We so enjoyed our Fringe last year that it has doubled our excitement in presenting new experiences exploring food, foraging, health, art and music: stepping into the space between, the space that connects us. We celebrate the inspiring power of plants in the garden, in the glasshouse, in the kitchen, in music, art and food.
The Fringe takes place 19-27 May. We are open daily 11 - 5.30pm
Last May Omved Gardens opened its gates for the first time for the Chelsea Fringe, reinventing a space that once was a nursery for Highgate cemetery. Omved Gardens has resuscitated the existing Glasshouse and created a marvelous garden setting that dreams of becoming a wilderness sanctuary little by little. Organic unfolding continues, seeking to reawaken the rhythms and movement of this secret place.
Ages and ages, returning at intervals (Walt Whitman)
Our Fringe event at Omved Gardens entitled “Feeding Dreams” explores the notion of inside and outside, whether it is plants inside or outside, or spaces within and without ourselves, thoughts inside and outside in dreams and actions.
As well as events, we have an exhibition in support of the UN World Food Program entitled, “Recipe For Disaster” that highlights the issue of food waste globally and provides useful tips on how we can all waste less and take part in a social media campaign to promote more awareness about the food in our fridge that need not go to waste.
Creating your own Recipe For Disaster is simple:
1. Open your fridge and grab any ingredients that are close to their use by date;
2. Create a meal using those ingredients and any others you may need to create your dish
3. Get your phone out and start snapping
4. Share your picture or video via social media using the hashtag #RecipeforDisaster and tagging 3 friends to create their own
5. Make a donation of Stg 5 to the World Food Program.
I Paul Gazerwitz, of del Buono Gazerwitz landscape architects, created an urban edible garden and is working to heal the scars of decades of hillside smothered in tarmac. Waste and water management are key components to establishing an organic sustainable garden design and home for local fauna as well as flora. The garden continues to unfold.
Come and enjoy the unfolding ………
Date(s) - 19/05/2018 - 27/05/2018