is an urban park in Walworth near the Elephant &…

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Urban Tree Festival: Haiku in a Japanese Garden

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 1:00 pm BST
‘Cafe on the Rye’. SE15 3UA, Within Peckham Rye Park
London, SE15 3UA United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival join us to write and recite poetry in a stylised garden Haiku in a Japanese Garden - a creative writing walkshop  Meet outside the 'Cafe on the Rye'. SE15 3UA (within Peckham Rye Park). Haiku on the Rye Walk, talk, recite, write haiku Foot powered poems Free form walk in which you get to write and inspire others to write haiku.  With the option to have them printed and published in a…

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

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm 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. At the John Evelyn Community Garden, we will be sowing edible plants he grew in his ‘Olitory-Garden’ or as we would say kitchen garden. Taking inspiration from John Evelyn's garden at Sayes Court we will be creating a parterre bed over the next two years that incorporates both edible and decorative plants he cultivated in his garden. During the afternoons activities we will be discussing the origins…

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Wild Flower Art Picnic

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Eden Community Garden, Matrimony Place,
London, SW4 0DX United Kingdom
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Free

Bring a blanket, food, family and friends and join the Eden Garden team and local artists from WildCity to picnic whilst creating art works inspired by the garden and wild flowers. Add your creations to the evolving WILD GARDEN GALLERY and enjoy creating artworks in the great outdoors. This is a free community event and everyone is welcome

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Feeding Dreams: Living Medicine with Alex Laird

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

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

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Seed Bomb Dance

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

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

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Kentish Town rail & tube station, Kentish Town Road
London, NW5 2AA United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome nature photographer and writer Peter Coles to lead this photography walkshop: Stalking the Hardy Ash Just over 150 years ago, poet and novelist Thomas Hardy while working as an architect’s technician was in charge of the excavation of the graveyard in Old St Pancras churchyard, arranging for the removal of gravestones so that work could continue on the London & Midland railway. The gravestones were leant up against…

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Urban Tree Festival: Mindfulness in the city

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm BST
St Giles in the Field, St Giles in the Field, 60 St Giles High St
London, WC2H 8LG United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome yoga and mindfulness teacher Mel Sutton to lead a walkshop on Mindfulness in the city. Who says you can't be mindful in the heart of the city? Join us on this urban oasis as we learn some mindful techniques. Experience how the mind and breath are closely entwined. As we calm our breath we experience a calmer mind and a spiritual connection to the earth. Walking and…

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Urban Tree Festival: Urban Tree Talk

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST
Waterloo Creative Studios, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Crlisle Lane
London,, SE1 7LG United Kingdom
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Free

We are celebrating Urban Trees through an Urban Tree Festival over the weekend of the 18-20 May 2018. Urban Tree Talk is an opportunity for people who have supported the Festival, as well as those working in encouraging, planting and in urban tree husbandry, to come together and share their enthusiasms.  A "show and tell" of their experience, knowledge and stories and their aspirations about urban trees. The Urban Tree Festival wouldn't have happened without the tremendous support from more…

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Manor Farm Nature Space – Cultivating Communities

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

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…

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Dry Stone Walling Workshops

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

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Urban Tree Festival: Explore the Urban Forest – Stoke Newington

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BST
Stoke Newington Tea House, N16 0LA, Stoke Newington Church Street
London, N16 0LA United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome Paul Wood, author of 'London Street Trees' (Guardian Nature Books  of 2017) to entice you to Explore the Urban Forest in Stoke Newington Discover the remarkable diversity of exotic and native trees planted in this part of Hackney - London's Urban Arboretum. We will see rare trees such as Wild Service and one of London's largest Handkerchief trees. The walk will start outside the Stoke Newington Tea…

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

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden, Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Free

Come and visit the walled Kitchen Garden for our first open day of the year. Have a look at our new Chiswick House Bug Hotel. Follow our Wild Beast Trail and let them share with you what's going on in the garden. Talk to our beekeeper about the care of our bees and advice on how to get started as a beekeeper. Learn about the inside of a beehive with our special observation hive. Seasonal produce and plants grown in the…

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Feeding Dreams: Handmade Apothecary at Omved

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

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

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The Inner Temple presents ‘The Great Garden Fête’

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

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Urban Tree Festival: Visualisation, Mindfulness and Movement walkshop

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm BST
Red Cross Garden, 50 Redcross Way
London,, SE1 1HA United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome yoga and mindfulness teacher Mel Sutton to lead a walkshop on Visualisation, Mindfulness and Movement. On this walk we will starting in Red Cross Garden and then walk to nearby Mint Street Park, both pretty gardens managed by Bankside Open Spaces Trust Surrounded by nature we have chosen this peaceful garden to explore different ways you can experience mindfulness. This interactive event will make this a fun…

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Turnip the Music

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
Tottenham Green Market, Town Hall Approach Road
Tottenham, London N15 4UR United Kingdom
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Carrot you believe it - the London Vegetable Orchestra (LVO) are coming to Tottenham. Join them at Tottenham Green Market on Sunday 20 May from 11-30am – 4pm to make some swede sounds. LVO will host one of their creative making stall where you can watch them hand-craft local vegetable produce into instruments that sound as incredible as they look. Chopin boards will be provided…and some of you will be able to put a finishing touch to your very own…

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Thrive @ Battersea Park

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

Across our four gardens in Battersea Park we will be presenting a series of events as part of Chelsea Fringe 2018, see individual listings for details of events, but please drop in at any time during the Festival. Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as social and therapeutic horticulture - the process of working with plants to…

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Shakespeare at Battersea Park

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Fri 25 May, 2018

Battersea Park SW11 4NJ United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Here at Thrive Battersea Park we love our herbs and plants, we think Shakespeare did too, given the number of times they’re mentioned in his world-famous volume of work. That’s why we’re highlighting the connection between ‘the borage and the bard’ in our Gardens with quotes from his plays highlighting the plants used. Collect your Shakespeare leaflet from either the Main Garden or Herb Garden before you explore and enjoy our gardens, the plants and quotes.  See map to the…

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Urban Tree Festival: Stalking King James I’s Mulberries

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm BST
Deptford Rail station, Deptford High Street
London, SE8 3PQ United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome Peter Coles, co-creator of Morus Londonium to entice you to Discover London’s Mulberry Heritage. Mulberry trees are often associated with the silk industry, as their leaves are the sole diet of the silkworm. James I imported thousands of mulberries to England in the early 17th century for a silk project, which failed after a few decades. But London’s mulberry heritage pre-dates James and goes back to Tudor,…

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

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Gardens, Imperial War Museum
London, SE1 6HZ United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, Tree or False? Reckon you know the facts from the fibs about trees & nature? This is a fun and interactive walkshop which will follow the park's "Ice Age Tree Trail" to bolster your knowledge of interesting tree facts with a unique spin on "true or false". All participants will be provided with a unique make-your-own identification guide and learning journal which will be used throughout the event. Hunt for treasure, share with the group and…

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Sun Prints and Cyanotype Workshop

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

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…

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Incredible Edible Vauxhall Walk

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 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.

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Natural Dyeing from Kitchen Botanics or Dyeing from Dining

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Herb Garden Battersea Park, Herb Garden, Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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£5

Learn how to dye textiles and paper using fruit, vegetables, spices & other food. Visit the Dye Bed of the Thrive Herb Garden to learn about more dye plants and see samples of how they have been used. Led by Zoe Burt  in partnership with the South London Botanical Institute as part of their 'Botany on Your Plate' project funded by City Bridge Trust. Book tickets here - and the meeting place will be given on the booking. Map to…

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Creating and exploring Tree Trails with TiCL

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Wandsworth, Putt in the Park,, Putt in the Park, Wandsworth Park, Putney Bridge Road
Putney, London SW18 1PP United Kingdom
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Did you know that more than 70 London Parks including Wandsworth Park now have self-guided TiCL App tree trails created by their Friends Groups? These tree trails are a fun way to explore and learn about the different tree species in a park. To celebrate the first Urban Tree Festival and the creation of their own tree trail, the Friends of Wandsworth Park have invited TiCL App’s creator, Simon Edwards aka @TiCLme, to demonstrate just how easy it is to…

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The gentle art of salad making

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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£10

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…

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Urban Tree Festival: Haiku in Queen’s Wood

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST
Queen’s Wood Community Cafe, Queens Wood Lodge 42 Muswell Hill Road,
London,, N10 3JP United Kingdom
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£10

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival Explore Haiku Woods Walk, talk, recite, write haiku Foot powered poems Free form walk in which you get to write and inspire others to write haiku.  With the option to have them printed and published in a zine – as an anthology from the walkshop. We are off to Haiku in Queen’s Wood, to step into a woodland wonderland. Walk with us composing haiku, through one of London’s best preserved woods and…

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

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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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…

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Open Afternoons in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 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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Free

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.

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

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 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.

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Harleyford Road Garden Visit

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 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.

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Plant It Up – Scale Rule’s Next Generation Design Pavilion

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST
Saint James Church, Saint James Church, Clerkenwell Close
London, London EC1R 0EA United Kingdom
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Scale Rule’s Next Generation Design Pavilion returns to Clerkenwell Design Week this year. The winning concept, ‘5 Sense’ responded to the theme of sustainability by proposing a sensitive metaphor: layers representing past, present and future will create a kaleidoscopic oculus, inviting visitors to take a moment to direct their eyes up and become more aware of key natural elements around them. Located in St. James’ Churchyard, the pavilion will create a new focal point, realising a design conceived by GCSE students…

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Visions for a Greener Future

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 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…

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Symbiosis

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 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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Free

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.

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Today’s Cornucopia!

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 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.

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East Walworth Green Links Inaugural Walk

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 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…

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SEED: the Untold Story

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Studio RCA, StudioRCA, Riverlight Tower 1, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane,
London, SW8 5AU United Kingdom
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Free

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story,…

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The History of Chelsea Physic Garden in 10 Objects

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road
London, Greater London SW3 4HS United Kingdom
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£88

During this interactive day, we bring to life Chelsea Physic Garden – whose history spans five centuries – via the stories behind 10 carefully chosen objects including herbarium specimens, books, artefacts and more. The day will include indoor presentations, a garden walk, and a chance to see some treasures from our library, with Garden History Lecturer Letta Jones and CPG Head of Education Michael Holland providing nuggets of knowledge. Book here early to avoid disappointment. The ticket price of £88 includes…

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Taking Botanical Photos with your phone

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST
The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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Free

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.

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Lunchtime learning – Urban Food Growing

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Elephant Park, Elephant Road
London, SE17 1LB United Kingdom
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Free

Do you love fresh home-grown food? Always wanted to try growing your own ingredients but limited on space, time, money and just don't know where to start? Pop along and see the Garden Organic team in Elephant Park at this FREE drop-in lunchtime workshop. There'll be opportunity for hands on 'sprouting', micro-greens planting and general top tips on herbs, affordable ways to grow organic and much more. The perfect weekday intro to urban food growing and healthy eating. PS.  Don't worry, if the…

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Create Tea Making Containers @ The Bridge

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 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  

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Treblemakers in St. Luke’s Gardens

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 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!

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Vegetable Protest Printmaking Class

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 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

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Edible Avenue SW8 – Urban Gardeners’ Panel

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 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

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Vegan cookery from around the world

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST
The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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£21.55

In the past decade, the number of Britons following a vegan diet has risen by a whopping 350%. A healthy, environmentally-conscious and cruelty-free lifestyle choice, it's signalled the biggest change in our eating habits in a long, long time. Whether you're already embedded in the vegan way of life, you're contemplating a change or you just fancy a night off the meat, on May 23rd chef Taimur Khan will be taking you through a culinary extravaganza of plant-based food from…

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Transformation

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 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.…

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Kennington Art Class with Seb Patane

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 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

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Elkstone Road Garden Oasis: An urban community garden in North Kensington

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Elkstone Road Garden Oasis, Elkstone Road Garden Oasis
London, W10 5YG United Kingdom
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The Elkstone Road Garden, at the foot of Trellick Tower, has been an unloved patch, misused over the years, but that’s all about to change. In collaboration with RBKC community gardening team, this pilot project aims to provide a space for people who live locally to enjoy, grow and teach about food, develop natural wildlife, and learn more about how we use plants to heal ourselves. This is for the community, supported by our experts here at Chelsea Physic Garden. We can’t wait for Elkstone Road Garden Oasis to bloom…

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‘Common Salt’ with Bites, Beverages and Botany

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

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

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‘This speaking garden’

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 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…

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Symbiosis

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Free

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.

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Gorgeous: Poetry and Art

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

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

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 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

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An Evening Flower Workshop in the Rookery Garden, Streatham Common

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Rookery, The Rookery
London, SW16 3BX United Kingdom
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£40.00

An evening spent under a bower in the beautiful Rookery Garden, with a glass of Pimms or an Elderflower Mocktail. Learn how to condition and make a table arrangement (foam free) using British grown flowers and celebrate all that is in season at this time of year. Please book your place here

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Demain – a filmshow

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Studio RCA, StudioRCA, Riverlight Tower 1, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane,
London, SW8 5AU United Kingdom
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Free

Demain (Tomorrow) is a hugely positive, affirming and inspirational film made by a small French film crew who set off around the world exploring creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education. It visits permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects, community-owned renewable projects, local currencies, creative schools, ambitious recycling projects. It is the perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency. Book for this event here And the nearby Black Cab Coffee Co will be serving…

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A hive of activity at buzzing Borough Market

Fri 25 May, 2018 @ 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…

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Plants play music

Fri 25 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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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…

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The Great Wellie Competition!

Fri 25 May, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Wandsworth Park, Wandsworth Park, Putney Bridge Rd,
London, Greater London SW15 2EF United Kingdom
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Come to the judging and presentation to the winners of "The Great Wellie Competition” by our local MP, Justine Greening at 2.15pm. It will be the culmination of 10 days’ work by our local schools who will have planted up 15 wellington boots per school for a competition between the schools. They can use any props they wish and the objective is to be as creative as possible. They will be competing for the best wellie display. They will have…

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Creativity Workshop

Fri 25 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Thrive Main Garden, Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
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…

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Discussion: Urban gardening as a means of social change

Fri 25 May, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Studio RCA, StudioRCA, Riverlight Tower 1, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane,
London, SW8 5AU United Kingdom
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Discussion between Kate Metcalf of WEN (Women's Environmental Network) and philosopher Sara Lowe around urban gardening as a way of creating awareness of our surroundings and bringing about social change Kate is Co-Director at Women’s Environmental Network (WEN). WEN is the only UK charity working on issues that link women, health and the environment. Kate has 20 years' experience delivering participatory training, developing community networks, project management and campaigning. She has worked in international development organisations promoting gender equality in…

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The Magic of Herbs

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 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…

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Walthamstow Street Gardeners – a guided stroll around some buzzing streets

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 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…

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

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 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…

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Roof Garden Fun Day

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Doddington Community Roof Garden, Doddington and Rollo Estate
London, London SW11 5HD United Kingdom