Avant Gardening at the City of London Festival

Polly dispensing wild flower seed prescriptions at City of London Festival
Polly dispensing wild flower seed prescriptions at City of London Festival

The Avant-Gardeners are delighted to have been asked back to the City of London Festival this year following on from our residency with the Mobile Allotment at Moorgate in 2010

Go Wild with Avant-Gardening

This year the Avant Gardeners will be offering you the chance to refresh your garden or green space of choice with its wild flower prescription service. We will be working with our clients to prescribe a mix of seeds to bring some flower power to your garden

Wednesday 4 July 11am to 6pm: Devonshire Square, EC2M 4WQ


Pickle Prescription Parlour at the Gherkin

Enter the weird and wonderful world of pickling in this lively, interactive mobile garden. Learn a range of delicious cucumber reciples, create your own spice mix and even print your own seed packet. Discover the basics of pickle at the base of the biggest pickle of all, the Gherkin!

Wednesday 18 July 11am to 6pm: 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

Check out the full programme of activities and events at this years City of London Festival 

Topics: [City of London festival] [urban gardening]

River Paths

Avant-Gardening is delighted to be collaborating with Stream on River Paths a programme of creative interventions and projects that aim to investigate the historically rich riverside area of East Greenwich. As the area enters a period of regeneration we aim to develop projects that document the area and respond to the changes.
The first such project The Greenwich Garden will create a temporary community space, a place for conversation and engagement. 

As part of River Paths curator Paul Geen has been hosting a number of strolls along the historic wharves of East Greenwich, looking at the history of the area and the potential for community engagement in the future.

The next walk will take place on Saturday 30th June at 1pm. Meet outside the Cutty Sark Tavern to join this free walk along the river path

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation