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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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In Summer the Rooms are Dark (day and night in the abandoned house)

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

Detroit, Stockholm, Roslagsgatan 21
Stockholm 113 55, 113 55 Sweden
Free

An art installation for the Chelsea Fringe Festival at Detroit, Stockholm with a daily web update documenting the progress of the event. 21 May - 12 June 2016 For the duration of the Chelsea Fringe Festival artist Laura Tynan will recreate the abandoned house, weaving natural and found materials around the fragmented structure of this house. The upper and lower galleries at Detroit, Stockholm already offer a suggestion of day & night, while the inclusion of fresh flower tapestries, melting ice…

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Common Thread – A Knitted Landscape

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

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

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

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PopFarm

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

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

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Chelsea Fringe comes to Monmouth

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Green & Jenks, 11 Agincourt Square
Monmouth, NP25 3DY United Kingdom

Botanically inspired food, drink, art and relax in our garden For the first time gardeners and foodies can visit the first venue in the area to be involved with Chelsea Fringe -  a celebration of horticulture. Here at Green & Jenks, we make on site freshly made gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurts using fresh local fruit wherever possible. Our award winning business reopened in 2015, having closed in 1958 with the retirement of the third generation of the family dairy…

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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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Willow Weaving Workshop – Creative Hanging Baskets

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Stoke Lodge Adult Learning, Shirehampton Road
Bristol, Bristol BS9 1BN United Kingdom
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£48.00

A fresh approach to hanging baskets, create a beautiful hanging basket out of willow and fill with wildlife friendly plants.  

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

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

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

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A Spring Clean

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

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

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Kanare-River Beautification:Greenway

Mon 23 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

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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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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Harrods Gardening Talks with Diarmuid Gavin

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

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

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

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

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

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Thrive Pop Up Art Workshop @ Old English Garden

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

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Borough Market: Find and Feast

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

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

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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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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until Mon 30 May, 2016

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 Compost Kings Workshop, Herb Garden, Battersea Park

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

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

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

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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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Spring Spectacular

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

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

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

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The Papermaker’s Garden

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

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

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

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Digging It Down on Deeside

Sat 28 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

Drum Castle Gardens, Drumoak, Banchory
Aberdeen, Scotland AB31 5EY United Kingdom
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£4

Floral Haiku to floral haute couture; potted plants to potting demonstrations; fairy gardens to floating gardens; Digging It Down on Deeside is an eclectic weekend of garden based activities with something for everyone. Bring your teddy to join in our very own garden party; bring your bagpipes to provide pop up music; join a weaving workshop or get ready to puddle with the muddy puddlers; join in an action packed weekend that is all about gardens and enjoying our outside spaces. Donations…

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Dalston Flower Show for Children

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

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hirahiranihon-fukuoka* Flower Up School at Chihaya Elementary School

Mon 30 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Chihaya Elementary School, 1-13-3,Chihaya,Higashi-ku,
Fukuoka, Fukuoka  813-0044    Japan
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Children plant flowers in the flower bed 100m long along National Highway 3。 They have been taking care of them for 11 years。 120 children belong to 4th grade take part in Flower Up Chihaya every year。 No litter sharply year by year because of the beautiful flower bed along the school way Workshop on 4th June - and the flower bed is on display until 12th June

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Many Hands – half-term holiday activities for children

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

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

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

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Perfume in Georgian London

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

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

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June 2016

19th century English Scent

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

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

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Little green fingers – engaging with children in the garden

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

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

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Blooming Gardens

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

Walmer Castle & Gardens, Kingsdown Road
Deal, Kent Kent, CT14 7LJ United Kingdom

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

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Get Growing Garden Trail: 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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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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Capture the Sun with Melanie King

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

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

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Quilt Garden Day

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

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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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hirahiranihon-fukuoka* Flower up School at Toko Elementary School

Mon 6 June, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
Toko Elementary School, 1-21-2, Higashihie,Hakata-ku
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 812-0007   Japan
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All  the children belong to 1st 2nd 3rd grade do planting seasonable flowers in the shining morning every year. They have continued planting flowers for 8 years.

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Sporchiamoci le mani!

