Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the garden is open for older and vulnerable people by appointment only. We run small group workshops Monday 10am – 12pm (with Katalin) and Wednesday 1 – 3pm (with Mila) for people who have underlying health conditions and need to make sure social distancing measures can be maintained. Workshops include growing and maintaining vegetables in the garden and at home as well as composting, hydroponics and pest control.
We also have 1-1 gardening sessions with our Supported Volunteer Manager, Gaven. Phone 020 7837 8019 to book. We ask all participants to register in the event that Test and Trace contacting is necessary.
Thursday and Friday the garden is open to the public 10am – 6pm. We have a small group workshop Friday 1 – 3pm (with Katalin & Mila). Phone 020 7837 8019 to book.
Saturday the garden is open to the public 12.30 – 5.30pm. Our team of 4 weekend staff provide a range of activities for children aged under 14 and their families including our early years stay and play.
Sunday the garden is open to the public 1.30 – 5.30pm. (children’s weekend activities)
Our volunteers cultivate a selection of plants to help us generate much needed income. We’ve raised £1300 over the last 5 months and we still have lots of plants for sale. Please bring the correct change as well as bags to transport your plants. Plants are for sale every Monday & Friday, 1-2pm.
Calendula is an annual flowering herb that doesn’t require special care and is very easy to regrow from seeds. Like most herbs, calendula needs little or no maintenance. The roots easily adapt to the available space and can be grown in containers or beds. Average well-drained soil, full sun or shady conditions are equally good if plants are watered only occasionally.Every part of the plant can be useful in many ways. It is said to stimulate the immune system and is used as an ingredient in many cosmetic products. Calendula flowers and leaves can be dried and stored for later use. In the garden, calendula can distract aphids from other valuable plants.
Donate online via Local Giving
You can also support our emergency response to the Coronavirus pandemic, by clicking on the link below. We are concentrating on those households in our immediate area but we try to support people living further afield or put them in touch with an organisation near them.
What you will be supporting –
*A food bank for 48 households which is growing week by week
*Cooked meals for the most vulnerable
*Seeds and compost delivered to people in isolation
*A weekly newsletter online and delivered to our immediate neighbours
*Weekend art, sports and nature activities for children and families