May 2015

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5th March - 11th May 2015

A Space For Flowers: The New Covent Garden Flower Market (until 11 May 2015)

This exhibition, led by Our Hut and funded by The Heritage Lottery, celebrates the inspiring architecture and work of New Covent Garden Flower Market and will contain archive material and a range of creative responses to the existing building including models, photographs, drawings and films from school children, students and local community groups.

See Garden Museum website for opening hours

Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Rd, London SE1 7LB.

Nearest tube: Lambeth North or Vauxhall. Buses 3, 344, 360, 507 or C10 stop directly at the museum.

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Lost in Sound - Hays and Ryan Holladay

13th May 2015

Lost in Sound: A talk by music producers Hays and Ryan Holladay

The Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies (AIE) and Pump House Gallery are pleased to announce a lecture and presentation at the Pump House Gallery, featuring American artists Hays and Ryan Holladay. The lecture is free and open to the public. The artists will be working on a commission for the public realm of the U.S. Embassy in Nine Elms on the South Bank, London, scheduled to open in 2017.

Pre-registration required: See 'more info' for details

7:00pm

Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Nearest rail: Battersea Park or Queenstown Road. Buses: 19, 44, 49, 137, 239, 319, 344, 345.

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Hugo Bugg garden parties

15th (launch); 22nd, 29th May & 5th June

Chelsea Fringe: Hugo Bugg Garden Parties (15th, 22nd, 29th May & 5th June)

Vauxhall celebrates becoming home to the Chelsea Gold winning garden by Hugo Bugg: an incredible waterscape garden which cleverly reuses rainwater to reduce the risk of flooding. As part of the Fringe, Vauxhall One BID is throwing a series of quintessentially British garden parties, serving up live acoustic music, Pimm's and guided walks.

The garden will officially be opened on 15th May with Hugo Bugg in attendance to talk through his design.

FREE entry (the Hugo Bugg Garden is also open to the public throughout the year)

12:00 - 3:00 pm

Vauxhall Pocket Park Piazza, 139 Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall SE11 5HL

Nearest bus/tube/rail: Vauxhall

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Behind the Wall - New Covent Garden Flower Market

16th May 2015

Chelsea Fringe: 'Behind the Wall'

A tour of New Covent Garden Flower Market to show what is 'Behind the Wall' of the Market. Get to see the place that inspires London's florists and learn about the history of the UK's largest Wholesale Flower Market.

UNFORTUNATELY THIS TOUR IS ALREADY OVERSUBSCRIBED.

7:00am - 8:30am

New Covent Garden Flower Market, Vauxhall, SW8 5BH

Nearest bus/tube/rail: Vauxhall

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Stories of Stockwell 2

16th May - 7th June 2015

Chelsea Fringe: Stories of Stockwell (16th May - 7th June)

Oasis is a secret paradise of pond and veg patch, woods and meadow amid the concrete. Join local residents, gardeners and artists as they celebrate the history of the community. Join for family days, garden trails and an outdoor cinema screening.

The outdoor cinema screening is on Wednesday 20th May, 6-8pm. £2 entry per ticket - tickets must be bought in person in advance.

Otherwise entry is FREE and all welcome!

After school (Mon-Fri) 3:30-5:30pm (drop in for over 5 years); Saturdays 10:30am-4:00pm (children must be accompanied by an adult). Drop in first come first served. See above for cinema screening details

Oasis Nature Garden, Larkhall Lane, London SW4 6RJ

Nearest tube: Stockwell

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Aerial CGI of Nine Elms on the South Bank

16th - 19th May 2015

Public exhibition: Battersea Power Station Phase 4a (16th - 19th May)

Battersea Power Station Development Company are holding a public exhibition 16-19 May 2015, to share the proposals for Phase 4a – the next phase of development

Saturday 16 May: 12:00-6:00pm; Sunday 17 May: 10:00am-4:00pm; Monday 18th May: 10:am-8:00pm; Tuesday 19th May: 10:00am-8:00pm

The Marquee, Battersea Power Station, Visitors' Entrance, 188 Kirtling Street, London SW8 5BN

Nearest rail: Battersea Park. Buses (Nine Elms Lane): 344 or 156.

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cover - Chelsea Fringe at Nine Elms on the South Bank programme

16th May - 7th June 2015

CHELSEA FRINGE AT NINE ELMS ON THE SOUTH BANK

Chelsea Fringe returns to Nine Elms on the South Bank, with a programme celebrating the area's rich horticultural heritage.

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Gardeners' Question Time bbc image

17th May 2015

Chelsea Fringe: Gardeners' Question Time

As part of the Vauxhall Missing Link and the award winning relocation of Hugo Bugg's 2014 Chelsea gold medal winning garden, Vauxhall One brings Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time to Vauxhall. GQT has answered well over 30,000 questions since its inception in 1947. The panel never see the questions before the recording, and their encyclopaedic, seemingly effortless answers are completely spontaneous! Likely panellists are Pippa Greenwood, Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew.

£4.50 entry - please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

1:00 - 4:00pm

Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HL

Nearest bus/tube/rail: Vauxhall

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Thrive - Social Therapeutic Horticulture in Practice

18th - 24th May 2015

Chelsea Fringe: Social Therapeutic Horticulture in Practice (18th-24th May)

Pop along to the Thrive Main Garden for plant sales, refreshments and children's activities. Daily tours of the new showcase garden for those living with disabilities, educating visitors on the benefits of social and therapeutic horticulture.

