Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Winsford Gardens Open Day Sun 14th June 2015

Penge Green Gym will be holding our fourth Open Garden Squares day on Sunday 14th June 2014 from 11am 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. Over 200 gardens are involved in the weekend event, (including 10 Downing Street!) 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 four 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 the open day is part of the larger Penge Festival chedule of events.

We will have our very popular children’s activities, plant sale and refreshment stall, and the Tai Chi is back too!

It will be a good chance to see for yourself how Winsford Gardens continue to change.

Winsford Gardens is on Garden Road, off Croydon Road, situated between Aldi and Travelodge. The nearest Bus routes are: 358, 75, 197, 356.

More information on the Open Garden Squares weekend at http://www.OpenSquares.org
More information on the Penge Festival at http://www.pengepartners.co.uk/penge-festival/4582027977
Visit us at http://www.PengeGreenGym.org.uk
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Monday, 4 May 2015

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