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

Brandon Junior Gardening & Eco Club

In June 2021 Brandon TRA decided to develop an unused corner of the playground beside the Jack Hobbs club into a Junior Gardening & Eco Club. We started off with some oil drum planters donated by WeAreWaterloo, and ran sessions led by Helene Ok, assisted by Brandon residents, Marie-line and Verity. These sessions have proved very popular with the children 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

A passing

This is a hard piece to write and even harder to think of a title for. Walworth Community Garden Network sadly lost one of our founding members on Friday 3rd September. The news of Carol Wheatleys passing was a shock to all and she will be greatly missed not only as a member of our network but as valued member 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

Managing a small plot and planting for wildlife

Sunday 15th August, 12 – 4pm  In collaboration with the Walworth Allotment Association, last Sunday we held a workshop led by Chris Collins, focusing on how to develop a small garden plot and plant to support wildlife.  Chris used one of the allotment spaces to serve as an example of how a plot could be used to maximize yield, whilst Continue Reading

Gibbings House: Children’s Fun Day

Friday 13th August, 12-4pm The Children’s Fun Day was put together by Sam Jones and the network to bring educational and uplifting activities to the children of Gibbings House, during the summer holidays.  We discussed different types of seeds and used the garden to show their lifecycle from seedling to young plant budding, blooming and turning into a seed head! Continue Reading

The Great Walworth Plant Swap

On Saturday 20th May, we teamed up again with the members of The Walworth Society, to bring a plant swap to the garden of St. Peter’s Church. Vegetable seedlings, young fruit bushes and house plant cuttings were all available to locals, as well as some veg and Hollyhock seeds. We had a couple of unusual plants such as black current Continue Reading