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

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

Brandon Estate new beds launch event

Following a close collaboration with Ruth, Sophie, & the Great Estates team, we were able to have a launch event for the new growing space on the Brandon, on Friday 20th August. A truly multinational effort, it was conceived by an Irishman, constructed by Peter & Niels (from Hungary & Iceland respectively) and we have allocated plots to residents from 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

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

Welcome to Ali

At the end of 2020 the management committee applied for further funding for WCGN to support events and reach out to more gardens. We were incredibly lucky to receive funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and further support from Southwark Neighbourhood Funding. The combination of these has allowed us to employ a part time project officer to help gardens Continue Reading

Food growing on Southwark housing estates

Southwark Council is now supporting residents on Southwark housing estates who would like to grow food in new growing spaces or community gardens.  Southwark’s Community Gardening Coordinators will help groups of 5 residents or more to look at potential sites and develop projects.  More information about how to apply can be found here – https://allotmentexpansionguarantee.commonplace.is/ and by contacting communitygardening@southwark.gov.uk

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

Walworth Plant Swap 2021!

We are very excited to announce another Plant Swap this year on May 22nd 11am – 1pm at St Peter’s Church Garden, Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH In 2020 despite Covid a plant swap went ahead which was hugely successful. This year we are delighted to team up with members of the Walworth Society to swap plants and get people Continue Reading