Guide to the Winter Garden: A series

During the autumn we had Chris Collins come and join us at the Walworth Allotment Association in Fielding Street, for an afternoon of learning how to prepare our garden spaces, for the winter. He gave us practical demonstrations on one of the plots of the allotment on the topics of Seed sowing in drills Sowing a pollinator border  Take cuttings Continue Reading

Surrey Square School

Craft & Cooking Sessions  October 2021 It has been really refreshing to spend time with the young people at Surrey Square School, they are inquisitive, eager to learn and all are so encouraging to one another when working as a group.  Our last two sessions we have focused on making a pumpkin seed-pesto together and preparing a salad. Our collaboration Continue Reading

Heritage & History

A walking tour of Walworth On Sunday 10th October 2021, we were fortunate enough to have the local historian and Blue Badge Guide, Isobel Durant come and host a walking heritage tour of Walworth for us! We used posters to reach out on a local level and this time it really spoke to a lot of our neighbours in Walworth Continue Reading

Neighbourhood Gathering on Tatum Street

Sunday 19th September  Pembroke House hosted a neighbourhood gathering earlier last month, celebrating the resilience of the local area during the pandemic and the support systems which have stayed in place supporting locals. There were stalls and groups celebrating the heritage of the local area, craft beer, sound healing, traditional Bolivian dance and Edible Rotherhithe was selling some beautiful crafts Continue Reading

Surrey Square School: Craft & Cooking Sessions

Friday 17th September  Surrey Square School @ediblerotherhithe has been part of the network and running incredible food growing initiatives for several years. The Surrey Square School site has a incredible polytunnel growing spaces for the primary school children to learn about growing fruits, herbs and vegetables, as well as raised beds, fruit trees and even a nursery growing space on Continue Reading

Pullens Project Blog Post

Behind the scenes This past weekend we had the pleasure of shooting footage at five gardens from the network. Vincent Brown from the Pullens Estate reached out to us a few months ago to collaborate on the ‘virtual garden tour’ project with funding help from the Pullens TRA. After a busy summer for us all, we were finally able to Continue Reading

Rockingham Allotment: Froglife Event

Saturday 21st August, 12-4pm We were fortunate to have a beautiful community event at Rockingham Allotment, which is of well established allotment, that showcases how a communal estate garden can be cultivated into something very special. Winston, one of the allotment holders, pointed out to us how the pond on-site would be a great point to focus a workshop around. Continue Reading

See what is new at Walworth Garden this September

On the 18th September Walworth Garden is opening its gates to WCGN members for free garden tours. The team at Walworth Garden have been working hard over the last 24 months to transform the garden, adding new areas and expanding their teaching capacity. With so much change you might not recognise this local gem if you have not been for Continue Reading

New Project Officer Position

Are you looking for work in the community development sector? Do you enjoy gardening and want to become more involved in community gardening and your local area? If so we have something you will be interested in. Working with the Project Manager we have a 6 month contract for a trainee Project Officer role working in the SE1 and SE17 Continue Reading

Online garden show

It’s been a strange year so far. But the pandemic hasn’t stopped things from growing and it hasn’t stopped Walworth Community Garden Network organising its first and possibly not last ONLINE GARDEN SHOW. SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 1.30 – 3.30pm  and there are loads of things for the whole family to do. 1.30 – 2.30 pm ‘Gardens of the Imagination’ Children’s Continue Reading