Tue 7 June, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm CEST
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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until Thu 9 June, 2016

Serre Torrigiani in piazzetta, Piazza dei Tre Re
Firenze, Firenze 50122 Italy
Free

Serre Torrigiani invita tutti i bambini a sporcarsi le mani nel nuovo spazio verde nel cuore di Firenze. Due workshop dedicati ai più piccoli, per educarli alla cura del bello e della natura. Martedì 7 giugno: Facciamo insieme il nostro primo orto urbano Laboratorio pratico di semina e coltivazione delle piante orticole tenuto da Vanni Torrigiani. Giovedì 9 giugno: Un giorno da eco-designer Laboratorio creativo con i materiali naturali raccolti nelle Serre Torrigiani, a cura di Art Floor con Tamara Pasquinucci. Entrambi…

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hirahiranihon-fukuoka* Flower Up School at Kego Junior High School

Thu 9 June, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
Kego Junior High School, 23-5-2,Akasaka,Cyuou-ku
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 810-0042 Japan
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The children of  Kego elementary school presented beautiful tulips and  Their smiling to the students of  Kego junior high school in April Students start  Flower Up Kego Fringe this year 

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Organic food growing for real beginners

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

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

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Botanical Dyes

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

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

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Grow to sell: What is legal?

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

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

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Nine Songs for Nine Elms

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

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

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Beneath the Willow

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

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

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Drawing Bees on Fowers

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

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

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‘Pollinators not Pollutors’ – Picnic at Priory Common Orchard

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

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

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May 2017

Deliciously Ella Garden

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

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

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

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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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Growing edibles in six inches of soil

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

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

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There might be giants

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

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

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A Meadow in a Marmalade Jar

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

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

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Lotions and Potions

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

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

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Bee Beautiful at King Henry’s Walk

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

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

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Shout Out for London’s Green Spaces!

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

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

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NATURA IN ARTE

Sun 21 May, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm CEST
Serre Torrigiani in piazzetta, Piazza dei Tre Re
Firenze, Florence 50122 Italy
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Free

Laboratorio estemporaneo per bambini per SPERIMENTARE la libertà creativa, la fantasia, la manualità in un’epoca contemporanea, a cura di ArtFloor di Tamara Pasquinucci. NATURA in arte, un percorso all’interno di un contesto urbano ri-adoperato in una rinnovata ottica green. I protagonisti sono i bambini che si calano nella veste di piccoli artisti per un giorno, in uno spazio alternativo confrontandosi con il rapporto uomo – natura – spazio – ambiente.  Varcati i cancelli di entrata, inizia la scoperta della natura attraverso la creazione di piccole…

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Shout Out for London’s Green Spaces!

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

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

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*Flower up Toko 2017

Tue 23 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm JST
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Fri 2 June, 2017

Toko Elementary School (Fukuoka), 1-21-2, Higashihie, Hakata-ku,
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 〒812-0007 Japan
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All  the children belonging to 1st 2nd and 3rd grade  plant seasonable flowers on the sun-shining  morning of   a day in spring and autumn. We have continued planting flowers for 9 years. Anyone can always see the flower garden of  Toko Elementary School on-line.

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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 spark of genius:Flower up KEGO 2017 by KEGO chan club

Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm JST
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Kego Primary School, 23-5-2, Akasaka,Tyuou-ku,
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 〒810-0042 Japan
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We call volunteer club「KEGO chan club」We have been putting the  Environment in good order of our school  (Our school is established by Fukuoka city Government) and local area. From 24  May to 4 June, we will plant  marigold, salvia and globe amaranthus  in  planters  beside the  school gate and at the school  flower bed. We wish the beautiful flowers to be comforted the mind of people who are going up and down on the street, our friend and our neighbourhood. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Break the Rules with Blooming Green

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

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Planting and no-dig course

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

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

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Pot to Pan – Understanding Herbs

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

Join Ruth, expert nutritional scientist from Ruth Green Nutrition and Niamh, horticultural therapist from the charity Thrive, for a fun and educational afternoon talk on herbs. Come and learn how to propagate herbs from the supermarket that will last and how to take cuttings from your rosemary. Discover the benefits of using fresh and dried herbs to enhance and effectively manage  your  health and longevity. Ruth and Niamh combine their knowledge of gardening and nutrition to inspire you. This fantastic…

