Battersea Power Station have partnered with Battersea based social enterprise Chocolate Films to collect your memories of the power station. Inside a refurbished K2 phone box designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the very same architect who designed the Power Station, watch stories told by other local residents, and record your own memories of the power station so they can be added to our archive of local history, and become part of a film which will be shared later on…. Launching for Chelsea Fringe and running through to July , Marc will be at Brixton Botanic every Saturday offering design and practical advice on transforming gardens.
Marc recommends bringing a selection of photographs for reference. 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. Urban Eden forms part of an ongoing initiative at Broadgate, which will see the hub continue to evolve into a greener space with a focus on health, vitality and wellbeing.
Located right next to Liverpool St. Each artist plays on a combination of shapes, colours, strength and fragility using their own relationship to nature. This will create an interesting study of contrasts. Each work also reveals the necessity of conveying a message to the contemporary viewer — whether it is a pure…. Relax in the Japanese Garden situated at Broadgate Plaza, ideal for a digital detox and to practice mindfulness and calm.
Striking pillars of bamboo sit in between Broadgate Tower and Bishopsgate, allowing visitors to clear their heads and unwind with yoga classes such as Yin Yoga and Qigiong. An ideal opportunity to unplug from the office…. In partnership with internationally recognised cookbook author Deliciously Ella, Exchange Square at Broadgate will be transformed into a picturesque British market garden. When visitors peak through the entrance of the shed, among other things they'll see a mini replica of the spiralling maze, the Lady Baillie Mediterranean Garden and the Culpeper Garden, a classic English….
The well renowned Babylon Plants wholesale nursery which is usually open to trade is opening to the public as part of the Chelsea Fringe event. Members of the public will have the unique opportunity to browse the nursery stock, peruse the cut flower beds, walk through the wild flower meadow, buy plants at wholesale prices and eat homemade cake, tea and lemonade — served by our very own flower fairies.
Jo Wise from Floral Circus will also be building a….
Come along to this exciting programme of events with lots to see and do. Please note: All events will take place at Threave Garden, unless stated otherwise Saturday 20 May — 3pm to 7pm. Sunday 21 May to…. Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.
Take a special tour of Eden's plants with your own personal guide. Immerse your senses, and gain insights into some of the challenges faced by our experienced horticultural team. Hear about how we are creating a National Collection of Kniphofia and discover our Malaysian home garden and West…. 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…. Four new bright and exciting borders will be designed and planted by Kew-trained Head Gardener Andrew Darragh. Come and judge which display would suit your taste and take away planting ideas for your own garden. Original art, textiles, print and sculpture intermingled with planted displays in honour of the window box, balcony and backyard.
The trail, designed by community radio station Corinium Radio, celebrates all the local community gardens tended by green-fingered volunteers around the traditional tourist market town, highlighting a range of events being planned during the Fringe celebrations from the 20th of May to the 4th June. Start your trail on Saturday 20th….
Join artist Luke Walker as he explores the history of the area, involving an exchange of stories, cultures and histories recorded in the urban fabric of the city by walking its paths and streets. Inspired by a passion for natural forms, each draws on a rich heritage of artistic and scientific illustration.
Together they take the viewer on a journey through an unfamiliar wonderland in which all is not what it seems, where abstraction turns out to be figurative, and figuration a route back to abstraction. Anna Laurent is an award-winning photographer who combines scientific enquiry with a keen sense…. Nicola Bealing - nationally renowned artist - has compiled an exhibition of horticultural nasties - the creepy things that disfigure and devour our treasured plants - here presented in a loving beautiful way.
Refreshments will be served. Further details on the gallery website here. 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….
The exhibition is staged in the historic Caerhays castle and is part of the guided castle tour. We've based our art, craft and planting workshops around the theme of gigantism. You can eat…. You will learn all you need to know about choosing and preparing your flowers, plus some tricks on how to make an interesting arrangement.
Everyone will make their own…. Could your home be a pollinators' path? Do you have a balcony, window ledge or small plot? Transform it into a pollinators' paradise! Come along to our workshop to find out how. Indian Inspired floral garlands made by school children of all ages. Come and make a garland, help lay wild meadow turf, make a seedbomb, plant a seed, enjoy botanical cocktails. Ikebana is the Japanese Art of Flower Arranging.
Espacio Gallery Exhibition showing the work of 18 artists; Paintings, Sculpture, original prints, photography, mixed media. Make your own sweet-smelling herbal concoctions including hand lotion, shampoo and soap. Book your tickets here. KHWG is home to thousands of honey bees. As well as being busy making delicious honey for your toast they make beeswax for your lips and propolis collected tree sap for your skin. You will go home with 4 pots of lip balm and 2 of serum.
