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May 2015

The ‘Wellington Tower’

Sat 16 May, 2015
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Oldfield Partners, 130 Buckingham Palace Rd
London, SW1W 9SA United Kingdom
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A witty commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

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‘Taking a Turn’: mental health history of hospital gardens

Sat 16 May, 2015
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Exchange Square, By Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square
London, EC2A 2EH United Kingdom
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‘Taking a Turn’ explores the mental health history of hospital gardens from 1800 to contemporary times, using historical archives as well as historical and contemporary patient narratives in a garden installation. The installation is at Exchange Square, the original site of Bedlam – Bethlem Royal hospital - the world’s oldest psychiatric hospital. ‘Taking a Turn’ brings together medicine, history and horticulture in a fresh approach about a little-known medical history. This history has become a seedbed for the contemporary movement…

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BEST of BOST – Free Map of Green and Edible Bankside

Sat 16 May, 2015
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Bankside Open Spaces Trust, Red Cross Garden, 50 Redcross Way
Loneon, SE1 1HA United Kingdom
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Free

Download our free map and get active exploring a wealth of hidden, beautiful and fascinating gardens, built and managed by environmental charity Bankside Open Spaces Trust. Stroll through the very heart of London and discover our Edible Bankside Projects - a collection of food growing sites - plus other community managed spaces and public parks. Set against the world-famous backdrop of London's Bankside area.

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FLOATING GARDEN

Sat 16 May, 2015
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Lake at Queen Mary’s Gardens, Regent’s Park, South of Chester Road, Inner Circle, The Regent’s Park, NW1 4NR
London, London NW1 4NR United Kingdom
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Free

FLOATING GARDEN intends to raise public awareness of the fact that underwater vegetation and wildlife in urban water bodies and rivers is becoming scarce. An archipelago of small floating islands will create a new imaginative ecosystem. Floating wetlands  will activate the lake for new wildlife: improving water quality, providing benefits including: food and shelter for fish, frogs, and invertebrates; shading which reduces water temperatures and submerged weed growth; habitat for butterflies and birds. Project: landscape architects Michela Pasquali and Sara Di Costanzo, artist Veronica Montanino

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Wildflower Bee Hotel

Sat 16 May, 2015
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Turnham Green, Chiswick High Rd
London, W4 5DT United Kingdom
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Free

Wild Flag Studios in collaboration with Friends of Turnham Green have created the Wildflower Bee Hotel - a sculptural habitat for bees to be installed in Turnham Green’s Wildflower Meadows for the duration of this year’s Chelsea Fringe Festival. Working in partnership with local bee experts, this habitable art installation is intended to attract both solitary bees and bumble bees which nest above ground in stems, holes and trees. The sculpture serves to both house and protect the bees, and…

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postcard garden at The London Arts Board

Sat 16 May, 2015
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The London Arts Board, The corner of Vestry Road and Peckham Road
London, London SE5 8QW United Kingdom
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Free

Written and Curated by Sophie Hill postcardwall began from a collection of postcards, started in order to remember art from exhibitions and galleries across the world. As the collection mounted, the postcards became a display of both contemporary and historical art in a wonderful wallpaper of visual memory and in 2009 Sophie began a blog to remember each one. To mark having reached 365 postcards, Sophie Hill has declared 2015 The Year of The Postcard and is exhibiting the postcards and…

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Behind the Wall

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am BST
New Covent Garden Flower Market, New Covent Garden Flower Market, Vauxhall
London, SW8 United Kingdom
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As part of Chelsea Fringe 2015, New Covent Garden Flower Market are offering a tour 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 16th May 2015 from 7am - 8.30am. There are only 20 places available on the tour so book now to avoid disappointment. Where: New…

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Shed Chic

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road
London , SW10 0XE United Kingdom
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Free

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour explores the connection between design and horticulture with the ultimate garden shed, specially commissioned for the Chelsea Fringe. With vibrant on-trend patchwork, trailing flowers and leaves made from the latest fabrics and wallpapers, the fun pop-up showcases brilliant colourways from some of the most important names in the industry. Engaging and upbeat, visitors can delight in a new take on all things ‘shed chic’ and are encouraged to discover the latest products inspired by the great…

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Practical Pharmacy: Workshop on preparing medicinal herbs

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£25.00

Get together to learn how to make a selection of home herbal remedies using fresh spring plants we can find ultra-locally in the Cemetery Park and around Tower Hamlets. With herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad, you will gather plants and prepare them into simple oils, balms and other medicinal preparations that you can use for ailments in the home. Learn some new skills to put into practice yourselves, find out what healthful actions our native plants offer and take home your creations…

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BEST of BOST – Minibeast Motels

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Diversity Garden, King James Street
London, SE1 0RU
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Free

A free family drop-in workshop, learning how to making bug hotels, helping to support biodiversity in local green spaces.  Discover which bugs are helpful in the garden and how to identify them. Take home your own creation at the end of the session. Held in our flagship Diversity Garden. Free, all welcome.  

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Stories of Stockwell

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
Oasis Nature Garden, Larkhall Lane (corner with Studley Rd)
London, SW4 6SP United Kingdom
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Oasis is one of London’s longest-standing and best-loved examples of horticultural people power. Residents began transforming a patch of derelict land in 1973. Now there are three separate spaces enriching the lives of local children; an adventure playground, a go-kart track and the original nature garden, which plays host to our Stories of Stockwell Festival. Come and join local residents, gardeners and artists as we celebrate the history of our community. The festival opens with a day-long family event. There…

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Happy Seeds Festival – Tomato Planting Extravaganza

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
St James’s, St James's, New Cross (1 block from New Cross Gate station)
London, SE14 6AD United Kingdom
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The Happy Seeds Festival - Tomato Planting Extravaganza, sponsored by Dig This Nursery and Garden Centre in New Cross, is a festival for all ages to celebrate and learn about tomato planting. Nearly 100 varieties of tomato plants will be available for sale and planting. Local school children will also be selling tomato seedlings grown at their school gardens. Tomato gardening experts and helpers will be available to share gardening tips. Wooden planting boxes for the tomatoes will be built…

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Edible Askew Road Presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired by Eric Carle

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm BST
Starch Green, Junction of Goldhawk and Askew Roads
London, W12 9BA United Kingdom
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For the 3rd year local environmental charity, Hammersmith Cmmunity Gardens Association have teamed up  with Askew Business Network to curate an Edible Askew Road with activities themed and inspired by the popular children's book The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The event will feature activities on Starch Green, a treasure trail along the Askew Road and events in the lead up to and on the day at Askew Library. Local shops and businesses will be invited to participate offering food…

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FREE Exhibition: Garden State

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road
London, London SW5 0SW United Kingdom
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Free

Coinciding with this year’s Chelsea Flower Show and London Festival of Architecture, The Mosaic Rooms are pleased to present a free photography exhibition Garden State by Corinne Silva. Offering an unexpected view on gardening, the show comprises photographic and sound installations exploring Israel’s suburban gardens, parks and public places. Silva encourages visitors to view gardening not simply as the act of nurturing a plot of land, but as something potentially far more sinister: a tool used in aggressive state expansion, territory marking and occupation. Throughout history, occupying…

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Hoopy and Happy with Hahahopscotch

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm BST
Fenton House, Hampstead Grove
London, London NW3 6SP United Kingdom
£5

16th May 2015, 11.30am-12.15pm £5 per child ( entry to the gardens is additionally payable at the National Trust office at £2 per person) 4-12 years old (or the younger at heart) Parents to stay please Booking recommended at www.eventbrite.co.uk Long before scooters or space hoppers, hoops were de rigueur entertainment for parks and gardens. Children raced alongside, hitting them with a stick to keep them rolling. Inspired by an antique photograph of young friends dressed all in white – so practical – …

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Horticultural Clapton Walk

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Free

Explore Clapton's horticultural past and present in these fascinating tours led by Julia Lafferty from the Hackney Society. The purpose of this walk is to explore Clapton's horticultural heritage, beginning at the beautifully landscaped parkland of Springfield Park and ending at the twenty-first century garden attraction recently opened at Sutton House. In partnership with Discover Hackney Both tours are free, but places must be booked in advance please visit  here, or e-mail bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk

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Discover the Poetry Path at King Henry’s Walk Garden

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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King Henry’s Walk Garden, 17-27 King Henry's Walk
London, Islington N1 4NX United Kingdom
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We're looking at how poetry has been inspired by nature.  As you walk round our award winning garden (three times London's best community garden in London in Bloom) you will see how the abundance of flowers, fruit, vegetables, insects and trees has inspired poets old and new.

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Dig, Eat and Dye

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Wilton Estate Community Garden, Greenwood Road
London, E8 1BD United Kingdom
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A family fun day to celebrate the expansion of the WETRA (Wilton Estate Tenants & Residents Ass.) Garden and to showcase what can be achieved in a small inner city housing estate. Community growing plots, next to wildflower meadow, with allotment beds, herb garden and individual gardens. There will be fun activities to include Natural Dyeing, Grow A Ball of String with Cordwainers Grow, food from Morningside Cafe, Drum circle, Bouncy Castle with HDCS and many more activities as well…

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Are You Coming to Strawberry Fayre?

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Lauriston School (entrance via Connor Street), Rutland Road
Hackney, E9 7JS United Kingdom
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Free

Come and visit our award winning school garden. Open for just one day. Take a walk round the orchard, enjoy a strawberry cream tea or a glass of Pimms. Say hello to the chickens and make a mini scarecrow to take home. Strawberry plants for sale.  

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Floral Afternoon Tea at The Athenaeum

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm BST
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The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, 116 Piccadilly
London, W1J 7BJ United Kingdom
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£34.50

From 16 May to 7 June 2015, join us for a very special Floral Afternoon Tea with orange blossom scones, delicate rose scented macaroons and strawberry tartlets with lavender jam to name but a few of the delicacies on offer.  Available daily at 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm.

