Fulham Palace hosts free ‘green meet’ with music and stalls

Celebrate spring at a family-friendly green event packed with live music, yoga, crafts, and tasty food at Fulham Palace on 8 May.

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Fulham Palace's family-friendly green event. PICTURE: MARCUS DAWES

Celebrate spring at a family-friendly green event packed with live music, yoga, crafts, and tasty food at Fulham Palace next month.

The Palace is hosting a free ‘green meet’ delving into nature, ecology and sustainability with a series of talks, tours and demonstrations on Sunday 8 May. The day kicks off at 11am and runs until 4pm at the centuries-old historic house and garden in Bishop’s Avenue.

Garden tours will explore growing and composting, while a repair workshop is set to share tips on how to reduce landfill waste. And a seed swap is your chance to exchange leftover seeds for different varieties, while talks include expert speakers on biodiversity, renewable energy and environmental education.

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Green meet stalls outside the entrance to Fulham Palace. PICTURE: MARCUS DAWES

Food and gift stalls

More than 70 sustainability-focused stallholders will bring their wares to the event’s green market, from organic food and drinks to toiletries and gifts.

And the tiniest of visitors haven’t been forgotten, with mud art sessions, face painting and craft activities set to keep little ones entertained.

Event organiser Anja Herman said: “The green meet is a wonderful community celebration of nature, biodiversity and sustainability. After the success of last year’s event, we’re thrilled to be able to offer additional activities this year – including outdoor family yoga.

“I can’t wait to welcome visitors and encourage the community to get involved and learn what they can do to help combat the climate crisis.”

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Fulham Palace head gardener Lucy Hart holding an outdoor educational session with young people. PICTURE: MARCUS DAWES

Head gardener

Among the speakers is Fulham Palace head gardener Lucy Hart, who will share her experiences working at the green space over the past 11 years.

Gardening fans will be able to pick Lucy’s brains on all matters horticultural, from her knowledge gained at Merrist Wood College and during an eight-year stint as a team leader at Kew Gardens.

Also joining the panel of experts is Emily Tulloh, H&F’s climate engagement lead, who will share how the council is working to cut carbon and restore nature through its grant funding and planning work, as well as activities including cycling schemes and its new Library of Things rental service for household items, launching in June.

Live music from band Two Piece Temple will keep the summer vibes flowing as visitors can relax with a picnic on the lawn.

For more details, visit the Fulham Palace website.

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Tasty food will be available at the green meet. PICTURE: MARCUS DAWES

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