Come down to Edible Avenue SW8 and learn how make your own veg-strument before joining in our celebratory musical performance along Thessaly Road with London's Vegetable Orchestra. The orchestra will be accompanied by our newly formed Battersea Veg-cellent Community Band! Right now people all over the world are protesting for what they believe in and Londoners are standing up for the many precious green spaces that are under threat.
In an area where there is little green space, Hackney residents have been raising their voices in recent months to say how much they value the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. An afternoon of music, poetry and art in Loughborough Junction, hosted by Loughborough Farm, a patchwork of community growing spaces launched in , and Warrior Studios, a local artists' collective founded in the late s.
Babylon Plants is hosting a Tea time cushion concert as part of the Chelsea Fringe. Where the Camarilla Ensemble will be playing a musical program of light botanically inspired classical music on the front lawn, bring your own cushions or fold up chairs. The Camarilla Ensemble is an award winning and distinguished chamber music group, renowned for its vibrant and distinctive performances.
The group comprises five outstanding wind players, and has firmly established itself on the UK music scene since…. In partnership with Laurent-Perrier Champagne, the St. Book here. The seemingly contrasting double…. Refreshments available all day. Plant sale, seed swap and a children's nature activity of making mini gardens in trays. I protagonisti sono i bambini che si calano nella veste di piccoli artisti per un giorno, in uno spazio alternativo confrontandosi con il rapporto uomo — natura — spazio — ambiente.
Varcati i cancelli di entrata, inizia la scoperta della natura attraverso la creazione di piccole…. Other ltd edition palm and insect prints will also be on show. Come and meet resident gardener 'Shanks Pony' for gardening discussion and advice, and visit the roof 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…. Step back in time with a unique opportunity to explore the historic Hall Place mansion and parkland. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to explore the Grade 1 listed Mansion house, Grade 2 parkland and the countryside within the beautiful acre estate.
Throughout the afternoon you…. 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…. Henley Quakers invite you to wander and reflect in our peaceful secret garden in the heart of the town.
Walk around our quiet space and take time to refresh yourself. Reflect a while - perhaps the space will inspire you to draw or write something, or you may wish to just sit quietly, being still among the scents and natural sounds of this special place. Now over one weekend of creative protest activity, we are inviting you to join in and shout out for the trees,….
Members of the public are invited to journey through the arch and rake their own unique pattern into the gravel with the authentic style rake. People are invited to share their design by uploading an image to chelseafringe and Instagram thechelseafringe The garden will be launched at the same time as the 'Blossoming of the Heart' well-being event and in the same court yard.
A day of to celebrate Japanese healing techniques in the zen garden courtyard, with taster sessions in reiki, shiatsu, mindfulness, massage and many more practices of holistic health care. Japanese techniques in healing and gardening, well being and mindfulness have become important to the foundations of holistic health. Mindfulness in the Japanese Zen garden has been practiced since medieval Japan, they are known for their simplicity and serenity with rocks, water, granite and sand. The most famous can be found….
A walk through the 10 acre landscaped gardens of Doddington Place Gardens, Kent seeking out plants to use for herbal remedies. By sowing a seed you help out a bee. Businesses in the district, residents, by passers and curious cats are all welcome to join our aspiration to help more bees.
Who will be the tallest, chubbiest, cutest, the most forgotten or nothing at all? Ever wondered what it takes to grow pineapples in the UK? Or how to form your own apple arch? Or maybe even wanted to know how to string an onion? The second of a series of botanical walks in the cemetery park, looking in depth at selected wildflowers now in season, exploring the plant itself, its ecology and its human connections — to literature, folklore, medicine, food and drink and crafts.
We will also look at other flowers more briefly. Walk leader Terry Lyle is a botanist who has over…. An outdoor hopefully showing of the film Little Shop of Horrors. A classic rock musical horror comedy about a very carnivorous plant. Introductory talk on carnivorous plants prior to screening. Wear warm clothes and bring something to sit on. Unlock the healing potential of your kitchen or garden with a taster of our award-winning 5-part course! In the hands-on…. Come and enjoy a meditative walk through the beautiful and peaceful woodland that surrounds Greys Court.
Turn off your phone, let go your voice, and fall into the stillness the woodlands can bring when we allow ourselves to let go and be silent within nature. The walk will last for under two hours and is led by Deborah Lewis, a designer, teacher and gardener who believes that in holding our presence quiet within nature, we can more easily find our…. What if we tell you that you can have your own garden fitted in a glass bowl, with almost no maintenance and it will look pleasurable too?
Join the Geffrye gardeners for a free, drop-in walk and talk in the beautiful period gardens as they burst into full bloom. A rare opportunity to visit Lambeth Palace Gardens in the evening. The garden at Lambeth Palace has been a private garden since the 12th century - and it's the oldest continuously cultivated garden in London The head gardener will be giving guided tours and the there will be a practical demonstration of beekeeping skills.
