Sunday, 9 February 2014

Open Garden Squares Day - 14th June 2014 in Winsford Gardens

Penge Green Gym will be holding our third Open Garden Squares day on 14th June 2014 from 10am to 4pm in Winsford Gardens, SE20 7RN.

The Open Garden Squares Weekend is a prestigious event in the gardener’s calendar where gardens all over London open their doors to the public. Last year over 208 gardens were involved in the weekend event, (including 10 Downing Street!) and Winsford Gardens was one of them. Other gardens range from historical private squares to contemporary roof gardens, in places as diverse as museums, prisons, barges and shipping containers.

Winsford Gardens is managed by Penge Green Gym, a group of volunteers set up in May 2011 by The Conservation Volunteers (formally BTCV). The volunteers have been working to transform Winsford Gardens into a vibrant community and wildlife garden for almost three years now. At this event we will be proud to show off all the hard work we have undertaken. Projects include constructing a growing area complete with greenhouse and nursery beds; seeding wildflower meadows; planting up the ornamental beds; building compost bins, seating, and a children’s playground, planting an orchard, hedgerows and a bog garden….the list goes on!

This year, as well as our very popular children’s activities, plant sale and refreshment stall, we will have guest speakers, and are planning a few new surprises. Watch this space for further details…
It will be a good chance to see for yourself how Winsford Gardens continue to change.
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