Give Torture the Green Finger: Workshops and talks

Find out more about the exciting workshops and talks taking place at our plant shop and book your tickets today!

Speed date to your perfect plant! - FREE

Wednesday 24th August at 6.30pm-8.30pm

Saturday 27th August at 11 am-5pm

Struggle to keep your plants alive? No sunshine? No problem! Tell Alex about your space, the light, how often you forget to water them and he will find your perfect match for you to take home and enjoy.

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Take home your own terrarium - £50

Saturday 27th August at 6.30pm

Sunday 28th August at 6.30pm

Friendly east London plant expert, Alex the Plant Guy, will teach and guide you through the terrarium building process so there is no experience necessary. All plants, equipment and the terrarium are included. At the end of the workshop you can take home your creation, all whilst supporting a very worthwhile cause.

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Boss your balcony! - FREE

Thursday 25th August at 6.30pm

Want to beautify your balcony and make the most of your small space? Whether it’s planty privacy or bright pots of blooms, learn how you can make your balcony pop with tips and outside potting demos from Philip Dundas of You’ll leave the talk with tips, tricks and inspiration.

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Plants can change your life - FREE

Friday 26th August at 6.30pm

Karen, Freedom from Torture Horticultural therapist talk about how gardening can change lives. With guest experts by personal experience, people who have survived torture, sharing their life changing experiences in the garden and what they’ve learnt through the power of nature. An inspirational and empowering event not to miss.

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EcoNIDRA - £15 (incl. tea)

Monday 29th August at 2pm

50 minutes of restorative EcoNIDRA is said to have the health benefits of three to four hours good nights sleep. The Eco Monkey will guide you through three journeys in this powerful nature lead mindful practice followed by foraged herbal teas. Bring own yoga mat.

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Forest bathing for city slickers - FREE

Monday 29th August at 1.30pm

Numerous studies have shown that shinrin-yoku (AKA forest bathing) has real health benefits including reducing blood pressure, lowering cortisol levels and improving concentration and memory. Join The Eco Monkey for a free talk on how to make forest bathing part of your life, even in London!

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