Monday, 29 May 2017

Penge Green Gym Newsletter Early Summer 2017

Penge Green Gym Newsletter


Dear Penge Green Gym Supporters

We'd love to see everyone at our open day.  We always have lots of fun come rain or shine! 

Happy Birthday Penge Green Gym

Penge Green Gym is now in it's 6th year and we celebrated with cakes and tea!  Our first ever TCV leader Lizzy came along with the newest, and youngest volunteer!  It was lovely to see her and to show her all that we've been doing at Winsford Gardens. 


Exciting news from
Tesco Bags of Help

Earlier this year we applied to the Tesco bags of help fund for a grant to replace one of our meadows with a dry gravel garden which will hopefully fair better in our warmer, dryer summers.  During March and April customers collected tokens in their local Tesco's and put them towards the 3 projects Tesco were promoting.  We have now been given the exciting news that we collected enough tokens to fully fund the gravel garden.  In the next few months we will start the process of clearing the area of weeds and putting down a membrane to suppress any new growth.  The exciting process of stocking the garden can them begin.

#iVolunteer #WinsfordGardens #GreenGym #Penge #PengeFestival 

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Volunteers Week 1-7 June

Why don’t you come and join us on any Wednesday for a free green “workout” and gardening experience in Winsford Gardens, the home of the Penge Green Gym?

For more information visit our website @ Penge Green Gym

Or Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Penge Green Gym meets in

Winsford Gardens every Wednesday

throughout the year from 11am – 2pm.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Mayor to Attend Winsford Gardens Open Day 4th June 2017

Mayor to Attend Winsford Gardens Open Day 4th June 2017

Penge Green Gym is delighted to announce that this year, our annual Winsford Gardens Open Day will be attended by the new Mayor of Bromley, Katherine Bance MBE. We have invited the newly elected Mayor, and we have been informed by her office that our invitation has been accepted and added to her diary of official engagements. Since our formation in 2011, we have always been supported by the Kathy as a local Councillor and we wish her to have a very successful year as the new Bromley Mayor.

Penge Green Gym has now been running for over six years, and Sunday 4 June will be the sixth time we have held an Open Day to show off our many achievements and aims. As last year, we decided to hold the event on the Sunday following the Penge Festival Fete as a part of the Penge Festival. 

Last year the weather wasn't kind to us, and we are hoping for some summer sun 🌞🌞🌞 this year, even though attendance was great.

This year we won't be changing from a formula that has worked extremely well in the past, so you can expect all the old favourites - plants for sale, cakes and refreshments, a treasure hunt, face painting and other kids activities, and live music.

Please forward, retweet, copy this poster, and display wherever or to whoever you think people might be interested.

Winsford Gardens is in Penge, London SE20 with entrances on Croydon Road and Garden Road, and lies between the Travelodge and the Aldi supermarket. It is served by the bus routes: 176, 197, 356, 358, 75. Nearest Network Rail stations are: Kent House or Anerley. Croydon Tramlink: Avenue Road.   

For more information go to
@greengympenge on Twitter
Penge Green Gym on Facebook

Friday, 5 May 2017

May Tips for Butterfly Conservation from "The Secret Gardener"

Let an area of grass grow long or sowing an area with a mix of wildflowers and grasses to provide food and shelter for butterflies, moths and other wildlife.

B&Q has just launched a report called The Nature of Gardens, which summarises 10 simple steps to bring wildlife closer to home. 

Winsford Gardens wildlife meadow

You could collect a handful of seeds from some local grasses, which are then likely to suit your soil.

More of this good advice can be found at: