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Sketches inspired by stories and sights. Thrive @ Battersea invites Christopher Guest into the Old English Garden

May 25 @ 11:00 am - May 30 @ 11:00 am
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An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2016-05-25 11:00 am and lasts 5 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-05-30 11:00
Thrive Battersea,
Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Observe and chat with sculptor and painter, Christopher Guest as he makes sketches inspired by stories and sights of the Old English Garden in Battersea Park. From 10am all day 24th May. A selection of Christopher’s work will be available to purchase from the art hut in the Thrive Main Garden where a small market will be selling art connected with Battersea Park and surrounding neighbourhoods. Made by a local group of established and emerging painters, illustrators and sculptors, prices…

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Roundabout Refresh

May 26
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Daily until June 12, 2016
Queen Circus Roundabout,
Battersea (near Rosary Gate Battersea Park)
London, Greater London SW11 4PJ United Kingdom
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Title: Roundabout Refresh Date and time: Open for duration of festival and beyond. Where: Queen Circus roundabout, Battersea (nr Rosary Gate  Battersea Park) Description: Enjoy the beautiful new landscape design for Queen Circus roundabout by Churchman Landscape Architects, which has been commissioned by Nine Elms on the South Bank as part of its public realm improvements programme. All welcome to enjoy, no booking needed! Nine Elms on the South Bank Chelsea Fringe Festival

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Common Thread – A Knitted Landscape

May 26
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Daily until June 12, 2016
Stoke Newington Library,
Stoke Newington Church Street
London, N16 0JS United Kingdom
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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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Free

for the love of ORCHIDS

May 26 @ 12:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Daily until May 27, 2016
Neill Strain Floral Couture, The Flower Lounge,
11 West Halkin Street, Belgrave Square
London, Greater London SW1X 8JL United Kingdom
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An opulent showcase of rare and exotic Phalaenopsis and Vanda Orchids, cut flowers and plants, beautifully designed and displayed at Neill Strain's Belgravia flower boutique.  Enjoy an Orchid-based refreshment while you discover the history and origin of these extraordinary tropical flowers and revel in the unimaginable beauty and splendour of the countless different varieties.  The perfect ending to a day at Chelsea! Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  

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PopFarm

May 26
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Daily until June 12, 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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Free

A Very British HMQ90 at The Connaught

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016
The Connaught Hotel,
Carlos Place
LONDON, W1K 2AL United Kingdom
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The Connaught Hotel and Indoor Garden Design, RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winner, have created a "very British garden" at the entrance to the hotel in Carlos Place in celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday, working to a patriotic red, white and blue palette. See Twitter  and Facebook

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Free

Freedom Street

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily until May 30, 2016
Orange Square,
Belgravia
London, Greater London SW1W 8LP United Kingdom
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Floriferous ‘Freedom Street’ London is changing……..There are 13,000 slaves in London and the UK. People held in captivity and illegally forced to work.We are changing Orange Square in Pimlico to ‘Freedom Street’ and decorating it with colourful, floriferous planters. Each day from Monday to Saturday, a different anti-slavery charity will use Freedom Street to raise awareness of modern slavery in the UK. Join us in changing London to a slave-free city. Join the campaign: #askthequestion  #slavefree? Website :    Twitter:     Facebook:  …

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Visions of nature

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Oxford House,
Derbyshire Street,
Bethnal Green, London , Greater London E2 6HG United Kingdom
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For the exhibition “Visions of nature” artists from different parts of Europe as well as the United States come together to reflect the Chelsea Fringe spirit in different formats including photography to painting to video. Each work reveals the relationship between the artists and the natural elements and shows the connections with nature are a part of their ordinary life. What's your vision of nature? “Visions of nature” artists: Alexandra Pospelova, Carrie Grainger, Chloe Hayes, Daniel Wechsler, Ian Barrington, Izabela…

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Free

Cactus Couture

May 26 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour,
Lots Road
London, SW10 0XE United Kingdom
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Exploring the connection between design and horticulture, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is supporting Chelsea Fringe with an engaging installation inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s famous Majorelle Garden. Featuring on-trend cacti in the latest designs, it pushes creative boundaries by presenting an exotic garden in an entirely new way. One of the greatest names in fashion history, Yves Saint Laurent discovered the Majorelle Garden in 1966 during his first visit to Marrakech, later commenting that he was ‘seduced by the oasis…

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The Painted Garden

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Sloane Club,
52 Lower Sloane Street
London, SW1W 8BS United Kingdom
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EXHIBITION DAY 2: An exhibition of watercolour paintings and works in other mediums by Evelyn Binns & Mary-Clare Cornwallis, two established artists who share a love for flowers, plants, birds and animals. Evelyn previously exhibited at The Chelsea Flower Show from 2000 to 2013 and also holds seven RHS Gold Medals awarded at the Society’s Winter Shows. Mary-Clare exhibits regularly in Scotland and England, and has also had shows in the United States. Private view - Tuesday 24 May 6.30pm - 8.30pm.…

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Jardiniere

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
House Mill Gallery,
Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
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Late Night Viewing   Darrieulat & Young create an interior scene displaying slate sculpture and vessels incorporating planting and floral arrangements. Inspired by the Aesthetic Movement, the exhibition will recreate a Fin de Siecle bohemian setting for printed textiles and original watercolours celebrating flora and fauna over two floors of historic House Mill in Bromley-by-Bow.  A late evening showing will be held on 26 May until 7pm. Twitter and Facebook

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Heath Robinson Exhibition at Harrods

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Daily until May 29, 2016
The Georgian restaurant, Harrods,
87-135 Brompton Rd
London, SW1X 7XL United Kingdom
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As part of Harrods ‘Whatever the Weather’ campaign to celebrate the Harrods British Eccentrics Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower, the luxury department store has created a variety of floral inspired events for the Chelsea Fringe Festival 2016. Harrods wanted to create a playful and quirky garden that would perfectly capture British style and reflect the luxury department store’s values and traditions. The Harrods British Eccentrics Garden is an alternative take on the archetypal English garden featuring quirks, humour and eccentricities,…

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Organism

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016
Espacio Gallery,
159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom
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Espacio Gallery's fourth year on the Chelsea Fringe trail - showing works to do with the natural world : paintings, original prints, sculpture, assemblages, textiles etc

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Free

BMA Mind Garden

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 9, 2016
BMA HOUSE,
Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9JP United Kingdom
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The garden of the British Medical Association will be the setting for a series of evening lectures and discussions on how gardens, plant medicines and ‘green prescriptions’ can contribute to the health and wellbeing of patients. There will be two evening events presented as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival. During each evening, guests will be inspired by two special presentations and take a guided tour of the BMA Mind Garden. Programme Summary Thursday 26 May 4pm – 6:30pm Gardening…

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£12.00

Wildflower Wander

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Wildflower Wander Thursday 26 May Join us for a gentle wander around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park 'After Hours', to look at the array of wildflowers found here. Learn how to identify different species, and find out which wildflowers can be used for crafts, or as wild food or herbs. We will also consider their importance for wildlife and their place in folklore. Booking required here

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Theatre Borscht – Performing Vegetable Pop-up Dinner

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Beaconsfield Gallery,
22 Newport street Greater London SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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Title: Theatre Borscht – performing vegetable pop-up dinner at the Ragged Canteen Date and time: Thursday 26th May, 7pm Where: Ragged Canteen at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport Street, SE11 6AY Description: The Ragged Canteen welcomes BORSCHT – London’s renowned travelling vegetable puppet show. To accompany the performance, the chefs are preparing a specially-themed Ukrainian menu, all vegetarian. Feast your minds and your stomachs! Book your ticket: Eventbrite Facebook and Twitter Nine Elms on the South Bank Chelsea Fringe Festival

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Free

Guerrilla Gardener’s Walking Tour

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lambeth North Tube,
Westminster Bridge Road
London, Greater London SE1 7XG United Kingdom
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Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle Join Richard Reynolds as he takes you on his annual walking tour of his guerrilla gardens that bloom in previously neglected public spaces stretching from Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle. From 12 year old landmarks that are tended to this day without formal permission, to much more recent acquisitions in the fast changing landscape of London's inner city. After a decade of indifference from authorities the last year has been a turbulent one…

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£5.00

Go Batty!

May 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Go Batty! Thursday 26 May, 8.30pm - 10.30pm Learn all about these fascinating mammals of the night sky. We will supply you with bat detectors to help you identify the species that are swooping around the park and to listen to them ‘chattering’ as they hunt for food. Please bring a torch with you if you can and remember to wrap up warm. Open to all. £5 per person. Under 16's are free, and no ticket is needed.