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Wildlife Gardening Workshop

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Free

This wildlife workshop, led by Froglife, will offer an in-depth discussion, tips and practical skills, on how to make urban gardens and parks attractive for all sorts of wildlife, especially amphibians and reptiles. The increasing fragmentation and degradation of habitat available for wildlife in London has led to a reduction in our Capital’s biodiversity. Gardens and parks provide a much needed way for reptiles and amphibians and other wildlife to move around, and they also help to link up habitats.…

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Exploring Arcadian Thames: A walk from Twickenham to Richmond

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
York House, Richmond Road
Twickenham, TW1 3AA United Kingdom
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2.00pm Saturday 16th May Led by Chris Sumner, Garden Historian, and Sally Williams, Keeper of the Inventory, London Parks and Gardens Trust, the walk will begin at York House, Twickenham and continue via the riverside gardens of York House to the riverside walk to the Orleans House Gallery and James Gibbs Octagon then through woodland to Orleans Road and cross into Marble Hill Park. Look at 'Jam Yesterday Jam Tomorrow' model allotments in north east of the park, then walk down past east…

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Cycle – Flower – Power

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Pillbox Kitchen, 115 Coventry Road
London, E2 6GG United Kingdom
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Come and celebrate with a group of cyclists who have cycled from Manchester to Bethnal Green to promote urban wild planting and sustainability. There will be wonderful food and drink provided by the The Pillbox Kitchen,  urban bee-keeping and wild flower planting talks, chatting and seeds all mixed together in a special cocktail of sustainability! We will be bringing bespoke seed packets, including edible plants, that have been curated for this journey as well as Bee Raphaelite Manchester Honey from…

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Chelsea Fringe Midnight Apothecary

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 6 June, 2015

Brunel Museum Roof Garden, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe
London, London SE16 4LF United Kingdom
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£5

We are back for Chelsea Fringe with campfire cocktails in the city! Join us each Saturday throughout the Fringe, that's 16th, 23rd, 30th and 6th June (and Sunday 17 May for kids) in our secret rooftop garden above Brunel’s Thames Tunnel in Rotherhithe. Relax around a fire pit with giant flares. Imbibe exquisite botanical cocktails infused with herbs and flowers grown in the garden or foraged close by, by Lottie Muir, the Cocktail Gardener. Cuddle up to watch the sun…

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postcard gardens

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm BST
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Oh! Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green
London, Greater London E2 6HG United Kingdom
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postcard gardens is an exhibition of artists’ postcards and exploratory text, curated around the theme of gardens. Taken from postcardwall’s ‘year of the postcard’ collection of 365 postcards, each card has been chosen for its artwork’s relationship to all things green, delving into artists’ longstanding exploration of landscape and nature for Chelsea Fringe. The postcards come from a range of established institutions to relatively unknown artists or galleries, so make an intriguing display of miniature artworks from across time, each…

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Grow Wild and Phytology at Pill Box Kitchen

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
The Pillbox Kitchen, 115 Coventry Road, Bethnal Green
London, E2 6GG United Kingdom
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Free

Bring the family to our planting wild flowers workshops. Grow Wild and Phytology Garden will be showing you how to plant up your old wellies, biscuit tins or whatever you have to hand! There'll also be talks and demonstrations from Phytology Garden on wild flower herbal properties and potting up dandelions plus we'll be giving out our wild flower seed packets. We are based at the Pillbox Kitchen so there's lots of lovely food and drink

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Gardeners’ Question Time

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
The Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
London, SE11 5HL United Kingdom
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£4.50

As part of the Vauxhall Missing Link and the award winning relocation of Hugo Bugg’s 2014 Chelsea gold medal winning garden, Vauxhall One have successfully brought Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time to Vauxhall. It will be recorded at The Tea House Theatre on Vauxhall Walk SE11 5HL on Sunday the 17th of May between 1-4pm. Please book your tickets early as they will sell out quickly. Gardeners’ Question Time has answered well over 30,000 questions since its inception in 1947. The panel…

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Wild Food Guided Walk

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Free

Join Ken, Cemetery Park Manager, for a guided walk of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. You will be able to discover the beauty of seasonal, wild produce and discuss recipe ideas. As we walk, we will nibble leaves, berries and roots, collect wild leaves for you to take home, and we’ll infuse plants in hot water to produce wild tea. Free. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

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Fete, Felting and Film

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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The South London Botanical Institute will be holding a Fete showing off some of its rarer specimens from the herbarium and the library as well as opening the historical house and botanical garden, with our Garden Café serving teas and botanical ice creams, you also have a chance to see our beautiful new wallpaper designed by a young local artist based on our herbarium and garden plants.  Books, plants and seeds for sale.   Free Women of the Cloth will be holding…

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Seedbomb Workshop, Edible Flower Pizzas, Botanical Cocktails.

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
St David Coffee House, 5 St David's Road
London, SE23 3EP United Kingdom
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£3.00

  Collaboration between Florist Yolanda Chiaramello, St David Coffee House and Vandough Pizza. Family fun, come and join us for a seed bomb workshop from 2pm May 17th, quench your thirst with a botanical beverage and enjoy a Vandough floral inspired pizza from 4pm. £3.00 donation for workshop.

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Hahahopscotch Gets Giggly and Greenfingered at the Brunel Museum Garden

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Brunel Museum Roof Garden, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe
London, London SE16 4LF United Kingdom
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£5

It’s time for some Rotherhithe gardening fun, as Hahahopscotch brings very special Brunel-themed gardening fun to the Brunel Museum. It’s a chance to plant some seeds, get a teeny bit muddy, and take home your very own gardening project. And along the way we will have a giggle too! As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival, Hahahopscotch will be running Giggly & Greenfingered children's gardening activities at the Brunel Museum, to coincide with the Midnight Apothecary’s pop-up cocktail bar on…

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‘Taking a Turn’: public talks – mental health history of hospital gardens

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun 24 May, 2015

Exchange Square, By Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square
London, EC2A 2EH United Kingdom
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Free

'Taking a Turn' - two public talks are being held by the 'Taking a Turn': mental health history of hospital gardens team.  Three specialists will present research into the themes of mental health hospital gardens over time, mental health patient experiences of the outdoors, and the design of the garden installation for the Chelsea Fringe.  Speakers are: Dr Clare Hickman, landscape historian at Kings College London Steph Eastoe, social historian doctorate researcher at Birkbeck College London Rebecca Smith, independent gardening…

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‘Do we need thinkingardens?’ The Supper Debate

Sun 17 May, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Coach & Horses Pub, 1 Great Marlborough Street
London, London W1F 7HG United Kingdom
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£30

As part of the Chelsea Fringe Thinkingardens is having a supper debate. It’s the ten year anniversary of the online magazine and the question to contemplate is ‘Do we still need thinkingardens? and if we do, what for?’ Anne takes the view that most of what is written about gardens is utter tosh, and loves nothing more than stirring things up a bit, so expect a feisty debate. It all takes place over a convivial meal at Soho’s famous (or…

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A Celebration of the ROSE

Mon 18 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm BST
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Neill Strain Floral Couture, The Flower Lounge, 11 West Halkin Street, Belgrave Square
London, Greater London SW1X 8JL United Kingdom
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Neill Strain Floral Couture, one of London's leading florists, is celebrating the ROSE with an extraordinary display of old, new and rare varieties, some of which have never been seen in the U.K.   At the Belgravia store, The Flower Lounge, discover the history of the Rose and many of its secrets.  Learn the techniques of the breeders who continue to create new varieties, more beautiful and unusual than ever before and enjoy Neill's theatrical floral designs showcasing his magnificent…

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Social Therapeutic Horticulture in Practice

Mon 18 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Thrive Battersea, Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

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 therapy is known as social and therapeutic horticulture - the process of working with plants to improve physical and psychological health, and communication and thinking skills. At 12.30 on the weekdays of the event we will be holding a talk on the latest developments in social and horticultural therapy and the ways in…

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Dartmouth Park Talks – It’s all about the soil

Mon 18 May, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Star, 47 Chester Rd
London, N.19 5DF United Kingdom
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Soil is the life-blood of our gardens and UK agriculture: The source of nutrients and minerals that allow our plants and food systems to thrive: One of our most precious resources surely? So why can us local gardeners oft be heard claiming to struggle against our soil? New UN research claims that as a result of intensive, monoculture agricultural systems and overgrazing, we only have 60 years of farming left. While we must protest at the way agribusiness treats this precious…

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Lekk: A Senegalese Garden for Moroso

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm BST
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Clerkenwell Design Week, Icon's House of Culture, Clerkenwell Green
London, EC1R 0DE United Kingdom
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‘Lekk’  is a Wolof word meaning edible, or tasty. Tiny gardens like this exist all over Senegal, even in tight urban areas . Tended mainly by women, they are built from found detritus, cans, tyres, plastic, sticks - but are highly productive, supplying a wide range of fruit and vegetables for the extended family community, and for sale at markets. Despite their appearance, high-tech methods are used including biochar added to the soil to increase fertility, and sometimes GM seeds…

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Tales for Tea – Bringing Books to Life

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 6:30 pm BST
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Tuesday 11.30am to 1pm; 2pm to 3.30pm; 5pm to 6.30pm. Wednesday 11.30am to 1pm; 2pm to 3.30pm
Wells Way Pop Up, The Old Library, 39 Wells Way
London, SE5 OPX United Kingdom
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Bibliotherapy uses the ancient Greek practice of healing through reading. For Chelsea Fringe, I will draw on a special selection of stories and poetry using floral themes. The readings are equally enjoyable as a stand-alone event or as a form of therapy. I use short stories and poetry to promote and build a strong mental and emotional wellbeing, without worry of stigma or being labelled. I use the characters in a story to create conditions within a group setting where…

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Espacio Gallery ‘GERMINATION’

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Sunday 31st finishes at 5pm
Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Free

159 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG    May 19th-31st 2015   1-7pm daily.  (May 31st finishes at 5pm) 'All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today.....'   Paintings, original prints, drawings, sculpture & assemblages. Espacio's 3rd Fringe exhibition showing 18 artists' diverse and exciting interpretations of the natural world.

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Pick up a Stitch at the Inner Temple Garden

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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See also Sunday 7th June - open day 11am - 3pm
Inner Temple Garden, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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Free

Pick up a Stitch at the award winning Inner Temple Garden involves Tuesday evening pop-up knitting clubs and garden open day on Sunday 7th June. Our project celebrates the abundance of vibrant colour in the garden by collaborating with our visitors in a pop-up knitting club to create colourful woollen decorations for our trees and statutes; everything from pom-poms to knitted cosies. This will be family friendly fun open to all ages and abilities with experts on hand to teach…

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Composting with Sandworms: The Horticulture of Dune

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham Street
London, WC2H 9LA United Kingdom
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£7.57

Join us for for an evening of science fiction, exobiology and not-of-this-earthworms, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Frank Herbert's Dune with science, socks and snacks! Featuring: Marek Kukula - Public Astronomer, Royal Observatory Greenwich - on plants and planets and fitting the two together Lauren O'Farrell - aka Deadly Knitshade - teaching you how to build your very own sock puppet Sandworm Books, drawings and giveaways courtesy of Dune's publishers, Hodder & Stoughton and The Folio Society Cake…

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Special Almshouse Tours

Wed 20 May, 2015
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20 and 26 May; 3 and 6 June
Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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£3

The restored almshouse has been taken back to its original condition, offering a glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in former times. During the Chelsea Fringe Festival our almshouse tours will include an introduction to the gardens: 20 and 26 May, 3 and 6 June at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm Adults £3, Friends, disabled visitors and children under 16 free. Places are limited: first-come, first-served

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Chelsea floral cake

Wed 20 May, 2015
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Peter Jones, Sloane Square
London, SW1w 8el United Kingdom
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£3.50

Peter Jones has created a special floral cake, Welsh honey and English lavender cake with a rose water cream. The cake is available in both our eateries, the brasserie on the 2nd floor and top floor restaurant on the 6th floor.

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Sonya Patel Ellis / The Story Within

Wed 20 May, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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Monday-Saturday, 9.30pm to 5.30pm; Thursday until 8.30pm; launch 4th June 6.30-8.30pm
The Gate Library, 4-20 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate
London, Greater London E7 0QH United Kingdom
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Free

Join artist, writer and editor Sonya Patel Ellis for the official opening of the Forest Gate leg of her exhibition The Story Within, winner of the Rosetta Art Centre's RELAY Platform competition 2015. Artworks, previously exhibited as The Earth Laughs in Flowers in local cafe CoffeE7 April 2014, include a Herbarium Wall of pressed flower specimens grown in Ellis' garden over the course of a year; a tribute to the Upper Cut Club – a former E7 hub – where Jimi Hendrix penned the…

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BEST of BOST – Edible Bankside and Green Spaces Tour

Wed 20 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST
Bankside Open Spaces Trust, Red Cross Garden, 50 Redcross Way,
London, SE1 1HA United Kingdom
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Free

Join us for an informative early-evening stroll, exploring some of the many hidden, beautiful and fascinating parks & gardens built and managed by environmental charity Bankside Open Spaces Trust. Led by the charity's Director, Helen Firminger, this promises to be a revealing insight into community managed green spaces, food growing in the very heart of the city, and set against the world-famous backdrop of London's Bankside area.

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Oasis outdoor cinema night

Wed 20 May, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed 3 June, 2015

Oasis Nature Garden, Larkhall Lane (corner with Studley Rd)
London, SW4 6SP United Kingdom
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Oasis is one of London’s longest-standing and best-loved examples of horticultural people power. Residents began transforming a patch of derelict land in 1973. Now there are three separate spaces enriching the lives of local children; an adventure playground, a go-kart track and the original nature garden, which plays host to our Stories of Stockwell Festival. In a rare evening opening, we are holding two outdoor cinema nights. Films will be confirmed closer to the date. This idyllic setting, of pond…

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The garden of you… and the wishing tree

Thu 21 May, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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Battersea Flower Station, 16 Winders Road
London, SW11 3HE United Kingdom
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Free

An interactive piece of contemporary theatre. Nature and the garden offer brilliant metaphors for life and personal growth. The piece will explore the universal themes of change, growth and resilience through spoken word and movement. The audience will be taken on a journey through the Battersea Flower Station (a very long and magical site in the heart of London), meeting the inhabitants of the whimsical fantasy garden along the way. At the end of the journey they will be invited…

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Climbing the Walls – How to Grow Your Own Living Wall

Thu 21 May, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, 116 Piccadilly
London, W1J 7BJ United Kingdom
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£20

Meet Daniel Bell, the man behind the impressive 22 metre high living wall at The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments on Piccadilly.  Join Daniel for botanically inspired cocktails and canapés, followed by a fun and informative hands-on session showing you how to grow your very own living wall.

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Hortus non Conclusus (Sneak preview of part of a Garden Exhibit Inspired by a Barbara Hepworth Textile Design in Vauxhall)

Fri 22 May, 2015
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Vauxhall Pocket Park Piazza, Vauxhall Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall
London, SE115HL United Kingdom
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Free

A glimpse of what’s to come to the Tate,  an interactive open garden exhibit inspired by a 1950's Barbara Hepworth Textile Design, concept by Rosie Irving and designed by Rosie Irving and Antonia Young. Come and get a preview of  the striking geometric shapes, cast limestone in shades of black and white, made by architectural stonework company, Haddonstone ltd.  Enjoy seating areas and planters containing texturally stimulating plants, bursting with life, free for all to enjoy. The garden will take its…

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Hugo Bugg Garden Parties

Fri 22 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri 5 June, 2015

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Tyers Street
London, SE11 5HY United Kingdom
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Free

This Chelsea Fringe, Vauxhall is celebrating becoming home to the Chelsea Gold winning garden by Hugo Bugg. In 2014 Hugo became the youngest ever winner of the Chelsea gold medal for his incredible waterscape garden which cleverly reuses rainwater to reduce the risk of flooding. Not only is this garden clever but it is also beautiful, and will now become the star attraction of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Vauxhall One Business Improvement District as part of Chelsea Fringe festival 2015…

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Bat Walk

Fri 22 May, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£3.00

Learn about these fascinating creatures of the night sky. Ken, Cemetery Park Manager (and bat enthusiast!), will guide you through the park to look out for our furry friends. We supply bat detectors to help you identify the species that are swooping around 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.

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The Sunshine Trail – Bringing Sunflowers to Lee and Hither Green

Sat 23 May, 2015
Manor Park, Hither Green
London, Lewisham SE13 5RA United Kingdom
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Come and join our sunshine trail of sunflowers in Lee and Hither Green - it's free to take part in our community project to plant hundreds of sunflowers in our local area. Seeds and information leaflets will be distributed to schools and be available to pick up at local shops. Follow the instructions to germinate your sunflower seeds and then join us for Community Planting Days at Manor Park, Manor House Gardens and Lee Fair Shares in Leegate. More information…

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Peas, Peace, Poetry and Plots

Sat 23 May, 2015
Olympia Community Kitchen Garden, Olympia Station, next to footbridge. (Russell Road Entrance,) W14 8HU
London, W14 8HU United Kingdom
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Free

Peace, Peas, Poetry and Plots  -  Saturday 23rd May Visit one of the newest community kitchen gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for a day of poetry, printing and creativity inspired by the garden on a platform of Olympia Station. 10am: 'Breakfast Poetry' writing workshop with Sarah Salway. 12 noon - 4pm: Creative workshops for all, inspired by the words and atmosphere of the garden and maybe even the trains. Printing and poetry with multimedia artist Linda Landers…

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Summer Shrub and Tree ID

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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£15.00

We will explore the Cemetery Park, looking at a wide range of trees and shrubs and learning how to recognize them during summer. We will look at features such a leaves, fruit, flowers and bark which can be used to identify the more common species. Who should attend? This course will be suitable for those wishing to improve their tree identification skills, but anyone with an interest is welcome.

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BEST of BOST – Dry Stone Wall Workshops

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Crossbones Garden, Redcross Way
London, Se1 1TA United Kingdom
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Free

This is a rare opportunity in the heart of London. Come along and learn the ancient landscaping technique of dry stone walling, while helping to build a brand new public garden. Taught by expert John Holt of the London School of Dry Stone Walling, you will learn the basic principles of how to choose, shape and lay stones, working as a group to create unique raised-beds which will later be planted up. The workshops take place on the historic site of Crossbones Graveyard, which the Friends of…

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Oasis garden trail

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat 6 June, 2015

Oasis Nature Garden, Larkhall Lane (corner with Studley Rd)
London, SW4 6SP United Kingdom
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Oasis is one of London’s longest-standing and best-loved examples of horticultural people power. Residents began transforming a patch of derelict land in 1973. Now there are three separate spaces enriching the lives of local children; an adventure playground, a go-kart track and the original nature garden, which plays host to our Stories of Stockwell Festival. Come and follow our garden trails, through this secret paradise amid the concrete. See how the pond and veg patch, woods and meadow have inspired…

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Rosemary Shampoo Making

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Caravanserai, 100-116 Silvertown Way
London, Newham E16 1EA United Kingdom
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£2.50

Sat May 23, 11am-1pm Come and join us and learn how to make your very own shampoo from rosemary.  Without chemicals this shampoo cleans your hair and leaves you feeling great.  We’ll be going through the whole process and equipping you with the knowledge to make more at home.   You’ll also leave with a sample to take home to try out. We're at the 'Caravanserai' in Canning Town, 100-116 Silvertown Way, E16 1EA

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#MyE20 – East Village (London 2012 former Athletes’ Village) 3D Herbal Graphics Planting Day!

