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May 2015

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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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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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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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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Boboli, il giardino alchemico / Boboli, the alchemic garden

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Palazzo Pitti – ingresso principale, Piazza de Pitti 1
Firenze, 50100 Italy

“La natura è un libro che occorre imparare a leggere per conoscere noi stessi… il linguaggio della natura è il linguaggio dell’anima”. Seguendo il fil rouge di ciò che affermava l’alchimista Teofrasto Paracelso nel XVI secolo, Costanza Riva, condurrà una visita del Giardino di Boboli in chiave simbolico-alchemica. Studiosa e ricercatrice di Antiche Tradizioni, Costanza si dedica da anni alla riscoperta del simbolismo alchemico all’interno dei giardini Medicei e collabora con l’Accademia Medicea, ente volto alla protezione e valorizzazione delle…

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Floral Flotilla

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
River Thames, Mill Meadows
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 United Kingdom
Free

Calling anybody who has access to a river craft - from paddle boards to paddle steamers - to decorate their craft with a horticultural theme - flowers/fruit/vegetables……. anything goes even swimming! It does not need to mean spending a lot on formal displays, unless of course you want to. The flotilla will muster at Mill Meadows in Henley on Thames from 11am and will then parade up and downstream before re-mooring for lunch. There is no entry fee to the…

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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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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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Let’s discover the Virgilian wood

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 23 May, 2015

Agriturismo La Forestina – Bosco di Riazzolo, Cascina Forestina
Cisliano (Milan), 20080 Italy
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From the holiday farm La Forestina, among oaks and nut trees, we sink into Riazzolo wood, the same kind of forest in Lombardy which inspired the poet Virgil. Through his "Bucolics", we are going to discover the wood and the original landscape of our plain, surviving elements of the Sud-Milano agricultural park, thus entering the settings in which Virgil made his shepherds and all his characters live into. Niccolò Reverdini is leading the tour. Afterwards, a guided tour of Federica Galli's exhibition of etchings and a…

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International Fascination of Plants Day at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Sun 17 May, 2015
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£4.50

What's in a Name? Have you ever wondered how and why plants are named? The Linnaean Society of London is coming to the Botanic Garden to explain how plants are classified and named. Students from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol will be on hand to discuss what makes up plant names and explain about all the exciting research in the plant sciences. Join us to find out how all life on earth depends on plants.…

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Alla Scoperta del Giardino dell’Iris – All about the Iris Garden

Mon 18 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until Wed 20 May, 2015

Giardino dell’Iris, Giardino dell'Iris, Piazzale Michelangelo
Firenze, Italy
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Il Giardino dell'Iris, nato nel 1954 per ospitare il Concorso Internazionale per le migliori varietà di Iris, è importante per Firenze poiché il fiore è l'emblema della città. Il giardino riveste un importante interesse scientifico per specialisti, botanici, ibridatori, orticultori internazionali in quanto riserva di germoplasma del genere Iris. I giorni 18 e 20 maggio alle 11.00 e alle 16.00 , soci della Società dell'Iris effettueranno visite guidate gratuite per far conoscere il fiore e mostrare il giardino caratteristico delle…

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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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Spunta il seme – The seed peeps out

Thu 21 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm BST
Orto Botanico di Firenze, Via Pier Antonio Micheli n°3
Firenze, Firenze 50121 Italy
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£25

Spunta il seme dal fiore alla terra, dalla nascita alla germinazione: la vita di un seme in tre appuntamenti curati da A.Di.P.A Firenze e Maestri di Giardino nel giorno della riapertura al pubblico dell’Orto Botanico di Firenze. Una passeggiata di raccolta semi, un laboratorio di trasformazione, conservazione e semina con un piccolo mercato di piante e una tavola rotonda tenuta da Elisa Tomat e Valerio Gallerati dal titolo ‘Semi d’erba, semi d’albero’.  Al termine, una merenda offerta dai soci A.Di.P.A.…

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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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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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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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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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“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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Japanese knotweed – foe to friend

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 6 June, 2015

Fužinski grad, Pot na Fužine 2
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Free

A team of sustainable designers, architects and permaculture practitioners invites to a series of community work campaigns. We will accrue Japanese knotweed, an invasive plant that is uncontrollably spreading to our doorstep. How can we prevent its growth and how can we put it to good use? We can make knotweed paper, knotweed dye and knotweed dishes. Bring along some tools, gloves and protective clothes. Registration is required – contact info@re-generacija.si

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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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4 P’s in our Garden

Sat 30 May, 2015
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Drum Castle Gardens, Drumoak, Banchory
Aberdeen, AB31 5EY United Kingdom
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Garden Photography competition- winners weekend Poetry inspired by the garden & a poetry wishing tree Planting a Bag for Life as a doorstep herb garden People focussed walks and workshops More information about workshops, competitions, times and tickets  here on Facebook - Drum Castle and Garden

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Wild Food Feast

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
The Community Farm, Denny Lane
Chew Magna, North East Somerset BS408SZ United Kingdom
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£50

Join us for a day of foraging at The Community Farm, in Somerset. During the morning we will explore the hedgerows and wild areas of the farm as well as the banks of Chew Valley Lake. You will forage your own tasty salad leaves and seeds, learning about what's in season and good to eat right now.  Our chef will then show you how to transform your foraged ingredients into a delicious meal, cooked on site at the farm.  It doesn't matter whether you have experience…

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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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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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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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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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Nagoya Environment University:Eco-seminar “Hirahira-nihon”

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm BST
Crystal garden、 Flarie , 〒460-0011,Flarie,4-4-1Ohsu,Naka-ku,Nagoya、Aichi,Japan
Nagoya, Aichi-Prefecture 〒460-0011 Japan
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Nagoya Environment University:"Hirahira-nihon" is a supporting event of the 32nd National Urban greening Aichi Fair that takes place in Autumn 2015, spreading ideas from the Chelsea Fringe. We are also participating in the real Chelsea Fringe, together with London and the World.  "Hirahira-nihon"  will experiment with many urban greening events. Event Location "Flarie" is, at Midtown of Nagoya, many volunteers have been active in the maintenance of the flowers and greenery.