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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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Campfire Tree Safari

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

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

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Hand-tied bouquet spring course

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

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

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Botanical Textiles

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

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

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Drum Castle in Bloom

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

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

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Bees and Tea

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

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

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Manor Farm Nature Space Project Launch

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

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

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Nature sculpture trail and planting parties

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

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

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Dalston Flower Show for Children

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

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

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Cranbrook Goes Nuts in May

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Mon 29 May, 2017

Cranbrook, High Street
Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3EE United Kingdom
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Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May: 10 to 4 Join us and celebrate anything and everything that grows and what you can do with it – dead or alive! Come to this beautiful market town in Kent where the High Street will be closed to traffic and open to all kinds of garden-related jollity demonstrations including willow weaving, big-time spray can art, chainsaw sculptures, hand-tied bouquets, vegetable carving, floral artists activities make a garden in a pot, spray-can workshop, decorate…

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Spray-paint in Cranbrook: Demo & Workshops

Sun 28 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Mon 29 May, 2017

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

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

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Art in The Garden

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

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

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Gardens in Time

Mon 29 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way
Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 3QR United Kingdom
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Dig deep into the roots of modern gardening, from ponds, pergolas and pots to roses, recipes and remedies. Join us for a day of talks, tours and workshops and explore the garden in greater depth.  This special day will showcase a cornucopia of horticulturalists, gardeners, garden historians and creatives who will be on hand to lead you through the history of gardens. Although Fishbourne Roman Palace Garden is so ancient, it feels remarkably familiar. The features which make up the garden are…

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

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

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

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Trabajos de estación y diseño básico en el Vivero La Colección

Wed 31 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ART
Vivero La Colección, Av. Agustín García 9105
Tigre, Buenos Aires CP1648 Argentina
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$700

Fecha y lugar: miércoles 31 de mayo en Vivero La Colección. Duración: 2 hs.  Costo: $700/persona A cargo de: Nicolás Heinen La charla constará de una recorrida por el vivero analizando  los lineamientos básicos de su diseño y, más en detalle, se repasarán las tareas otoñales necesarias para mantenerlo en el tiempo. Se dividirá la misma en una sección teórica y otra práctica – con una demostración del rearmado de uno de los canteros del jardín. Se hablará de abonado,…

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Silk // Unwoven Histories

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

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

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Bushcraft and Creepy Crawlies

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

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

Children £2 - adults £7

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Kokedama workshop

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

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

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June 2017

Potent Potions

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

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

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Botanicals in a Bottle

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

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

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These Shoes are made for planting

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

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

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Natural Happiness – the Gardener’s Way

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

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

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Vintage Reimagined Nature Trail with artist Sophie Marsham

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

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

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Un tè in giardino

Fri 2 June, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm CEST
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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until Sun 4 June, 2017

Associazione Ortinterrazza, Via Antonio Cocchi 19
Firenze, 50131 Italy
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Free

Ortinterrazza vi invita nel suo splendido spazio privato per scoprire da vicino i suoi giardini verticali, strutture create da Giulia e Stefano con materiali di riciclo per permettere anche a chi ha poco spazio di godere dei colori e dei profumi di ortaggi, erbe aromatiche e piccoli frutti. Potrete sorseggiare tè e tisane  in un’atmosfera rilassata, scoprire il programma dei corsi organizzati dall’associazione, diventare soci e ammirare le piantine prodotte nel giardino. L'ingresso è gratuito , gradita prenotazione scrivendo a ortinterrazza@gmail.com…

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Permablitz Day: Co-gardening with Nature

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road
London, London NW1 7AY United Kingdom
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Permablitzes are free days open to all. They bring people together to create or develop a community or household edible, wildlife-friendly garden according to a permaculture (ecologically sustainable) design. They spread by stimulating networks of reciprocity and mutual support: once you have helped at a few you can have one of your own. Our makeovers create plant alliances that mimic natural ecosystems. We always co-garden with the soil-food-web, wildlife and plants to maintain health and build fertility. (see www.permablitzlondon.com) On…