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Get Living London Forecourt, 5 Celebration Avenue
London, E20 1DB United Kingdom
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Free

All are welcome to join The Edible Bus Stop® team to help plant up a large 3D graphical display with luscious herbs at the East Village, London 2012 former Athletes' Village. Kids and adults are very welcome to come and get stuck in with us and of course, no planting day is complete without complimentary tea and cake. Thanks to Get Living London, local café, Tina 1 (We Salute You) will serve refreshments and we will be giving away herbs in biodegradable pots to all that help us plant. The…

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Natura Morta

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm BST
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On Sunday 11am - 7pm
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

Natura Morta -  Saturday 23 May, 11am-11pm - Sunday 24 May, 11am-7pm Artist Erola Arcalís presents for the first time Natura Morta in a temporary installation that will take place in Dalston Eastern Curve Garden on the weekend of 23 and 24 May. Taking plants as the main subject of interest, her practice makes use of the photographic still life language. Yet, the very idea of this language is questioned by capturing the botanical subjects while they are still alive.…

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Dalston Flower Show for Children

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Fri 29 May, 2015

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

Dalston Flower Show for Children  - Saturday 23 & Tuesday 26 - Friday 29 May The annual 'Dalston Flower Show for Children' is back for our three week Chelsea Fringe programme.  It starts with a special afternoon of activities on Saturday, followed by four afternoons for half-term. Remember, we don't take bookings in advance, so do come early to make sure you get a place! Botanical Bags & Bunting - Saturday 23 May, 1-5pm Textile artists Yemi Awosile and Emamoke…

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Queen’s Park Wildlife Area Tea Party and Harrington Court Allotments

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Wildlife Area, Queen’s Park Gardens, Ilbert Street
London, W10 United Kingdom
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On Saturday 23 May from 1–4PM you can see what the green fingered residents of Queen's Park have been getting up to. Visit Harrington Court Allotments and come along to our very first Garden Tea Party in the Wildlife Area at Queen’s Park Gardens. While you have a cup of tea and a piece of cake you can learn about what we've been doing in our local Wildlife Area. Try your hand at helping out with a bit of weeding…

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“Float a Lotus”

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 1:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 30 May, 2015

Diana Memorial Fountain, Hyde Park (May 23 1pm); The Lawn of Tate Modern (May 30 1pm), Hyde Park W. Carriage Dr. W22UH; Bankside SEI9TG
London, W22UH; SE19TG United Kingdom
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Pools - "Float a Lotus" The Concept Water is fundamental to existence. We are made of it; it flows through every aspect of our lives. Pools, in particular, are the subject of myth and fantasy, as we dream of Narcissus and echo or more sybaritically, simply plunging into personal pools of purifying, healing, cleansing water. This work is poised to exploit such associations and more. Specifically we want to explore the connection between the properties of water and consciousness.  The ‘Pools’ can then be seen as  ‘shallow crossings’, as…

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The Making of a Modern Park

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Wells Way Pop Up, The Old Library, 39 Wells Way
London, SE5 OPX United Kingdom
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Free

The story of the post-war creation of Burgess Park, told by some of the prime instigators. Come and join in the conversation with Joyce Bellamy, Dave Sadler and Robert Hadfield. The chat will be illustrated with images, maps, brochures and newsletters showing the development of the park from its WWII bomb site beginnings through the multi-million pound 2010 make-over to the present day. There’ll be light refreshments from the on-site cafe. This is a free Friends of Burgess Park Heritage Event (donations gratefully received).…

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The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
London, SE11 5HL United Kingdom
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£8.00

The irreverent poet Mark Fiddes reads from his Templar Pamphlet - available at The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre,  alongside fellow Templar Poets - Jane Weir, author of 'Poppies', Walking the Block and other pamphlets and collections and Chris James, author of England Underwater, The Fool and winner of numerous poetry awards including the National Poetry Competition. ... a taste ... the opening stanza from... The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre The butterflies get in for free, like the Queen, ex officio.…

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Grow your own salads

Sun 24 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street
London, Southwark SE11 5HS United Kingdom
£20

There is nothing better than the fresh crispy taste of home grown summer salads harvested just at the right time. If you would like to learn how to grow your own salads to eat this summer the come along to Vauxhall City Farm's Grow your own Salads workshop. Price includes refreshments, plants to take home and grow and a resource pack to help you get growing.

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Grow your own herbal teas

Sun 24 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street
London, Southwark SE11 5HS United Kingdom
£20

Herbal teas are renowned for their beneficial properties and nothing is more rewarding than picking the leaves from your very own garden and infusing them for the freshest tasting tea. Come along to Vauxhall City Farm's Grow your own herbal tea workshop and learn what delicious every day plants you can grow very easily to create some delicious healthy teas. Price includes refreshments, herbal tea tasting, plants to grow at home and a resource pack.

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A Festival of ‘Bees, Butterflies and Blooms’ at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

Mon 25 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm BST
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

A Festival of 'Bees, Butterflies and Blooms' on 16 & 17 May, launches four weekends of activities celebrating herbs, flowers and gardening in the heart of the city. Later highlights include miniature gardening,  Summer head-dresses  with the 'Flower Appreciation Society', and a 'Herbal Health Bar' with remedies, tea blends and the occasional botanical cocktail! More information Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

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Give Me Shelter: Half Term Activities

Tue 26 May, 2015
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10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm
Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Free

Explore different types of shelters in the past and present day, including garden homes in celebration of Chelsea Fringe. Make nest hats, Victorian paper dolls, animal homes and more. Activities are suitable for 2-16 year olds. 10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm Activities are free, workshop places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before activities take place. All children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult  

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Launch of plant eco-benches in London and Jerusalem

Tue 26 May, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC), Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road
Golders Green, London , NW11 7SX United Kingdom
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Built out of recycled materials, the bench’s growing section contains plants raised from seeds supplied by the Botanical Gardens in Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to learn from experts how to build and adapt the bench to your own gardening needs and enjoy a question-and-answer session alongside afternoon tea in NW London.   If you can't join us for the launch on 26 May between 1.00 and 3.00pm, you can see the bench between 10.00am-1.00pm  on 27 & 28 May and…

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Launch of plant eco-benches in London and Jerusalem

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu 4 June, 2015

London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC), Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road
Golders Green, London , NW11 7SX United Kingdom
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Built out of recycled materials, the bench’s growing section contains plants raised from seeds supplied by the Botanical Gardens in Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to learn from experts how to build and adapt the bench to your own gardening needs and enjoy a question-and-answer session alongside afternoon tea in NW London.   If you can't join us for the launch on 26 May between 1.00 and 3.00pm, you can see the bench between 10.00am-1.00pm  on 27 & 28 May and…

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Grow your own edible garden!

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
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Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street
Vauxhall, London SE115HS United Kingdom

Vauxhall City Farm show you how to grow some tasty treats such as herbs, salads and edible flowers in even the smallest of space such as a windowsill or balcony. Learn what you can grow, how to look after it and plant some seeds to take home with you. Suitable for the whole family. Entry to the farm is free but suggested donations may apply to activities.

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Bonsai Kai at Fenton House

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Fenton House, Windmill Hill
London , Greater London NW3 6RT United Kingdom
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£2

Fenton House Garden plays host to an amazing collection of bonsai trees on loan from Bonsai Kai, Europe’s oldest bonsai club, and displayed in a unique way throughout 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 £2. Bonsai Kai's experts will also be holding a Bonsai Day at Fenton on Sunday…

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Seeds for cooks at Borough Market

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1TL United Kingdom
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Free

Borough Market’s gardener Veronica Perez Diaz and regular demonstration chef and allotmenteer, Celia Brooks host a special workshop in the Market Hall on planting and tending edible crops in an urban environment, with tips on transforming your harvest into delicious healthy dishes for all the family. Under Veronica’s expert guidance give your kitchen garden a kick start with a selection of free ethically produced herb and vegetable seeds to take home and plant up. Then, when Celia takes over in…

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Garden Scents Perfume-Making Workshop

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm BST
4160Tuesdays Studio, 8 Issigonis House, Cowley Road, Acton
London, W3 7UN United Kingdom
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£50

Explore and experiment with the fragrances of a summer garden in a workshop led by perfumer Sarah McCartney of 4160Tuesdays at her micro-perfumery in west London.  Sarah will talk about the materials, technique and everyone will create their own perfume to take home. This is a backyardlondon event where you can buy tickets or also at eventbrite here  

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Foraging Walk with Forage London

Thu 28 May, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
London, E3 4PX United Kingdom
£25.00

Come along for a wild food walk at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The walk will last about three hours, and will be led by the highly knowledgeable John Rensten, of Forage London. We will explore the park, picking and eating various leaves, berries, flowers etc as we go along with lots of  new foods and drinks to try (made from different wild ingredients John has previously picked, cooked, fermented, pickled...). We will learn how to identifying plenty of edible plants…

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Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery: A Green Thought

Thu 28 May, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 28 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 2NA United Kingdom
Free

In association with the Chelsea Fringe Festival, the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery will host an evening of flower-themed poetry readings, against the backdrop of Anne Middleton’s solo exhibition of floral paintings. Featured poets will include Edward Barker, as well as a selection of Australian writers to celebrate the Australia and New Zealand Writers’ Festival.

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portable orchard

Fri 29 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST
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Pop Brixton, 53 Brixton Station Road
London, UK SW9 8PQ United Kingdom
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An orchard on wheels!

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the Garden of Disorientation Volume 2

Fri 29 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
The Greenhouse, Pop Brixton, 53 Brixton Station Road
London, SW9 8PW United Kingdom
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Free

the garden of disorientation is back ! An amaryllis explosion! A gloriously colourful celebration of the opening of Pop Brixton. Sponsored by Designers Guild.

