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The ‘Wellington Tower’

May 16
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Oldfield Partners,
130 Buckingham Palace Rd, London, SW1W 9SA United Kingdom
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A witty commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Find out more »
£25.00

Practical Pharmacy: Workshop on preparing medicinal herbs

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Get together to learn how to make a selection of home herbal remedies using fresh spring plants we can find ultra-locally in the Cemetery Park and around Tower Hamlets. With herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad, you will gather plants and prepare them into simple oils, balms and other medicinal preparations that you can use for ailments in the home. Learn some new skills to put into practice yourselves, find out what healthful actions our native plants offer and take home your creations… Find out more »
£5

Hoopy and Happy with Hahahopscotch

May 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Fenton House,
Hampstead Grove, London, London NW3 6SP United Kingdom
16th May 2015, 11.30am-12.15pm £5 per child ( entry to the gardens is additionally payable at the National Trust office at £3 per child and £6.50 per adult) 4-12 years old (or the younger at heart) Parents to stay please Booking recommended at www.eventbrite.co.uk Long before scooters or space hoppers, hoops were de rigueur entertainment for parks and gardens. Children raced alongside, hitting them with a stick to keep them rolling. Inspired by an antique photograph of young friends dressed… Find out more »
Free

Horticultural Clapton Walk

May 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Geffrye Museum,
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Explore Clapton’s horticultural past and present in these fascinating tours led by Julia Lafferty from the Hackney Society. The purpose of this walk is to explore Clapton’s horticultural heritage, beginning at the beautifully landscaped parkland of Springfield Park and ending at the twenty-first century garden attraction recently opened at Sutton House. In partnership with Discover Hackney Both tours are free, but places must be booked in advance please visit  here, or e-mail bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Find out more »

Discover the Poetry Path at King Henry’s Walk Garden

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

Wildlife Gardening Workshop

May 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, Mile End, London, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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This wildlife workshop, led by Froglife, will offer an in-depth discussion, tips and practical skills, on how to make urban gardens and parks attractive for all sorts of wildlife, especially amphibians and reptiles. The increasing fragmentation and degradation of habitat available for wildlife in London has led to a reduction in our Capital’s biodiversity. Gardens and parks provide a much needed way for reptiles and amphibians and other wildlife to move around, and they also help to link up habitats.… Find out more »

Drawing Squares of Georgian London

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every day until May 17, 2015
Beginning Bedford Square Garden,
Bedford Square, London, London WC1B 5BL United Kingdom
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Drawing Squares of Georgian London: A close, and unusual, look at three of Bloomsbury’s squares and gardens. This event takes place twice during the 2015 Chelsea Fringe, May 16, from 2:00 to 5:00 and May 17th, 2:00 to 5:00 Led by two specialists (a painter and a historian), this three hour workshop will offer an unusual twofold approach to looking at, thinking about, and using urban parks and gardens. We will meet in Bedford Square Gardens, (not normally open to… Find out more »

Exploring Arcadian Thames: A walk from Twickenham to Richmond

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

Cycle – Flower – Power

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Pillbox Kitchen,
115 Coventry Road, London, E2 6GG United Kingdom
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Come and celebrate with a group of cyclists who have cycled from Manchester to Bethnal Green to promote urban wild planting and sustainability. There will be wonderful food and drink provided by the The Pillbox Kitchen,  urban bee-keeping and wild flower planting talks, chatting and seeds all mixed together in a special cocktail of sustainability! We will be bringing bespoke seed packets, including edible plants, that have been curated for this journey as well as Bee Raphaelite Manchester Honey from… Find out more »
£4.50

Gardeners’ Question Time

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Teahouse Theatre,
Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, London, SE11 5HL United Kingdom
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As part of the Vauxhall Missing Link and the award winning relocation of Hugo Bugg’s 2014 Chelsea gold medal winning garden, Vauxhall One have successfully brought Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time to Vauxhall. It will be recorded at The Tea House Theatre on Vauxhall Walk SE11 5HL on Sunday the 17th of May between 1-4pm. Please book your tickets early as they will sell out quickly. Gardeners’ Question Time has answered well over 30,000 questions since its inception in 1947. The panel… Find out more »
Free

Wild Food Guided Walk

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, Mile End, London, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Join Ken, Cemetery Park Manager, for a guided walk of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. You will be able to discover the beauty of seasonal, wild produce and discuss recipe ideas. As we walk, we will nibble leaves, berries and roots, collect wild leaves for you to take home, and we’ll infuse plants in hot water to produce wild tea. Free. No need to book, just turn up on the day. Find out more »
£30