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Greenhouse Effect

May 27 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Beaconsfield Gallery,
22 Newport street Greater London SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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Title: Greenhouse Effect Date and time: Open for duration of festival during gallery opening times (Wed – Sun, 11am – 5pm) and special event 27 May 6-8pm. Where: Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport St, SE11 6AY Description: Visit Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (BGV) and its SpaceShip Earth garden during the festival. BGV was set up as a laboratory and hot house for emerging visual artists. We celebrate the fruits of our seedbed residencies with artists Michael Curran, Dafna Talmor and Joseph Walsh and…

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Brixton Living Wall

May 27 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016
F Mondays,
112 Brixton Hill
London, SW2 1AH United Kingdom
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Brixton Living Wall was made from salvaged and recycled materials and planted as a solution to greening a derelict back yard space in Brixton on a low budget. The garden is part of F Mondays cafe on Brixton Hill and was designed by Grand Designs Live Garden Designer of the Year 2015, Marc O'Neill. Marc has used a combination of native and non native plants, some are from Great Dixter where he is a long term volunteer, and others from…

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New commission by Rachael Champion

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016
Arch 147,
Arch 147, Newport Street
London, SE11 6AJ United Kingdom
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Title: New commission by Rachael Champion Date and time: Duration of festival (opening times TBC) Where: Arch 147, Newport Street, London, SE11 6AJ Description: Nine Elms on the South Bank has commissioned artist Rachael Champion to create a new artwork for a disused railway arch in Newport St. Champion is drawn to materials commonly found on major construction sites and development projects. The artist’s site-specific sculptures and installations contrast industrial materials with ecological matter, exploring the interrelated expectations of the…

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The Skip Garden

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 11, 2016
The Skip Garden,
Tapper Walk
London, N1C 4AQ United Kingdom
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When people think of skips they think of construction, building and dirt. We think less rubble and more rhubarb. That's why we started using skips to farm food that, like us, is locally grown. The Skip Garden is a moveable urban food growing garden in the middle of the King's Cross development site. Amongst the rise of glass and steel buildings, it is an urban oasis in which herbs, chillies, apples, sweet potatoes and cabbages grow out of skips and planters made out…

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Thrive Pop Up Art Workshop @ Old English Garden

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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Thrive ‘Seeds for Stories’ @ Old English Garden, Battersea Park

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until May 29, 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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Jardiniere

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until May 29, 2016
House Mill Gallery,
Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow
London, E3 3DU United Kingdom
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Darrieulat & Young create an interior scene displaying slate sculpture and vessels incorporating planting and floral arrangements. Inspired by the Aesthetic Movement, the exhibition will recreate a Fin de Siecle bohemian setting for printed textiles and original watercolours celebrating flora and fauna over two floors of historic House Mill in Bromley-by-Bow.  A late evening showing will be held on 26 May until 7pm. Twitter and Facebook

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Borough Market: Find and Feast

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Borough Market,
8 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1TL United Kingdom
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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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Greenhouse Effect

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 12, 2016
Beaconsfield Gallery,
22 Newport street Greater London SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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Title: Greenhouse Effect Date and time: Open for duration of festival during gallery opening times (Wed – Sun, 11am – 5pm) and special event 27 May 6-8pm. Where: Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport St, SE11 6AY Description: Visit Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (BGV) and its SpaceShip Earth garden during the festival. BGV was set up as a laboratory and hot house for emerging visual artists. We celebrate the fruits of our seedbed residencies with artists Michael Curran, Dafna Talmor and Joseph Walsh and…

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Thrive @ Battersea Park – Using Gardening to Change Lives

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until May 29, 2016
Thrive Battersea,
Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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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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Herb Garden at The Marksman

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Herb Garden will be launched at The Marksman at an invite-only, botanically-inspired private view on the evening of Thursday 26 May 2016. It will then be open to diners, guests of the public house and Chelsea Fringe visitors during usual opening hours (Monday to Saturday 11am–6pm for the duration of the fringe. Those with a restaurant booking will also be able to enjoy the Herb Garden during the period of their reservation (bookings available for dinner Thursday to Saturday 6–10pm; lunch Saturday 12–3pm and Sunday 12–8pm).
The Marksman Public House and Restaurant,
254 Hackney Road, Hackney
London, London E2 7SJ United Kingdom
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Culinary herbs have been part of the kitchen conversation since humans first began cooking and preserving their own food. Herb Garden at The Marksman explores a range of these aromatic and flavoursome additions through a super-sized version of the restaurant’s permanent working herb garden in the first floor terrace area outside and an exhibition of herbal inspired botanical art in the upstairs dining room. The herb garden and floral installation will be designed by landscape designer Miria Harris, using a…

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Bonsai Kai at Fenton House

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Opening hours extended to 7pm on Bank Holiday 30 May
Fenton House,
Hampstead Grove
London, London NW3 6SP United Kingdom
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Fenton House Garden welcomes back Europe’s oldest bonsai club, Bonsai Kai, who will be displaying their amazing collection of bonsai trees in our 300 year old orchard. The rest of the walled garden is laid out over three levels, featuring formal walks, a sunken rose garden and a kitchen garden, and open Wednesday to Sunday 11am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm. Entry £3. Bonsai Kai’s experts will also be holding bonsai demonstrations on Monday 30th May, from 11am, as part of Fenton’s…

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Locals @ Art Hut

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until May 29, 2016
Thrive Battersea,
Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Thrive is a charity that uses gardening to bring positive changes to the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or those who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. Set in the Thrive Main Garden on East Carriage Drive, a small market will be selling art connected with Battersea Park and surrounding neighbourhoods. Made by a local group of established and emerging painters, illustrators and sculptors, prices start from under £100 for unframed work. A selection of the work…

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Welcome to Thrive @ Battersea Market

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until May 29, 2016
Thrive Battersea,
Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Welcome to Thrive @ Battersea Market. Tuedsay 24 –Sunday 29 May 11am till 4pm Come alone to Thrives Market in our Main Garden @ Battersea Park. Enjoy tea and cake, local crafts stall, explore our many home grown plants at the Thrive Kiosk as well as visiting the Art Hut .  Visit our new bug hotel.  Friendly atmosphere for all the family.

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Thrive Tree Walk @ Battersea Park

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

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The Elegant Outdoors, Alexander Square

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mornings: 24,31 May, 7 June. Afternoons: 27 May, 2,9 June
12 Alexander Square,
12 Alexander Square
London, London SW3 2AY United Kingdom
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Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture studio is proud to present one of their latest projects for a Grade II listed house. The studio completely redesigned the private courtyard enclosed by the brick walls and the front area of this elegant property. A carefully selected mix of evergreen trees, shrubs and climbers combined with seasonal bulbs and perennials provides interest all year round. Although the front garden is always accessible to the public, as part of the Chelsea Fringe event, Stefano Marinaz…

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Thrive Compost Kings Workshop, Herb Garden, Battersea Park

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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Harrods Gardening Talks with Diarmuid Gavin

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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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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Vauxhall City Farm Dye and Spinning Workshop with Thrive @ Battersea Park

May 28 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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Design Show East

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The event will start on 27/05/2016 from 6-9pm
Geffrye Museum,
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Coinciding with Chelsea Fringe and Clerkenwell Design Week, this design shopping event will offer gorgeous items for the home and garden by 70 British designers and makers.

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Visions of nature

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 5, 2016
Oxford House,
Derbyshire Street,
Bethnal Green, London , Greater London E2 6HG United Kingdom
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For the exhibition “Visions of nature” artists from different parts of Europe as well as the United States come together to reflect the Chelsea Fringe spirit in different formats including photography to painting to video. Each work reveals the relationship between the artists and the natural elements and shows the connections with nature are a part of their ordinary life. What's your vision of nature? “Visions of nature” artists: Alexandra Pospelova, Carrie Grainger, Chloe Hayes, Daniel Wechsler, Ian Barrington, Izabela…

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Spring Spectacular

May 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016
Vauxhall City Farm,
165 Tyers Street
London, Choose a County SE11 5HS United Kingdom
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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

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 30, 2016
Kingsgate Workshops Trust,
110-116 Kingsgate Road
London, NW6 2JG United Kingdom
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Make your own garden plant papers - an opportunity for visitors of all ages to try out the versatile craft of papermaking using local plant fibres – nettle, geranium, iris leaf and more. Papermaking will take place outside in the yard, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, we will retreat to the studio. Exhibition of handmade paper works on plant themes by Lucy Baxandall and her Morley College students. Handmade paper items will also be available to buy. Facebook  and Twitter

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Calthorpe Project Vegan Fayre

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Calthorpe Project,
258-274 Gray’s Inn Road
London, WC1X 8LH United Kingdom
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A day of events with a Vegan theme in our 1 acre community garden in Kings Cross.  We have hot and cold food including pizza cooked in a clay oven and raw delights.  You'll find a vegan bar, stalls selling a variety of goods, plants for sale, music plus arts & crafts activities for the whole family.  Sorry, our venue is pet free except for guide dogs.

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Damselflies in spring

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Saturdays 2-5pm; Sundays 11am-5pm
The Factory Press,
85 Clifden Road
London, E5 0LW United Kingdom
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Factory Press open studio - Escape the hustle and bustle of Chatsworth Road Market, enter through the charming walled-in yard to see mini installations, artefacts and original artists' prints of all things floral. Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm and Sundays 11am to 5pm

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Towards a Thriving Crop of Poems, Thrive @ Battersea Park

May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Daily until May 29, 2016
Thrive Battersea,
Chelsea Gate
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
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Local writer Hilaire is Thrive Battersea’s poet-in-residence for the Chelsea Fringe and upcoming Open Garden Squares Weekend. Hilaire will spend time in each of Thrive’s gardens, observing the interactions between visitors (human and otherwise) and the surrounding environment, and gathering material for new poems. This work will build on her growing poetical exploration of gardening and London’s green spaces. Hilaire will read a selection of her garden-themed poems in the Old English Garden at 3pm on Saturday 28th and Sunday…

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Damselflies in spring

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Saturdays 2-5pm; Sundays 11am-5pm
The Factory Press,
85 Clifden Road
London, E5 0LW United Kingdom
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Factory Press open studio - Escape the hustle and bustle of Chatsworth Road Market, enter through the charming walled-in yard to see mini installations, artefacts and original artists' prints of all things floral. Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm and Sundays 11am to 5pm

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Practicalities of Placing Sculpture in the Garden

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pangolin London,
Kings Place
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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Coinciding with our exhibition, 'Sculpture in the Garden', Pangolin London Director Polly Bielecka will give an introduction to placing sculpture outdoors, covering topics such as: How to choose an outdoor sculpture? Placement. Presentation. Installation. The talk will also give attendees a chance to see our new and ambitious exhibition 'Sculpture in the Garden', for which Pangolin London's sleek, architectural interior has been transformed into a garden of three parts: a woodland, formal and walled garden complete with trees and water sculpture.…

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Forest Gardens – an edible tour

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edible Landscapes London,
Finsbury Park
London, London N4 2NQ United Kingdom
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Come for an edible tour around Edible Landscapes London, in Finsbury Park. This beautiful garden is home to over 200 edible species, which we propagate and give to community gardens around London. During your memorable visit, you'll walk through our forest garden, meet lots of unusual plants, tasting as you go. It'll be led by one of our volunteers. No need to book... Follow us on Twitter  and   Facebook

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Fenton’s Big Picnic

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fenton House,
Windmill Hill
London , Greater London NW3 6RT United Kingdom
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Celebrating The Year of the English Garden on this Bank Holiday Monday, bring a picnic and while away some time in Fenton's beguiling walled gardens and 300 year-old orchard. Lie on the lawn or find a secluded corner and relax, wine in hand, amongst the flowers. Simple, delicious refreshments from Tangerine Dream, wine by the glass, traditional garden games like croquet, and music from classical duo Bryden & Mathews and English songwriting talent Ned Roberts@nedrobertsmusic. We are also delighted to…

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Many Hands – half-term holiday activities for children

May 31 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until June 3, 2016
Geffrye Museum,
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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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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The Elegant Outdoors, Alexander Square

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mornings: 24,31 May, 7 June. Afternoons: 27 May, 2,9 June
12 Alexander Square,
12 Alexander Square
London, London SW3 2AY United Kingdom
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Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture studio is proud to present one of their latest projects for a Grade II listed house. The studio completely redesigned the private courtyard enclosed by the brick walls and the front area of this elegant property. A carefully selected mix of evergreen trees, shrubs and climbers combined with seasonal bulbs and perennials provides interest all year round. Although the front garden is always accessible to the public, as part of the Chelsea Fringe event, Stefano Marinaz…

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Perfume in Georgian London

May 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Town House,
5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
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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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£8.00

Plants & People: Edible Trees

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Plants & People: Edible Trees Tuesday 31 May | 6.30pm - 8.30pm As part of this years Chelsea Fringe, we are inviting people to explore our new 'Plants and People' trail at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The trail explores the relationships between plants and people. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives, and it is sometimes easy to forget their importance. Plants feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport and entertain us. Join…