For the rest of the Fringe period they will be open for plant sales only.

FREE

10:00am - 4:00 pm (tours at 12:30pm)

Thrive Main Garden, East Carriage Drive, Battersea Park, SW11 4BE

Nearest rail: Battersea Park. Buses 19, 44, 49, 137, 156, 239, 319, 344, 345 or 452 pass by or near the park.

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The wishing tree and you...

21st, 28th May & 4th June

Chelsea Fringe: The Garden of You...and the Wishing Tree (21st, 28th May & 4th June)

An interactive piece of contemporary theatre, exploring the universal themes of change, growth and resilience through spoken word and movement. The audience will be taken on a journey through Battersea Flower Station's long and magical site, meeting the inhabitants of the whimsical fantasy garden along the way.

FREE

6:00 - 7:00pm

Battersea Flower Station, 16 Winders Road, London SW11 3HE (entrance by 318 Battersea Park Road)

Buses 319, 344, 345, 44 & 49 stop outside

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Hortus Non Conclusus - Barbara Hepworth inspired garden

22nd May - 6th June 2015

Chelsea Fringe: Hortus non Conclusus (22nd May - 6th June)

An interactive open garden exhibit inspired by a 1950s Barbara Hepworth textile design, concept by Rosie Irving and designed by Rosie Irving and Antonia Young. Come and marvel at the striking geometric shapes and enjoy seating areas and planters containing texturally stimulating plants, before it takes up summer residence just across the river at Tate Britain.

Located directly outside the Tea House Theatre, there's also a chance to meet the makers and bag some giveaway items at the Friday lunchtime Hugo Bugg garden parties.

FREE entry

12:00 - 3:00 pm (with Meet the Makers every Friday)

Vauxhall Pocket Park Piazza, Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall SE11 5HL

Nearest bus/tube/rail: Vauxhall

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Chelsea Flower Show Massacre

23rd May 2015

Chelsea Fringe: Chelsea Flower Show Massacre

The irreverent poet Mark Fiddes reads from his Templar Pamphlet alongside fellow Templar Poets Jane Weir (author of 'Poppies') and Chris James (author of 'England Underwater' and winner of the National Poetry Competition).

Tickets £8 on the door or online.

7:30 - 9:00pm

Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall, SE11 5HL

Nearest bus/tube/rail: Vauxhall

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herbal tea workshop

24th May 2015

Chelsea Fringe: Grow your own salads & grow your own herbal teas

Fun and informative grow your own sessions for adults.

£20 - price includes refreshments and all resources needed including a resource pack and something to take home and grow.

10:00am - 1:00pm salad workshop, 2:00 - 5:00pm tea workshop

Vauxhall City Farm, 65 Tyers Street, Vauxhall SE11 5HS

Nearest bus/tube/rail: Vauxhall

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Grow your own edibles

27th & 28th May 2015

Chelsea Fringe: Grow Your Own Edible Garden! (27th & 28th May)

Vauxhall City Farm show you how to grow some tasty treats such as herbs, salads and edible flowers in even the smallest of spaces such as a windowsill or balcony. Learn what you can grow, how to look after it and plant some seeds to take home with you. Suitable for the whole family.

Entry to the farm is free but suggested donations may apply to activities.

11:00am - 3:00pm

Vauxhall City Farm, 65 Tyers Street, Vauxhall SE11 5HS

Nearest bus/tube/rail: Vauxhall

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The Misted Teahouse

30th May - 7th June 2015

Chelsea Fringe: The Nine Elms Horticultural Spa & Apothecary Experience by Loop.pH (30th May - 7th June)

A restorative public space with a temporary architectural structure that is part greenhouse and part pneumatic bubble.

It reinvigorates and celebrates the Thames River Path, inviting people into an ephemeral and futuristic tea ceremony. Workshops will run on selected dates, detailed separately. A special commission for Nine Elms on the South Bank.

12:00 - 8:00pm (weekends)

Riverside Gardens, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall SW8 2DU (by The Tower - One St George Wharf)

Nearest tube/rail: Vauxhall. Buses 344 & 156 (from Wandsworth towards Vauxhall) stop right by Riverside Gardens.

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Nine Elms Horticultural Spa

30th & 31st May, 5th & 6th June 2015

Chelsea Fringe: workshops - the Nine Elms Horticultural Spa & Apothecary Experience by Loop.pH (various dates)

We will be running workshops alongside the Nine Elms Horticultural Spa & Apothecary Experience on the 30th & 31st May, 5th & 6th June inclusive.

2:00 – 5:00pm

Riverside Gardens, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall SW8 2DU (by The Tower - One St George Wharf)

Nearest tube/rail: Vauxhall. Buses 344 & 156 (from Wandsworth towards Vauxhall) stop right by Riverside Gardens.

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Crops in pots

31st May 2015

Chelsea Fringe: Crops in pots

A growing event for the adults! Come and learn to grow delicious vegetables in pots.

£28 - price includes sandwiches on arrival, tea and coffee and all resources needed including resource pack and something to take home and grow.

12:00 - 4:00pm

Vauxhall City Farm, 65 Tyers Street, Vauxhall SE11 5HS

Nearest bus/tube/rail: Vauxhall

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Main image credit: Vauxhall Village Presents Summer Screen