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Green East

Fri 29 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Oh! Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green
London, Greater London E2 6HG United Kingdom
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Free

Green East (in collaboration with East London Gardening Society) Are you interested in the environment? Want to join in a collaborative discussion about sustainable methods? Come to Oxford House on 29th May 2015 at 17:00 hrs and participate in a discussion with Green East. Those that have the “green thumb” are invited to hear, speak, and learn about the various environmental projects that are taking place throughout East London. The discussion will be focused on the use of sustainable methods,…

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Folk and Flowers

Fri 29 May, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Oh! Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green
London, Greater London E2 6HG United Kingdom
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£10

Join us for an evening of folk music to celebrate gardens, landscape and nature. We've brought together an ensemble of singers and musicians especially for this event, featuring John Waterworth, Lucy Baxandall and Wendy Lanchin. With special guests Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters & Lady Maisery) and Stuart Forester & Carol Anderson. For tickets see here and venue details see Oxford House

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Plantastic Gardens

Sat 30 May, 2015
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Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road
London, SE23 3PQ United Kingdom
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Three themed gardens – Anatomy of a Flower, Sunseekers and Planting for Pollinators – will ‘pop up’ at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, South London at the end of May 2015. Designed by Head of Horticulture Wes Shaw and his team, the pop-ups will use bespoke planting to explore the themes of the Horniman’s indoor Plantastic exhibition. Anatomy of a Flower is a 3m-diameter floral picture, to be created from 3,150 bedding plants in a vibrant red,…

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Felted birds and pods

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Rd
London, Greater London SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£5.00

Come and make a needlefelted bird or wet felted bird pod with textile artists Women of the Cloth. The pods are made using the wet felting technique, where you lay fleece around a resist and felt it by rubbing and rolling with soap and water. The birds are made by needlefelting, where you work the fibres together with a barbed needle to make a sculpted shape. Age 8+. Cost £5 for materials. Please book in advance by emailing info@slbi.org.uk

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Bee Drawing workshop in Burgess Park

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Art in the Park, Chumleigh Gardens, Chumleigh Street
London, SE5 0RJ United Kingdom
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Free

Learn about the bumblebees in your park and garden in this one day drawing workshop. The workshop will cover topics such as; An introduction to common bumblebee species Observing common species in the gardens and experiment with rapid sketching An outline of bee anatomy and the opportunity to see bees under a microscope Learn about Bee behaviour on plants so bees look natural in your drawings Learn basic drawing techniques for drawing bees This workshop is suitable for anyone interested…

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The Nine Elms Horticultural Spa and Apothecary Experience by Loop.pH

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun 7 June, 2015

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Free

(30th May - 7th June, weekends, 12:00 - 8:00pm) A restorative public space with a temporary architectural structure that is part greenhouse and part pneumatic bubble. It reinvigorates and celebrates the Thames River Path, inviting people into an ephemeral and futuristic tea ceremony. Once inside your tea is served through clouds of fragrant medicinal fog consumed through breathing and absorbed into the skin. Hope to see you on the riverside - check the nine elms website soon for details of special events and…

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Walk the Peckham Coal Line

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Bussey Building, Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane/133 Copeland Road, Peckham,
London, SE15 3SN United Kingdom
Free

The Peckham Coal Line – an initiative for an elevated urban park using high-level disused railway sidings to link Queens Road Peckham and Peckham Rye stations. Come and discover south London's answer to the New York High Line at this exciting stage of its development. Map the 1km route, see the iconic views, uncover its history and contribute to this evolving grassroots project. The walk will start at the Bussey Building in Copeland Park – pedestrian entrance off Rye Lane…

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Paper pot maker workshop

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Caravanserai, 100-116 Silvertown Way
London, London E16 1EA United Kingdom
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£2.50

30 May, 11am - 1pm Come and make your own paper pot maker out of recycled wood, an essential for any gardener. A paper pot maker allows you to make your own small free pots out of newspaper, they reduce root disturbance as the pot is put straight into the soil. You can buy them online, they cost £15 or you could come and make one for £2.50. We’ll also be using some ready made potters to make some pots…

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Copeland PARK – a tarmac playground

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm BST
The NINES – Copeland Industrial Park, Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane/133 Copeland road
london, se15 3sn United Kingdom
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Free

Copeland yard is an industrial park turned creative corner in Peckham. For one day only it becomes a car-free tarmac playground, hosting free activities, classes, a market and a pedal powered cinema screening of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom!!!  

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International cultures and cuisines of The Calthorpe Project

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 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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Join us for a global garden party with a local feel to celebrate the diverse cultural backgrounds of the people who enjoy The Calthorpe Project. There will be delicious food and drinks from all over the world, along with international music and activities for all ages!

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Horticultural Hackney Walk

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm BST
Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Free

Explore Hoxton's horticultural past and present led by local historian Margaret Willes from the Hackney Society. Follow in the footsteps of gardeners and nurserymen to trace the horticultural history of Shoreditch and Hoxton from the Tudor period to the present. The tour is free but places must be booked in advance, please visit here, or e-mail bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk  

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the Garden of Disorientation Volume 2

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
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The Greenhouse, Pop Brixton, 53 Brixton Station Road
London, SW9 8PW United Kingdom
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Free

An amaryllis explosion! A gloriously colourful celebration of the opening of Pop Brixton. Sponsored by Designers Guild.

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Herbal Health Bar Weekend at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Step into a herbal haven on the last weekend of May with the launch of a ‘Herbal Health Bar’ at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden with East London’s ‘Gone Wild Herbs’ collective. Hackney Artist Steph Wehowski will be transforming the Garden’s wooden greenhouse into an apothecary style setting of fresh herbs, dried specimens, botanical drawings and herbal illustrations by artist Sophie Mason. Herbalists Sarah Gray and Rasheeqa Ahmad will be available throughout the weekend to discuss herbs and health, and…

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Walking Tour: 10 Years of Guerrilla Gardening

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Lambeth North Tube, Westminster Bridge Road
London, Greater London SE1 7XG United Kingdom
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Take a journey through time and space on the floral battle ground that are the streets around Elephant and Castle. It's been a decade since Richard Reynolds started tending neglected patches of land round here. While some now bloom as local landmarks, others have eventually been flattened by the relentless onslaught of comprehensive redevelopment in one of London's most dramatically transforming inner city districts. You'll learn how the gardens came to be and along the way hear tales of opportunities and obstacles,…

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Walk On The Wild Side at Gunnersbury

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm BST
Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane
London, London W3 8LQ United Kingdom
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Free

Celebrate our wildlife and natural environment with a fun, family-friendly and free day out! A great chance to explore West London's 'hidden gem' and see Gunnersbury Park in a new light... Activities include: performances, live music and workshops from Morris troupe The Belles of London City, create an installation for our Nature Trail with local arts group A.P.P.L.E and nature-themed storytelling from our resident Green Man! All free – no advance booking. All activities will take place on the lawn…

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Crops in Pots

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street
London, Southwark SE11 5HS United Kingdom
£28

Love to garden and grow your own food but haven't got much space? Then come along to our adult workshop, Crops in Pots and let us show you how much tasty food you can grow in even a small space. Price includes sandwiches on arrival, refreshments during the course, plants to take and grow at home and a resource pack to help you look after your home grown food.

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Foraging Walk

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park
London, Islington N51PH United Kingdom
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Take a wild food walk through Gillespie Park Nature Reserve with John Rensten; the Urban Forager, spotting edible and medicinal species on the way. The walk is suitable for adults and older children. To book phone 020 7527 4374 or email ecologycentre@islington.gov.uk. Priority will be given to those who book. In the event of over subscription we may divide the event into two hour-long walks.

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Urban Wild Plant Safari: Bankside

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Free

Take an informative ramble through the backstreets and narrow ways of Bankside, SE1 and along the South Embankment in the River of Flowers Central London, in search of overlooked and neglected urban herbs, which hide in plain sight.  You can find a hayfever remedy, a plant to stop the flow of a bleeding cut and one that even lowers blood pressure! Learn how to identify these with medical herbalist Marcos Patchett, who practices at Neals Yard, Covent Garden and Middlesex…

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June 2015

Plant Cemetery

Mon 1 June, 2015
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The Idler Academy, 81 Westbourne Park Road
London, W2 5QH United Kingdom
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Free

Alys Fowler writes: "We at the Idler Academy propose a make a temporary cemetery for all our lost loves, for our regrets and deepest sorrows, for the houseplants we tried to love but failed. "We have all loved a houseplant at some point. Some of these relationships have been long and fulfilling, across generations even, some have been short flings, some we tried to make last, but failed, and some we wished had ended sooner. "We want to give a…

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Bankside Urban Forest – greening the grey in the heart of London

Tue 2 June, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Meet outside Hopton’s Almshouses, Hopton Street
London , Greater London SE1 9JJ United Kingdom
Free

Join us for a week of activities celebrating and exploring the work of Bankside Urban Forest, an innovative public realm strategy and partnership for improving the streets and public spaces in the heart of Bankside. Our week will start with a lunchtime gardening session for local employees where we'll transform Hopton Street SE1 by pimping the pavements with an array of wildlife friendly plants.

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Burgess Park gets a Fringe with London Wildlife Trust

Tue 2 June, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Burgess Park, Tennis Club, Camberwell Road entrance
London, SE5 7JZ United Kingdom
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Free

During Chelsea Fringe, a series of walks and talks will focus on wildlife in the park, the industrial and social heritage of Burgess Park and the Surrey Canal, and the diverse Gardens of Burgess Park – from floral to food. On Tuesday June 2nd, London Wildlife Trust will guide a walk through the wildlife areas in the park, highlighting the diversity of park life and the importance of conservation. This evening walk is suitable for all ages. Discover who’s flying…

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Special Almshouse Tours

Wed 3 June, 2015
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20 and 26 May; 3 and 6 June
Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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£3

The restored almshouse has been taken back to its original condition, offering a glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in former times. During the Chelsea Fringe Festival our almshouse tours will include an introduction to the gardens: 20 and 26 May, 3 and 6 June at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm Adults £3, Friends, disabled visitors and children under 16 free. Places are limited: first-come, first-served

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Bankside Urban Forest – Seed Bomb making masterclass

Wed 3 June, 2015 @ 12:30 pm BST
The Bridge Cafe, 71-83 Southwark Bridge Road
London, SE1 0NQ United Kingdom
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Join us over a leisurely lunch at local cafe: The Bridge for a seed bomb making masterclass, led by Better Bankside's Urban Gardener.  Seed bombs are fun to make, and when dispersed enable seeds to be sown in hard to reach places, bringing a bit of floral lovliness to neglected spaces. All materials will be provided, including native wildflower seeds.