Here at Blooming Green, we're not big fans of the rulebook, whether that means questioning age-old gardening practices or trying alternatives to traditional floristry techniques. During Chelsea Fringe we will be holding three topical courses for gardeners and florists alike, starting with a Planting and No-Dig workshop inspired by our mentor, Charles Dowding. This will be followed by two floristry workshops and an afternoon of Pick-Your-Own Flowers. Our workshops are fun, informal events, for all levels -- all you need….
For those unfamiliar with no-dig gardening, it is both wonderfully simple for the gardener and fascinatingly complex — the key is having faith in nature…. Or is space just too limited? Maybe you feel you lack the competence? Learn how to make your own mini garden by creating a mini habitat of delicious edibles in a seed tray to take away. Join Ruth, expert nutritional scientist from Ruth Green Nutrition and Niamh, horticultural therapist from the charity Thrive, for a fun and educational afternoon talk on herbs. Come and learn how to propagate herbs from the supermarket that will last and how to take cuttings from your rosemary.
Ruth and Niamh combine their knowledge of gardening and nutrition to inspire you. This fantastic…. Event held on Henry Dickens Court Estate. Event is free and will be open to all resident of the estate as well as members of the local community. The event will offer individuals a chance to plant a tree which will become part of a new community orchard. 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 , 6.
Dopazo's works make use of hand-made papers and fabrics gathered from all over the world, which celebrate the…. Come and visit our house and garden. Refreshments including a variety of delicious Stingers - Nettle Cocktails! Botanical charts are experiencing a resurgence in interest, both as pieces of art and as objects of scientific and historical significance, and The Botanical Wall Chart documents this extraordinary convergence of disciplines that flourished in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.
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. Leave the cares of the office behind and come into the cool and shade of the woodland in search of something for the dinner table.
You'll learn sustainable harvesting techniques and basic plant identification. Nibble leaves, flowers and roots - then take some home to turn into your own wild creations. In esso si avverte forte il monito michelucciano a non…. Come and see our beautiful forest garden and help pick an unusual salad of edible perennials.
You should be able to find some mallow flowers, horseradish leaves and Nepal pepper shoots, to name but a few. Richard and Jenny will be on hand to show you some of the edible varieties in our forest garden, showcase bed and edible hedge. Our Chelsea Fringe adventure explores the theme, Feeding Dreams. We celebrate the captivating beauty and power of plants in the garden, in the glass house, in music and art.
Please join us.
Dance and madrigals of the Florentine renaissance The backdrop of the Medici Park of Pratolino near Florence will host a Renaissance dance and poetry show inspired by nature and performed by the early dance group Capriccio Armonico. The choreography is based on the reconstruction of the steps and the gesture according to the dance notation from the Italian sources of the time as well as performed on the original transcriptions of the music.
The inspiration for the dances is the…. Rangers Dan and Sarah invite you to join them for proper coffee round the campfire and an urban tree safari. This event is perfect for beginners, those wanting to brush up on their tree ID skills, or just enjoy this hidden oasis at its dappled and shady best. It will enable you to turn a simple selection of flowers and foliage into a bouquet worthy of a wedding or, simply enable your to create a lovely gift using flowers from your garden.
The technique applies to large bouquets and posies alike. Pick your own seasonal flowers from our flower plot, then learn how to make a stunning bouquet…. Walk regardless of rain. The Morley textile tutors are opening our secret garden especially for the Chelsea Fringe to give you a taste of the wide range of textile courses we offer, using natural materials from our own flowerbeds. We will use natural dyes from the new dye garden to dye fabric and make felt flowers, and also create handmade paper and woven basketry flowers using plant….
Whether you are a professional gardener, a novice gardener, or a non-gardener, we believe that everybody can be inspired by nature. Sign up for our willow weaving workshop, or get…. The Calthorpe Project invites you to a 'mad hatters tea party' to be held in our lovely gardens. Come and see art installations by students from Central St.
Martins college of art. Feast on delicious vegetarian food with ingredients grown in the garden or join the party with tea, coffee and cake. There will be plant sales for grown ups and bonkers activities for kids. Throughout the day Calthorpe Project staff and volunteers will be on hand to chat to…. Come and join us to celebrate the re-launch of Manor Farm Nature Space, a unique natural landscape in Norbury with the Wandle River tributary running right through it.
Get involved and spot local wildlife, help build an insect refuge and find out about the wild and native plants animals and insects on site. Learn about the plans to make the site accessible to all and get involved to make this already unique site an even more valuable asset to the….
A guided walk of inspirational green spaces loved and cared for by local residents. Supported by Vauxhall One.
Free entry. Take foraging up a notch with a tree-centric hunt for wild food. As you walk through this hidden woodland, you'll learn sustainable harvesting techniques and basic plant identification. Nibble leaves, flowers and roots - then take some home to turn into your own wild salad.
Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May: 10 to 4 Join us and celebrate anything and everything that grows and what you can do with it — dead or alive! Come to this beautiful market town in Kent where the High Street will be closed to traffic and open to all kinds of garden-related jollity demonstrations including willow weaving, big-time spray can art, chainsaw sculptures, hand-tied bouquets, vegetable carving, floral artists activities make a garden in a pot, spray-can workshop, decorate….
Castel Ruggero, il piccolo paradiso. Rosai in fiore, ortaggi curati con amore, scambio di talee, semi e piante con i soci A. A, merenda e musica, sono questi gli straordinari ingredienti di questo appuntamento per gli amanti della natura. A full day dedicated to….
Graffiti in Cranbrook? The garden will be open to the public as part of the National Open Gardens scheme. It is an oasis of calm in late spring when the colourful foliage of Japanese maples is fresh, the ferns have just unfurled their fronds, and the alpines are in full bloom. As well as the art exhibition…. Wayne will discuss his work and demonstrate the process of pinhole photography using plants and the natural landscape. Hanging in the Garden with St. John Stephen The gardener and poet St. John Stephen off the radio and in person with guest gardeners, poets and musicians - a Hanging Gardener?
What could go wrong? A diverse planting scheme has…. Join us for our bank holiday art in the garden extravaganza! We'll be opening up our community garden to the public and running art workshops for adults and children. Get involved with workshops run by local artists and makers, craft a grass snake from recycled plastics, learn how to make your own seed bomb and much much more. Dig deep into the roots of modern gardening, from ponds, pergolas and pots to roses, recipes and remedies. Join us for a day of talks, tours and workshops and explore the garden in greater depth. Although Fishbourne Roman Palace Garden is so ancient, it feels remarkably familiar.
The features which make up the garden are…. Bring a picnic and while away some time in Fenton's beguiling walled garden and year-old orchard. Lie on the lawn or find a secluded corner and relax, wine in hand, amongst the flowers. Simple, delicious refreshments, wine by the glass, traditional garden games like croquet, and acoustic music to dream away to.
Open to visitors 11am to 5pm.
Jazz, pop, gospel, folk, choir, swing, silver band, dance, wild singing, boogie woogie Use your favourite patterns from the museum and gardens to create stunning stained glass, wacky wallpaper, patterned prints and much more! Check for more holiday activities here Make patterned t-shirts, tote bags, wallpaper, badges, prints and much more! Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the activities….
St Katharine's is a small oasis in a busy world. Come and lie down and do nothing for an hour and wash away the stresses of the week. Next to one of the oldest and largest Cedar of Lebanon trees in the country, in the peaceful garden at St.
Katharine's - the sound waves from multiple gongs will wash over you and stimulate feelings of peace, relaxation and well being. The gongs slow the brainwaves down and help you to…. An exciting event for the whole family. Through a mix of story-telling, self-led…. Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The Royal Parks Foundation Education Centre is a perfect location for you and your family to reconnect with nature this May half term. A Chelsea Fringe stalwart, St John will cover the geology of the London basin and its particular climate, the nature of the built environment and the almost endless microclimates that….
Make your own hanging planters using the Japanese moss ball technique, Kokedama. Single plants are housed in each hanging ball but they can be hung and displayed in groups. Create hanging displays to decorate the Rose community centre and to take home. Can a food be a medicine? Can a medicine be a poison? Find out something of the history of medicine and the amazing power of plants to heal and soothe.
We will show you how to make some of your own natural and low-cost remedies ointments, syrups, scented bags as well as a mini medicinal garden to take home. These Shoes Are Made for Planting Bring your favourite old shoes, too old for walking but definitely not…. What is Jean Jean Genius? Jean Jean Genius is the longest strip of decorated denim in Sussex, and so the world; sinuously weaving its way as a dynamic trail through our Sussex Prairie Garden borders.
Stitched into the piece are tabs dispensing information: the good, the bad and the ugly facts about the process of making denim.
This is a maxi denim fabric wonder, over 1km long, to be discovered in a beautiful garden setting. Why are we doing…. Tea and cakes for sale. Admission free and everyone welcome - but also welcome to come early and enjoy the garden. Come and discover the history and workings of the market behind every great florist. Tours start at 7am and last for…. Create sculptures from found objects Work with artist Sophie Marsham to create a sculpture trail inspired by nature using found objects.
