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

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

A Bloody Marvel!

With a seven year plan and an aim to produce a robust wide-gene-pool lettuce, more resistant to London’s urban growing conditions, artist Richard Galpin set out breed and save seed for a new Walworth grown variety. Now entering year five the Bloody Marvel is looking for new homes and new growers to trial it for 2020. A stunning variety of Continue Reading

Getting Ready for Winter

The training season has started with two sessions last weekend. The first was held at Caspian Street Allotments with the wonderful and diverse PACT group lead by Layla. We had a great mix of families and ages looking at how to prepare the allotment for winter, how they might alter the layout to make it easier for families to garden, Continue Reading

Training Time

We are reaching that time of year when the garden begins to go to sleep and we can gradually drift away for a few months….But no now is exactly the right time to get through jobs you have been putting off and some Love my garden, Love me time by getting some training in. Here at WCGN we are offering Continue Reading

For a second time

After a very successful show in the summer we are back for our now annual Autumn show in conjunction with Nursery Row Park on Saturday 28th September from 1.30pm till 4.30pm with lots of free activities. Have you tried our now famous flower crown making? You might win a prize for your efforts. This year we are also introducing vegetable Continue Reading