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A Festival of ‘Bees, Butterflies and Blooms’ at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

Thu 4 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm BST
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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Free

A Festival of 'Bees, Butterflies and Blooms' on 16 & 17 May, launches four weekends of activities celebrating herbs, flowers and gardening in the heart of the city. Later highlights include miniature gardening,  Summer head-dresses  with the 'Flower Appreciation Society', and a 'Herbal Health Bar' with remedies, tea blends and the occasional botanical cocktail! More information Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

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Sonya Patel Ellis / The Story Within

Thu 4 June, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
The Gate Library, 4-20 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate
London, Greater London E7 0QH United Kingdom
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Free

Join artist, writer and editor Sonya Patel Ellis on 4 June 6.30pm to 8.30pm for the official opening of the Forest Gate leg of her exhibition The Story Within, winner of the Rosetta Art Centre's RELAY Platform competition 2015. Artworks, previously exhibited as The Earth Laughs in Flowers in local cafe CoffeE7 April 2014, include a Herbarium Wall of pressed flower specimens grown in Ellis' garden over the course of a year; a tribute to the Upper Cut Club – a former E7 hub…

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The Most Dangerous Garden For Cats And Dogs

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road
London, SE23 3PQ United Kingdom
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To raise awareness of just how many everyday garden plants and flowers can be toxic to our beloved pets, insurer MORE TH>N is creating the world’s most dangerous garden for cats and dogs at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. The garden will contain all manner of plants and flowers from British gardens that could be toxic to our furry friends. For obvious reasons, there are strictly no pets allowed in the garden at any time! Only humans allowed!

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Cressingham Rain Gardens Opening Celebration

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Cressingham Gardens, entrance from Tulse Hill nearest to Esso garage, Cressingham Gardens
London, SW2 2PS United Kingdom
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Celebrate the completion of the Cressingham rain gardens – a community led project to construct the biggest rain garden in Lambeth, created in partnership with London Wildlife Trust. Learn what makes a rain garden different to a pond, see the journey of creating a rain garden and raise a cup of tea and slice of cake to this exciting project. Plus, make a seed bomb to liven up your own urban patch, help to sow wildflower seed between the rain gardens and…

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‘Taking a Turn’: closing party – mental health history of hospital gardens

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Exchange Square, By Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square
London, EC2A 2EH United Kingdom
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We are holding a closing party and plant give-away from our garden installation on Friday 5th June 6-9pm at Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2EH.  Be ready to party and bring a plastic bag or two to take away plants after 8.30pm.

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Vauxhall Gardens Remember’d

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm BST
The Churchill Room, London House, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square
London, WC1N 2AB United Kingdom
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£15

Recital by Pawel Siwczak, harpsichord, of music by the most esteemed composers played at Vauxhall Gardens in the eighteenth century : Handel, Boyce, Arne, J.C.Bach, John Stanley and Joseph Haydn Tickets (including refreshments)  : From T.W.Cooper   02078340740 or  07910762286 or email tcunforcuth@googlemail.com

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The SPAB’s Shadow Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, 37 Spital Square
London , E1 6DY United Kingdom
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The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ Shadow Garden For the second year the SPAB’s courtyard garden will be taking part in the Chelsea Fringe. An oasis in bustling Spitalfields, our charming shaded courtyard will be open to visitors on Saturday 6 June. The SPAB headquarters at No 37 Spital Square was built in 1740, when the silk trade was at its peak. On the day you can learn more about the gardening ‘crazes’ of the 1740s, 1840s and…

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Fun on the Roof! Family Day at the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Doddington Community Roof Garden, Doddington and Rollo Estate
London, London SW11 5HD United Kingdom
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Free

Games, strawberry-picking, story-telling, face-painting, food, music and art activities all on a roof! Come celebrate the summertime at the Doddington & Rollo Community Roof Garden's annual family day starting from 11am, with food at 1pm and performances from 2pm. All Welcome and it's totally free. Our beautiful roof top garden is at the heart of the Doddington & Rollo estate, a five-minute walk from Queenstown Road or Battersea Park Station. You will find us across the square behind Battersea Park Road Tesco. The…

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Clapton park – the poppy estate

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm BST
Clapton Park Estate, Mandeville St
London, Greater London E5 0BP United Kingdom
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Come and see how we work with John Little our Clapton park gardener to shape the green spaces on our estate to suit us; the people that live here! We now have Over 50 growing plots for residents Over 250 fruit trees and bushes open to all Loads of herb beds for all to use Community gardens and pocket park Our famous wild flower railings Many native trees and shrubs Green roofs and bee habitat Copies of our sustainable grounds…

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Summer Fair in Tower Hamlets

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Fun for all An annual celebration of woodland crafts and local heritage Try your hand at some traditional woodland crafts such as basket weaving, take a rickshaw ride, have your face painted, learn more about the history of the area, indulge in the tea and cake stall run by the East End WI ...and much more A free event Watch us on the BBC!

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Music to Grow Your Garden By

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm BST
Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road
London, London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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A mixture of madrigals, part-songs and modern favourites to raise the spirits of all plants and gladden the hearts of their cultivators, overlooking the inspiring gardens at the Geffrye Museum - and perhaps elsewhere during the Chelsea Fringe... To see more about our Moving Chamber Choir, see our Facebook page

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Wildflower Bee Hotel – Bee The Change

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Turnham Green, Chiswick High Rd
London, W4 5DT United Kingdom
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Free

Wild Flag Studios and Friends of Turnham Green are delighted to invite you to Bee The Change, a fun-filled series of bee related activities for the whole family, at Turnham Green in Chiswick on Saturday June 6th. Bee The Change is a gathering centered around the Wildflower Bee Hotel, a sculptural habitat for bees made out of natural materials and exhibited in Turnham Green’s Wildflower Meadows for the duration of this year’s Chelsea Fringe Festival. Come to Bee The Change…

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Culpepers Herbal Remedy

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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£13 – £16

Join Margaret Willes for a fascinating talk about herbalist, botanist and radical apothecary Nicholas Culpeper, then create your own historic remedies and natural cosmetics. As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival and Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival Tickets must be booked in advance, please visit here, or e-mail bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk

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Hidden Garden Art Show

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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Maureen Michaelson Gallery, Maureen Michaelson Gallery, 17 Belsize Lane, Hampstead
London , Hampstead NW3 5AD United Kingdom
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You are invited to discover a professionally curated exhibition of outdoor artworks in a lushly planted private garden not normally open to the public. The green oasis hidden in a central London suburb houses the smallest outdoor sculpture gallery in the UK, showing especially commissioned works by some of the finest artists working in the UK. We hope to inspire you to see how plants and artworks can work together and how the smallest terrace or largest landscape can be enhanced with a…

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Saturday at Loughborough Farm

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Loughborough Farm, Loughborough Road (opposite Wyck Gardens)
London, London SW9 7EL United Kingdom
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Come down to the Loughborough Farm this Saturday 6th June at 2pm. As part of the London festival of architecture, Tom Dobson will give a talk on Urban Commons in the city and you can discover our new plant room - a multi-purpose water gatherer and greenhouse. You can also join in with our volunteer session, where we'll be seed-sowing, digging, harvesting and more. We will have our monthly market stall selling plants and fresh produce at the farm gate, as well as wood-fired…

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Just Dig It – Botanical Fancy Dress Party for The Chelsea Fringe

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Edible Bus Stop HQ, Ridgway Road
London, SW9 7EX United Kingdom
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Free

The Edible Bus Stop and Incredible Edible Lambeth  present...  ‘Just Dig It’  A Chelsea Fringe Festival 2015 Celebration Free entry, all welcome Saturday 6th June  4pm – 9pm Arch 511, Ridgway Road, London SW9 7EX - Opposite Wyck Gardens, Loughborough Junction Come dressed with a botanical theme – Prize for best outfit! Our arch will be beautifully decorated with planted Elho pots Join us planting in Wyck Gardens Music – Live & DJ Freshly cooked food Snugg Bar from Brixton Village will be…

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Pick up a Stitch at the Inner Temple Garden

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 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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Pick up a Stitch at the award winning Inner Temple Garden involves Tuesday evening pop-up knitting clubs and garden open day on Sunday 7th June. Our project celebrates the abundance of vibrant colour in the garden by collaborating with our visitors in a pop-up knitting club to create colourful woollen decorations for our trees and statutes; everything from pom-poms to knitted cosies. This will be family friendly fun open to all ages and abilities with experts on hand to teach…

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Canal Club Gardening Party

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
Canal Club Gardening Group, Belmont Wharf, (Scallywags), Waterloo Gardens
London, E2 9HU United Kingdom
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The Canal Club Gardening Group is a community garden built by boat dwellers for the local community. On Sunday 7th June, the last day of the Chelsea Fringe festival, we shall be open from 11am to 6pm. The outdoor clay oven will be fired up and everyone can get involved in making their own pizzas. An art exhibition will take place in the garden and on the canal bank walkway. Tea, cakes. elderflower drinks and handmade bread will be available.…

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Cook with the family

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street
Vauxhall, London SE115HS United Kingdom
£30

Cooking for the family doesn't have to be a chore - why not get the whole family involved in making your own meal from scratch. In this workshop, learn how to make your own fresh pasta, as well as a tasty pesto to go on top. After cooking, everyone will sit down and eat the meal together. Price is for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children aged 14 or below) includes all resources plus a recipe to take…

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‘Set in Modern’ – Pop-up Writing at the Rooftopvegplot

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Set in Modern at the Rooftopvegplot, 122 Great Titchfield Street
London, LONDON W1W6ST United Kingdom
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Can plants trigger creativity?  Here is an opportunity to test out this theory for yourself. Come and enjoy this tiny, organic urban hideaway, where all plants are edible.  The Rooftopvegplot sits on the fifth floor rooftop of writer and environmentalist Wendy Shillam, a keen garden blogger @rooftopvegplot and a founder of @SetinModern, the online journal for fiction and narrative non-fiction.  Visitors to the garden are welcome to soak up the atmosphere in this organic vegetable garden, designed for beauty as…

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Gardens Family Festival

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road
London, SE23 3PQ United Kingdom
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Join us for a day of family events and quirky workshops inspired by the Horniman Gardens: listen to live performances by the London Vegetable Orchestra, go on a tour of the Horniman Gardens sundials, enjoy some garden storytelling, or learn how to create a seed bomb, a carrot recorder or how to make your own miniature garden.

