Urban Lush – Chelsea Fringe at the Geffrye

The Geffrye Museum of the Home
136 Kingsland Road
London
E2 8EA
Saturday 19 May 2018
10am – 6pm
Free

Join us on the lush lawns of the Geffrye for a day celebrating the joys of the urban garden, as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival.

Summer Open Day in the Geffrye Front Gardens

Summer Open Day in the Geffrye Front Gardens

With something for everyone, the day will include:

  • Workshops – flower headdress-making with Wild Abundance, vegetable carving run by award-winning vegetable artists from Lambeth Country Show and herbal tea blending with Hackney Herbal (tickets £25/£20 early bird at hackneyherbal.com)
  • Plant and herb stalls including Gray and Greenery and Rootcraft
  • Living tree sculptures by local artist Meital Tzabari
  • Face painting, lawn games and deckchairs to lounge in
  • Botanical cocktails, craft cider and street food
  • Meet aptly-named head gardener Heather, to hear more about the Geffrye gardens
  • And for those inclined – Tour de Plants, a free guided cycle around the greenest local spots
Chelsea Fringe - Hackney Herbal Workshop at the Geffrye

Chelsea Fringe – Hackney Herbal Workshop at the Geffrye

Tour de Plants 

11am – 12noon. Free

Summon up your petal power for a circular ride around east London’s greenest spots, starting and ending on the Geffrye’s front lawn. A free, guided hour-long cycle, just turn up and ride – and decorating yourself and your bike with floral adornments is definitely encouraged! Don’t worry if you don’t have your own wheels – bike sharing company Ofo will provide bikes on the day. Back at the Geffrye, the London Bike Kitchen and Hackney Bike Workshop will be on hand with bike-related quizzes, prizes and doctor sessions.

Chelsea Fringe - Tour de Plants, Geffrye Museum

Chelsea Fringe – Tour de Plants, Geffrye Museum

 

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