Release your inner adventurer at Elephant Park's Chelsea Fringe Festival

Spend the day shaking things up in our free cocktail masterclass, gazing into the future with a botanical tarot card reading and digging into your gardening skills.

Join us at Elephant Park, Elephant Road, London SE17 1GD

If you’ve never experienced Chelsea Fringe Festival before, this is the year to do it. The Festival runs alongside the famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and people across the city, country and world take part with their own displays, activities and interpretations of gardening. The goal of the Fringe Festival is to celebrate gardening in all its many different forms, and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing at Elephant Park with exciting displays and free experiences. 

Whether you want to wear the flowers, drink them in a cocktail, create your own kokedama or learn how to beautify your balcony, you’ll be able to do just that at one of our free sessions and activities.

Our cocktail masterclasses may be fully booked but we don't want you to miss out on an exciting experience!

Come along and join our drop in sessions or pop along to one of our selection of global cuisine from our diverse collection of bars and restaurants and cafes!

Botanical Cocktail Making Workshop 1 with  Bobo Social- SOLD OUT
Learn to make your own exclusive botanical cocktail recipe with Bobo Social at The Tree House.

Session 1:  3pm - 4pm. 

Session 2:  4pm - 5pm. 

Botanical Cocktail Making Workshop 3 with Cheeky Chicos- SOLD OUT
Learn to make your own Mexican-inspired botanical cocktail recipe with Cheeky Chicos at The Tree House at 5pm - 6pm. 

Pressed Flower Art Workshop
Join artist Elaine Duigenan, @phloratanical, to make your own piece of pressed flower art. Elaine started pressing flowers and leaves when she was Artist in Residence at Keats House, Hampstead. She has continued to make innovative works and will pass on some of her skills in this workshop. Beautiful materials provided.

Elephant Stores, 1pm - 6pm. Several sessions throughout the event, walk-in sign up on the day.

Get a Botanical Tarot Reading with Bel Senlle
In this special individual 15-minute Botanical Tarot Reading, Bel will combine Tarot and plant spirit wisdom to help you see how your stories, your journey, and your patterns shape the experiences you are living. The cards will guide you through a visualisation of where you are now + where you can go, and then afterwards, Bel will create a bespoke flower essences blend to help you shift your emotional and energetic patterns so you can feel more aligned with yourself. You will take this amulet home, for free! 

Elephant Stores, 1pm - 6pm. Walk in sign up on the day.

Kokedama Workshop - SOLD OUT 
Make your own Kokedama. Two gorgeous green moss balls filled with houseplants! The word Kokedama translates from the Japanese words for moss ('Koke') and ball ('dama') - it is the art of freeing a plant from its container and planting it in a moss-covered soil ball.
The workshop includes everything you need to make your own Kokedama. We will guide you through making a beautiful and unique pair of Kokedama which can either be hung up or placed on a saucer. With South London based @jarnandfern

The Tree House Rooftop, 2.30pm - 3.30pm. 

Indoor Gardening Masterclass 
Join our favourite community store The Nunhead Gardener for an expert masterclass and Q&A session on how to care for your beloved indoor and balcony houseplants.

The Tree House between 1pm - 2pm. Walk-in sign up on the day

Live Music
Savour the sounds of live classical music throughout Elephant Park, with all ladies string trio Diamond Strings performing around the Park.

Photo opportunities
We all know one of the best parts of Chelsea Fringe is the incredible botanical displays – and the photo opportunities they present. At Elephant Park, our favourite community store the Nunhead Gardener will be collaborating with local artists to create a beautiful display that celebrates urban gardens. Look out for it near the Treehouse, and don’t forget to tag us @elephantparklondon.

Garden City: The Bin Collection by Jack McCausland!

Witness an extraordinary exhibition reimagining the city's commercial bins as living statues. With a keen eye for the beauty in scars, dents, and rips, Jack showcases the potential for renewal in our urban environment. Through meticulous 3D data collection and composition, each bin is transformed into a unique vessel brimming with foliage, from delicate ferns to vibrant shrubs. Don't miss this captivating vision of a broken city as a source of new life and creation.



Event Info
  • 27 May 2023, 1pm - 6pm
  • Elephant Park
Event Times
Saturday, 27 May
1pm - 6pm