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Behind the Wall

June 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
New Covent Garden Flower Market,
New Covent Garden Flower Market, Vauxhall
London, SW8 United Kingdom
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As part of Chelsea Fringe 2016, New Covent Garden Flower Market are offering two free tours to show what is 'behind the wall' of the market. You will get to see the place that inspires London’s florists and learn about the history of the UK’s largest wholesale flower market. When: There is one tour available on Saturday 21st May and one on Wednesday 1st June from 7am - 8.30am. There are only 20 places available on each tour so book…

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19th century English Scent

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Town House,
5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
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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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£12.50 - £25

Little green fingers – engaging with children in the garden

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Regent’s Park Allotment Garden,
Corner of Chester Road and Inner Circle
, Greater London NW1 4NR United Kingdom
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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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Free

Bar for Purists and garden drinks reception

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Embassy Gardens,
Nine Elms Lane
London, London SW8 5BL United Kingdom
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Title: Bar for Purists and garden drinks reception Date and time: Wednesday 1st June, 6 – 8pm Where: Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BL Description: Join artist Nora Silva and her portable ‘Bar for Purists’ as she creates an immersive environment with the selected plants proven to purify air. The audience will be able to sit at the bar and try vegetarian snacks straight from a clean air bubble. All welcome. Book your free limited space…

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The Scented Room

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Town House,
5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
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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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Best in Show: An Evening of Poetry and Flower Dog Sculptures

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery,
2a Conway Street
London, W1T 6BA United Kingdom
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The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery presents an evening of floral poetry-reading at their gallery on Conway Street. Acclaimed poet Edward Barker will read a special selection of verse from around the world, surrounded by flower dog sculptures by Robert Bradford. Robert Bradford’s work has always explored the relationship between fixity and flux. In the past, his creations were crafted from reclaimed children's toys, juxtaposing sturdy forms with the materials from which they are built - materials epitomising consumerist fads and fashions. For…

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£25

A Floral Soirée

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Hinds Head in Bray,
High Street
Bray, Berkshire SL62AB United Kingdom
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A Floral Soirée with Miranda Hackett Flowers at Heston Blumenthal's The Hinds Head in Bray An evening of floral creations to enjoy and savour, in celebration of The Chelsea Fringe Festival. Indulge in an exclusively designed cocktail and sample some floral inspired treats from The Hinds Head's unique kitchen, whilst watching the creation of an intimate floral tablescape by Miranda Hackett Flowers.  Pick up some useful tips and creative ways to dress your table for an informal gathering of friends. Thursday 2nd…

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Why Growing Matters – a Soapbox talk for Chelsea Fringe 2016

June 3 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Store Street,
South Crescent, Store Street
London, Greater London WC1E 7BD United Kingdom
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Join Tim Richardson, founding director of The Chelsea Fringe and The Edible Bus Stop team for a playful and lively soapbox presentations on the subject of WHY GROWING MATTERS! Centring around the importance of urban food growing and reclaiming unloved public spaces, the speakers will talk about their passionate beliefs in the importance of urban grass roots public led growing. Hosted by New London Architecture (NLA) as part of the London Festival of Architecture in celebration of the LFA’s ‘Community’ theme for 2016 “The Edible Bus Stop are at the vanguard of vegetable activism!”…

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Summer Fair at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Summer Fair at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Saturday 4th June, 12 noon - 5pm An annual celebration of woodland crafts and local heritage. Come and join us for our Summer Fair, an annual celebration of woodland crafts and local heritage. Try some traditional woodland crafts and have a wander around our array of brilliant craft and food stalls. Music, pond dipping, storytelling, rickshaw rides and guided walks will also be taking place! FREE, and all are welcome.  

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Diggers

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

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Secret gardens of Golborne

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elkstone Road Sensory Garden,
Corner of Elkstone Road and Golborne Road
London, W10 United Kingdom
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A Saturday afternoon walk exploring the unexpected vegetable gardens of the RBKC Community Kitchen Garden scheme. Starting at Golborne Bridge at 2pm the walk ends at St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing community kitchen garden, with tea and a plant sale from local nursery Cultivating K&C.

