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The Big Dig 2014: Saturday 22 March
On Saturday 22nd March 2014 community gardens up and down the country will be getting their gardens ready for the new growing season. Find a garden listed below to get involved.
* Forest Hill: Horniman Primary School Allotment Project
Where: Horniman Drive, Forest Hill, SE23 3BP
A garden in a primary school set high up in Forest Hill, with a wonderful view over London. There are raised beds where the children grow vegetables, flowers and herbs and a wildlife area with a pond.
What's happening: We will be digging and weeding the raised beds to get them ready for growing and clearing a new area to put our compost bins. All help very welcome!
* Brockley Rise: St Saviour's Edible Garden
Time: 10.30am - 12pm
Where: Brockley Rise SE23 1JNUrban food growing patch outside a church in Brockley Rise.
An organic permaculture and organic food growing garden.
Digging new beds to extend the growing area.
*New Cross: Somerville Adventure Playground +Kitchen Garden
Time: 1-5pm Gardening Workshops 1-3
Where: Somerville Adventure Playground, Queens Road, New Cross SE14 5AA
This is a well-established, community based adventure playground and Youth service. Grow Wild are facilitating the development of a Kitchen Garden.
What's happening: Discover the playground, join in with a Family Gardening Workshop from 1-3 'Take Away Summer Crop Windowbox' and plants for sale.
* Telegraph Hill: Common Growth Community Garden
Where: Sandbourne Road SE4 2NS
Common Growth is a community garden in New Cross, transforming a small patch of waste ground into a productive space for food growing, for the local community. It's very informal and everyone is welcome to come and help or just enjoy the garden.
What's happening: Building raised beds, harvesting, weeding, turning compost, drawing, digging!
* Catford: Rushey Green Community Garden
Time: 12-5 pm
Where: Riverview Park, Catford, London SE6 4PL
This is a derelict allotment that has been overtaken with bramble and rubbish and plans are in place for clearing both. To make areas of the garden available for long term use of local groups to pursue their own growing interests.
Whats happening: This is an opportunity to visit, explore and discuss your view of the potential of this 3,000 m2 site. To help clear the site.
How to get there: From Catford rail stations walk along Catford Rd passing Wickes on your left. Take the next left into Exbury Rd and then into Riverview Park. After 200m at a break in the houses look for the signs for an allotment on your left. Call mobile shown for help.
* Forest Hill: Albion Millennium Green
Time: 10am - 3pm.
Where: end of Albion Villas Road SE26 4DB
An open access green with a community orchard, woods, meadows and scrubland. Regular arts events in the Spring and Summer
Whats happening: We will be pruning fruit trees, clearing pathways, preparing a new path to improve access to this site.
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This weekend, if you aren't volunteersing in a garden, why not visit one?
Sarah Raven is offering tours around Perch Hill this Saturday- its 90 mins from London.
Well worth your time.
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Gavin says the 80ft-high garden was inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Matt Appleby of Horticulture Week – said: ‘It’s a towering garden for a man with a towering ego.’
|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on April 23, 2012 at 5:05 AM||comments (0)|
Hither Green Week takes place 19-27 May, 2012
A celebration of all things Hither Green. A broad range of events are taking place in venues across the neighbourhood. Lee, Lewisham Blackheath and Catford are all within 20 mins walk of Hither Green. See you there!
Web: Our Hither Green.com
Saturday 19 May
Sunday 20 May
Monday 21 May
Tuesday 22 May
Wednesday 23 May
Thursday 24 May
Friday 25 May
Saturday 26 May
Sunday 27 May
Throughout the Week
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St Christopher's Hospice, Open Gardens Festival 2012
For the Open Gardens Festival 2012, supporters open their gardens to the public to raise money in support of St Christopher's Hospice. Please note that all gardens will open even if it rains!
Saturday 5 May - 11am-2pm
St Christopher's Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham SE26 6DZ
Sunday 6 May - 2pm-5pm
106 Shirley Way, Shirley, Croydon CR0 8PD
Sunday 27 May - 2pm-5pm
8 Lucerne Road, Orpington BR6 0EP
Sunday 3 June - 2.30pm-5.30pm
174 Peckham Rye, East Dulwich, London SE22 9QA
* Sunday 10 June - 2pm-4pm
207 and 209 Worsley Bridge Road, Beckenham BR3 1RW
Sunday 10 June - 2pm-6pm
111 Alleyn Park, Dulwich SE21 8AA
* Saturday 16 June - 2pm-6pm
Forest Hill Safari Open Garden Day, Forest Hill SE23
* Sunday 17 June - 2pm-5.30pm
20 Dacres Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 2NW (NGS Participant)
Sunday 17 June - 1pm-6pm
Choumert Square, Peckham, London SE15 4RE (NGS Participant)
Sunday 24 June - 2pm-5pm
102 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AQ
Sunday 24 June - 2pm-5pm
103/105 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BJ
Friday 29 June - 7pm onwards
Highview, Layhams Road, Keston, Kent BR2 6AR
Sunday 1 July - 1pm-5pm
10 Homestead Road, Chelsfield Park, Orpington BR6 6HW
Sunday 19 August - 11am-3pm
West Wickham Allotments Association, Hawes Lane, West Wickham BR4 9AF
|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on March 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
From the rather wonderful Chelsea Fringe website
The new Mobile Gardener's Park community garden welcomes you to become a mobile gardener too. From raised beds on wheels to the good old fashioned pot plant, we're mobile. This is a workshop to make mobile gardens.
The Mobile Gardener’s Park is a new meanwhile space near the Elephant and Castle on the edge of the derelict Heygate Estate. People are parking gardens there, some for a few years some for a few hours. While some are very elaborate mobile contraptions some are more traditional.
Come to this workshop but bring your plant pots with you. This is a chance to renovate your tired pot plants, refresh your kitchen herb garden, and we’ll also be developing our larger mobile garden contraptions – come and learn how to make one of these too. Training, soil and seeds provided free, plants available for sale.
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The London Gardens Walk takes you on an epic 20 mile adventure through 700 years of garden history, design styles and possible futures. A free printable map is available for download from the gardenvisit.com website.
A free electronic map is available for use on mobile phones, etc. An Amazon Kindle ebook explains the history and has a British Museum Guide to walk you through another 3,300 years of garden history.
London Gardens Walk is being created by Tom Turner – it will be published and offered as a FREE DOWNLOAD on 19th May.