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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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A Garden in a Tea Cup

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

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

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Mostly Mosaic: Workshop and Talk with artist Helen Nock

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

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

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Natural Beeswax Cosmetics and Candles

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

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

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Il Mio Campo Libero

Sun 4 June, 2017 @ 5:30 pm CEST
Associazione Radici Quadrate, PIAZZALE DONATELLO, 29
FIRENZE, Firenze 50132 Italy
Free

In occasione della giornata conclusiva del Chelsea Fringe, l’Associazione Radici Quadrate di Firenze apre le porte per un’intera giornata a tutti gli appassionati di giardini. Presso la sede dell’Associazione si svolgerà una mostra di vasi realizzati dai detenuti della Casa Circondariale Mario Gozzini di Firenze ottenuti da barattoli di latta provenienti dalla mensa del carcere. Dalle ore 17,30 alle 19,00, gli amici che ci verranno a trovare, potranno imparare le tecniche per realizzare i vasi e portare a casa un…

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May 2018

The Floating Meadow at Paddington Central

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

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

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Chelsea Fringe at the Geffrye

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

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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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Round and round the garden – like a teddy bear?

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

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

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

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

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

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Pop-up Bouquet Making Workshop

Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane
London, London SW8 5BL United Kingdom
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Free

EcoWorld Ballymore will be hosting a pop-up bouquet making workshop on the Embassy Gardens marketing suite roof terrace and orangery. Attendees will be able to learn a few floristry skills, whilst overlooking part of the beautifully planted linear park and new US Embassy ornamental lake. Seasonal sweet and savoury treats, all incorporating floral and botanical elements, will be available throughout the day, along with fresh juices.

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Roses: tea tasting and posy making

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

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

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

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Let’s Grow a Pizza!

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

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Plants That Heal

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

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

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

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Art in the Garden

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

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Farm in the Park

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

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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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Urban Tree Festival: Urban Tree Talk

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

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

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Manor Farm Nature Space – Cultivating Communities

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

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

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

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Dry Stone Walling Workshops

Sun 20 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
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Another workshop at 2.00pm
Mudchute Park and Farm, Pier Street
London, E14 3HP United Kingdom
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Free

Experience outside 'hands-on' activity of building stone walls without the use of mortar. Education and Training at the London school of Dry Stone Walling. These workshops run by professional registered waller, John Holt, are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft of building walls using natural stone without mortar. At the end of the workshops you will understand DSW heritage and terminology used, and distinguish various stone shapes and their uses. We provide free for the workshop:- all…

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Urban Tree Festival: Explore the Urban Forest – Stoke Newington

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

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

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Feeding Dreams: Handmade Apothecary at Omved

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

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

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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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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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Sun Prints and Cyanotype Workshop

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

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

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Natural Dyeing from Kitchen Botanics or Dyeing from Dining

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

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

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Creating and exploring Tree Trails with TiCL

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

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The gentle art of salad making

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

Chef Tai will be hosting a Master Class in the gentle art of salad making at the Jetty in Greenwich Peninsula. A perfect follow on from Urban growth’s session on how to grow salad and herbs at home, this is a chance to harvest produce grown here on the Jetty and transform it into exciting dishes to impress family and guests alike. From sourcing the best fresh ingredients to combining unusual flavours and textures, Tai will proves that eating salad…

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Urban Tree Festival: Haiku in Queen’s Wood

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

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

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

Mon 21 May, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Free

An afternoon workshop and discussion on healthy gut, healthy body, healthy lifestyle with the dynamic Ben, creator of Bottlebrush Ferments and Chef Arthur Potts Dawson. See the website here for more on the inspirational raw and fermented secrets that will be revealed in this amazing workshop on the importance of how to build fermented foods into our lifestyle.

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Today’s Cornucopia!

Tue 22 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
The Ragged Canteen @Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport Street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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Free

As part of the Greenhouse Effect, the Ragged Canteen is offering a Life Drawing class, working from a large scale still life with Michael Curran. A set of drawing exercises designed to loosen you up and find inner hidden talent and styles of your own. Materials provided, but bring your own if you prefer. Booking essential, limited numbers, so email here for a space.

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Taking Botanical Photos with your phone

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

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

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Lunchtime learning – Urban Food Growing

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

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

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Vegetable Protest Printmaking Class

Wed 23 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
The Ragged Canteen @ Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport Street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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Free

As part of the Greenhouse Effect, the Ragged Canteen @ Beaconsfield Gallery, Vauxhall is offering a creative workshop. Vegetable Protest Printmaking Class: making pauper potato prints with slogans of ethically and seasonal cries of protest for today's food industry. Materials provided. Booking is essential and places are limited, so email to book your place theraggedcanteenkitchen@gmail.com

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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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Kennington Art Class with Seb Patane

Thu 24 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Ragged Canteen @ Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport Street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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Free

As part of the Greenhouse Effect, the Ragged Canteen @ Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall is offering a creative workshop. Seb Patane will bring his Kennington Art class of individual expression and experimentation within a supportive, relaxed and colloquial atmosphere. The focus as always is on drawing and collage but here with a botanical theme. Materials provided, but please feel free to bring your own. Booking is essential and places are limited, so email to book theraggedcanteenkitchen@gmail.com

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An Evening Flower Workshop in the Rookery Garden, Streatham Common

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

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

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Flower arranging workshop at Doddington Place Gardens

Fri 25 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington Place Gardens
Nr Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB United Kingdom
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£75

On arrival you’ll be welcomed with tea/coffee. The Head Gardener will take you on a tour of the gardens and then you’ll have the opportunity to pick your own flowers from the gardens. After a light lunch you'll be shown you how to create your own unique hand tied bouquet - which you'll get to take home. You’re welcome to stay on after the workshop finishes to enjoy the gardens at your leisure. Aprons, scissors and buckets will be provided.…

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Creativity Workshop

Fri 25 May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Thrive Main Garden, Thrive Battersea, Main Garden
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

Enjoy two hours of reflection, observation and creativity in a beautiful garden. Participants will be asked to contemplate, draw and collage their ideas and thoughts about the importance and benefits of quiet, mostly with a focus on the collective needs of many. For example: why, how and where any community anywhere might benefit from quiet. This might be in relation to participants’ immediate neighbourhood, or communities elsewhere. This workshop is an opportunity to combine drawing and collage experiments with observation…

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E’ fiorito il borgo – A village in bloom

Sat 26 May, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 27 May, 2018

Nicola di Luni, Nicola di Luni
Nicola di Luni, La Spezia 19034 Italy
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Free

E’ FIORITO IL BORGO è una manifestazione florovivaistica che si svolge per il terzo anno consecutivo a Nicola di Luni, un borgo medievale, con la sua caratteristica pianta ovale, arroccato tra le Apuane e il mare che da qui si domina completamente. Per l’intero fine settimana il borgo sarà invaso dai colori e dai profumi delle piante esposte ed appuntamenti culturali che coniugano le peculiarità storiche e paesaggistiche del luogo con la pratica dei fiori e dei giardini scandiranno i…

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Laboratorio “Mordi il colore” insieme a Lucia Scuderi

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 10:30 am BST
Orto Botanico di Catania, Via Etnea 397,
Catania, Sicily, 95125 Italy
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€5

Quali sono le stagioni dell'anno? E quali i suoi frutti? Le fragole vengono da una pianta o da un albero? Un peperone si può mangiare in inverno? Attraverso strumenti didattici Lucia Scuderi aiuterà i bambini a trovare ad ogni stagione il suo frutto o il suo ortaggio.

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

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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Free

Spend time with Chef Arthur and experience how herbs are used to make meals delicious, healthy and nutritious. Talk through the world of herbs as Arthur takes you on a narrative of herbs and his food journeys around the planet. From Wild Oregano picking in Piedmont Italy to Puha leaves in New Zealand, Arthur has many stories to tell and recipes to share. Get immersed in herbs, make a classic Ligurian Basil Pesto, make a Thyme Salmariglio, experiment with flavours…

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Tasseography (Future Tea)

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
pump house pavilion, Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

Join local horticulturalists and artist Joanna Brinton as we explore plants traditionally used to make tea. Drop in as we look for specimens local to the gallery and in the park, in particular the Rosebay Willow or Fireweed; a fast growing weed common to bomb sites that was gathered and dried to make drinks during the post war years. In this free session, we will be working with plant specimens and continue a local tradition by developing your own brew.…

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Flowerful Elephant

Sat 26 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Elephant Park, Elephant Road
London, SE17 1LB United Kingdom
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Free

Join us in Elephant & Castle’s newest park space as we kick off summer with a neighbourhood green gathering! The culmination of a Chelsea Fringe week of talk and walks in the area, this fun-filled family day will celebrate all things growing, health and wellbeing and flowerful in our special pocket of London. Don’t miss performances, stalls, games workshops and classes led by a number local organisations.

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Feeding Dreams: Aya Tanaka at Omved

Sun 27 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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£30

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, is a mediation and an art. With as much attention and focus on the shapes and spaces between the flowers and stems, the discipline is a very different practice to western flower arranging. Create a wabi-sabi Japanese flower arrangement Ikebana while sipping green tea and traditional Japanese sweets. Led by Aya Tanaka, professional Japanese flower designer and Ikebana professor, the workshop highlights a history of Ikebana as well as its philosophy, practical techniques.…

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The Legacy of John Evelyn and the future at Sayes Court

Sun 27 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Sayes Court Park, Sayes Court Street,
London, SE8 3LN United Kingdom
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Free

Deptford, Southeast London was home to one of England’s greatest horticulturists John Evelyn. At Sayes Court Park we will be exploring John Evelyn writings ‘Kalendarium Hortense’ & ‘Directions for the Gardiner’ at Sayes Court. In this workshop we will discussing history and origins of the plants and flowers he grew here, and we will be sowing current cultivars available today in pots to take away. You are invited to visit the John Evelyn Community Garden also in Deptford and bring…

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The Not so Secret Language of Flowers

Sun 27 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
pump house pavilion, Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Free

During Victorian times floriography (the language of flowers) was used as a means of coded communication, allowing people to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. In this workshop, make flower prints on postcards which you can send as special messages to your friends, family or enemies. You might want to declare your love, you might also want to tell your flatmate to take out the bin. In any case, come and invent a new flower language with us…

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Botanical Badges: Printing Workshop with Linda Florence

Sun 27 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Nine Elms Pavilion, Riverside Walk
London, SW11 United Kingdom
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Join us for a fun-filled and creative afternoon printing textile badges based on local plant life. This workshop is suitable for the whole family and will give you the opportunity to design and print using a specialist dye process to create a uniquely patterned souvenir. The workshop will be run by designer Linda Florence who designed and printed the patterns on the newly installed pavilion by architects Studio Weave on the Thames river walkway.

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Colouring in the Place

Sun 27 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Bow Arts, Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ United Kingdom
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Colouring in Place is a natural dye and quilting workshop where the public gets to help make a map of the greenery of East London while trying out these textile techniques. Everyone is welcome to come along on the day and share your stories of any local plants, trees or green spaces that you notice or appreciate in East London. We'll be turning some of these into natural dyes and adding them to a community quilt map of the natural…

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May 2019

Tai Trees

Sat 18 May @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am BST
Lloyd Square Garden, Islington
London, WC1X 9BA United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

Tai Chi under the trees in a beautiful leafy Georgian Square in Clerkenwell. Derek Pearce, an experienced teacher from London’s Mei Quan Academy will lead 30 people young and old through dynamic and tranquil moves, evoking the trees’ expansiveness and rootedness to place. Part of London's 2019 Urban Tree Festival, made possible by city-greening charity Trees for Cities. We are delighted to welcome Tonkin Liu architects who not only created our new logo but are also inviting you to take part in…

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Stream Walk Community Garden

Sat 18 May @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
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Fridays is for families only - admittance only if you have a child with you.
Stream Walk Community Garden, Stream Walk footpath, off Old Bridge Road and Cromwell Road
Whitstable, Kent CT51RH United Kingdom
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Stream Walk Community Garden is tucked away along Stream Walk footpath close to the heart of Whitstable. Quarter of an acre of ex-allotment land is the home of varied garden areas, a Tea Shed, outdoor classroom, composting toilet, fruit trees and much much more; the garden demonstrates organic gardening at its best. Run by volunteers and hosting a wood-work group and family group, the garden welcomes the whole community to come and join in with gardening and other activities. Saturday…

