Chelsea Fringe – London Garden No 16

Five Minutes Peace: a garden to sit in, a poem to read, and a prompt to write to … No 16. (Find out more about what this is all about here.)

Pop Up Garden by the Balcony Gardener, Squint


This pop up garden by the Balcony Gardener has been a popular part of the Chelsea Fringe – based at the showroom of the innovative furniture designer, Squint. I love their patchworked wonderfully mad furniture so this was a double reason to go.


I have a tiny patch of green myself, so it was exciting to see evocative gardens even smaller. And look with sun…


Pretty as a picture…


You just want to catch it in a bottle…


Better than a cocktail…


All the equipment you need to make your own mini garden is available at Squint until the exhibition stops on 19th June, but the inspiration gave me the chance to visit my own favourite mini-garden shop, Le Petit Jardin in Tunbridge Wells…


Look how pretty Penny makes everything look…




And oh oh I can even get animals for my garden..


And so I went looking for a tiny poem for these beautiful gardens. What better than a haiku? Here’s one by Kit Wright:


Just a green olive

In its own little egg-cup:

It can feed the sky.

I invite you to write your own small poem… you can get some help here!

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