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Chelsea Fringe 2014 at Nine Elms on the South Bank

The third Chelsea Fringe will begin on Saturday 17th May and run for three weeks

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Now in its third year, the Chelsea Fringe is the alternative gardening festival across the UK and beyond – the Fringe to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, celebrating everything from guerrilla gardeners, community projects, large-scale installations, performance art, food events, street happenings, performances and much more in between.

For the first time we are supporting an area wide programme, “Chelsea Fringe at Nine Elms on the South Bank”; promoting local community events and introducing our own commissions.

Horticulture and gardens have a strong heritage around Vauxhall and Battersea and continue to define the area, including our landmarks New Covent Garden Market, Battersea Park, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and various pocket parks. We want to celebrate our heritage and look to the future, exemplified in the proposed linear park that will sweep through area; a new ribbon of green linking Battersea Power Station in the west through to Vauxhall in the east.

The Chelsea Fringe at Nine Elms on the South Bank projects this year highlight the flourishing communities in this area of developing transformation, whilst giving a glimpse of things to come.

Events will cover everything conceivably linked with gardens, plants, landscape and environment, with most events and activities free and unticketed.

See the full events programme below.

With thanks to our partners: Vauxhall One Business Improvement District, Covent Garden Market Authority, Thrive, Eden Community Garden, Ethelburga Community Garden, LUSH, Pif-Paf, Vauxhall City Farm, Bonnington Square Garden Association, Doddington Community Roof Garden, Vauxhall Trust, Tea House Theatre, Ballymore, London Vegetable Orchestra, White Rabbit, Charlie Holland.

Download our illustrated map

For information on the full Chelsea Fringe programme, please visit

Main image credit: Covent Garden Market Authority

Start date: 17/05/2014
End date: 08/06/2014

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