Avant Gardening at the City of London Festival

Polly dispensing wild flower seed prescriptions at City of London Festival
Polly dispensing wild flower seed prescriptions at City of London Festival

The Avant-Gardeners are delighted to have been asked back to the City of London Festival this year following on from our residency with the Mobile Allotment at Moorgate in 2010

Go Wild with Avant-Gardening

This year the Avant Gardeners will be offering you the chance to refresh your garden or green space of choice with its wild flower prescription service. We will be working with our clients to prescribe a mix of seeds to bring some flower power to your garden

Wednesday 4 July 11am to 6pm: Devonshire Square, EC2M 4WQ


Pickle Prescription Parlour at the Gherkin

Enter the weird and wonderful world of pickling in this lively, interactive mobile garden. Learn a range of delicious cucumber reciples, create your own spice mix and even print your own seed packet. Discover the basics of pickle at the base of the biggest pickle of all, the Gherkin!

Wednesday 18 July 11am to 6pm: 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

Check out the full programme of activities and events at this years City of London Festival 

Topics: [City of London festival] [urban gardening]

Nightingale TV

Have you seen bats on Woolwich Common?

Do you want to share a story of your gardening successes?

This summer the residents of Woolwich's Nightingale Estate will become news reporters and journalists as they investigate the urban nature in their area. From bird-spotting to urban growing the intrepid reporters will be reporting on the latest trends in urban gardening. The project will be launched at Welcare, Nightingale Vale, SE18 on Wednesday 10 Aug at 1pm and is open to all children and young people that live on the estate.  Come along and sign-up to be part of the news team.

We are also looking for people of any age who have a story to tell! You could make Nature News headlines and be visited by our Mobile News Desk who will interview you about your gardening tips or nature news. If you have a story to tell contact paul@avantgardening.org and we will arrange a time for you to be interviewed.


Topics: [film and video] [Nightingale Estate] [urban gardening] [Woolwich]

artwork by polly brannan
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