Chelsea Fringe has sprung up from the Chelsea Flower Show to create a grassroots movement encompassing all of London.
"The Fringe is a brand new initiative, entirely volunteer-run in its
first year. It’s all about harnessing and spreading some of the
excitement and energy that fizzes around gardens and gardening. The idea
is to give people the freedom and opportunity to express themselves
through the medium of plants and gardens, to open up possibilities and
to allow full participation......... It will range from grassroots community garden projects to avant-garde
art installations. Our open-access principle means that just about
anything goes – as long as it’s interesting and on the subject of
gardens, flowers, veg-growing or landscape."
I'm a little late with this as it started on the 19th June, but it is running for 3 weeks so there is still time to see it if you're in the area.
My favourite idea so far is from the photo to the left, seed bomb making at the DIY allotment. Kids will love it.