The Chelsea Fringe in Cirencester is an alternative festival of flowers, gardens and gardening, highlighting the amazing work of the many volunteers who help create some of Cirencester’s community garden spaces. Follow the Daisy-chain trail map, available here or from the Information Centre at Bingham House and take the opportunity to Meet the Creatives who help to make it all happen.
Saturday 20th May
- Bring a flower and help decorate the pop-up Community Garden in the Bandstand. Join us at 11am in the Abbey Grounds to admire the creativity of schools, community groups and residents.
- Listen to The Gardening Buskers in Cricklade Street, 12 – 2pm
Saturday 20th May to Sunday 4th June
- Pick up a map of the Daisy-chain trail of 16 community gardens here or from the Information Centre, Bingham House.
- Meet the Creatives (see the Daisy-chain Trail for sites) at:
- St Michaels Park, Fridays 26th May and 2nd June, 10 – 12noon. Meet the Park Rangers and volunteer gardeners.
- Abbey Grounds, Churchyard Lane, Wednesday 24th May, 10 – 12 noon. Meet the Phoenix Gardeners.
- Thomas Street, Wednesday 24th May, 2 – 3.30pm. Meet the Phoenix Gardeners and Park Community Group.
- Abbey Grounds, Corinium Gate, Wednesday 24th May, 10 – 12 noon. Meet the Park Rangers and volunteer gardeners.
- Melmore Gardens, Thursday 25th May, 10 – 12noon. Meet some of the gardener volunteers of Melmore Gardens.
- Abbey Grounds, Corinium Gate, Wednesday 31st May, 10 – 12 noon. Meet the Park Rangers and volunteer gardeners.
- Melmore Gardens, Thursday 1st June, 10 – 12noon. Meetx some of the gardener volunteers of Melmore Gardens.
- Barton Street Allotments. Sunday 4th June, 2 – 5pm. Take a look at the wild area with bee hives, antique garden tools and found archaeological artefacts. Over 40 plots to see plus tea and cake.
Sunday 4th June
- Wear a flower and drop in to the Flower Tea-party. Listen to the Singing Florist and enjoy a free Chelsea Fringe tea and cake at The Fleece Hotel, 3pm to 5pm. Entry tickets from firstname.lastname@example.org or at the door (space permitting).
The Chelsea Fringe in Cirencester is brought to you by Corinium Radio. We are very grateful to everyone who has donated their time and support to enable the festival to happen, especially:
Cirencester Town Council
The Phoenix Gardeners
The Churn Project
Deer Park School
The Bingham Library Trust
Cirencester Scene Magazine
Cirencester Opportunity Group
The Singing Florist
Chesterton School Acorns Nursery School
The Fleece Hotel
The Gardening Buskers
Barton Street Allotments
Miles Guerrini from The Curious Little Big Band