Charlton House walled gardens event and makers walking trail this Sunday

Old Pond Garden
Old Pond Garden at Charlton House

News in from Charlton & Blackheath Amateur Horticultural Society (CABAHS) about a family-friendly event at Charlton House this Sunday, 18th April.

Charlton House walled gardens will be open to the public for the first time in over a year. Please bring friends and family along. There is a free Easter trail for the children, with a chocolate prize. This is also the opportunity to see the new planting scheme at the Old Pond Garden, and admire the HUGE effort that the volunteers have made in the Long Borders too. We will have the plans and history on show. There will also be a small plant sales table.

The Horticultural Society’s Spring Show has been cancelled, but there will be some vase displays on show.  The Green Goddess pop-up pub will be at Charlton House on the same day (book in advance).

Also on Sunday will be the “Around the Corner Market” walking trail to craft makers’ houses around Charlton, organised by The Corner At 96. You can view the map of the trail with details of the participants here.


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Christmas shopping in SE7: Local makers showcased by The Corner @ 96

News in from our friends at the Corner @ 96 on Bramshot Avenue about their latest endeavour to promote local producers during the Christmas shopping season.

The Corner @ 96 is supporting local makers, bakers and artists in the lead up to a Christmas like no other. We are showcasing lots of amazing local talent in our windows and have compiled a directory to help you to shop locally and shop handmade this Christmas.

We really want people to experience the personal touch and pleasure that comes from buying directly from the maker, many sellers are offering free local delivery or collection as well as postage and and gift wrapping options to make completing that gift list even easier!

We also have a walking trail this Saturday from 10am to 5pm where you can meet some of the makers.

The Corner @ 96 is on the corner of Sherington Road and Bramshot Avenue.


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Charlton Lido: November pool hours announced and Swim Doctor returns

Charlton Lido at dawn

Today brought good news for Charlton Lido swimmers with the announcement that the current opening times will be extended through November. In previous years the timetable has been cut back in winter with the heated pool closed on some weekdays. The centre was one of the first to reopen after lockdown and has been busy since with swimmers taking the opportunity to exercise outdoors.

The pool opening times are:

  • Monday-Friday: 6.30am to 8.30pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Advanced booking is necessary, through the website or Better app.

Swim Doctor returns

We’ve also learnt that the centre’s popular Swim Doctor sessions will restart in November – a chance for adults to improve their swimming technique and fitness. Booking opens October 28th via the app or website, with the first sessions starting Tuesday 3rd November at 9:30am, then Friday 7am & Saturday 11am. Spaces will be limited and must be pre-booked.

In other lido news, the pool covers were recently replaced, which has – in this writer’s experience at least – improved the average water temperature, particularly in the mornings.


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