Open gardens & other events during Chelsea Fringe


Our gardens in Battersea Park will be simply bursting with activity during Chelsea Fringe in this glorious month of May. 

We start with an open day on Sunday May 20th from noon at our Main Garden and office on East Carriage Drive. 

Our kiosk will be open and our fabulous team of volunteers will be selling a wide range of plants at amazing prices and we’ll have refreshments and tours of the gardens on offer – or you can take yourself around our other three gardens – the Winter Garden, the Herb Garden and the Old English Garden. 

Learn how to dye textiles and paper using fruit and vegetables, spices and other food. Organised by our friend Zoe Burt the event costs £5 and booking in advance is essential (book on the Zoe Burt website). This creative and interesting event is also on Sunday May 20th between 2pm and 4pm. 

Through the week of Chelsea (May 20 – 25) our gardens will be adorned by some planted-up wellies which will be selling and will make a great and quirky feature in any garden, allotment or balcony. 

We are getting all creative with our distinctive Thrive logo which is going to be re-created in our garden and planted up with parsley and purple pansies – we’ve not done this before so fingers crossed that it will look amazing!

And finally, literary fans will be delighted to see quotes about the plants from the works of Shakespeare and pictures coloured in by client gardeners which will be displayed next to the plants in creative ways.