Ortinterrazza vi invita nel suo splendido spazio privato per scoprire da vicino i suoi giardini verticali, strutture create da Giulia e Stefano con materiali di riciclo per permettere anche a chi ha poco spazio di godere dei colori e dei profumi di ortaggi, erbe aromatiche e piccoli frutti. Along the way we'll share fabulous views from one of London's highest parks, and a summer pudding of readings about growing and greening.
There's a lot of ground to cover, so be ready to walk on sometimes uneven ground, and maybe even read a bit of poetry this isn't obligatory though: No formal…. Launching a new performance club for Vauxhall in conjunction with the Ragged Canteen, rooted in horticultural reference points. Permablitzes are free days open to all. They bring people together to create or develop a community or household edible, wildlife-friendly garden according to a permaculture ecologically sustainable design. They spread by stimulating networks of reciprocity and mutual support: once you have helped at a few you can have one of your own.
Our makeovers create plant alliances that mimic natural ecosystems. We always co-garden with the soil-food-web, wildlife and plants to maintain health and build fertility. Bonnington Square is right in the heart of London, just two minutes walk from the river and just ten minutes from the Houses of Parliament. In the early eighties the one hundred houses of the Square were all squatted, forming a bohemian community from all around the world.
The squat had two community gardens, a cafe, a wholefood shop, a nightclub, a newsletter and even a milkbar. Although it is no longer squatted, the gardens and cafe survive. Hear from…. Third of a series of days held on the first Saturday of the month throughout the summer, looking at wild plants, including trees and shrubs. We will identify plants, get to know their ecology, examine their structure and how they fit into their plant family, their pollination and other wildlife values, and their connections to human culture.
Each event stands alone, but also builds on previous ones. Suitable for beginners, and more experienced participants will be given extra challenges. Un filo di seta cinese nel verde dei giardini Quest'anno Maestri di Giardino presenta tre libri legati da un sottile e prezioso filo di seta. Games, strawberry-picking, slug-and-snail-hunting, face-painting, food and music all on a roof! The Chelsea Fringe calls for events that think outside the box. This year we've turned that on its head and thought about what's inside the box?
Biophilia and green infrastructure need know no boundaries as far as we're concerned. So if discovering…. Infuse herbal teas have been created by nutritionist and naturopath Alexsandra Rehlinger as part of her belief in the importance to our health and wellbeing of reconnecting to nature. In a tea tasting ceremony guided by her, you will learn the power of key natural ingredients from one of her delicious and supportive blends and be inspired by their restorative power.
Do you struggle to keep your houseplants healthy and looking good? Are they suffering from ailments such as wilting, crispy tips or yellow leaves? Having killed quite a few houseplants in her time she's learned the error of her ways, and can offer has simple advice that anyone can follow. Bring your ailing houseplant along to the Houseplant Hospital at Cleeve Nursery near…. Co-commissioned by Gasworks and Contour Biennale 8.
Courtesy of the artists. Ten years ago Dunsden Community Orchard was created on land next to the village green. Local people have sponsored trees and work together on the maintenance of the 0. Poor drainage and a…. Helen will be talking about all sorts of topics including mosaic techniques and her artistic journey during the workshop sessions, so even if you are….
Join us for cocoa by our camp fire and then a guided walk through the woodland with bat detectors to listen out for our furry friends. Suitable for all ages - under 16s are free. This is an after dark event - each two children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Event leader: Kenneth Greenway….
Bonnington Square is famous for its lush pavements, but the inspiration was the nearby Harleyford Road gardens. Now one of the most established community gardens in London hear from local resident Jenny Vulgar about what has made it so successful. A true hidden gem. Join us on Sunday 4th June between 10 am and Our fortnightly gardening party is, today, a summer special and part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival. As well as regular maintenance and planting of our beds, we also have garden themed craft activities for children, bug hunting, a plant exchange, quizzes, and more.
It will all be happening at the Charlton Station - come rain or shine. Fantastic one day only opportunity to visit Tregrehan Garden and also to buy from a huge range of plants from carefully selected Rare Plant Nurseries. Refreshments are available in the garden shop and in a pop-up cafe. We will be hosting a garden swap shop and planting sessions for adults and children from pm. Bring your unwanted garden tools, plants, seeds and other garden related stuff.
You can just bring or just take away… or both! Throughout the day we will be planting in unusual containers - please bring old teapots, wellies, an old Tonka toy trunk or…. A talk given by Professor Romano, botanical expert on plants, landscape and food. Rendez-vous at the Giardino Italia inside the Radicepura garden festival.
Learn how to make a range of home made natural and skin nourishing hand-cremes, lip balms, soaps and furniture polish using plant and vegetable oils with beeswax. Participants will also learn how to make simple candles. All materials are provided and you'll leave with some beautiful products to take home. Mark Patterson is a beekeeper, bee inspector for DEFRA and a leading beekeeping and bee conservation educator through his company Apicultural.
