Chelsea Fringe

It has been called best thing to happen to urban gardening with exhibits such as pimped pavements, gardening in a toilet, a Floating Forest and a gnome invasion. The Chelsea Fringe provides a quirky counterpoint to the annual established RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Fringe is all about harnessing and spreading some of the excitement and energy about gardens and gardening. The idea is to give people the freedom and opportunity to express themselves through plants and gardens, to open up possibilities and to allow full participation.
Its events encompass everything from grassroots community garden projects to avant-garde art installations. Their ‘open-access’ principle means that just about anything goes – as long as it’s interesting and legal, and on the subject of gardens, flowers, veg-growing or landscape.