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L’Orto di Olmo Passeggiata, piante e letture in un angolo della campagna toscana – Olmo’s Garden Walk, plants and readings in a corner of Tuscan countryside

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Meet at Piazzale Kennedy, Scandicci
Florence, 50018 Italy
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Free

L'Orto di Olmo è un piccolo e quasi  introvabile giardino nelle colline a sud di Firenze, presso Scandicci. Solo guidati dal suo appassionato curatore, Alessandro Vergari, riuscirete ad arrivarci con una breve passeggiata a piedi, tra letture prese dal suo libro “Con le mani nella terra”, pubblicato da Terre di Mezzo, riconoscimenti di piante e una visita delle semplici curiosità di questo particolare orto.  Il ritrovo della passeggiata è alle 15.00 in Piazzale Kennedy a Scandicci, raggiungibile facilmente anche con…

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Passeggiata nel Parco del Serio – Botanic garden opening – walking and watching

Sun 31 May, 2015
Parco del Serio, località Pascolo
Romano di Lombardia (Bg), Lombardia 24058 Italy

La giornata (9.00-12.00, 14.00-18.00), organizzata dal Parco del Serio, prevede la visita al giardino dei frutti dimenticati e alla parte più naturalistica dell'Orto, in cui sono ricreati diversi ecosistemi degli ambienti planiziali. L'osservazione di flora e fauna sarà il filo conduttore, per comprendere quanto la diversità floro-faunistica e ambientale possa essere preziosa. La visita sarà allietata da frittatine preparate con erbe spontanee. E' prevista nel pomeriggio, dalle 15 alle 17 una passeggiata, guidata dall'arch. paesaggista Alessandro Carelli, nella campagna limitrofa,…

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Food for free

Sun 31 May, 2015
Stoke Park estate Bristol, meeting cameron centre lockleaze off romney avenue bs7
bristol , bs7 United Kingdom
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A great opportunity to join wild foodie enthusiast and multi award winning conservation educator Steve England at the historic Stoke Park estate in Bristol. On this event Steve will be taking us around the estate looking at different habitats collecting edible wild plants. Steve will also show you the cunning but poisonous plants that live amongst the edibles, we will then go to the woodland campsite and make a tasty salad treat from what we have collected whilst sat around…

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forest

Sun 31 May, 2015
Nagatsuru pond, Aichi University of the Arts, 1-114 Yazako Sagamine
Nagakute-city, Aichi-ken 480-1194 Japan
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At Forest, we exploit the ground of Aichi University of the Arts to engage in various activities. For example, we invite people from neighborhood communities to grow vegetables with natural farming method and cook and taste the harvest together. We also organize observations of rare flora and fauna, workshops to experience nature, art and performance events utilizing natural plants, etc.

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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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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

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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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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Il Labitintorto / The ‘Labirintorto’

Wed 3 June, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio, 2
firenze, fi 50124 Italy
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Un orto in forma di labirinto tutto da scoprire nell’oliveta più bella di Firenze! L'orto e' concepito come un orto fiorito contemporaneo con graminacee e fioriture estive insieme a carciofi, classiche coltivazioni di ortaggi toscani come cavoli, zucchini, zucche insalate, agli, cipolle e pomodori. Il labirintorto di Villa Bardini, che ha scopi ornamentali, didattici, e pratici verrà aperto per la visita guidata gratuita che racconterà la sua storia attraverso un workshop dedicato e la proiezione di uno slide-show. Appuntamento giovedì…

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The Night Shift

Thu 4 June, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST
Igriška ulica, Igriška ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Regular people by day, guerilla gardeners by night will pay an emergency visit to sad, neglected corners of our beautiful city in order to rescue their green potential. Join us and become a plant superhero! Home-distilled encouragement will be provided. The locations and planting instructions are top secret and will only be conveyed to people who register: zalavelkavrh@gmail.com.

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Get Growing Garden Trail

Sat 6 June, 2015
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Incredible Edible, Castle Park
Bristol, BS1 5TA United Kingdom
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The Get Growing Garden Trail returns for a 5th year with over 25 gardens to explore over the weekend of 6 & 7 June. The sites taking part range from pocket growing sites in parks, to expansively productive fields. From miniature orchards tucked behind shops, to historic gardens. From gardening projects which are focussed around social get-togethers to those focussed on social enterprise. Each community project has its own ways of working and its own ways for people to get…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Bristol East Allotment Association

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Bell Hill Allotments, Nicholas Lane
B, BS5 8TY United Kingdom
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Bell Hill Allotments  Garfield Rd, St George BS5 7LX 1–4pm Saturday & Sunday A small allotments site comprising 39 plots. The site is very wildlife-conscious, has an area set aside as a wildlife area, plus a large pond along with many small ponds on plots. There are a variety of crops grown by plot holders including fruit trees and unusual vegetable varieties. Hope Allotments Kingsway, St George BS5 8NS Enter via lane opposite Kingsway precinct. 10am–1pm Saturday Hope Allotment site…

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Una passeggiata alla scoperta di Villa Monastero

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm BST
Giardino Botanico de la Villa, Via Antica Regina, 37
Lenno Como, Italy
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5€

Una passeggiata accompagnata da un operatore museale attraverso il Giardino Botanico della Villa, per apprezzare la ricca e multicolore fioritura dei roseti storici, in particolare la collezione di rose inglesi. Il parco si estende interamente (circa due km) lungo la suggestiva riva orientale del Lago di Como, ed accoglie più di 500 specie esotiche ed autoctone, con rare collezioni di glicini, agrumi, palme, bossi, camelie ed una sezione dedicata alle essenze profumate. 5 euro garden + tour ticket to enter…

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Blooming Gardens

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Walmer Castle & Gardens, Kingsdown Road
Deal, Kent Kent, CT14 7LJ United Kingdom

Take a step through the garden gate at Walmer Castle as the borders come to life for the summer. With something for families, kids and keen gardeners alike, this weekend explores the wonders of the Great British garden. In connection with the 2015 Chelsea Fringe, come and see Walmer’s gardens and take part in the garden talks and tours from our experts. Find something different from the plant traders’ stalls for your own pots or borders. Taste local produce and…

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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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Get Growing Garden Trail: Easton Community Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Easton Community Garden, Gordon Road, Easton/Whitehall. Access lane is between Nos. 58 & 60
Bristol, BS5 7DR United Kingdom
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Free

Our kitchen garden is a haven of peace where we grow veg, fruit and flowers collectively. We are open every Thursday and gardeners share the harvest at the end of the day. The site was designed on Permaculture principles and has thrived since 2001. There is a cob-built rain shelter, compost loo, ponds and places to rest and gaze. Activities: Tours of the garden showing ‘no-dig’ cultivation, comfrey beds, composting, water harvesting and outdoor stove. Refreshments, plants, seedlings and comfrey juice…

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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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Bosley Patch open garden and community art event for children, inspired by Matisse

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Bosley Patch, Swiss Farm
Henley on Thames, OXON RG9 2HZ United Kingdom
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£2

Bosley Patch is a family run market garden embedded in the local community, providing vegetables, fruit and flowers for families and chefs. On the 6th June we will open for the first time to host a fantastic floral art project, inspired by the artist Matisse. Sponsored by Jaargo web design, this 3d artwork will be built by the children over the afternoon while the adults can take a garden tour, listen to talks, enjoy some music, and generally enjoy an…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Free

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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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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Meditative Woodland Walks

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Greys Court (National Trust), Rotherfield Greys
Henley on Thames , Greater London RG9 4PG United Kingdom

Come along and enjoy a meditative walk through the beautiful and peaceful woodland that surrounds NT Greys Court. These silent walks will last for approximately two hours and will be led by Deborah Lewis - a designer, teacher and gardener who believes that when we hold our presence quiet within nature, we can more easily get in touch with our own innate sense of peace. Booking is essential as numbers will be limited to 20 walkers. Contact Deborah for further…

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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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Kanare-River Beautification:Greenway

Mon 23 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Kanare-River Beautification:Greenway, 中井
Nagakute-city , Aichi-pre 〒480-1102 Japan
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The riverside walking with some flower-pots at intervals of 100m and 2km long. Nagakute(Famous for its historic battlefield)city is a town boasting the unhurried scenery of SATOYAMA connected by the low ridgeline and the KANARE river which greatly undulates. We tied it with a bamboo flower basket between 2km from Gozarasse (hot spring facilities) and the AgrinVillage (direct marketing market) neighbourhood to EXPO Koen-Nishi Station. Pink Margaret and Ivy Geranium, Gaura, Marigold add colour every 100m while a rural scenery changes…

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A labyrinth for mindfulness

Tue 24 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Fulbourn Hospital, Fulbourn
Cambridge, CB21 5EF United Kingdom
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Our grass labyrinth has been commissioned by The Friends of Fulbourn Hospital and Community and the chaplaincy at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge. Set in a grove of trees, the labyrinth offers a calm, meditative space for patients, visitors and staff. The chaplaincy already offer mindfulness sessions to staff and patient groups and the labyrinth will be a permanent addition to their work. The labyrinth has been designed, created and  will be maintained by volunteers supported by Paul Herrington of Grow Places.

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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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Walking with The Wasteland

Wed 25 May, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Margate Station, Station Rd
Margate, CT9 United Kingdom

We are delighted to take part in this years Chelsea Fringe Festival. Walking with The Wasteland is a part of the Turner Contemporary Research group which is developing its major Spring 2018 exhibition. This is a community based research group and we are always delighted to have new contributions and ideas. For more about the research group please click HERE . For this event, we will be walking the gardens of Margate, including the beach and public spaces. The walk takes…

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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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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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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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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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Art and Gardens Trail on the Ross of Mull and Iona

Fri 27 May, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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Art and Gardens Trail, Ross of Mull and Iona
Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute PA70 United Kingdom
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£5

Gardening on the Ross of Mull and Iona is not for the faint-hearted!  The winter storms can be brutal and, despite the perceived wisdom, long dry spells of weather can occur in Spring and Summer.   Nevertheless, gardeners of the Ross of Mull and Iona will be welcoming visitors to investigate how they have worked with the elements and the wide variety of soil conditions to create their havens of tranquillity.  And each one offers an added attraction - on…

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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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When is a butt not a butt!

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Romsey Mill Children’s Centre, Hemingford Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgshire CB1 3BZ United Kingdom
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Many cities are witnessing changes to their climate with extreme precipitation causing localised flooding. Within Cambridge there are many areas where surface water flooding is increasing due to changes in the environment coupled with increases in populations, causing more impermeable surfacing which increases the chances of localised flooding. Rain gardens have been shown to lessen that surface water flooding, by collecting the water off roofs and slowing the water flows, prior to dispersing the remaining water that has not evaporated…

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Alla scoperta di Pratolino

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CEST
Parco di Pratolino, Via Bolognese-Fiorentina, 276
Vaglia (FI), 50036 Italy
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Free

Il Granduca Francesco I de’ Medici, profondo conoscitore di ermetismo ed alchimia, ideò, nella Villa di Pratolino, un parco fuori del comune, in cui rigogliosità, musicalità e bellezza non avevano eguali e in cui ogni presenza vegetale e animale veniva scelta per il simbolismo che esprimeva. Tanto che verso la fine
 del 1500, la Villa era considerata l’ “ottava
meraviglia” e meta agognata di filosofi, scienziati, 
letterati ed artisti. Costanza Riva, studiosa e ricercatrice di Antiche Tradizioni che si dedica da…

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Tuppenny Barn Herb Festival

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Tuppenny Barn, Tuppennybarn Main Road
Southbourne, west sussex PO10 8EZ United Kingdom
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£5

Learn everything you want to know about herbs. Stalls will include Annie Guilfoyle giving advice on herb garden design, Sarah Furey our local herbalist, Christine Iverson telling all about herbal folklore and Lordington Lavender with their wonderful plants. There will be a pop up cafe with refreshments with a herbal theme and our elderflower and lemon tea is a must. View our newly planted herb bank or walk around our herb labyrinth and learn more from Marc Willenbruch and Julie…

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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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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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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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Get Growing Garden Trail

Sat 4 June, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Various venues across the city Bristol, BS1 5DB United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

29 of Bristol's secret fruit & veg growers open their garden gates and community plots for the 6th annual Get Growing Garden Trail. The gardens range in scale from pocket-sized community spaces which are tucked-away behind shops, to large-scale community-supported veg box schemes. On each site, visitors will be able to learn how they can get involved, so they can find the right sort of project and level of involvement that will suit them. Many of the sites are not normally open…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Incredible Edible walk

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Start: Millennium Square, Canons Way
Bristol, BS1 5DB United Kingdom
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Free

Sara Venn of Incredible Edible Bristol invites you to join a guided walk of the Urban Food Trail. The walk will start at Millennium Square and end up at Grow Bristol’s site on Feeder Road, where the aquaponics units will be open only for people on the tour to visit. There will be lots of opportunities to find out more about all the projects involved as we walk along the Trail. The guided walk is free, but must be booked…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Hengrove & Whitchurch Community Orchard

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm BST
Hengrove & Whitchurch Community Orchard, Meet at Whitchurch Library, Oatlands Avenue, Whitchurch
Bristol, BS14 0SX United Kingdom
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Free

Talk, walk and master class by Tessa Fitzjohn Curator and Charles Staniland Horticultural Specialist in fruit trees and Orchard Management. Tessa Fitzjohn Curator will talk about how a community Orchard is a public work of art, and the Orchard Engagement Programme. Charles Staniland will tell tales about the history of the heritage species we’ve planted and lead a workshop on Orchard maintenance. Activities: Apple cake and tea provided by Whitchurch WI. The orchard is on Whitchurch Village Green. The Orchard is…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: North Bristol tour

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

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

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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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At the time of Sunset… in the Territory of Re-Naissance

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm CEST
Vinci, Piazza dei Conti Guidi
Vinci, Florence 50059 Italy
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14€ – 29€

Art Floor for Chelsea Fringe Festival in Florence The Olive Grove of Montalbano becomes the stage of a theatre beneath the night sky, everyone is an actor, dance and music become one piece in the quite of the nighttime.
Art Theater becomes improvisation, a gap gets opened in the middle of space and time, thanks to the ancient ceremony of Butō Performance. Choreographies by Chiara Burgio e Cleopatra Camaioni. At the end of the performance, the holistic-emotional Lab will engage the participants in a sort…

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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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Sagamine Satoyama Plan

Tue 7 June, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Sagamine Satoyama, 1-114
Nagakute-shi, Aichi 480-1194 Japan
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Sagamine Satoyama Plan is event series that people in the region can participate. In the event, people can play in woods and grassland freely in Satoyama of Sagamine.  

