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2018: Springbank Road Community Garden

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Springbank Rd Garden is ready for judging!

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Help Us Prepare for London in Bloom!

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The Springbank Road Community Garden was judged to be ‘outstanding’ by the RHS in 2017. The team took a trip to see the new Chris Beardshaw Walk in Greenwich Park and were inspired! So this year the garden team have great plans to increase the planting and create a truly beautiful cottage style garden, full …

Geums, valerian and roses are making the garden look very bright and colourful at the moment. Thank you to everyone who came to help prepare the garden for the RHS London in Bloom judges who arrive early next month! We had a lovely few hours cutting back, hoiking out weeds and shaping wayward shrubs. There …

The Springbank Road Garden: The London in Bloom Judging takes place next month! Thanks to some major plant donations over the bank holiday, we’re doing well with our preparations- but we’re going to need LOTS of help on Saturday 11 June to primp, prune and plant! Join us and bring secateurs if you fancy shaping …

The Hither Green Community Association join forty other London groups at City Hall to celebrate Pocket Parks. The Springbank Rd ¬†garden was shown as an example of how to improve urban green spaces with Before and After photos given pride of place in the presentation by the Mayor’s Environment Team and project managers. We made …

Last week some fence panels and trellising were stolen from the rear of the Springbank Road Community Garden. J.Olif the developers and Hexagon Housing ignored warnings about the unsuitability of the fencing. This weekend domestic waste including nappies and bottles were dumped in the garden and the rainwater butt drained. So from today the gates …

Rain water harvest system! A system for collecting rainwater was a key part of our Pocket Parks bid. Our community gardening team are super excited by the prospect of having water onsite! For the part 3 years, we’ve had to bring jerry cans from home or rely on rain. So by August the garden is …

Hither Green Honey: More local honey has been bottled from Hither Green hives this week. Bee Keeper Alan Foster has 1lb and 12oz jars of delicious local honey available. The last lot sold out in just a few days, so be quick. To place an order or for further enquiries please contact: Alan Foster via …

Saturday 26 July 11-2pm Meet: Platform 1 entrance to HG station on Springbank Road.¬† Fun lunch and good company provided Boots and equipment provided.   Join us for a Big Summer Clean Up up on the Hither Green Station embankment. Early Summer is always quite on the embankment so as not to disturb any nesting …

On Saturday we raised the Grow Wild flag at the Springbank Road Community Garden! The flag ¬†celebrates our selection by Kew Gardens as one of their community groups. We’ll be running a series of gardening and clean up events over the summer and into the autumn so look out for them. We were there to …