Dock Garden Festival

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Part of the Chelsea Fringe – a festival of flowers, gardens and gardening – the Dock Garden Festival serves up three weeks of fairs, pop-up shops, talks and workshops to celebrate outdoor arts. Located at the Tom Dixon Shop as well as the Dock Kitchen, the festival offers both static elements and day-specific events. In the former camp, expect lifestyle store All Good Stuff to install Beesnees – a 'village' of solitary bee homes to encourage the insects to pollinate in the area. There's also Floating Forest created by NIPPaysage. The architects has introduced 1,000 floating slices of tree trunks to the Grand Union Canal. On Saturday May 26, makers and design traders will be pitching up with product as well as helpful advice on making. Kate Emck, CEO of an inspiring charity that teaches prisoners the skills of needlework, will be speaking about the Fine Cell Work initiative as well as selling a new range of floral cushions. Nic Webb will be on hand to reveal the techniques behind making one-off hand crafted spoons from foraged green timbers; and Urban Allotments will be showing up every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a pop-up market and tips on planting in any space.

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