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Olden Community Garden Party

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Olden Community Garden, 22 Whistler Street
London, N5 1NH United Kingdom
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£3 – £5

Enjoy this secluded, diverse, 2.5-acre garden to the accompaniment of some equally diverse live music. Olden Garden is a hidden gem, an oasis of green in urban Highbury, but large enough to contain an acre of woodland, a small meadow, an orchard, a vegetable garden and a flower-fringed lawn all within a free-kick’s distance of the Emirates Stadium. For the third year the garden will be open to the public, for a small fee, as part of the Chelsea Fringe:…

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‘Botanical Sun-Printing’ at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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£5

Discover 'camera-less' photographic printing techniques with Dalston resident and artist photographer Heather McDonough in this Garden workshop for adults. 'Sun-printing' is inspired by the birth of photography and photographers Fox Talbot and Anna Atkins, who made some of their earliest images using flowers and plants. You will learn how to produce cyanotype prints and discover how to make wonderful compositions from wildflowers and grasses found in the Eastern Curve, using this intriguing process. Heather has been a professional photographer for twenty years, making work…

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May 2016

The Potting Shed

Sat 21 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 22 May, 2016

Town House, 5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
£10

Town House is offering botanical-themed clay workshops in the courtyard gallery to celebrate the joy of early summer flowers. Members of the public are invited to join ceramic artists Fliff Carr and Matilda Moreton making unique floral decorated plates, but numbers are limited so booking is required. With inspiration from a collection of 18th century botanical prints, which will be in the gallery of Townhouse Spitalfields and using flowers and leaves from selected plants, you will learn how to create impressions in…

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Roundabout Refresh

Sat 21 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Queen Circus Roundabout, Battersea (near Rosary Gate Battersea Park)
London, Greater London SW11 4PJ United Kingdom

Title: Roundabout Refresh Date and time: Open for duration of festival and beyond. Where: Queen Circus roundabout, Battersea (nr Rosary Gate  Battersea Park) Description: Enjoy the beautiful new landscape design for Queen Circus roundabout by Churchman Landscape Architects, which has been commissioned by Nine Elms on the South Bank as part of its public realm improvements programme. All welcome to enjoy, no booking needed! Nine Elms on the South Bank Chelsea Fringe Festival

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Common Thread – A Knitted Landscape

Sat 21 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Stoke Newington Library, Stoke Newington Church Street
London, N16 0JS United Kingdom

Stoke Newington Common Users Group (SNUG) is a collection of residents who have brought a badly neglected open space back into the heart of our community. Over the years we have fund-raised for a playground, planted thousands of bulbs, held fun days, film nights and other community activities.  An active part of SNUG is our knitting group - Common Thread. In 2014 Hackney Museum mounted an exhibition on the theme of community and Common Thread decided to make a 3D…

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PopFarm

Sat 21 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Pop Brixton, 53 Brixton Station Road
London, UK SW9 8PQ United Kingdom
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Explore an innovative community garden in the heart of Brixton. PopFarm aims to make gardening more accessible to local people through free educational activities. Please visit our unique community garden which has ornamental and edible areas, under cover and outdoors. And feel free join us for any of the free training sessions running during the Chelsea Fringe, on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10-1. On Saturdays we always make sure there is something to take home for you to continue growing at home.…

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Behind the Wall

Sat 21 May, 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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Brixton Living Wall

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

F Mondays, 112 Brixton Hill
London, SW2 1AH United Kingdom
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Brixton Living Wall was made from salvaged and recycled materials and planted as a solution to greening a derelict back yard space in Brixton on a low budget. The garden is part of F Mondays cafe on Brixton Hill and was designed by Grand Designs Live Garden Designer of the Year 2015, Marc O'Neill. Marc has used a combination of native and non native plants, some are from Great Dixter where he is a long term volunteer, and others from…

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A Very British HMQ90 at The Connaught

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

The Connaught Hotel, Carlos Place
LONDON, W1K 2AL United Kingdom
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The Connaught Hotel and Indoor Garden Design, RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winner, have created a "very British garden" at the entrance to the hotel in Carlos Place in celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday, working to a patriotic red, white and blue palette. See Twitter  and Facebook

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Flowering of the Maidens by Red, Eden & Olive

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
LASSCO Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road
London, SW8 2LG United Kingdom
Free

Title: Flowering of the Maidens by Red, Eden & Olive Date and time: Saturday 21st May 2016 9.30am-4.00pm, drop in anytime Where: LASSCO Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2LG Description: Get involved with a floral adornment of the garden statues at the historic LASSCO Brunswick House, where you can also browse an array of reclaimed and salvaged stock or dine at the highly acclaimed Brunswick House Café. Free, no booking required, drop in any time. More information www.rededenolive.com,…

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Cactus Couture

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road
London, SW10 0XE United Kingdom
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Free

Exploring the connection between design and horticulture, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is supporting Chelsea Fringe with an engaging installation inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s famous Majorelle Garden. Featuring on-trend cacti in the latest designs, it pushes creative boundaries by presenting an exotic garden in an entirely new way. One of the greatest names in fashion history, Yves Saint Laurent discovered the Majorelle Garden in 1966 during his first visit to Marrakech, later commenting that he was ‘seduced by the oasis…

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Plants and People: Dyeing Workshop

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
£45.00

Plants and People: Dyeing Workshop Saturday 21 May, 10am - 3.30pm 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 us…

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New commission by Rachael Champion

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Arch 147, Arch 147, Newport Street
London, SE11 6AJ United Kingdom

Title: New commission by Rachael Champion Date and time: Duration of festival (opening times TBC) Where: Arch 147, Newport Street, London, SE11 6AJ Description: Nine Elms on the South Bank has commissioned artist Rachael Champion to create a new artwork for a disused railway arch in Newport St. Champion is drawn to materials commonly found on major construction sites and development projects. The artist’s site-specific sculptures and installations contrast industrial materials with ecological matter, exploring the interrelated expectations of the…

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Telegraph Hill Open Gardens Trail

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Telegraph Hill Open Gardens Start Point, 46 Pepys Rd
London, London SE14 5SB United Kingdom
voluntary donations welcome for local charity

This Trail will give you an opportunity to explore local gardens and community gardening projects around Telegraph Hill. In addition, there will be a Plant Fair at St Catherine's Church from 1-4pm. Voluntary donations will go towards landscaping the outdoor space and garden at Somerville Adventure Playground. Maps will be available at the first garden (46 Pepys Rd, SE14 5SB) also download here Facebook

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Topiary on the Thames

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Barratt London Marketing & Sales Suite at Fulham Riverside, 49 Townmead Road
Fulham, London SW6 2GS United Kingdom
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Free

Join Jake Hobson, expert topiarist, for a demonstration day at Fulham Riverside, where he will be hosting a master class for Chelsea Fringe visitors, residents, and the local community. Come along for this fascinating topiary talk and demonstration, followed by a book signing. Refreshments will be served. The event will be open to all registered participants from 10.00 - 12.30, 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…

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Camden Town Weed and Plant Identification Walk

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Camden Gardens, Kentish Town Rd/Camden St/Hawley Rd
London, Greater London NW1 9PT United Kingdom
Free

On the first and last weekend of the Chelsea Fringe, come and look at weeds, where they seed/spread and grow and why. Think about what plants are welcome self-seeders. If we can identify the tiniest seedlings we can encourage plants we want and keep the plants we don’t want from becoming a nuisance. Get used to noticing plants. Whole gardens can be filled for free with self-seeding plants. Some annual plant varieties will keep going for years from 1 packet…

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The molecular cube: a hidden garden

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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Drs Eva Galante and Christian Capelli present a surprising “molecular” garden which combines art and science. Discover how Nature repeats similar forms from succulent plants to salts, viruses and cells. Look through microscope lenses and enter the microscopic and macroscopic world at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. This artwork explores the hidden resemblances between what is visible, such as the appearance of succulent plants, and what we cannot see with the naked eye, such as the crystal structures of salts,…

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Jardiniere

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until Wed 1 June, 2016

House Mill Gallery, The Miller’s House, Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
Free

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. Now two extra days: Tuesday 31st May and Wednesday 1st June - 11am to 6pm Twitter and Facebook

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Edible Avenue – Pot it up!

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
St George’s Church of England Primary School, Corunna Rd
London, Greater London SW8 4JS United Kingdom
Free

Welcome to Edible Avenue! Inspired by New Covent Garden Market's bounty of fresh produce, what was once a grey and congested thoroughfare is going to be turned into an interactive streetscape in time for Summer. Traditional white picket fences will emerge from the neighbouring market's boundary wall along Thessaly Road SW8 to form welcoming community seating and planted green spaces to enjoy. To get the community involved The Edible Bus Stop® are holding a potting up event and will be presenting their designs at a community…

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Greenhouse Effect

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

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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Fragment by Anna Flemming

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 22 May, 2016

Platform 1 Gallery, Wandsworth Common Station, Platform 1
London, SW12 8SG United Kingdom

Title: Fragment by Anna Flemming Date and time: 21st and 22nd May, 11am – 5pm Where: Platform 1 Gallery, Wandsworth Common Station, Platform 1, SW12 8SG Description: Platform 1 Gallery host an exhibition of recent works by Anna Flemming who is influenced by the practice of constructing artificial ruins as garden ornamentation. Part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe. All welcome. More info: http://wandsworthfringe.com/2016/event/fragment Facebook and Twitter Nine Elms on the South Bank Chelsea Fringe Festival

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Floating Garden in Burgess Park

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Art in the Park, Chumleigh Gardens, Chumleigh Street
London, SE5 0RJ United Kingdom
Free

Join Artists at Art in the Park to make a floating garden on the lake in Burgess Park. You can contribute to a large flower or make a small flower to add to the garden in the Art in the Park studio on Saturday 21st May. The floating garden will be launched on the lake on Sunday 22nd May between 11am - 2pm. Suitable for: All ages. Materials will be provided.

