The Big Dig returns to Maryon Park Community Garden this Saturday

Maryon Park community garden
It’s the regular Big Dig day at Maryon Park community garden on Saturday

Has the belated appearance of the sun got you itching to get out into the garden? Then the good people behind Maryon Park Community Garden have been in touch…

Big Dig Day celebrates the start of the growing season and encourages people to visit their local Capital Growth-supported Community Garden.

Maryon Park Community Garden, one of Capital Growth’s flagship gardens are taking part and have a ‘Drop-in Open Day’ on Saturday 21st April from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

The Community Garden provides organic growing plots for local people, a Forest School space for primary schools and volunteer opportunities.

On Saturday visitors can learn more about the Community Garden, enjoy tours and talks about the Garden and the historic Maryon Park, the location of the 1960s film Blow-Up.

There will be refreshments including a pizza oven, children’s activities, a plant sale, and a fundraising stall. Visitors can join in with gardening activities or join the waiting list for a plot.

There will be family events: ‘PJ the Magical Clown’ at 1pm and Family Outdoor Art at 2pm.

Maryon Park Community Garden is a not-for- profit voluntary project situated in the former council plant nursery in Maryon Park.

Chair Tim Anderson says: “The Big Dig Day is about encouraging people and families to visit their local community garden. Whether you are an experienced gardener or new to gardening or just want to see how your local project is developing, you will be welcome.”

Maryon Park Community Garden is in Maryon Park, situated on the site of the old plant nursery. Follow the signs from the main park gate by the Park Lodge, 126, Maryon Road, Charlton, SE7 8DH.

Walk past the Park Lodge following the perimeter path to the left and find the Community Garden entrance at the end of the park fencing. Look out for the signs and bunting.

There will also be a pub quiz in aid of the community garden at the White Swan in Charlton Village on Monday 30 April, beginning at 7.30pm.

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