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London’s First Floating Pocket Park

May 20
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Daily until June 4, 2017
Floating Pocket Park, Merchant Square, Paddington Basin
London, Greater London W2 1JS United Kingdom

LONDON’S FIRST FLOATING PARK OPENS  -  Dawn until Dusk The new 730m2 floating park in Paddington Basin on the Grand Union Canal will provide a striking green public space on the water with its own canal boat mooring. The park features open lawn areas, densely planted nectar-rich mixed raised borders and communal seating, as well as allowing people to walk over the water on a series of decked platforms and walkways. A diverse planting scheme has been developed to encourage wildlife…

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Free

Bloomin’ Jewels

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily until 3 June except Sunday 28 May
Contemporary Applied Arts, 89 Southwark Street
London, Greater London SE1 0HX United Kingdom

Image: Rebecca Wilkes The blossoming of the floral in contemporary jewellery Floral motifs have long inspired jewellers; indeed since the first of man’s ancestors used a bloom for self-adornment, botanical motifs have been a key feature of jewellery designs. Bloomin' Jewels explores how botanical forms can also be a powerful reference point for contemporary jewellers, working in both precious and non-precious media. A showcase of wearable art, it spotlights cutting-edge, imaginative and technically accomplished modern work whilst celebrating the long and esteemed tradition…

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£5 - £70

Growing edibles in six inches of soil

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

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

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Free

Gathered: An exhibition of photographs by Mary Norden & Polly Wreford

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Daily until June 4, 2017
Town House, 5 Fournier St
London, Greater London E1 6QE United Kingdom

Gathered is simply about the beauty and joy of flowers and plants. Whether the picture is of a single stem of blossom, a detail of trailing clematis, or a bunch of Icelandic Poppies, these glorious photographs demand contemplation and stir the emotions - sometimes in an unexpected way. Some of the images are very simple, with no narrative, and the emphasis purely on colour and shape. In others, the flowers are arranged with props and backgrounds, or put in surprising spaces…

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Free

There might be giants

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

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

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Free

FLOURISH at Espacio Gallery

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Open Daily 1-7pm. Closed Mondays. Final Sunday closes at 5pm
Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road
London, Greater London E2 7DG United Kingdom

Espacio Gallery Exhibition showing the work of 18 artists; Paintings, Sculpture, original prints, photography, mixed media. All to do with nature, organic forms and structures. For further information  see  here on  espacio gallery;  facebook espaciogallery; and @espaciogallery

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Free

The Inner Temple Dog Show Returns: Celebrating the bond between Gardener and Dog

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Inner Temple Garden, entry via Tudor Street
London, Greater London EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom

The Inner Temple Dog Show Returns: Celebrating the bond between Gardener and Dog at the award winning Inner Temple Garden. The Inner Temple Dog Show will throw open the Garden gates to dogs of all shapes and sizes, with the opportunity to compete in five exciting categories: Garden agility; Best floral outfit (dog and handler); Dog with the waggiest tail; Best junior handler (under 12) and Publics favourite. Handlers of all ages are encouraged and all dogs will be eligible…

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£3 - £5

Musical Garden Party

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Olden Community Garden, 22 Whistler Street
London, Greater London N5 1NH United Kingdom

Once more the secret oasis of green that is the Olden Community Garden will be alive to the sound of music.  Our two acres include an orchard, a meadow and the largest area of woodland in Islington.  This means we can accommodate a Klezmer group, an English folk band, a swing band, a small choir and other sundry musicians, all playing acoustically under the trees in different parts of the grounds. At about 4pm the musicians will gravitate towards the…

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Free

Jardín de Papel

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway Street
London, Greater London W1T 6BA United Kingdom

The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery on Conway Street will be hosting award-winning poet Edward Barker for an evening of poetry-reading on the theme of flowers and gardens on Thursday 25 May 2017, 6.00 - 7.30 pm. The reading will be held amidst Spanish artist Mersuka Dopazo's large-scale floral collages, her first solo exhibition in London in collaboration with fellow artist Teresa Calderón. Dopazo's works make use of hand-made papers and fabrics gathered from all over the world, which celebrate the…

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Free

The Guerrilla Gardeners’ Garden Tour

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lambeth North Tube Station, 110 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London
London, Greater London SE1 7XG United Kingdom

Richard Reynolds has been guerrilla gardening around the streets of SE1 for thirteen years, most of them fairly lucky, as many of his gardens have thrived and matured over this time into incongruously beautiful landmarks in public space. His activity, without permission, has attracted international attention and inspired others around the world to take over neglected public spaces. Join him on a walking tour from Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle via his guerrilla gardens at a beautiful time of the…

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Free

These Shoes are made for planting

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

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

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Free

Behind the wall of New Covent Garden Flower Market

June 2 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
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Daily until June 3, 2017
Flower Market, New Covent Garden Market
London, Greater London SW8 5EH United Kingdom

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

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£23.00

Natural Happiness – the Gardener’s Way

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

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

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Folk & Flowers

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Oxford House, Derbyshire Street
London, Greater London E2 6HG United Kingdom

Folk & Flowers An evening of folk music specially compiled to complement the Fringe - to celebrate gardens, landscape and nature. The music will range from the traditional to the contemporary, the serious to hilarious - and show how nature is central to folk. The event is a collaboration between an ensemble of folk singers & musicians who have come together especially for this evening With special guests: Hazel Askew & Carol Anderson And featuring Marie McCormack, Dave Clare, John…

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Free

Growing A Rainbow

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Home Grown in Hackney, 184A Dalston Lane
London, Greater London E8 1LA United Kingdom

A sedate and very English garden event set in the grounds of a Georgian Grade two listed property on Dalston Lane, E8 - yes that's right a chance to snoop around a normally closed and private garden with the added attraction of RAINBOW plants, veggies and of course tea & cake! There will be plug plants and seedlings of differently coloured & shaped vegetables available to take away, as well as seeds to plant. A celebration of Rainbow Chard with the opportunity to taste…

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