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

Growing at home

How to use toilet rolls to make seed pots – yes that is right you can use the humble toilet roll cardboard centre to make wonderful seed pots which are especially good for beans and peas. You can also make your own pots from newspaper or use egg boxes. All the ideas and instructions are here Growing in small spaces Continue Reading

It’s all happening online!

Now we are all confined to our own small spaces be that a balcony, garden or window ledge, we need to hear other people talking about gardening top tips and tricks. There’s a wealth of knowledge online but finding it can sometimes be tricky. Here’s a selection of podcasts and some short videos. Hackney Herbal and Cordwainers Grow will be Continue Reading

Spring Excitement

and no we are not going to mention the C word….. From spring bulbs on balconies to fruit trees starting out, and the rosemary in bloom everything is waking up from its winter slumber. It never fails to spark wonder as the green shoots burst forth in February and then we are inundated with bright colours from March on wards. Continue Reading

Time to get out your pots & pans

Yes you read that correctly. This is the time of year when your pots and pans get to come outside and make some noise as it is wassailing time in the orchards around the UK.  Wassailing is an ancient custom that was initially  a drink and the word comes from the Anglo-Saxon phrase ‘waes hael’, which means good health. The Continue Reading