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Wildlife and Water

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

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

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Meditative Woodland Walks

Wed 8 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Greys Court (National Trust), Rotherfield Greys
Henley on Thames , Greater London RG9 4PG United Kingdom

Come along and enjoy a meditative walk through the beautiful and peaceful woodland that surrounds NT Greys Court. These silent walks will last for approximately two hours and will be led by Deborah Lewis - a designer, teacher and gardener who believes that when we hold our presence quiet within nature, we can more easily get in touch with our own innate sense of peace. Booking is essential as numbers will be limited to 20 walkers. Contact Deborah for further…

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“Nel Giardino di Boboli” Passeggiata letteraria con Marco Vichi

Thu 9 June, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CEST
Giardino di Boboli, Piazzale di Porta Romana
Florence, 50120 Italy
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Free

Una passeggiata nel Giardino di Boboli con lo scrittore Marco Vichi che, insieme all’attore Lorenzo Degli Innocenti, legge e racconta passi del suo libro Nel Giardino di Boboli (Maschietto Editore). Marco Vichi, inventore del Commissario Bordelli e autore di romanzi di successo tradotti in tutto il mondo, questa volta prende per mano bambini, ragazzi e persone di ogni età per accompagnarli alla scoperta di un luogo meraviglioso e pieno di segreti nel cuore di Firenze. La prima parte del libro…

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Open Orchard Poetry Tour

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

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

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Foraging Walk and Harty Supper

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

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

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Agrumia – Incontri tra arte e botanica al Giardino dell’Iris

Sun 12 June, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm CEST
Giardino dell’Iris, Giardino dell'Iris, Piazzale Michelangelo
Firenze, Italy
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Free

L’Associazione per la Diffusione delle Piante tra Amatori (A.Di.P.A.) e la Società Toscana di Orticoltura organizzano nella splendida cornice del Giardino dell’iris di Firenze un’intera giornata dedicata all’incontro tra arte e botanica. Il programma prevede: Ore 10:00 – 11,45 Gli antichi agrumi dei Medici – presentazione dei preziosi acquerelli botanici della pittrice Simonetta Occhipinti, premiati a Londra con la Gold Medal della Royal Horticulture Society all'International Botanical Art Show 2016. La coltivazione degli agrumi: tecniche e segreti - Conferenza a…

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May 2017

Morus Londinium

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

Charlton House, Charlton Road
London, Greater London SE7 8RE United Kingdom
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Unravel the tale told by London’s mulberry trees, including of a 17th century silk industry involving King James I, Spitalfields Huguenots, and many of the capitals long-disappeared heritage sites for which these now veteran trees are the sole witnesses and were called “lost angels of ruined paradises” by the Edwardian poet Edward Thomas. The Morus Londinium exhibition will run from May 20th and throughout the Fringe at two of London’s oldest mulberry trees, at Charlton House, Greenwich and Forty Hall,…

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Sgt Pepper at Chiswick House and Gardens

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

Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Lane
London, W4 2RP United Kingdom
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Follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four, visiting the Exedra, the Wilderness, Inigo Jones archway and Conservatory and “Get Back” to where the Beatles made music history half a century ago. To celebrate 50 years since the release of The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album, Chiswick House and Gardens will host an extraordinary garden installation in partnership with Gavin Jones Ltd, recreating the infamous album cover in front of the Ionic Temple. It was here in May…

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Bee at Threave!

Sat 20 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Times vary depending on the activity
Threave Garden and Estate, Threave
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 1RX United Kingdom
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Our ‘Bee at Threave!’ event is centred on bees and their importance to our ecosystem. Come along to this exciting programme of events with lots to see and do. Please note: All events will take place at Threave Garden, unless stated otherwise Saturday 20 May – 3pm to 7pm. Grand Opening: Music by the Vintage Ensemble, plant fashion show, Bee in Your Bonnet competition, cooking demonstrations, view inside a bee hive, bee trails, children’s activities, refreshments. Sunday 21 May to…

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Cirencester’s Daisy-chain trail

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

Daisy-chain trail, Cirencester
Cotswolds, GL7 United Kingdom
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Join Cirencester’s Daisy-chain trail, created to guide visitors through a fantastic range of activities when the Chelsea Fringe comes to Cirencester, known locally as the capital of the Cotswolds. The trail, designed by community radio station Corinium Radio, celebrates all the local community gardens tended by green-fingered volunteers around the traditional tourist market town, highlighting a range of events being planned during the Fringe celebrations from the 20th of May to the 4th June. Start your trail on Saturday 20th…

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Battersea Power Station: Artist-led curated walks

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

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There might be giants

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

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Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) Heritage Day

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA), Hall Place, Burchetts Green
Maidenhead, SL6 6QR United Kingdom
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Step back in time with a unique opportunity to explore the historic Hall Place mansion and parkland. Usually inaccessible to the public, Hall Place at Burchetts Green will offer a warm welcome on Sunday 21st May as it throws open its doors to visitors, as part of the Chelsea Fringe, Henley. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to explore the Grade 1 listed Mansion house, Grade 2 parkland and the countryside within the beautiful 400 acre estate. Throughout the afternoon you…

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Herb Walk, Talk and Natural Remedy-Making

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

A walk through the 10 acre landscaped gardens of Doddington Place Gardens, Kent seeking out plants to use for herbal remedies.

Followed by a demonstration of how make a natural remedy.

Led by Milena Moore of Apotheca, a herbal shop in Faversham, Kent.

Book your ticket by calling the shop - 01795227423 or email here.

The price includes entrance to the gardens and tea and cake.

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Herb Walk, Talk and Natural Remedy-Making

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

A walk through the 10 acre landscaped gardens of Doddington Place Gardens, Kent seeking out plants to use for herbal remedies.

Followed by a demonstration of how make a natural remedy.

Led by Milena Moore of Apotheca, a herbal shop in Faversham, Kent.

Book your ticket by calling the shop - 01795227423 or email here.

The price includes entrance to the gardens and tea and cake

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Evening Wildflower Walk

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

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

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

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 10:15 am BST
Greys Court (National Trust), Rotherfield Greys
Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 4PG United Kingdom
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Come and enjoy a meditative walk through the beautiful and peaceful woodland that surrounds Greys Court. Turn off your phone, let go your voice, and fall into the stillness the woodlands can bring when we allow ourselves to let go and be silent within nature. The walk will last for under two hours and is led by Deborah Lewis, a designer, teacher and gardener who believes that in holding our presence quiet within nature, we can more easily find our…

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Blossoms and Blooms

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road
London, Hoxton E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Join the Geffrye gardeners for a free, drop-in walk and talk in the beautiful period gardens as they burst into full bloom.

