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The Potting Shed

May 21
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Daily until May 22, 2016
Town House,
5 Fournier Street
London , E1 6QE United Kingdom
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Town House is offering botanical-themed clay workshops in the courtyard gallery to celebrate the joy of early summer flowers. Members of the public are invited to join ceramic artists Fliff Carr and Matilda Moreton making unique floral decorated plates, but numbers are limited so booking is required. With inspiration from a collection of 18th century botanical prints, which will be in the gallery of Townhouse Spitalfields and using flowers and leaves from selected plants, you will learn how to create impressions in…

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Roundabout Refresh

May 21
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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 21
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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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Behind the Wall

May 21 @ 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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Free

Flowering of the Maidens by Red, Eden & Olive

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
LASSCO Brunswick House,
30 Wandsworth Road
London, SW8 2LG United Kingdom
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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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£45.00

Plants and People: Dyeing Workshop

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Plants and People: Dyeing Workshop Saturday 21 May, 10am - 3.30pm As part of this years Chelsea Fringe, we are inviting people to explore our new 'Plants and People' trail at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The trail explores the relationships between plants and people. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives, and it is sometimes easy to forget their importance. Plants feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport and entertain us. Join us…

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New commission by Rachael Champion

May 21 @ 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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Telegraph Hill Open Gardens Trail

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Telegraph Hill Open Gardens Start Point,
46 Pepys Rd
London, London SE14 5SB United Kingdom
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This Trail will give you an opportunity to explore local gardens and community gardening projects around Telegraph Hill. In addition, there will be a Plant Fair at St Catherine's Church from 1-4pm. Voluntary donations will go towards landscaping the outdoor space and garden at Somerville Adventure Playground. Maps will be available at the first garden (46 Pepys Rd, SE14 5SB)

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Free

Camden Town Weed and Plant Identification Walk

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 12, 2016
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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Free

Jardiniere

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Free

Edible Avenue – Pot it up!

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
St George’s Church of England Primary School,
Corunna Rd
London, Greater London SW8 4JS United Kingdom
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Welcome to Edible Avenue! Inspired by New Covent Garden Market's bounty of fresh produce, what was once a grey and congested thoroughfare is going to be turned into an interactive streetscape in time for Summer. Traditional white picket fences will emerge from the neighbouring market's boundary wall along Thessaly Road SW8 to form welcoming community seating and planted green spaces to enjoy. To get the community involved The Edible Bus Stop® are holding a potting up event and will be presenting their designs at a community…

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Greenhouse Effect

May 21 @ 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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Fragment by Anna Flemming

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 22, 2016
Platform 1 Gallery,
Wandsworth Common Station, Platform 1
London, SW12 8SG United Kingdom
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Title: Fragment by Anna Flemming Date and time: 21st and 22nd May, 11am – 5pm Where: Platform 1 Gallery, Wandsworth Common Station, Platform 1, SW12 8SG Description: Platform 1 Gallery host an exhibition of recent works by Anna Flemming who is influenced by the practice of constructing artificial ruins as garden ornamentation. Part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe. All welcome. More info: http://wandsworthfringe.com/2016/event/fragment Facebook and Twitter Nine Elms on the South Bank Chelsea Fringe Festival

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Free

Floating Garden in Burgess Park

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Art in the Park,
Chumleigh Gardens, Chumleigh Street
London, SE5 0RJ United Kingdom
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Join Artists at Art in the Park to make a floating garden on the lake in Burgess Park. You can contribute to a large flower or make a small flower to add to the garden in the Art in the Park studio on Saturday 21st May. The floating garden will be launched on the lake on Sunday 22nd May between 11am - 2pm. Suitable for: All ages. Materials will be provided.

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Heath Robinson Exhibition at Harrods

May 21 @ 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
Heath Robinson Exhibition at Harrods

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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Free

Imagining The Wharf Garden: Guided Tour

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

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£8.00

Plants and People: Wild Food

May 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
Wild Food for Chelsea Fringe

Plants & People: Wild Food  Saturday 21 May | 1.30pm - 3.30pm As part of this years Chelsea Fringe, we are inviting people to explore our new 'Plants and People' trail at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The trail explores the relationships between plants and people. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives, and it is sometimes easy to forget their importance. Plants feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport and entertain us. Join…

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£5.00

Exploring Arcadian Thames

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cricketers Pub (meeting point),
Kew Green
Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AH United Kingdom
Syon House across the Kew towpath

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

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£13 - £16

A Spring Clean

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Geffrye Museum,
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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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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Free

Get Tied-Up

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Inner Temple Garden,
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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Our 2016 Chelsea Fringe project celebrates flower arranging with home grown blooms through free drop-in workshops taught by Andrea Brunsendorf, our Head Gardener on how to create your own hand-tied flower bouquets with flowers you can easily grow at home. Get Tied-Up will take place in the Peony Garden, a tucked away corner of the Inner Temple Garden, which is brimming with herbaceous and tree peonies and complimented with a 150 year old Wisteria, classic English roses, foxgloves and sweet…

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Free

Blooming Bees

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden,
Chiswick
London, W4 2QN United Kingdom
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Join us in the Chiswick House Walled Kitchen Garden for our first open day of the season. Come and find out about growing plants for bees, how bees are cared for and taste some honey.  Take the opportunity to pot up your own bee friendly plant to take away.  A demonstration of making  flower bouquets from bee friendly plants plus garden trails for children will also be on offer.  Seasonal produce and plants grown in the kitchen garden will be available for purchase. Staff  and volunteers…

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Free

Floating Garden in Burgess Park

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Art in the Park,
Chumleigh Gardens, Chumleigh Street
London, SE5 0RJ United Kingdom
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LAUNCH DAY Join Artists at Art in the Park to make a floating garden on the lake in Burgess Park. You can contribute to a large flower or make a small flower to add to the garden in the Art in the Park studio on Saturday 21st May. The floating garden will be launched on the lake on Sunday 22nd May between 11am-2pm. Suitable for: All ages. Materials will be provided.

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Free

Plants and People: Folklore

May 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park,
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove
Mile End, London E3 4PX United Kingdom
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Plants & People: Folklore Sunday 22 May | 1.30pm - 3.30pm Free event, but booking essential  As part of this years Chelsea Fringe, we are inviting people to explore our new 'Plants and People' trail at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The trail explores the relationships between plants and people. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives, and it is sometimes easy to forget their importance. Plants feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport…

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Fete and Film

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The South London Botanical Institute,
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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We will be open to the public with some of our rarer herbarium specimens and books on display, as well as our botanical garden.  Plants and books on sale.  We will be serving tea, cakes and home made botanical ices. At 9.00pm, as dusk draws in, we will be showing an outdoor botanically themed film, 'Silent Running'  and it's free.  

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Free

for the love of ORCHIDS

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Free

for the love of ORCHIDS

May 24 @ 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
NSFC Orchids (1)

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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Thrive @ Battersea Park – Using Gardening to Change Lives

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Free

The Elegant Outdoors, Alexander Square

May 24 @ 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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Organism

May 24 @ 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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£34

Harrods Gardening Talks with Diarmuid Gavin

May 24 @ 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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The Painted Garden

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Sloane Club,
52 Lower Sloane Street
London, SW1W 8BS United Kingdom
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PRIVATE VIEW. An exhibition of watercolour paintings and works in other mediums by Evelyn Binns & Mary-Clare Cornwallis, two established artists who share a love for flowers, plants, birds and animals. Evelyn previously exhibited at The Chelsea Flower Show from 2000 to 2013 and also holds seven RHS Gold Medals awarded at the Society’s Winter Shows. Mary-Clare exhibits regularly in Scotland and England, and has also had shows in the United States. Private view - Tuesday 24 May 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Exhibition…

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Visions of nature

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 13 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 6, 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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The Painted Garden

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Sloane Club,
52 Lower Sloane Street
London, SW1W 8BS United Kingdom
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EXHIBITION DAY 1: An exhibition of watercolour paintings and works in other mediums by Evelyn Binns & Mary-Clare Cornwallis, two established artists who share a love for flowers, plants, birds and animals. Evelyn previously exhibited at The Chelsea Flower Show from 2000 to 2013 and also holds seven RHS Gold Medals awarded at the Society’s Winter Shows. Mary-Clare exhibits regularly in Scotland and England, and has also had shows in the United States. Private view - Tuesday 24 May 6.30pm - 8.30pm.…

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Free

Gorgeous Gardens

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Geffrye Museum,
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road
London, Greater London E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Enjoy a walk and talk with the gardeners in the Geffrye Museum's beautiful period gardens which illustrate how town gardens have changed over the centuries.

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The Painted Garden

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Sloane Club,
52 Lower Sloane Street
London, SW1W 8BS United Kingdom
The Painted Garden

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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Free

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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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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Free

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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Free

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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The Elegant Outdoors, Alexander Square

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Mornings: 24,31 May, 7 June. Afternoons: 27 May, 2,9 June
12 Alexander Square,
12 Alexander Square
London, London SW3 2AY United Kingdom
Alexander Square

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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Free

Design Show East

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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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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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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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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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
Grow:Store,
South Crescent
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! Centering 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. NLA soapbox talk, part of Grow:Store supported by Landscape Institute Friday 03 June 2016, 13:15-13:45 South Crescent, Store Street, London WC1E 7BD As Tim once said…

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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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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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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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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  &  Lady Maisery  and Burton Bradstock. Tickets: WeGotTickets  

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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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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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£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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