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

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

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

Developing a small plot

We invite you to a workshop with facilitator Chris Collins. Learn how to develop a small plot, whilst supporting wildlife and planting for biodiversity. Spaces are limited so please secure your place

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