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What’s the Buzz

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Lauriston/Victoria Park Road roundabout, Lauriston Road
Hackney, London E97JN United Kingdom
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Want to know which flowers bees love best? Pop down to Lauriston School's award winning vegetable garden for a range of art, craft and gardening workshops inspired by bees and other pollinators. The workshops will be running all day alongside plants sales, cream teas and Pimms. Make a nest, learn about compost, talk to the chickens or take a break in the orchard. Be part of the collective mentality and immerse yourself in this small but highly productive school garden. Twitter

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Heath Robinson Exhibition at Harrods

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
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The Georgian restaurant, Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd
London, SW1X 7XL United Kingdom

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. Harrods wanted to create a playful and quirky garden that would perfectly capture British style and reflect the luxury department store’s values and traditions. The Harrods British Eccentrics Garden is an alternative take on the archetypal English garden featuring quirks, humour and eccentricities,…

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Imagining The Wharf Garden: Guided Tour

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Gainsborough Wharf, Wiltshire Row
London, London N1 5DH United Kingdom
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Join us for a 'Guided Tour' by foot and by boat of The Wharf Garden, a new 40 metre planting scheme located along the Regents Canal in London, N1, designed by Landscape Designer Miria Harris. Each tour will be led by Miria Harris, with fellow garden designer Sofka Armour-Brown and Simon Chouffet, canal enthusiast and Director of Gainsborough Wharf  - a new development of permanent moorings, with festoon lighting, full amenities, bespoke wooden boat sheds and ‘boatels’, where visitors can experience life on the…

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‘Floriography: The Bureau of the Unsaid’ at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until Sun 22 May, 2016

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Hackney
London, E8 3DF United Kingdom
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The Garden will be visited by ‘Floriography: The Bureau of the unsaid’ for the Chelsea Fringe 2016. ‘Floriography’, the language of flowers, has been around for over a thousand years and was especially popular with the Victorians. Gifts of blooms, plants and specific floral arrangements were used to deliver a coded message to the recipient, allowing the sender to express feelings, which could not be spoken aloud in Victorian society. ‘The Bureau of the Unsaid’ will revive and update this cryptic…

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Plants and People: Wild Food

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
£8.00

Plants & People: Wild Food  Saturday 21 May | 1.30pm - 3.30pm 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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Exploring Arcadian Thames

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Cricketers Pub (meeting point), Kew Green
Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AH United Kingdom
£5.00

Discovering Capability Brown Continuing the theme of the past two years and to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Chris Sumner and Susan Darling, Garden Historians, and Sally Williams, Keeper of the Inventory, London Parks & Gardens Trust will lead a walk along the Thames towpath from Kew to Richmond to view what remains of the landscapes designed by Brown for the Duke of Northumberland at Syon on the west or Middlesex bank, and for King George…

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A Spring Clean

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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£13 – £16

Find out how servants used to clean the home in springtime, then create your own natural cleaning products using herbs and other ingredients.  Inspired by the museum's free, special exhibition: Swept Under the Carpet?  Servants in London Households 1600-2000.

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Damselflies in spring

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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Saturdays 2-5pm; Sundays 11am-5pm
The Factory Press, 85 Clifden Road
London, E5 0LW United Kingdom
free

Factory Press open studio - Escape the hustle and bustle of Chatsworth Road Market, enter through the charming walled-in yard to see mini installations, artefacts and original artists' prints of all things floral. Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm and Sundays 11am to 5pm

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Blooming Bees

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden, Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
Free

Join us in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden for our first open day of the season. Come and find out about growing plants for bees, how bees are cared for and taste some honey.  Take the opportunity to pot up your own bee friendly plant to take away.  A demonstration of making  flower bouquets from bee friendly plants plus garden trails for children will also be on offer.  Seasonal produce and plants grown in the kitchen garden will be available for purchase. Staff  and volunteers…

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Floating Garden in Burgess Park

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Art in the Park, Chumleigh Gardens, Chumleigh Street
London, SE5 0RJ United Kingdom
Free

LAUNCH DAY Join Artists at Art in the Park to make a floating garden on the lake in Burgess Park. You can contribute to a large flower or make a small flower to add to the garden in the Art in the Park studio on Saturday 21st May. The floating garden will be launched on the lake on Sunday 22nd May between 11am-2pm. Suitable for: All ages. Materials will be provided.

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Damselflies in spring

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Saturdays 2-5pm; Sundays 11am-5pm
The Factory Press, 85 Clifden Road
London, E5 0LW United Kingdom
free

Factory Press open studio - Escape the hustle and bustle of Chatsworth Road Market, enter through the charming walled-in yard to see mini installations, artefacts and original artists' prints of all things floral. Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm and Sundays 11am to 5pm

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Diggers

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST
Inner Temple Garden, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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Diggers - Twenty First Century Definition: A group of Chelsea Fringe participants and supporters who formed a choir in November 2015. Diggers are a new gardeners' choir, open to anyone involved with community gardening or who supports it. The aim is to establish a repertoire of songs that we can sing together, usually at outdoor locations, in support of gardening initiatives (or occasionally by way of protest, too). We are ‘appearing’ at two Chelsea Fringe projects – and aim to…

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Get Tied-Up

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 12:45 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Thu 9 June, 2016

Inner Temple Garden, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
Free

Our 2016 Chelsea Fringe project celebrates flower arranging with home grown blooms through free drop-in workshops taught by Andrea Brunsendorf, our Head Gardener, on Sunday 22 May and a special floral installation in the Peony Garden for the duration of the festival. The floral installation is open for viewing Monday – Friday 12.45-3pm. Get Tied-Up will take place in the Peony Garden, a tucked away corner of the Inner Temple Garden, which is brimming with herbaceous and tree peonies and…

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Plants and People: Folklore

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
Free

Plants & People: Folklore Sunday 22 May | 1.30pm - 3.30pm Free event, but booking essential  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…

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Fete and Film

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom

We will be open to the public with some of our rarer herbarium specimens and books on display, as well as our botanical garden.  Plants and books on sale.  We will be serving tea, cakes and home made botanical ices. At 9.00pm, as dusk draws in, we will be showing an outdoor botanically themed film, 'Silent Running'  and it's free.  

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Freedom Street Opening

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Orange Square, Belgravia
London, Greater London SW1W 8LP United Kingdom
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Floriferous ‘Freedom Street’ London is changing…….. There are 13,000 slaves in London and the UK. People held in captivity and illegally forced to work. We are changing Orange Square in Pimlico to ‘Freedom Street’ and decorating it with colourful, floriferous planters. We will be celebrating our own freedom, while calling for the same for Britain’s victims of modern slavery. Freedom Street will be opened by the Bishop of London and Karen Gibson & the renowned Kingdom Gospel Choir. Come along…

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Freedom Street

Mon 23 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until Mon 30 May, 2016

Orange Square, Belgravia
London, Greater London SW1W 8LP United Kingdom
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Floriferous ‘Freedom Street’ London is changing……..There are 13,000 slaves in London and the UK. People held in captivity and illegally forced to work.We are changing Orange Square in Pimlico to ‘Freedom Street’ and decorating it with colourful, floriferous planters. Each day from Monday to Saturday, a different anti-slavery charity will use Freedom Street to raise awareness of modern slavery in the UK. Join us in changing London to a slave-free city. Join the campaign: #askthequestion  #slavefree? Website :    Twitter:     Facebook:  …

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for the love of ORCHIDS

Mon 23 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Neill Strain Floral Couture, The Flower Lounge, 11 West Halkin Street, Belgrave Square
London, Greater London SW1X 8JL United Kingdom
Free

An opulent showcase of rare and exotic Phalaenopsis and Vanda Orchids, cut flowers and plants, beautifully designed and displayed at Neill Strain's Belgravia flower boutique.  Enjoy an Orchid-based refreshment while you discover the history and origin of these extraordinary tropical flowers and revel in the unimaginable beauty and splendour of the countless different varieties.  The perfect ending to a day at Chelsea! Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  

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Gardeners’ Question Time

Mon 23 May, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Geffrye Museum, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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£4.50

The celebrated panel of gardening experts will be tackling the questions put to them by local gardening enthusiasts, with Eric Robson in the chair and the team being made up of Anne Swithinbank, Matthew Biggs, and Bunny Guinness. Gardeners' Question Time is a Radio 4 institution, attracting over 2 million listeners a week. Recorded in a different location each week, this long-standing radio programme has answered well over 30,000 questions since its inception in 1947. Booking essential here

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for the love of ORCHIDS

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 7:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Fri 27 May, 2016

Neill Strain Floral Couture, The Flower Lounge, 11 West Halkin Street, Belgrave Square
London, Greater London SW1X 8JL United Kingdom
Free

An opulent showcase of rare and exotic Phalaenopsis and Vanda Orchids, cut flowers and plants, beautifully designed and displayed at Neill Strain's Belgravia flower boutique.  Enjoy an Orchid-based refreshment while you discover the history and origin of these extraordinary tropical flowers and revel in the unimaginable beauty and splendour of the countless different varieties.  The perfect ending to a day at Chelsea! Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  

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The Skip Garden

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat 11 June, 2016

The Skip Garden, Tapper Walk
London, N1C 4AQ United Kingdom
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When people think of skips they think of construction, building and dirt. We think less rubble and more rhubarb. That's why we started using skips to farm food that, like us, is locally grown. The Skip Garden is a moveable urban food growing garden in the middle of the King's Cross development site. Amongst the rise of glass and steel buildings, it is an urban oasis in which herbs, chillies, apples, sweet potatoes and cabbages grow out of skips and planters made out…

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Thrive @ Battersea Park – Using Gardening to Change Lives

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

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

Throughout our gardens in Battersea Park, Thrive will present a series of art installations, workshops, children's events, community events, market stall, walks and plant sales. Come along and find out more about the great work Thrive does in London. See listings for individual events.

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The Elegant Outdoors, Alexander Square

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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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Locals @ Art Hut

Tue 24 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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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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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 1:00 pm, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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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 12:00 am, repeating until Mon 6 June, 2016

Thornhill Crescent Gardens, Thornhill Square,
London, N1 1BQ United Kingdom
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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 9:00 am 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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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 10:00 am, 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 4:00 pm 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 10:00 am 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 10:30 am, 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 11:00 am, 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 3:00 pm, 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 1:00 pm, 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 10:30 am, 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 12:00 pm, 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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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sat 11 June, 2016

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, 22 Whistler Street
London, N5 1NH United Kingdom
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£5

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

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Perfume: a century of scents

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

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

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Wildlife and Water

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

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

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Heywood and Condie’s Greenhouse

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

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

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

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Gardens in Miniature from thejoyofplants.co.uk

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

Brixton, Chelsea and Southbank London, Greater London United Kingdom

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

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Organic food growing for real beginners

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

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

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Botanical Dyes

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

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

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Grow to sell: What is legal?

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

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

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Barbara Hepworth Summer Garden Party

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

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

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Once upon a time in a garden…

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

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

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

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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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