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Woodland Magic and Forest Fun – Horsenden Hill

Sat 18 May @ 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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Thrive Selfie Trail

Sat 18 May @ 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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Back to the Future

Sat 18 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Hackney CVS, 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3AZ United Kingdom
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Free

Mushroom Growing in a (possibly) Post-Brexit Britain. Stressed about sourcing edible fungi if the UK leaves the EU?  Worried about where your wine caps will come from? Scared the price of shitake will mushroom? Then grow your own! Darren Springer horticulture tutor & keen mushroom grower will be working alongside participants to create a mushroom growing area at Rainbow Grow’s Dalston base. He will be facilitating 2 free “HOW TO” sessions at 12 & 2pm. Join us for a FUNgi…

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Urban Tree Festival Outdoor Studio

Sat 18 May @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Paddington Recreation Ground, Paddington Recreation Ground, Randolph Avenue , Maida Vale
London, W9 1PD United Kingdom
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Free

We are delighted to welcome artist Gail Astbury, who is taking up residence in our Urban Tree Festival Outdoor Studio. Urban Tree Festival Outdoor Studio:  Novice or expert when wielding a paintbrush or sketching pencil why not visit the Outdoors Studio and try your hand at capturing trees in our urban neighbourhoods on paper. Gail Astbury has chosen her local park as her Outdoor Studio: Paddington Recreation Ground. Where 4-minute miler Sir Rodger Bannister and Tour de France cyclist Sir Bradley…

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Taking cuttings @ The Jetty

Sat 18 May @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0FL United Kingdom
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Free

The Jetty @ Greenwich is one of our most interesting sites.  Made up of 7 polytunnels side by side, this is a huge growing and event space with a tropical climate on the River Thames. Come and learn how to take softwood cuttings of shrubby herbs (such as sage and lemon verbena) and plant them in hand made paper pots and take some home with you to start a new collection of plants.

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Tree Adventures and Magical Fairytales on the Embankment

Sun 19 May @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Inner Temple Garden, entry via Tudor Street
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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The Inner Temple Garden opens its historic gates for a day of Tree Adventures and Magical Fairytales. This will be the first time visitors to the Garden will be able to ascend into one of the Inner Temple’s mature trees to experience the beauty of the tree from up above and gain unique aerial views of the garden and London skyline. This will be run by The Big Tree Climbing Company the largest provider of recreational tree climbing in the…

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Nature Writing Field Trip to the Great North Wood

Sun 19 May @ 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
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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 @ 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 @ 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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Seed Sowing @ Pop Farm, Pop Brixton

Thu 23 May @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Pop Brixton, 53 Brixton Station Road
London, UK SW9 8PQ United Kingdom
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Free

Pop Farm in Pop Brixton,  provides a place where people living in the city without garden space of their own can learn how to grow food and flowers. We host drop-in gardening sessions at Pop Farm, where, with our volunteers, we grow food for the caterers on site. Come and join us in the heart of Brixton to learn how to sow seeds and maintain plants in this beautiful, urban oasis surrounded by delicious street food, retail and offices.

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Orchard workshops

Thu 23 May @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm BST
Brixton orchard, Brixton Orchard, Brixton Hill
London, SW2 5RW United Kingdom
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Free

Introducing the Brixton Orchard, a green space with 35 fruit trees and hundreds of edible hedges, showcasing how fruit trees can be integrated into urban spaces. Come and explore this beautiful space for a workshop on basic fruit tree physiology and care. The event is free but numbers are limited - book here 

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Fergus the Forager

Fri 24 May @ 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 @ 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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Together – Naturally (play with the flowers)

Sat 25 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sun 26 May, 2019

Old Fire Station Gallery, Market Place
Henley on Thames, Oxon RG9 2AG United Kingdom
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Together - Naturally is part of a series of flower based workshops, talks and events aimed at bringing people together through flowers. The Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley-on-Thames will be converted into a pop up Flower Studio with a beautiful selection of fresh, cut flowers and unusual vases, vessels and florists' materials to arrange in. Guests are invited to come and 'play with the flowers' in a friendly and informal, workshop environment under the guidance of an experienced floristry…

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Aya Tanaka ‘From This Land’ Ikebana Workshop

Sat 25 May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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£35

Following her Ikebana demonstration, Aya will give a hands-on workshop on the ancient art of Japanese flower arranging. The workshop will include include Japanese refreshments, workshop material and the opportunity to purchase a unique ceramic art work from the From this Land Exhibition.

