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Thrive Art


Come and see the latest art exhibition by local artists who have been inspired by Thrive’s wonderful horticultural therapy gardens.

Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as social and therapeutic horticulture – the process of working with plants to improve physical and psychological health, and communication and thinking skills. Using the garden as a safe and secure environment in which to develop an individual’s ability to socialise, make friends, and gain practical skills that make them more independent and self-reliant. For more information see here

At this year’s Chelsea Fringe, we will be presenting in our Main Garden;

  • Locals Art Hut

Showcasing local places and local talent. A range of sculptures, prints and paintings inspired by nature, seasons, Thrive gardens and the wider local area. The work is by a group of artists ranging from aspiring to professional and representing many ages.  More information here

  • Stories LOST & FOUND

Come and listen and join in telling Stories. See how we can find stories in everything around us and across the world-plants, sun, sky and more. Vayu Naidu will share stories with you on. If you wish, bring along a story too.  More information here

  • Towards a Thriving Crop of Poems

Local writer Hilaire is Thrive Battersea’s poet-in-residence, spending time in each of Thrive’s gardens, observing the interactions between visitors (human and otherwise) and the surrounding environment, and gathering material for new poems.  More information here  and Twitter

  • Silent Space

In London’s green places – wherever people go to eat their sandwiches, many of us are ready for an excuse to switch off our phones for an hour – we just need a reason to do it.  It’s too easy not to. More information here

For more details about Thrive see here

Part of Chelsea Fringe 2017.  For the full festival programme, see

Thrive Battersea Park Main Garden, East Carriage Drive (nearest Chelsea Gate), SW11 4NJ

Nearest train/tube:
Battersea Park Station, Queenstown Road Station

Start date: 20/05/2017
End date: 26/05/2017
Open from 10:00 to 16:30

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