Chelsea Fringe: A New Garden, Landscape and Plant Based Festival

A festival in it’s pilot year that aims to bring RHS Chelsea Flower Show out of it’s grounds and into the City of London. From art installations, community gardens, walks and talks, Chelsea Fringe is a non-for-profit organisation that wants to harness the excitement and energy that this time of year provides. A three week festival that starts the 19th May – 10th June, which is run purely by volunteers that is independent of  the RHS Chelsea Show, but is wholly supported by them. Projects and initiatives are dotted all over the city and registration has just opened to add more to the collection. Projects in the Hackney area already include a 90 minute walk and discussion event that will show you hidden green spots in the area which ends up in Spitalfields.  If you would like to see more projects in the Hackney area, or are part of a project that may be interested in joining in under the Chelsea Fringe umbrella, please visit the official Chelsea Fringe site to find out all the details.


  1. Hi there, Registration has been opened now for some time, and loads of really exciting projects have signed up. Please check out the website to see the ever growing list of projects. The Geffrye Museum has an Open day with workshops for children, or a tour of their 18th Century recently restored gardens. The National Trust have an Open Garden Squares weekend, where there are 212 gardens open, some with events being held. Shoreditch Church, the iconic church of nursery rhyme fame, is opening it’s courtyard to loads of market stalls, to create a vibrant retreat for locals and workers, in an ‘Oranges and Lemons Garden’. Please visit the site for all details, or to sign up your own project. It’s going to be a really exciting few weeks!

  2. Some nice stuff happening at the Curve Garden for this:

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