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Clapton Park – The poppy estate

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

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Capture the Sun with Melanie King

June 5 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Embassy Gardens,
Nine Elms Lane
London, London SW8 5BL United Kingdom
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Title: Capture the Sun with Melanie King - Photographic printing outdoors with flowers Date & time: Sunday 5th June, 11.30am – 3.30pm Where: Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BL Join photographer Melanie King and artists Corinne Silva and Alice Cazenave in a family workshop to create a massive cyanotype print using sunlight and flowers from Covent Garden. Suitable for children aged 5+ with supervision. Book your free place at www.nineelmslondon.com All welcome. Nine Elms on the…

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Pick a flower, paint a flower, plant a flower

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cranbrook Community Centre & Food Garden,
Mace Street
London, E2 0RB United Kingdom
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An opportunity to visit our award winning food garden on the Lubetkin designed Cranbrook Estate in Bethnal Green. Pick a flower from the garden, or choose one we have already picked and create an artwork based on it. Afterwards plant wildflower seeds in the grounds of the community centre, in the garden, or in a pot to take home with you. Facebook and Twitter

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Perfume: a century of scents

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Town House,
5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
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Lizzie Olstrom, or Odette Toilette, has been changing the way we think about scent for the past six years and will be giving a talk on 20th century perfume and the simulation of nature. Lizzie has created sensory experiences for many brands, galleries and museums including Aesop, the British Museum and Somerset House and is author of 'Perfume: a century of scents'. Space is limited so booking essential.  Follow this link to Eventbrite to reserve your place and visit our…

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Wildlife and Water

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burgess Park Community Sports Centre,
106 Coburg Rd
London, SE5 0JV United Kingdom
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Led walk around Burgess Park lake with LWT Find out more about what lives in the Burgess Park lake and other wildlife which rely on the water with a walk led by local expert Sylvia Myers, London Wildlife Trust. Refreshments available. FREE Booking Eventbrite Burgess Lake Walk registration £5 refundable on the day. Eventbrite here:

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Heywood and Condie’s Greenhouse

June 9
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Daily until June 12, 2016
Royal British Society of Sculptors,
108 Old Brompton Road
London, London SW7 3RA United Kingdom
The Glasshouse March

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

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Imagining The Wharf Garden: Guided Draw

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gainsborough Wharf,
Wiltshire Row
London, London N1 5DH United Kingdom
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Join us for a 'Guided Draw' workshop at The Wharf Garden, a new 40 metre planting scheme located along the Regents Canal in London, N1 designed by Landscape Designer Miria Harris for Gainsborough Wharf, a series of new permanent moorings with festoon lighting, full amenities, bespoke wooden boat sheds and ‘boatels’, where visitors can experience life on the canal first hand. Aimed at garden design students, botanists, illustrators and all aspiring young artists, participants will be given 'clues' to the…

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£12.00

Botanical Dyes

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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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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£12.5

Grow to sell: What is legal?

June 10 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Allens Gardens,
Allens Gardens - Bethune Road
London, London N16 8SB United Kingdom
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Are you looking at growing fruit and vegetables to sell? Then join us as we will go through everything you need to start growing to sell from packaging, weighing scales, and labeling to legal requirement and where to find specific information on growing to sell. Experienced growers from Growing Communities will explain how they do it and share their best tips on growing to sell. This training is suitable for anyone interested in selling produce that they've grown. Trainer: Sophie…

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Barbara Hepworth Summer Garden Party

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pop-up sculpture park next to Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall,
Newport Street
London, SE11 6AY United Kingdom
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Title: Barbara Hepworth Summer Garden Party Date & Time: Friday 10th June, 12pm -3pm Where: Pop-up sculpture park next to Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, SE11 6AY Description: Vauxhall One is hosting a summer garden party with acoustic music and Pimm’s in the striking Barbra Hepworth inspired garden. Previously positioned in front of Tate Britain, the garden which reflects the bold lines and simplicity in Hepworth’s work has been relocated to the corner of Newport St. next door to Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall.…

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Campfire Club (Glengall Wharf Garden, Burgess Park)

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Glengall Wharf Garden 64, Glengall Road,
64, Glengall Road
London, SE15 6NF United Kingdom
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You’re invited to join in the Campfire Club! In time-honoured fashion we will gather around roaring blazes enveloped in music and entertainment. High spirits will be maintained with good ol’ sing-a-longs, storytelling, special guests and who knows what else. Every fire will be a unique event with a magic concoction of spontaneity, rare talents and the unknown, all drenched in the sepia tones of firelight and tinged with wooded aromas. **Please Note: The concerts are all outside and all weather…

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Folk and Flowers

June 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oxford House,
Derbyshire Street,
Bethnal Green, London , Greater London E2 6HG United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening of folk music to celebrate gardens, landscape and nature. Featuring an ensemble of singers and musicians brought together especially for this event with special guests Hazel Askew (see also Lady Maisery) and Carol Anderson Tickets: WeGotTickets  

