The London Wildlife Festival celebrating urban wildlife and conservation

The London Wildlife Festival, a brand new event celebrating urban wildlife and conservation, is aiming to bring the very importance of the natural world to “the forefront of conversation and thought”. Walthamstow Wetlands, with its 211 hectares of space and 10 stunning reservoirs, will host the London Wildlife Festival on 10-11 August. Curated by London Wildlife Trust and David Lindo, The Urban Birder, visitors can … Continue reading The London Wildlife Festival celebrating urban wildlife and conservation

Lambeth Country Show: Family-friendly festival bringing some “countryside” vibes to south London

If you’re looking to escape London this weekend with your family for some countryside vibes without leaving the city, then Lambeth Country Show may just suffice. The 45th Lambeth Country Show, which takes place in Brockwell Park in south-east London on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019, features a mix of live music, traditional countryside pursuits, agriculture, horticulture, science and fun competitions. Vauxhall City Farm, … Continue reading Lambeth Country Show: Family-friendly festival bringing some “countryside” vibes to south London

Rehouse a plant from Hampton Court Flower Show through House of Wayward Plants’ adoption scheme

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show may be over but it leaves with it a legacy of plants which are fortunately now up for adoption thanks to an initiative by Wayward Plants. House of Wayward Plants, which facilitates large-scale community plant exchanges and adoption events for unwanted plants, have teamed up with the National Trust to allow several thousands of plants and materials from … Continue reading Rehouse a plant from Hampton Court Flower Show through House of Wayward Plants’ adoption scheme

National Park City Festival: Free events held London-wide celebrate the city’s green spaces, wildlife habitats and more

London honours its greenery this month with the National Park City Festival celebrating the capital’s green spaces, wildlife habitats, green rooftops and waterways. Taking place over nine days from 20-28 July 2019, the National Park City Festival hosts hundreds of free events across the city, from outdoor fitness sessions and live performances to bee-keeping and open water events for the family. The events include walking tours … Continue reading National Park City Festival: Free events held London-wide celebrate the city’s green spaces, wildlife habitats and more

ORIGINS Festival: Celebration of art, performance and debate honouring Indigenous artists and activists

ORIGINS Festival is a two-week celebration of art, performance and debate honouring Indigenous artists and activists. The festival, which is being held in venues across London between from today until 23 June, brings together some of the world’s indigenous artists and cultures to the capital through theatre, film, dance, healing rituals and talks. Among the events are a two-day workshop with Maree Clarke exploring Indigenous … Continue reading ORIGINS Festival: Celebration of art, performance and debate honouring Indigenous artists and activists

Open Farm Day: Discover real farming and get to know your local farmer at the UK-wide annual event

Farms across the UK will be opening their gates to the public this Sunday [9 June] as part of the national Open Farm Sunday campaign. The annual open day offers a chance for people to discover real farming first hand and see for themselves how their food is produced. It also provides farmers with the opportunity to shine a light on what it means to … Continue reading Open Farm Day: Discover real farming and get to know your local farmer at the UK-wide annual event

Urban Tree Festival: Walks through London where you can spot Hibiscus and Pineapple Guava trees

If you’re in London this weekend and you have an affinity for trees, head to the Urban Tree Festival on 18-19 May. The Urban Tree Festival features a series of walks, workshops and events in celebration of urban trees taking place across the capital. Highlights include a woodland walk in Wimbledon; a stroll through three of Bloomsbury’s parks, dominated by London Planes trees; and a … Continue reading Urban Tree Festival: Walks through London where you can spot Hibiscus and Pineapple Guava trees

Head to the Spring Plant Fair 2019 for some earthly delights

If you are looking for some plants to create your garden earthly delights, then head to the Spring Plant Fair 2019 at the The Garden Museum tomorrow [Saturday 5 May]. Plant growers and specialist nurseries from around the country will gather at the Garden Museum in Lambeth, London offering everything from vegetable seeds to flowers, hardy perennials to climbing clematis. Among the plant growers are John Cullen … Continue reading Head to the Spring Plant Fair 2019 for some earthly delights

Earth Day 2019: Protect our Species

Earth Day, celebrated in more than 193 countries each year on 22 April, this year focuses on “Protect our Species”. This year’s theme is designed to raise awareness of the role that plants and wildlife play in the ecosystem and the dangers of extinction many of them face. Earth Day Network is urging people to work together to protect endangered and threatened species including  bees, coral … Continue reading Earth Day 2019: Protect our Species