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Lambeth Palace Gardens Open Evening

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

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

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The Guerrilla Gardeners’ Garden Tour

Thu 25 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Lambeth North Tube Station, 110 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London
London, Greater London SE1 7XG United Kingdom
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Richard Reynolds has been guerrilla gardening around the streets of SE1 for thirteen years, most of them fairly lucky, as many of his gardens have thrived and matured over this time into incongruously beautiful landmarks in public space. His activity, without permission, has attracted international attention and inspired others around the world to take over neglected public spaces. Join him on a walking tour from Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle via his guerrilla gardens at a beautiful time of the…

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Borough Market – Find and Feast

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

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

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Alexandra Park Mini Chelsea – A Walk in the Park

Fri 26 May, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Beacon Arts Hub, 67-68 St Mary's Terrace
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3LS United Kingdom
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£15

Discover the hidden history of Britain's parks Author Travis Elborough will take listeners on a journey through Britain’s historic parks and how they evolved, as part of the Alexandra Park Mini Chelsea Fringe, Hastings. The event, promoted by  Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group, will see Travis talking about his book, A Walk in The Park: The Life and Times of a People’s Institution. More details here and tickets, which include a light supper, are available at £15 each via Beacon here …

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Weed and Plant Identification Walk Around Camden Town/Kentish Town

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
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Meet at Camden Road Overground station, Camden Road
London, Greater London NW1 9LS United Kingdom
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Meet Camden Road Overground station (Camden Rd, London NW1 9LS) Walk for 1 hour looking at weeds and plants, finishing at The Boma Garden Centre, 51 - 53 Islip Street, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2DL. Bring photos/samples of any weeds/plants you would like identified. Walk regardless of rain.  Refreshments in the café at the garden centre after the walk.  

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Drum Castle in Bloom

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Drum Castle, Garden & Estate
Drumoak, Aberdeenshire AB31 5EY United Kingdom
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Chelsea Fringe – Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May 2017 There is more to a Castle than just bricks and mortar… This May, we will be celebrating the splendour of Drum’s magnificent grounds and gardens, just at the point at which they begin to emerge in all their colourful splendour. Whether you are a professional gardener, a novice gardener, or a non-gardener, we believe that everybody can be inspired by nature. Sign up for our willow weaving workshop, or get…

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Doing the Lambeth Walk

Sat 27 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road
London, Greater London SE1 7LB United Kingdom
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A guided walk of inspirational green spaces loved and cared for by local residents. Starting at the Garden Museum we will walk through the back streets, taking in small green parks including Old Paradise Street, Pedlars Park, Vauxhall City Farm and ending at Bonnington Square. Walk led by Susan Sheehan from Incredible Edible Lambeth

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Edible Trees – Foraging in the Woods

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

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

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Discover Green Tottenham – Yes Tottenham!

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

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June 2017

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

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

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

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Behind the wall of New Covent Garden Flower Market

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

Flower Market, New Covent Garden Market
London, Greater London SW8 5EH United Kingdom
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Join us on one of two free tours going behind the wall of our brand new Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market. The UK’s largest wholesale flower market, we’re a bright, modern space packed full of sensational flowers, plants, foliage and sundries. Come and discover the history and workings of the market behind every great florist. When: We’re running two tours, one on Friday 2 June and one on Saturday 3 June. Tours start at 7am and last for…

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Urban Greening Poetry Tour

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Norwood Bus Garage, Ernest Avenue
London, Greater London SE27 0HN United Kingdom
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Join Open Orchard, Poetry Slabs and Tritton Vale Pocket Garden for a guided evening tour of five community orchards and gardens in West Norwood and West Dulwich. Along the way we'll share fabulous views from one of London's highest parks, and a summer pudding of readings about growing and greening. There's a lot of ground to cover, so be ready to walk on sometimes uneven ground, and maybe even read a bit of poetry (this isn't obligatory though:) No formal…

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Really Get To Know Your Wild Plants

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

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

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Wilfred Owen in Dunsden Community Orchard

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Dunsden Community Orchard and Village Hall, Dunsden Green
Reading, Berkshire RG4 9PR United Kingdom
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Dunsden Green is an Oxfordshire village approximately halfway between Reading and Henley-on-Thames. Ten years ago Dunsden Community Orchard was created on land next to the village green. A carefully worked out planting scheme features historic varieties of apple, pears and plums, ranging from one of the earliest known varieties called Decio to an apple praised by Shakespeare and more modern hybrids with local connections. Local people have sponsored trees and work together on the maintenance of the 0.6 hectare site. Poor drainage and a…

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Bat Walk

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

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

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Poison in the Wood – Deadly Plants

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

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

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May 2018

London: 12 Trees – 33 Boroughs

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

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The Great Trees of London

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

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

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Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

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

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

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Urban Tree Festival: Explore the Urban Forest: Peckham SE15

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

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

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Feeding Dreams: Living Medicine with Alex Laird

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

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

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

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

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

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Urban Tree Festival: Mindfulness in the city

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

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

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Evening Bird and Bat Walk

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

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

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Bat Safari

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm BST
RG42 3QP, Westmorland Park Pavilion, Westmorland Road, Warfield
Bracknell, Berks RG42 3QP United Kingdom
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Free

A bat safari with a twist. Hear the chat of bats and learn about these fascinating creatures. Dress in bat themed costume with prizes for the best in child and adult ‘bategories’. We will bring along bat detectors to hear Daubentons around the Westmorland pond and Pipistrelles on the edge of Hayley Green Wood. Children welcome if accompanied by adults, bring torch, not suitable for dogs. Bring warm clothes and suitable footwear. Free event but booking essential Tickets available here…

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Bat Walk

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Yorktown Road,
Sandhurst, GU47 9BJ United Kingdom
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Free

Everyone knows mammals can't fly. Except bats. Looking and listening for these mystical creatures in a summer dusk is one of nature's treats. Steve Bailey of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust is your guide. Children welcome if accompanied by adults, bring torch, not suitable for dogs.

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Urban Tree Festival: Explore the Urban Forest – Stoke Newington

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

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

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

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

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

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Urban Tree Festival: Visualisation, Mindfulness and Movement walkshop

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

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

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Hall Place Heritage Day

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

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

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Thrive @ Battersea Park

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

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

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

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Shakespeare at Battersea Park

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

Battersea Park SW11 4NJ United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

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

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Urban Tree Festival: Stalking King James I’s Mulberries

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

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

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

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

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

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Incredible Edible Vauxhall Walk

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Garden Museum, Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Rd
London, SE1 7LB United Kingdom
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Free

A guided stroll through Lambeth, finding hidden food treasures along the way, including The Ragged Canteen@Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (with a stop for herbal cocktails), a little piece of countryside at the Vauxhall City Farm and ending up in Bonnington Square - famous in the 1980's, as all the houses, awaiting demolition, were squatted. Arrive early to get free access to the Garden Museum. Booking essential here to secure a place.

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Creating and exploring Tree Trails with TiCL

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Wandsworth, Putt in the Park,, Putt in the Park, Wandsworth Park, Putney Bridge Road
Putney, London SW18 1PP United Kingdom
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Free

Did you know that more than 70 London Parks including Wandsworth Park now have self-guided TiCL App tree trails created by their Friends Groups? These tree trails are a fun way to explore and learn about the different tree species in a park. To celebrate the first Urban Tree Festival and the creation of their own tree trail, the Friends of Wandsworth Park have invited TiCL App’s creator, Simon Edwards aka @TiCLme, to demonstrate just how easy it is to…

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Urban Tree Festival: Haiku in Queen’s Wood

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

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

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Harleyford Road Garden Visit

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Harleyford Road Garden, Harleyford Road
London, SW81TF United Kingdom
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Free

Bonnington Square is famous for its lush pavements, but the inspiration was the nearby Harleyford Road gardens. Now one of the most established community gardens in London, hear from local resident Jenny Vuglar about what has made it so successful. A true hidden gem. Meet under the big tree in the garden.

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Butterfly Walk

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Shepherd Meadows, Shepherd Meadows Car Park, Marshall Road, College Town
Sandhurst, Berks GU47 0FL United Kingdom
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Free

Can you tell an Admiral from a Skipper, and where can you find a Painted Lady with Ringlets and Orange Tips?  All can be found right on your doorstep. Follow Bernard Baverstock of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust and he will try and find them for you. Booking and further details to be found: BVCT event bookings. Website:   Facebook:  Twitter:   Bracknell Forest Fringe website (for details of all other Bracknell Forest fringe events)

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Flowers of the Field

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Peacock Meadows, Peacock Meadows car park, Jennetts Park
Bracknell, Berks RG12 8BX United Kingdom
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Free

Have you always wondered about foraging but don’t know what can be eaten or used in the great outdoors? Come along to our Wild Flower walk and talk, with the rangers of Bracknell Forest, that will focus on the culinary, health, and healing benefits of British native flowers. We will be taking a gentle walk around Peacock Meadows looking at the seasonal wildflowers and trees. Please wear suitable walking footwear and a raincoat if wet weather forecast. Herbal tea sampling…

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East Walworth Green Links Inaugural Walk

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Elephant Park, Elephant Road
London, SE17 1LB United Kingdom
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Free

Stretch your legs on a summer evening and join us for the first ever Green Links walk from Elephant Park to Burgess Park. We’ll be exploring the nature and history of this connected mix of green spaces in Walworth. You’ll get to meet and chat to the designers, the community gardeners and champions of these diverse areas – spaces ranging in age, size and use– as we journey through Victory Community Park, Nursery Row Park, Salisbury Row Park and Surrey…

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Finding Swifts in Sandhurst

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm BST
Shepherd Meadows car park, Shepherd Meadows car park, Marshall Road,
Sandhurst, GU47 0FL United Kingdom
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Free

Where have our swifts gone? Half of these very special birds have disappeared in the UK in just 20 years! Come for a walk with Colin Wilson of Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust to see if we can find some in Sandhurst's streets and find out why they're missing and how we can help save them. It would entail a walk around Sandhurst (mainly Yorktown) streets looking and listening for swifts.

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River Blackwater Walk

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am BST
Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Sandhurst Town Council Offices, Yorktown Road,
Sandhurst, GU47 9BJ United Kingdom
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Free

Join Sandhurst Health Walks for an hour long walk along the beautiful riverside and enjoy the wildlife along the way. Booking is essential. Please contact Collen Pidgeon by email here:  or phone 01344 774754. ( 9.20am meet for 9.30am start).

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Herbal Medicine Walk at Doddington Place Gardens

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
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One event in the morning and another in the afternoon
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington Place Gardens
Nr Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£25

Come and enjoy a great herb walk in the beautiful parkland, landscaped gardens and woodland gardens of Doddington Place Gardens and discover the benefits of the medicinal plants around us. You will be able to gain knowledge of herbs and trees growing in the wild, their medicinal and culinary uses, as well as some folklore. Following the walk and refreshments, you will learn how to make basic remedies with these common plants, some harvested during the walk. This event will…

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Sandhurst Library, Sandhurst Library, The Broadway,
Sandhurst, Berkshire GU47 9BL United Kingdom
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Free

Stretch your legs with the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust's Mary Ferriss and Peter Collins. Starting in Sandhurst, this gentle 9km circular walk passes through heathland, pasture and takes in Wildmoor Heath Nature Reserve's rolling landscape of heather, gorse and pine and part of Crowthorne Wood. Booking for this event is essential - here 

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Walthamstow Street Gardeners – a guided stroll around some buzzing streets

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Brown’s Green, Browns Road, Hoe Street
London, E17 4RZ United Kingdom
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Free

Come and join us for a tour of street and community gardens in Walthamstow!  This area is packed with fascinating sites where residents have taken greening the streets into their own hands - creating wildflower verges, rose gardens, pocket parks, street-planters, community food-growing plots (with pizza oven!) and even adopted gravestones. Every site comes with its own set of challenges and highlights, and gardeners from each project will be on-hand to answer questions and talk about what they've learnt along…

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Daubeney Garden Show

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Daubeney Road, Hackney E5 0EQ, Daubeney Road
Hackney, LONDON E5 0EQ United Kingdom
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Free

Clapton Park Open Day, Homerton, Hackney. See how a Hackney neighbourhood is making its streets 10 x greener. Start at the Sparrowhawk newly painted on the wall of a house on Daubeney Road E5. Walk down the street past the street planting residents have done for a Friends of the Earth project. Stop at the end of the street and listen to how local people built a community garden there on a derelict car park. Spot the 40 year old…

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Street Trees: The Urban Arboretum

Sun 27 May, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BST
56 Ambler Road, London N4 2QR, 56 Ambler Road
London, London N4 2QR United Kingdom
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£10

An entertaining (and educational!) walk around the streets of N4 (Finsbury Park) with the very knowledgeable and very likeable Paul Wood, author of 'London's Street Trees'. Fascinating facts and a great insight into why and when particular trees were planted in our streets in Islington and Hackney. Huge fun and you'll learn a lot! Booking essential here

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May 2019

The Great Trees of London

Sat 18 May, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

London London, United Kingdom + Google Map

You've mapped London's Greatest Trees - the oldest, tallest, rarest, most loved, living landmarks ... See a map of them all online and find your nearest when you're out and about in London with TiCL App

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The Haggerston Hop – self guided tree walk

Sat 18 May, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

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Explore the trees around Haggerston on a self guided tree walk based on the trail in Paul Wood's book London's Street Trees. The map of the walk is available online and TiCL App will help you navigate the trail when you're there.

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Green Your Commute

Sat 18 May, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

London London, United Kingdom + Google Map

Transport for London (TFL) has identified 50 Central London journeys between stations that could be quicker to walk than take the tube We've created a digital map and App of those journeys and have added some features to them such as interesting trees, gardens and squares to make your walk greener and more pleasurable. You can find all these journeys on TiCL app in the 'Green Your Commute' Headline in the Category 'Transport' …. and do use TiCL app to…

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Urban Tree Festival: Explore the Urban Forest: Angel to Old Street

Sat 18 May, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am BST
Angel tube station, Upper Street
London, N1 8XX United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

Part of London's 2019 Urban Tree Festival, made possible by city-greening charity Trees for Cities. We are delighted to welcome Paul Wood, author of "London Street Trees" and "London is a Forest" to lead a 2 hour walkshop to Explore the Urban Forest. Soaring planes and rare exotic trees feature on this walk around the backstreets of Islington and Shoreditch. Starting at Angel tube station, we criss-cross City Road and weave our way between the boroughs of Islington and Hackney where quite…

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Grape to Glass

Sat 18 May, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Fairmile Vineyard, Fairmile, Henley on Thames. RG9 2LA, Fairmile
Henley on Thames, Oxon RG9 2LA United Kingdom
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£10.00

A tour of  Fairmile Vineyard, Henley on Thames, with a talk about the grape growing process culminating with a glass of our sparkling wine. There will be three tours during the day limited to 20 people per tour at 10am, 1pm and 3pm. To book your tour of the Vineyard, please telephone or email the vineyard directly.  

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Woodland Magic and Forest Fun – Horsenden Hill

Sat 18 May, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Horsenden Hill, The Hayloft, Horsenden Farm, Horsenden Lane North,
Greenford, UB6 7PQ United Kingdom
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Free

We are delighted to welcome the Friends of Horsenden Hill who invite you to experience some Woodland magic and forest fun throughout Saturday 18 May. Made up of three main areas, Horsenden Hill is the largest single nature conservation site within the borough of Ealing at 100 ha. Located in Perivale this site comprises of meadows, wetland and woodland habitat so there is plenty to see. About the park:   A beautiful area of ancient woodland, grassland, ponds and hedgerows, that…

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The urban forest and the tree officers who manage it

Sat 18 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST
Southwark Underground station, Blackfriars Road
London, SE1 8JZ United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

Part of the Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome John Parker, tree officer at Transport for London, and executive board member of the London Tree Officers’ Association. This walk will explore some of the streets around Southwark. John Parker will be looking at trees and other green infrastructure in the area and describing the environmental, economic and social benefits that trees bring to London. The crucial role of London's tree officers and managers will also be examined; the…

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Thrive Selfie Trail

Sat 18 May, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

Thrive Main Garden, Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

Garden Selfie- 19th - 26th May: As part of Thrive's 40th birthday celebrations, ‘Garden Selfie’ is a trail around our 4 gardens at Battersea Park encouraging the participant to explore views of the park determined by our gardeners. Frames, designed by Thrive gardeners around the theme of natural creativity, encourage photos to be shared of their experiences in the gardens. Trail maps available from Main Garden throughout the week. Water colour focus - Sunday, 26th May at 10:30am: Michael Warren…

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Wild Singing at Nunhead Cemetery Open Day

Sat 18 May, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm BST
Nunhead Cemetery, Limesford Road
London, SE15 3LP United Kingdom
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£10

Friends of Nunhead Cemetery present Wild Singing at their Open Day on Saturday, 18th May 2019 from 11.30am to 1pm. Come and sing outdoors and explore this beautiful place. We are delighted to welcome Kate Allan wild singing. A selection of seasonal songs and rounds will be taught by ear by experienced singing for health practitioner, Kate Allan whose clients include the NHS.  You can find out more about Kate here. Please wear clothing suitable to the prevailing weather, including…

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Trees and more on a stroll through three of Bloomsbury’s squares

Sat 18 May, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until Sun 19 May, 2019

Mecklenburgh Square, Mecklenburgh Square
London, WC1N 2AD United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

Camden Tour Guides Association in conjunction with The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens are proposing walks from Mecklenburgh Square via Brunswick Square to Russell Square looking at their historical development. Now dominated by fine London Planes there are many others of interest which may easily be overlooked. The walk will take place on both the Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May at 11:30am and start half way along the east side of Mecklenburgh Square by the entrance to the…

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Urban Tree Festival 2019: Discovering King James I’s Mulberry Garden

Sat 18 May, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
St James’ Church, 197 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9LL United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

Part of the Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome mulberry tree specialist and urban tree photographer, Dr Peter Coles, who will be leading a walk around the perimeter of what, in the 17th century, was James I’s Mulberry Garden. The King planted 10,000 mulberry trees here in 1609/10 to feed silkworms, as part of his plans to start an English silk industry.  As well as discovering 10 mature mulberry trees, the walk also takes in a beautiful Wren…

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Urban Tree Festival 2019: Mindfulness among Trees

Sat 18 May, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm BST
Ruskin Park, Denmark Hill
London, SE5 8EL United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

Part of London’s 2019  Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome yoga and mindfulness teacher Mel Sutton to lead a 75 minute mindfulness walkshop on Mindfulness among trees.   Learn simple ways to be calm and connect to your greater sense of wellbeing. Mindful walking, senses and a colour visualisation will be practices in this lunchtime walk-shop. Being among nature and trees we find peace and calm from the mental chatter and release stress that we all experience. Mindfulness…

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Urban Tree Festival: London Woodland Walk

Sat 18 May, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Wimbledon Common, Cannizaro Road
London, SW19 5NA United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

Part of London's 2019 Urban Tree Festival, made possible by city-greening charity Trees for Cities. We are delighted to welcome Peter Fiennes, author of 'Oak and Ash and Thorn', to lead a 90 minute woodland walk in Wimbledon. Join Peter Fiennes, author of 'Oak and Ash and Thorn: the ancient woods and new forests of Britain' on a woodland walk across Wimbledon Common. The walk is part of the Urban Tree Festival- and we will be discussing the topical issue of…

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Garden Gourmet – the Greedy Gardener

Sat 18 May, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm BST
Parma – the historical city centre, Orto Botanico, Strada Farini, 90, Parma ; Chiostro del Conservatorio, str.Conservatorio, 27a,
Parma, Parma, Emilia Romagna 43100 Italy
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45.00€

Giardini Gourmet è un progetto culturale di valorizzazione dei giardini della città di Parma e dei prodotti del territorio parmigiano, ideato e realizzato da Angela Zaffignani in collaborazione con Parma Unesco City of Gastronomy. Un progetto che unisce natura, arte, musica e sapori dell’area geografica, aprendo le porte di luoghi esclusivi, per momenti di incontro culturali piacevoli e rilassanti, nel verde della splendida città di Parma. Ogni serata toccherà tre giardini distinti, in ognuno dei quali verrà officiato un momento…

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Veteran Trees of Hampstead Heath

Sun 19 May, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Golders Hill Park, Golders Hill Park, West Heath Avenue,
London, NW11 7QP United Kingdom
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Free

Come and join the arboricultural staff at Hampstead Heath and the Ancient Tree Forum for a walk around the Heath to discover the wealth of veteran trees. Trees play an important role in cities, from removing pollutants to helping to cool air temperatures. Trees are also important for wildlife; veteran trees are home to a wide range of wildlife species, largely dependent on decaying wood as a habitat. The walk will showcase these fantastic trees and the work being undertaken…

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Urban Tree Festival 2019: Explore the Urban Forest: Borough to Bermondsey

Sun 19 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BST
London Bridge rail station, St Thomas Street
London, SE1 9SP United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

Part of London's 2019 Urban Tree Festival, made possible by city-greening charity Trees for Cities. We are delighted to welcome Paul Wood, author of "London Street Trees" and "London is a Forest" to lead a 2 hour walkshop to Explore the Urban Forest. We will trace the old borough of Bermondsey, which we can thank Ada Salter, former Bermondsey Mayor, a devotee of the 'Tree of Heaven' (Ailanthus altissima) for which she organised the planting around the borough.  Although Bermondsey has been…

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Native Tree Talk and Walk

Sun 19 May, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Wandsworth Park, Wandsworth Park, Putney Bridge Rd,
London, Greater London SW15 2EF United Kingdom
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£5

The Friends of Wandsworth Park are delighted to welcome their Committee member, Simon Edwards, one of the co-founders of the Urban Tree Festival and creator of the TiCL tree trail system, to give an informal talk about what it means to be a 'native tree' followed by a guided walk around Wandsworth Park looking at the native trees.  