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Camden Town Weed and Plant Identification Walk

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Camden Gardens,
Kentish Town Rd/Camden St/Hawley Rd
London, Greater London NW1 9PT United Kingdom
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On the first and last weekend of the Chelsea Fringe, come and look at weeds, where they seed/spread and grow and why. Think about what plants are welcome self-seeders. If we can identify the tiniest seedlings we can encourage plants we want and keep the plants we don’t want from becoming a nuisance. Get used to noticing plants. Whole gardens can be filled for free with self-seeding plants. Some annual plant varieties will keep going for years from 1 packet…

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Roof Garden Fun Day

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

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Nine Songs for Nine Elms

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Doddington Community Roof Garden,
Doddington and Rollo Estate
London, London SW11 5HD United Kingdom
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UP Projects are working with visual artist Lucy Cash to explore the horticultural history of Battersea and the Nine Elms area through the process of song writing and filmmaking. This on-going project connects local people, groups and schools with the area's rich history and shifting landscapes through workshops and events. Working in partnership with the Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden, Lucy Cash will be running activities and performances relating to the green heritage of the estate and surrounding area,…

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Royal ‘Secret Garden’ Tours

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Barratt London Marketing & Sales Suite at Fulham Riverside,
49 Townmead Road
Fulham, London SW6 2GS United Kingdom
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Fulham Riverside and other local residents can celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with an all-day plant fair, food stalls, and specialist ‘Secret Garden’ Tours. The stalls will be open from 11.00 – 17.00, with pre-booked tours running throughout the day for all registered participants and will start at Barratt London’s Fulham Riverside Marketing and Sales Suite. Guests will join a guided tour though the development gardens. This is a free event, but booking for tours is essential as numbers are…

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Beneath the Willow

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wilton Estate Community Garden,
Greenwood Road
London, E8 1BD United Kingdom
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A fun filled day of family activities centred around an ever expanding community garden in a lush green housing estate in the heart of Hackney. Forget London Fields this is the real hidden gem of Hackney Central. During the day there will be willow craft where you can make a bird feeder to encourage small birds (and quite possibly the parrots) into your garden, along with simple willow stars for the younger attendees to make and dreamcatchers. Combined with a…

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Community planting and Floral Installation

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horniman Primary school,
Horniman Drive
London, SE233BP United Kingdom
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Come and join our community wild meadow flower planting, visit our floral installation, eat delicious edible floral inspired pizza's by the wonderful Van Dough, take home wild flower seed packets designed by Horniman Primary school children. Look forward to welcoming you all. All plants kindly sponsored by Shane Connolly and Co and Van dough!

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£2.00

HGS Summer Show

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free Church Hall,
Northway
London, Greater London NW11 6PB United Kingdom
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Annual show of Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society which has been taking place for over 100 years (there is also an Autumn Show in September).  Exhibits of flowers, fruit and vegetables, jams, preserves and cookery and photography.  Home made teas, fancy dress competition for children (theme 'Royalty') and a mad hats competition for adults (wear a hat fit for a Queen).  As a special feature this year there will be a Punch and Judy show during the afternoon.

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£10

Drawing Bees on Fowers

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Art in the Park,
Chumleigh Gardens, Chumleigh Street
London, SE5 0RJ United Kingdom
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An introduction to bee behaviour on flowers and basic drawing techniques for drawing flowers Sketch bees in the world gardens at Chumleigh Gardens The session includes an introduction to basic bee anatomy and a chance to view bees up close with microscope and hand lenses. Elle Salt is a wildlife artist specialising in birds and insects. She works primarily in watercolour and exhibits locally around South London and in national wildlife art exhibitions. She is currently creating work that is…

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

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Maureen Michaelson Gallery,
Maureen Michaelson Gallery, 17 Belsize Lane, Hampstead
London , Hampstead NW3 5AD United Kingdom
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FIONA CAMPBELL, fresh from making the copper woven canopy for this year’s Viking Cruises show garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, will be demonstrating her sculpting techniques. Her sculptures are made from recycled materials such as copper, plastic, wool and twine. For ages 8+ to 80s, a fun day of watching an artist at work and maybe even try your hand at making some art! Demonstrations between 11am and 5pm. Visitors can pop in at any time of the day…

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Small-space Urban Growing in Clapton Garden, E5

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

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