Nine Elms prepares for Chelsea Fringe 2015

Nine Elms on the South Bank is drawing together a programme of local activities as part of Chelsea Fringe, the international garden festival that's now in its fourth year.

Horticultural Spa & Apothecary Experience
Horticultural Spa & Apothecary Experience

The programme at Nine Elms draws inspiration from the area’s horticultural and industrial heritage, celebrates the area’s flourishing green projects and offers a glimpse of the area’s future landscape.

A mixture of triumph, single late and lily-flowered tulips have been planted in beds at Prescot Wharf, visible from both the Thames River Path and along Nine Elms Lane. The beds have been planted and are being maintained by Thrive, with tulip bulbs supplied by Jub Holland.

Chelsea Fringe events include:

  • Nine Elms Apothecary Experience by on 30 May to 7 June. A temporary public experience that reinvigorates and celebrates the Thames River Path, inviting people into a temporary structure for an utterly magical and futuristic tea ceremony.

  • Weekly Hugo Bugg Garden Parties in Vauxhall Pocket Park Piazza (within Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens) courtesy of Vauxhall One BID, celebrating British summer in style with Pimm’s, live music and guided walks (15, 22, 29 May and 5 June).

  • A Chelsea Fringe special edition of BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time comes to Vauxhall – to be recorded in the Tea House Theatre on 17 May.

  • Flour for a flower – Rose BIG LUNCH.  Floral foodie fun. Help restock the Battersea Food bank and get a green reward, some wholesome food and a heap of fun in return.  Live music, workshops and arts activities for all the family. ROSE Community Centre, 6 June.

  • Grow your own… and cook with the family. Fun and informative sessions at Vauxhall City Farm (24, 27, 28, 31 May and 7 June)

Helen Fisher, programme director at Nine Elms on the South Bank said: "It’s our third year supporting Chelsea Fringe and this year’s programme looks to be our most colourful and eclectic yet. It’s a real testament to our green fingered local communities, as we once again celebrate the area’s rich horticultural history."

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