The founder of the Chelsea Fringe, now in its second year, has issued an invitation to landscape architects to take part.

The Pothole Gardener was one of the schemes in last year's Chelsea Fringe
The Pothole Gardener was one of the schemes in last year's Chelsea Fringe

Tim Richardson, who set up and ran the Chelsea Fringe, an imaginative riposte to the Chelsea Flower Show, for the first time last year, writes:

‘I’m delighted to have this opportunity to invite LI members and affiliates to take part in the second year of the Chelsea Fringe (May 18-June 9, 2013). The aim of this three-week, unsponsored, volunteer-run festival is to activate and showcase all kinds of activities and projects in the realm of landscape, gardens, plants, flowers and – more broadly – ‘place’.

‘It’s a great opportunity to get the work ‘out there’ – in its first year the Fringe achieved an impressive level of press coverage (and even a royal visit). The first year of the Fringe saw more than 100 events take place, right across London and beyond. We want to build on that out-of-London emphasis: for 2013 we already have ‘satellite fringes’ planned in Brighton, Bristol and Vienna, and we are looking for people to start clusters of events (perhaps just four to six initially) in other cities and regions.

‘In London itself we have high-profile venues waiting for projects to suit them – though as an unfunded festival, designers and project creators will have to find their own means of funding. The Fringe is also seeking volunteers to help centrally with co-ordination and other matters. If you are interested in getting involved in the Chelsea Fringe in any of these ways (or even in ways we haven’t thought of!), you can contact me direct at: tim@chelseafringe.com.’

Learn more about the Chelsea Fringe.

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