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WildCity’s Big Art Picnic

Sat 25 May @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Eden Community Garden, Matrimony Place,
London, SW4 0DX United Kingdom
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Free

Join WildCity in the Eden Community Garden for the Big Art Picnic. Bring a picnic, blanket, family and friends and spend a creative afternoon exploring sculpture, timelapse filmmaking and photography to construct a collaborative, interactive tubing installation inspired by the garden. A free, accessible, creative event open to everyone.

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Flower Power Pavement Art

Sat 25 May @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm BST
The Garden Room, Hanover and Princess Court Cambridge, CB2 1JH United Kingdom + Google Map

Paint pollinators and pansies on the pavement at our Incredible and Edible Community Garden! All ages are welcome to our free art event. The event will be led by the marvellous artist Rachel McGivern. You can check out the beautiful flowers, fruits and vegetables we grow, spend the afternoon graffitiing our pavements with beautiful art in the celebration of flowers and learn about how plants are pollinated.

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Scented Flower and Herbal Ice Creams

Sat 25 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
King Henry’s Walk Garden, 11c King Henry’s Walk
London, Greater London N1 4NX United Kingdom
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£10 – £15

Come and visit King Henry's Walk Community Garden, which will be open 12 - 4pm on both Saturdays and Sundays of Chelsea Fringe Week. On 25th May, from 2 - 4pm, the garden will be running a workshop for Chelsea Fringe 2019.  We are delighted to welcome back Kitty Travers of La Grotta Ices to the garden. She will be leading a workshop on how to  make ice creams with scented flowers and herbs, and may also include a recipe…

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Potting Herbs and Edible flowers with Laura Hillman

Sat 25 May @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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£5

Always wanted to grow your own kitchen herbs but don’t know how? Join us for this introductory workshop where you will learn about the process of planting, the soil and care of your plants. We will provide all the pots, soil and plants, so all you need to do is bring your enthusiasm to learn – of course if you have a favourite pot or planter you would like to bring from home to use you can do that too.

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How Well Do You Know Your Fungi?

Sun 26 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard
London, Greater London N6 5JF United Kingdom
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£10

An afternoon of workshops on mushrooms and fungi, with Patrick Mallory of Upcycled Mushrooms. 10am Introduction to Outdoor Fungi Cultivation (1 hr) In this workshop Patrick shows how it is possible & beneficial to integrate fungi cultivation into gardens or allotments. He will cover how fungi help to build fertile soils whilst also increasing biodiversity and benefiting people and surrounding wildlife. 12pm Fungi: The Hidden Kingdom, a talk (1 hr) This talk looks at the fascinating hidden kingdom of fungi…

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Cranbrook Goes Nuts in May

Sun 26 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Cranbrook High Street, High Street
Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3EE United Kingdom
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Free

Come to this beautiful market town in Kent where the High Street will be closed to traffic, decorated with daisies and open to all kinds of garden-related jollity: New for 2019:  ‘Hanging Gardens’ planters, Roger Daniels stickmaker, PandG natural fibre hats, Peachy Pottery, Forget me Not jewellery, Bijoux bibelot glass, Bamboo garden buildings. Back by popular demand: Amazing Sarah Gillings of UCanSpray who will create another huge and beautiful work of art on the spot, with workshops too. Enjoy 50+ street…

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Learn to Grow Edible Flowers – postponed workshop

Sun 26 May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Empty Common Community Garden, Brooklands Avenue
Cambridge, CB2 8AY United Kingdom
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Come and visit  Empty Common Community Garden. Unfortunately the planned workshop learning about sowing seeds to grow your own edible flowers has been cancelled due to illness. However the garden itself will still be open.  Feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful garden.

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