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Bruce Castle Park Tree Walk

Sun 19 May, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Bruce Castle Park, Lordship Lane,
Tottenham,, N17 8NU United Kingdom
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Free

Explore the trees of Bruce Castle Park with the Tottenham Trees group. The Bruce Castle Oak came 2nd in the the English Tree of the Year Competition. Admire this impressive tree! We will look at some of the more exotic trees in the Park including Caucasian Elm, Paper Bark Maple, Snake Bark Maple and a Tulip Tree. There will be an Indian Bean Tree that doesn't come from India and doesn't produce beans... Also a Mulberry for those on the…

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Smell and Touch Safari

Sun 19 May, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm BST
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Gardens, Imperial War Museum
London, SE1 6HZ United Kingdom
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Free – £14

Part of London's 2019 Urban Tree Festival, made possible by city-greening charity Trees for Cities. We are delighted to welcome Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking to lead a 90 minute walkshop as a Smell & Touch safari. A 90 minute workshop-on-foot for all the family. Learn how to discern and capture the scents and smells of urban nature and green spaces using your senses of smell and touch. We may not have the expertise of cats or dogs in tracking down…

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Who’s who at the Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens?

Sun 19 May, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Church lane
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4NZ United Kingdom
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free, donations welcome

You are invited to an open day organised together with the Friends of Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens and involving other local community groups to tell the stories of some of the people who are remembered in our beautiful gardens. There will be guided tours past the little family gardens where some of our famous and influential residents are buried. Come and find out about the founder of the gardens and how his business empire enabled him to generously care for…

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Stalking the Mulberry – among the monasteries and Inns of Temple of the City of London

Sun 19 May, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Blackfriars rail & tube station, Queen Victoria Street
London, EC4V 4DD United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

Part of London's 2019 Urban Tree Festival, made possible by city-greening charity Trees for Cities. We are delighted to welcome mulberry tree specialist and urban tree photographer Dr Peter Coles, creator of Morus Londinnium to lead a 2 hour  walkshop to Stalk the Mulberry among the monasteries and Inns of Temple of the City of London. Many people associate mulberries with James I’s attempt to start an English silk industry in the early 1600’s, but they have played an important part in London life…

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Nature Writing Field Trip to the Great North Wood

Sun 19 May, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Sydenham Hill rail station, Station car park, College Road
London, SE21 7ND United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

We are delighted to welcome Peter Fiennes author of ‘Oak and Ash and Thorn’ and Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking to lead a walk in a surviving fragment of the ancient the Great North Wood, on Sydenham Hill, in Dulwich. What makes for good nature writing? There are more books about the woods, meadows, flora and fauna being published than ever before, but what is it about the best that makes them stand out? Is writing about…

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Belgravia in Bloom

Mon 20 May, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sat 25 May, 2019

Belgravia in Bloom, Motcomb Street
London, Greater London SW1X 8JU United Kingdom
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The annual Belgravia in Bloom festival will see a flourish of floral activity across the unique streets. This year, the theme of ‘The Language of Flowers’ invites you to uncover the secret meanings behind flowers. Inspired by the Victorian-era concept where secret messages were sent through flowers, bouquets and potted plants. A discreet language heralded as one of the most discreet and beautiful forms of communication. Join us in Belgravia for more than 50 spectacular installations, as well as immersive…

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Flower Staking Workshop at Doddington Place

Mon 20 May, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Doddington Place, Doddington Place Gardens
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£45

Join us at Doddington Place Gardens for a Flower Staking Workshop led by Head Gardener, Lucy Adams. Guided tour around the garden. Homemade lunch followed by a practical workshop learning how to stake herbaceous plants using birch. Booking essential in advance by email here

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Herbal walks and demonstrations by Apotheca of Faversham

Tue 21 May, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:30 pm BST
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington Place Gardens
Nr Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£25

Come and discover the power of medicinal plants with the senses, through a guided walk by local herbalists Charm Elakil and Francesca Giorda around Doddington Place Gardens. Through foraging and tea tasting, explore, experience and learn about the healing, and energetic properties of herbs. Light refreshments and cake will be provided. The 10-acre landscaped gardens include a notable woodland garden – spectacular in May and June with many different varieties of rhododendron and azalea; a large Edwardian rock garden, recently…

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Walworth Community Garden Sound Walk

Wed 22 May, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST
Walworth Garden, 206 Manor Place
London, SE17 3BN United Kingdom
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Free

Can you hear the afternoon going by? Sounds are often connected to feelings and memories.  Take an hour to walk with the Walworth Community Garden Network through the community gardens and green spaces of West Walworth. Listening to the sounds around you, artist Jane Scobie will lead the walk and produce a soundscape to share on the Chelsea Fringe website. 6 pm Assemble at Walworth Gardens for tea and talk 6.15 pm set off from Walworth Garden to Alberta Fruit…

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Fergus the Forager

Fri 24 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm BST
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£21.55

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

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Flower Arranging Workshop at Doddington Place Gardens

Fri 24 May, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington Place Gardens
Nr Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£55

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

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Walthamstow Street Gardeners – a guided stroll around some buzzing streets : new routes this year!

Sat 25 May, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Free

Vibrant community gardens scatter the streets of Walthamstow, and you can find their green shoots bursting from all sorts of every-day and out-of-the-way places - including churchyards, pocket parks, roadsides, planters and communal spaces. This year Walthamstow Community Gardeners are hosting two walks - East and West - across this green stretch of urban east London. Starting at opposite ends of E17, they include some gardens you haven’t seen before and encompass the wide horizon of community gardening.  Along the…

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Garden Gourmet – the flowers in the plate

Sat 25 May, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm BST
Parma city centre, Cortile Palazzo Marchi Strada Repubblica, 57, Parma - Convitto Maria Luigia, Borgo Lalatta, 14,
Parma, Parma 43100 Italy
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45.00€

Giardini Gourmet è un progetto culturale di valorizzazione dei giardini della città di Parma e dei prodotti del territorio parmigiano, ideato e realizzato da Angela Zaffignani in collaborazione con Parma Unesco City of Gastronomy. Un progetto che unisce natura, arte, musica e sapori dell’area geografica, aprendo le porte di luoghi esclusivi, per momenti di incontro culturali piacevoli e rilassanti, nel verde della splendida città di Parma. Ogni serata toccherà tre giardini distinti, in ognuno dei quali verrà officiato un momento…

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

Sun 26 May, 2019
RADICEPURA, RADICEPURA, VIA FOGAZZARO, 19
GIARRE, Catania 95024 Italy
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8€

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

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‘Are you Listening? Listen to the River’

Sun 26 May, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Pump House Gallery, Pump House Gallery
London, SWII 4NJ United Kingdom
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You are invited on a collaborative walk with Thread and Word for the Chelsea Fringe 2019 We will be taking flags on a processional circular walk - see here from Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park, across Albert Bridge along the river and across Chelsea bridge, ending back at Pump House Gallery. This walk will take about one hour and 30 minutes and will be on flat terrain. To prepare for this walk during March and April we will be…

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