This year the Mudchute Park and Farm are making a natural installation for the Chelsea Flower Show Fringe festival. The festival is held in various settings all over London, last year 400 different locations were involved.

Our installation is based around creating a coherent network of green corridors in urban areas. This basically means wildlife can travel around cities to find food and homes, and not get isolated in heavily built up areas. We want to show this by making 150 mini gardens, and planting them up with various herbs, flowers and even succulents.

The festival starts in May and nearer to the time we’ll be asking for your help to create the mini gardens. However the first stage is building the containers or sourcing wooden boxes suitable for planting. If you have any planks of wood (anything over a foot) or even better wooden wine crates (empty of course!) we would be grateful to use it to make up the larger installation in May. Donations can be taken to the main office, or larger donations can be picked up (within reason of distance). Contact cressida.knapp@yahoo.co.uk if more information is required.

More details about getting involved in the show itself will follow in April.


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