Booking essential here Like our Facebook page; Follow us…. Boats will gather along the Mill Meadow moorings at 2pm with a chance to decorate and prepare for a short parade along…. You don't need a ticket, just turn up. Vauxhall foraged herb and flower cordials and cocktails will be available from the Ragged Canteen. This event is free but we invite donations. Beaconsfield is not a publicly funded organisation and relies….
Guided walk to learn about the beautiful but deadly flora living in this idyllic urban woodland oasis hidden away in Mile End. Your guide Ken Greenway is a keen forager, so knowing some plants to avoid can help sharpen your wild food hunting skills, or just join us for his fascinating stories.
Dalle ore 17,30 alle 19,00, gli amici che ci verranno a trovare, potranno imparare le tecniche per realizzare i vasi e portare a casa un…. The sculptures: "The swans in love", "The black swan" and "The white heron" seem in perfect symbiosis with the plants and the vegetation of the garden. All of them are made with intertwining of thin wire. Si tratta del quarto dinosauro…. The installation, co-designed by award winning garden designers, Claudia de Yong and Indoor Garden Design, will celebrate geraniums, the ubiquitous city bloom, garlanding the ironwork high above the doorway and stretching down to ground level in a burst of vivid colour.
Attuned to the position of the sun in May, Urban Canopy are creating a human-powered floral sundial on the Patmore Estate and a series of interlinked flowerbeds that reflect on the garden at different times of the day. Residents and visitors to the estate are invited to stand at the centre of the sundial and follow the shadow cast by their body, and a trail of coloured plants, to the morning, afternoon or evening garden. Here they can collect plants…. Clifton Nurseries, based in Little Venice, have decked the boat with a lively and vivacious display of seasonal plants.
Docked on Grand Union Canal, local workers and residents will…. Walthamstow Wetlands is a hectare nature reserve, located 15 minutes from central London. Join us on the lush lawns of the Geffrye for a day celebrating the joys of the urban garden. With something for everyone, the day will include veg-carving workshops, market stalls, lawn games, tree sculptures, deckchairs to lounge in — and for those inclined, a free guided cycle around the greenest local spots at 11am.
Daniela Romano, professor of Horticulture and Floral at the University of Catania, will talk about some plants cultivated at the Botanical Garden of Catania which are traditionally used as ornamental plants in the Sicilian gardens. An event every week that begins at am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sun 27 May, Hundreds of tropical butterflies of many and varied species fly freely in our winter garden, which is located in Ortigia, Siracusa. This charming garden combined with the beauty of the butterflies is the heart of the "Butterfly House". Guests can attend the birth of butterflies from their chrysalises.
Whether a class, a group of tourists, adults, teens, children or simply passionate visitors, you can plan your visit with us living a truly unique experience. Thanks to the enlightened planting decisions of Southwark Council one of the top London…. A free, guided hour-long cycle, just turn up and ride! Part of our day-long Chelsea Fringe event at the Geffrye. Colourful wildlife and plantlife makes an unexpected appearance on a community maintained roundabout in South Hackney. Workshop to make birds, beetles, bears, fictitious flowers etc to add to the natural planting.
Lively town dating back to the thirteenth century, it can be considered the artistic capital of Versilia, a true center of cultural exchange, always linked to the processing of marble. Visitable artisan shops, bronze foundries and laboratories of mosaics and marble. Recently founded it began to populate thanks to the marble trade and after the reclamation of the lorense began its development. This village is linked to mundane tourism since the XIX century, which contributed to its development as a holiday resort, and then in more recent times fun and shopping, to this day has not lost this feature for which it is still chosen today by various famous people in the world of entertainment, sport and more.
The Fortino, from which the town takes its name, is located right in the center and houses the Museum of Satire and Caricature. Small center of a large municipality very popular in Roman times, in whose hamlets are hidden artistic and natural beauty of prestige. Village of Roman origin that has known its greatest development in the late Middle Ages. Set in the rocks of the Apuan Alps, the municipality includes a vast territory that in a few kilometers allows you to climb from zero sea level to almost meters of the Monte Altissimo.
Scattered municipality of Alta Versilia 17 are its hamlets is the only one to be completely mountain and is the highest parse of Versilia. Born since the Middle Ages, it is surrounded by some of the most popular mountains of the Apuan Alps and very popular for walking and climbing. One of the most unique cities of art in Italy. A corollary of the city are many small villages and their beautiful villas open to the public in Marlia is Villa Reale, in Segromigno in Monte is Villa Mansi.
