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

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

They think its all over…

Winter is a time for rethinking and exploring – gardening never stops. You can plan for next year, try out a new method of gardening, and reset. Things you could do physically in the garden would be: Set up a no-dig bed to save watering in Summer 2021 Plant fruit trees, bare root roses, and fruit bushes Sort out your Continue Reading

And the winners are……

If you have been waiting with baited breath for the announcements of the winners for the 2020 Walworth Community Garden Network Show then you need wait no longer. The winners for Animal Sculpture, Garden Creatures, Best Flower and Best Fruit/Veg have been announced on our special Garden Show page. Prizes will be winging their way to the luck winners on 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

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