Would you like a Permablitz, to see where ‘Paperback Writer’ by The Beatles was filmed or witness some chainsaw art? Last night I met the gardeners passionate about all this and much more and who can’t wait to show it off to you.

The fringe starts on Saturday, a lot of it in London but it spreads across the UK and internationally too. Gardeners and volunteers gathered last night to plan and plot; share stories, maps and seeds in final preparation for the festival ahead.

Fringe director Tim Richardson told us – it’s about the people and not the plants and we’re an offshoot of the Chelsea flower show; if that’s haute couture, we’re high street fashion – indeed most events are free.

On that note, if you’re around brick lane this weekend, or going to Columbia road flower market why not pop in to two wonderful galleries Oxford House and Espacio gallery to see stunning work by a whole host of artists.

Henley-on-Thames will be home to a whole host of events including a floral, nautical extravaganza by some extremely talented young people.

Cranbrook Goes Nut will be shutting down it’s high street for chainsaw sculptures, bars in horse boxes, family fun and a giddy number of activities.

We’ve got walks, talks, a Meadow in Marmalade jar, a Garden in a Teacup and The ‘not quite’ Royal Variety Show returns!

If you’ve never been to the Chelsea Fringe you have to give it a go – I met a couple of lovely ladies last night whose first foray in to the fringe was via a naked poet, what might yours be?