Of unquestionable origins of pre-Roman age, the town knew its maximum splendor during the Middle Ages, period in which it formed a Duchy with the nearby Carrara and since then the history of the two towns has indissolubly intertwined. Located on the Gothic Line, the Gold Medal of Civil Merit for the abnegation of the community during the war was deserved. Is the most important center in the world for the extraction and processing of the famous and precious white Carrarra marble coming from the nearby Apuan Alps. A little known city developed along the banks of the Carrione stream but with a long past: the Romans already extracted the marble that shipped to Rome starting from the port of Luni.
The village consists of a dense network of very narrow and steep streets leading to the main square has preserved in part the original original features priprie among which stand out the North Gate access to the village dating back to medieval walls, the stone bell tower with the clock, the Church of San Bartolomeo Apostolo in which there is a beautiful marble crucifix attributed to a student of Michelangelo.
In the square in front of the church there is a modern sculpture dedicated to the Christ of the Cavatori of A. In addition to the quarries, Colonnata is famous all over the world for its delicious lard, whose exceptional goodness is due to aging in marble tanks dating back to the year Ancient Maritime Republic and worldwide known for its Tower of in Piazza dei Miracoli, the city offers a great artistic heritage to be discovered.
From the Roman vestiges to masterpieces of every age along the roads that wind around the river Arno. Spectascular are the celebrations for the feast of the patron San Ranieri;the famous Luminara that takes place on June 16th, on the eve of the feast, with a consequent fireworks display of the Cittadella Vecchia and in the late afternoon of the 17th, instead takes place the Regatta di San Ranieri where the four districts of the city challenge each other to celebrate the ancient Pisan nautical tradition in the waters of the Arno against the current.
In the province of Pisa it is worth visiting the splendid Certosa di Calci, a former Carthusian monastery, today a splendid baroque monument inserted in a very suggestive landscape on the slopes of Monte Pisano. It is a small town in the Valdinievole that owes its fame to the wonderful spa establishments in Art Nouveau and Neo-Gothic style surrounded by parks. Looking up towards the hills you can see Montecatini Alto , the true historical center of the town, a delightful medieval village to be discovered and admired.
Born in Roman times, it can also be reached using the Funicular inaugurated in , a delightful way to admire the panorama of the Valdinievole. It hosts numerous events during the year among which the Palio dei Quartieri and the Disfisa dei Castelli della Valdinievole stand out in June. Places to visit: Thermal Park with the establishments notable artistic value of the Tettuccio and the Excelsior, Scalabrino Academy of Art, medieval village of Montecatini Alto.
It is located on the border between Liguria and Tuscany. Ancient city of Roman origin dedicated to the goddess Luna, was founded at the mouth of the river Magra and became famous for its port from where the ships loaded with marble from the Apuane, timber of the Apennine forests, cheese and local wines to Rome. Places to visit: Archaeological Museum and Museum System of the ancient Roman city of Luna where stand out the amphitheater stand out, the forum, the Christian basilica and the domus of the frescoes and the domus of mosaics, from the medieval era are the Crypt of San Marco, the bell tower and the apse of the Romanesque cathedral of San Marco, Cantine Lunae.
Considered the historical heir of Luni, thanks to its position the town has always been a crossroads of important communication routes between Liguria, Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. First agricultural center of considerable importance, then religious and legal center, Sarzana has always stood out over the centuries. Very beautiful the historic center with and many wrought iron works, characteristic of the city.
Since , the Palio dei Quartieri has been held between the end of August and the beginning of September: the participating districts are twelve, the participants about that give life to a historical parade in medieval costume that parades through the streets of the city accompanied by music and flag-wavers.
During a whole week there are various challenges and games of people to crown the winning district. It is a jewel set between Pisa and Florence, along the Via Francigena. It rises on a triple hill that dominates the plain of the Arno. In the picturesque streets in the historic center you can admire numerous monuments restored or even rebuilt in all their former glory. Today famous for its leather processing and the production of white truffles, in San Miniato there is the Palio di Cuoio which celebrates the leather tanning and the last three weekends of November the Truffle Market Exhibition.
Places to visit: the thirteenth-century fortress, Piazza della Repubblica or the Seminario, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and San Genesio with its 26 colored ceramic basins and the bell tower from which you can enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding valley, Palazzo Vescovile, Palazzo dei Vicari of the Emperor next to the oldest tower of the village, Church of San Domenico with works by Della Robbia and Donatello. Located halfway between Lucca and Florence, it is a city full of charm that wrongly is hardly included in tourist itineraries.
The historical center, rich in history and culture, is suitable to be discovered little by little because every corner offers something to admire. Pistoia also offers the Zoological Garden, an oasis for many animals from all over the world and a real research center in collaboration with the University of Pisa whose primary objective is to become an important center for the conservation of biodiversity. Between Lucca and Pistoia there is Collodi, a hamlet of Pescia, with the Pinocchio Park , where we follow a path of art, architecture and games entering the atmosphere of the famous tale of Carlo Collodi.
