It’s Big Dig Day at Maryon Park Community Garden this Saturday

Maryon Park Community Garden

A message from Maryon Park Community Garden

There are 2,500 community gardens in London marking the start of the growing season. Capital Growth organise the Big Dig Open Day. Maryon Park Community Garden is taking part and has a ‘Drop-in Open Day’ on Saturday 16th April from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

The Community Garden provides organic growing plots for local people, a Forest School for primary schools and volunteer opportunities for individuals and corporate groups as well as educational visits for special schools.

On Saturday 16th April visitors can learn more about the Community Garden, enjoy tours and talks about the plots, orchard, wild flower bank, Forest School and the historic Maryon Park itself. There will be refreshments, children’s activities, a plant sale and a fundraising bric-a-brac stall. Visitors can join the waiting list for growing beds.

Maryon Park Community Garden is a not-for-profit voluntary community project situated in the former council plant nursery in Maryon Park. Now in its fourth year, the Friends of the Park, Capital Growth, the Olympic Transform Fund, City Hall, Greenwich Parks Forum and the London Tree and Woodland Trust have all funded the garden.

“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,” says Maryon Park Community Garden chair Tim Anderson.

You’ll find the community garden by the Maryon Road entrance to the park – just look for the bunting.

Celebrate a year of community gardening at Charlton station

Charlton Community Gardens poster
Charlton Community Gardens are celebrating a year of gardening at their Charlton station plot next Thursday, 26th June, 6-8pm. All are welcome: the Royal Horticultural Society will be presenting a plaque, and there’s a Pot Luck Picnic planned – including ‘tasty bites from plants grown in the demonstration garden’.

This Wednesday, 18th June, sees a regular CCM gardening party and plant sale at the station concourse, starting 6pm.

See Charlton Community Gardens website for more on what they’re up to at the station.

Open Gardens Festival in Charlton (and beyond)

Judy from Charlton Community Gardens has been in touch with information on the Open Gardens Festival taking place next weekend – all in aid of Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice. Here are details of the gardens you can visit in Charlton:

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You can download the full brochure with details of gardens in Greenwich, Blackheath, and Eltham here.

Additionally, the same weekend sees Charlton Manor Primary school open its doors for the London-wide Open Garden Squares weekend, offering ‘Tea, coffee and homemade honey cake made from our own honey. Pond-dipping. Talk and exploration of our observation beehive. Tour of the garden with staff available to answer questions‘.