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Springbank Road Garden WhatsApp Group! 

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2018: Springbank Road Community Garden

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Springbank Rd Garden is ready for judging!

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This Spring, the garden volunteer team will be meeting more often. If you like gardening, or just want meet local people, you can join the Garden’s WhatsApp Group. They will be arranging impromptu mornings/afternoons of planting and weeding. Just email your name and number to: info@ourhithergreen.com

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 …

Springbank Road Community garden volunteers have come up with a series of ideas which we hope will both improve the all year round appeal of the garden and get more keen gardeners to come along. Please feel free to critique, add your own ideas and email too. 1. New herbaceous border. We will be freeing …

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 …

Dear Resident of Hither Green! I just want to thank you for the support you have given us in the past with the festival and our various projects we do round Hither Green. As you know, there is lots to be done in the area to continue to improve it and we are always looking …

The HGCA have entered the following photo of delicate poppies into the national RHS #GreeningGreyBritain competition. It’s a project to make urban life more attractive  to us and to wildlife. To soften the brick and  concrete of the built environment.  The photo was taken a few weeks ago from behind the bus shelter in the Springbank Road Community Garden. It was tweeted by the RHS and picked up a number of Retweets and favourites. Hither Green Community Association …

Get stuck into Spring by spending this Saturday in your local school or community garden! The Big Dig is a London campaign to get you (and the kids) outside, having fun and exploring new spaces www.bigdig.org.uk   CATFORD: The Wild Cat Wilderness Project (An excellent new garden!) Riverview Park Road, Catford SE6 4PL Tasks: Building a new pond, pruning fruit trees Contact: :wcw@rgtb.org.uk Web:WildCatWilderness.org HITHER GREEN: St Mungo’s Kitchen Garden, Ennersdale Road, Hither Green, SE13 6QE Tasks: Preparing in the poly tunnel, Building a strawberry tower and …

Grow For It Know a young poet, filmmaker or designer who’s also interested in the great outdoors? We’ve just launched our youth funding programme Grow For It – and we’re looking for original project ideas from creative 12 to 25-year-olds to raise awareness about UK native wild flowers and plants. Successful applicants will receive £400 …

Many of us walk by and appreciate Hither Green’s pots and planters every day. They’re an asset to the area, adding a splash of colour and life to our city streets – and are put there through hard work and fundraising by local residents. Very sadly, the existence of these planters is under threat from …

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 …