Get Tied-Up at the award winning Inner Temple Garden is a project that is part of the Chelsea Fringe, the alternative garden festival. Our 2016 Chelsea Fringe project celebrates flower arranging with home grown blooms through drop-in workshops, taught by our Head Gardener on how to create your own hand-tied flower bouquets.
At three acres, Inner Temple Garden is one of the largest privately owned gardens in the city of London, home to 1800 barristers, and has been cultivated since the 12th century when its purpose was more practical than pleasure. It is now a safe haven for lawyers, the general public and wildlife between the busy Fleet Street and Embankment.
The Garden has been transformed over the past eight years by Andrea Brunsendorf, Head Gardener, who has introduced experimental and contemporary planting to this historic garden. The Garden is planted using succession planting, which involves a mixture of permanent plants to create a framework and seasonal pockets which are changed twice a year to create the longest possible flowering seasons. The garden team raise many annual and biennial plants from seed every year, which are perfect for growing at home and can be cut for flower arranging throughout the year.
Get Tied-Up will take place in the Peony Garden, a tucked away corner of the Inner Temple Garden, which is brimming with herbaceous and tree peonies and complimented with a 150 year old Wisteria, classic English roses, foxgloves and sweet rocket. For the duration of the festival (21 May – 12 June) the garden will be open to the public from 12.30pm – 3pm. There will be a special floral installation in the Peony Garden and on Sunday 22nd May 2016 we will be running free workshops where you can learn to create your own hand-tied flower bouquets with flowers you can easily grow at home.
As always, picnics on the lawn are encouraged and on 22 May 2016 refreshments as well as French crepes will be available for purchase. Visitors are welcome to take part in a workshop or just come to enjoy the garden and its setting, there is plenty to see and space for all.