Within walking distance are the Giardino Storico Garzoni, a beautiful garden among the most beautiful in Italy designed and built in the s, and the Butterfly House, a huge crystal glass enclosed by a tropical garden inhabited by a thousand tropical butterflies open from March to October. Beautiful hilltop village in the heart of Tuscany, famous for the extraction and processing of alabaster. Still today it preserves an historical center of Etruscan origin enclosed by a wall of the time, partly built with local stone blocks.
Very characteristic the event Volterra AD that takes place in its narrow streets and in the large central Piazza dei Priori the 3rd and the 4th Sunday in August: the inhabitants become the protagonists of the medieval festival dressing with clothes in use around years ago. The cradle of the Renaissance is an open-air museum city where one breathes art in every corner.
Among the symbolic images of the city the Arno surmounted by Ponte Vecchio. The best time to visit Florence is the month of June on the occasion of the patronal feast of St. John the Baptist, during which various cultural and folk events take place, such as the city parade from the Palazzo Vecchio to the Baptistery, boat visits the Renaroli during the day in the evening during the fireworks show and in Piazza Santa Croce there is the final of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino, an exciting game that we can define as a mix between football, rugby and wrestling.
At Easter, on the other hand, the most awaited event is the evocative Scoppio del Carro, a tradition that has survived for over years, while at the end of the Christmas festivities La Cavalcata dei Magi, re-enactment in costume that takes place along the streets of the historic center. On the hill just behind Florence, just 2 km away, the small town of Fiesole deserves to be visited. Thanks to its elevated position and the short distance from the Tuscan capital, it boasts an incomparable view of the lily city. It looks like a Renaissance village full of gardens, ancient villas, fortresses and archaeological sites dating back to the Etruscan and Roman times scattered around.
Ancient of fishing village, today destination of exclusive tourism. At the center of an inlet hidden among olive and chestnut trees, the village opens up like an amphitheater of typical pastel-colored houses directly on the sea. Ancient maritime republic, a port city and capital of Liguria, has the largest historical center in Europe and is a UNESCO heritage site for humanity, like 42 palaces that I find there. The Old Port has been redeveloped and today it is present as a central pivot of Genoese culture.
Wonderful museums in the city. It is a small treasure chest full of beauties to admire. The Cathedral is located right on top of the hill where the city is located. Small fortified town halfway between Florence and Siena is famous for its characteristic medieval architecture. The fourteen towers, which still contribute to giving it a unique profile in the world, are the few that remain of the 72 that once were counted. Quiet and graceful city between the Maremma and the sea from which it is about 12 km, suitable for families, which can offer beautiful surprises to those who decide to visit it.
The historic center, enclosed by the medieval wall completely intact and beautifully preserved, hides beautiful treasures. It is an extremely interesting archaeological site that shows the overlapping of the Villanovan, Etruscan and Roman civilizations through the discovery of remains of exceptional value. The Maremma Natural Park is also worth a visit. Not far also Saturnia small town on top of a hill stands near the remains of an Etruscan necropolis and deserves to be exported before going to the famous Terme di Saturnia , numerous springs of water rich in mineral deposits that rise at a temperature of Beautiful provincial town characterized by beautiful medieval brick buildings, whose historic center, surrounded by ancient walls, is all pedestrian and on a human scale.
Famous for its Palio 2nd July and 16th August fought horse race for whose victory still clash today the seventeen historic districts in which the city is divided. Its enormous dimensions range from the edge of Viareggio along the coast to Livorno. Well cared for, offers different types of routes for tourists and nature lovers.
Ideal place for relaxing walks, cycle-rides by mountain bike and horseback riding between sea and pine forest. In the heart of the Apuan Alps near Levigliani the site is an important karst complex with over 70 km of tunnels and wells. You can also visit the Argente Mine with its mercury deposits and the Bent Stone Museum in the immediate vicinity.
In collaboration with the University of Pisa, Florence and Siena, it aims to study and conserve the various species of native flora, as well as disseminate their knowledge through educational activities. It is also included among the archaeological sites of Tuscany since here have been made findings of pre-Roman and Roman age. These areas lend themselves wonderfully to trekking with various routes to follow. The cave presents various and spectacular aspects of the underground karst phenomenon; the visit includes different types of itinerary to admire the beauties of the subsoil that are expressed with stalactites, stalagmites, ponds, waterways and vertical wells that can easily be visited through comfortable paths.
The entire territory of the Garfagnana, besides offering wonderful landscapes, is dotted with countries, more or less large, that hide true treasures of art and culture.