‘Do we need thinkingardens?’ The Supper Debate

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Coach & Horses Pub,
1 Great Marlborough Street, London, London W1F 7HG United Kingdom
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As part of the Chelsea Fringe Thinkingardens is having a supper debate. It’s the ten year anniversary of the online magazine and the question to contemplate is ‘Do we still need thinkingardens? and if we do, what for?’ Anne takes the view that most of what is written about gardens is utter tosh, and loves nothing more than stirring things up a bit, so expect a feisty debate. It all takes place over a convivial meal at Soho’s famous (or… Find out more »

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

May 18
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Every day until June 5, 2015
Exchange Square,
10 Exchange Square, London, EC2A 2BQ United Kingdom
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‘Taking a Turn’ explores the mental health history of hospital gardens from 1800 to contemporary times, using historical archives as well as historical and contemporary patient narratives in a garden installation. The installation is at Exchange Square, the original site of Bedlam – Bethlem Royal hospital – the world’s oldest psychiatric hospital. ‘Taking a Turn’ brings together medicine, history and horticulture in a fresh approach about a little-known medical history. This history has become a seedbed for the contemporary movement… Find out more »
£5

Dartmouth Park Talks – It’s all about the soil

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

Espacio Gallery ‘GERMINATION’

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sunday 31st finishes at 5pm
Espacio Gallery,
159 Bethnal Green Road, London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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159 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG    May 19th-31st 2015   1-7pm daily.  (May 31st finishes at 5pm) ‘All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today…..’   Paintings, original prints, drawings, sculpture & assemblages. Espacio’s 3rd Fringe exhibition showing 18 artists’ diverse and exciting interpretations of the natural world. Find out more »
Free

Pick up a Stitch at the Inner Temple Garden

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week on Tuesday until June 7, 2015
Inner Temple Garden,
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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Pick up a Stitch at the award winning Inner Temple Garden involves Tuesday evening pop-up knitting clubs and garden open day on Sunday 7th June. Our project celebrates the abundance of vibrant colour in the garden by collaborating with our visitors in a pop-up knitting club to create colourful woollen decorations for our trees and statutes; everything from pom-poms to knitted cosies. This will be family friendly fun open to all ages and abilities with experts on hand to teach… Find out more »
£3/free (under 16, disabled visitors)

Special Almshouse Tours

May 20
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20 and 26 May; 3 and 6 June
Geffrye Museum,
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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The restored almshouse has been taken back to its original condition, offering a glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. During the Chelsea Fringe Festival our almshouse tours will include an introduction to the gardens: 20 and 26 May, 3 and 6 June at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm Adults £3, Friends, disabled visitors and children under 16 free. Places are limited: first-come, first-served Find out more »
Free

Hugo Bugg Garden Parties

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 5, 2015
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens,
Tyers Street, London, SE11 5HY United Kingdom
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This Chelsea Fringe, Vauxhall is celebrating becoming home to the Chelsea Gold winning garden by Hugo Bugg. In 2014 Hugo became the youngest ever winner of the Chelsea gold medal for his incredible waterscape garden which cleverly reuses rainwater to reduce the risk of flooding. Not only is this garden clever but it is also beautiful, and will now become the star attraction of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Vauxhall One Business Improvement District as part of Chelsea Fringe festival 2015… Find out more »
£3.00

Bat Walk

May 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, Mile End, London, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Learn about these fascinating creatures of the night sky. Ken, Cemetery Park Manager (and bat enthusiast!), will guide you through the park to look out for our furry friends. We supply bat detectors to help you identify the species that are swooping around and to listen to them ‘chattering’ as they hunt for food. Please bring a torch with you if you can and remember to wrap up warm. Open to all. Find out more »
£15.00

Summer Shrub and Tree ID

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, Mile End, London, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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We will explore the Cemetery Park, looking at a wide range of trees and shrubs and learning how to recognize them during summer. We will look at features such a leaves, fruit, flowers and bark which can be used to identify the more common species. Who should attend? This course will be suitable for those wishing to improve their tree identification skills, but anyone with an interest is welcome. Find out more »
£8.00

The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Teahouse Theatre,
Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, London, SE11 5HL United Kingdom
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The irreverent poet Mark Fiddes reads from his Templar Pamphlet – available at The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre,  alongside fellow Templar Poets – Jane Weir, author of ‘Poppies’, Walking the Block and other pamphlets and collections and Chris James, author of England Underwater, The Fool and winner of numerous poetry awards including the National Poetry Competition. … a taste … the opening stanza from… The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre The butterflies get in for free, like the Queen, ex officio.… Find out more »
Free

Give Me Shelter: Half Term Activities

May 26
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10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm
Geffrye Museum,
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Explore different types of shelters in the past and present day, including garden homes in celebration of Chelsea Fringe. Make nest hats, Victorian paper dolls, animal homes and more. Activities are suitable for 2-16 year olds. 10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm Activities are free, workshop places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before activities take place. All children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult   Find out more »
Free

