Exciting garden projects and community garden events are lined up for the fabulous Chelsea Fringe 2015 – the alternative garden festival. From new e-books to Sussex beehives and a floral extravaganza in Henley on Thames, there’s dozens of exciting places to visit and things to do 16 May – 17 June.
Big thoughts and impudent ideas for the modern garden – Contemporary Green is a new e-book featuring short poems, garden rants, stories, manifestos and philosophies, all shedding light on what we love to do – cultivate our garden. You can download the e-book from 16 May to 7 June and laugh over it, cry a little, work up some righteous indignation, argue about it and, of course, share it with friends.
Oh Beehive! by Austin Flowers in Sussex will have a trail of honey bee factoids leading to the Queen Honey Cake Tower, plus local beekeepers, blacksmiths and green woodworking on 5-7 June.
Henley on Thames has a flotilla of flower-decorated boats, floral cocktails and beers, a healing garden and a vegetable orchestra. And you can even have your hair cut in a fashionable Chelsea Fringe.
Register your garden project or community event now! Go to Chelsea Fringe to register, become a friend or volunteer and tune into the Robert Elms show on BBC Radio London 94.9 for all the latest Fringe news.
The 4th Chelsea Fringe will begin on 16 May and run for three weeks, at a host of different venues and settings across London. It will feature a wonderful mixture of public spectacles, horticultural happenings and community celebrations. The Fringe is all about harnessing and spreading some of the excitement and energy that fizzes around gardens and gardening. Entirely independent of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (though acting with its support), the Fringe explodes out of the showground geographically, demographically and conceptually. Events encompass everything from grassroots community garden projects to avant-garde art installations. The Chelsea Fringe is a community interest company (CIC) and was founded by Festival Director Tim Richardson. All progress to date has been achieved by a team of dedicated volunteers donating their time and money. Find out more at: www.chelseafringe.com.