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Chelsea Fringe Garden Festival 2023

May 20, 2023 - May 28, 2023


The Chelsea Fringe, an alternative garden festival that has become a staple of the horticultural calendar, will return for a 12th year in 2023 with nine days of celebrations scheduled for May 20–28.

Since the inaugural Fringe in 2012, thousands of events have been held across the world. Over the course of ten years, what began as a back-of-a-postcard notion has developed into an international celebration that is a well-established, though unconventional, feature of the hoticultural calendar. With many of the festival’s activities being free to attend, it continues to be an unfunded, unsponsored and volunteer run.

Community gardening organisations, public parks, artists, poets, chefs, galleries, schools and important institutions such as Kew are just a few of the places and contributors that have been involved throughout the years.Chelsea Fringe

The event has a significant global impact that extends not just to every neighbourhood in London but also to remote regions of the UK and beyond. Events have taken place on the Isle of Mull, in Monmouth, Margate, Leeds, Bristol and Henley-on-Thames, and the enthusiasm of participants signing up in Australia, Canada and Japan has highlighted the Fringe’s appeal on a worldwide scale.

Typically, events start to emerge on the official website in February, and registration is open all the way up to the festival’s last day. To maximise the promotional possibilities that participating provides, possible organisers are invited to get in touch as soon as feasible. If you would like to participate then contact [email protected].

Chelsea Fringe
Tree Adventures and Magical Fairytales on the Embankment @ Inner Temple 2019

Chelsea Fringe Programme

When announced the full programme will appear here.

When is the Chelsea Fringe

The festival will be from 20 to 28 May to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show.

Where is it?


More information on the Chelsea Fringe

For anything else about the festival, please visit the official website.

Images provided by the organisers.



May 20, 2023
May 28, 2023
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