Cross Pollination at the Fringe

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every day until June 2, 2015
Shed Studio,
Garden, 29 Dynevor Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN49HP United Kingdom
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We are three recent/current garden artists in residence based in Kent – Anne Kelly was artist in residence at Sussex Prairies Garden in 2014, Rosie MacCurrach was at Great Dixter garden in 2014 and Louise Pettifer is the current artist in residence at Sissinghurst Castle Garden. We are displaying our work in drawing, painting, printmaking and textiles at the Shed Studio and organising garden art and craft activities and demonstrations alongside the event. Find out more »
£5.00

Felted birds and pods

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Rd, London, Greater London SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
Come and make a needlefelted bird or wet felted bird pod with textile artists Women of the Cloth. The pods are made using the wet felting technique, where you lay fleece around a resist and felt it by rubbing and rolling with soap and water. The birds are made by needlefelting, where you work the fibres together with a barbed needle to make a sculpted shape. Age 8+. Cost £5 for materials. Please book in advance by emailing info@slbi.org.uk Find out more »
Free

Horticultural Hackney Walk

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Geffrye Museum,
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Explore Hoxton’s horticultural past and present led by local historian Margaret Willes from the Hackney Society. Follow in the footsteps of gardeners and nurserymen to trace the horticultural history of Shoreditch and Hoxton from the Tudor period to the present. The tour is free but places must be booked in advance, please visit here, or e-mail bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk   Find out more »
£5 (£3 members) children free

Olden Community Garden Party

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Olden Community Garden,
Whistler Street, London, N5 1NH United Kingdom
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Enjoy this secluded, diverse, 2.5-acre garden to the accompaniment of some equally diverse live music. Olden Garden is a hidden gem, an oasis of green in urban Highbury but large enough to contain an acre of woodland, a small meadow, an orchard, a vegetable garden and a flower-fringed lawn all within a free-kick’s distance of the Emirates Stadium. For the third year the garden will be open to the public, for a small fee, as part of the Chelsea Fringe:… Find out more »
£3/free (under 16, disabled visitors)

Special Almshouse Tours

June 3
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20 and 26 May; 3 and 6 June
Geffrye Museum,
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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The restored almshouse has been taken back to its original condition, offering a glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. During the Chelsea Fringe Festival our almshouse tours will include an introduction to the gardens: 20 and 26 May, 3 and 6 June at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm Adults £3, Friends, disabled visitors and children under 16 free. Places are limited: first-come, first-served Find out more »

The SPAB’s Shadow Garden

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

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

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Doddington Community Roof Garden,
Doddington and Rollo Estate, London, London SW11 5HD United Kingdom
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Games, strawberry-picking, story-telling, face-painting, food, music and art activities all on a roof! Come celebrate the summertime at the Doddington & Rollo Community Roof Garden’s annual family day starting from 11am, with food at 1pm and performances from 2pm. All Welcome and it’s totally free. Our beautiful roof top garden is at the heart of the Doddington & Rollo estate, a five-minute walk from Queenstown Road or Battersea Park Station. You will find us across the square behind Battersea Park Road Tesco. The… Find out more »

Summer Fair in Tower Hamlets

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, Mile End, London, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Fun for all An annual celebration of woodland crafts and local heritage Try your hand at some traditional woodland crafts such as basket weaving, take a rickshaw ride, have your face painted, learn more about the history of the area, indulge in the tea and cake stall run by the East End WI …and much more A free event Watch us on the BBC! Find out more »
£16/13 (concs)

Culpepers Herbal Remedy

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Geffrye Museum,
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Join Margaret Willes for a fascinating talk about herbalist, botanist and radical apothecary Nicholas Culpeper, then create your own historic remedies and natural cosmetics. As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival and Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival Tickets must be booked in advance, please visit here, or e-mail bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Find out more »
Free

Hidden Garden Art Show

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Maureen Michaelson Gallery,
Maureen Michaelson Gallery, 17 Belsize Lane, Hampstead , London , Hampstead NW3 5AD United Kingdom
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You are invited to discover a professionally curated exhibition of outdoor artworks in a lushly planted private garden not normally open to the public. The green oasis hidden in a central London suburb houses the smallest outdoor sculpture gallery in the UK, showing especially commissioned works by some of the finest artists working in the UK. We hope to inspire you to see how plants and artworks can work together and how the smallest terrace or largest landscape can be enhanced with a… Find out more »
Free

Pick up a Stitch at the Inner Temple Garden

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Inner Temple Garden,
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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Pick up a Stitch at the award winning Inner Temple Garden involves Tuesday evening pop-up knitting clubs and garden open day on Sunday 7th June. Our project celebrates the abundance of vibrant colour in the garden by collaborating with our visitors in a pop-up knitting club to create colourful woollen decorations for our trees and statutes; everything from pom-poms to knitted cosies. This will be family friendly fun open to all ages and abilities with experts on hand to teach… Find out more »

Gardens Family Festival

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