Join a gardening party at Charlton station this Sunday

Charlton Station community garden

Got green finders? Charlton Community Gardens would like you to join them for their gardening party this Sunday morning.

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This coming Sunday, July 3rd, we have our Gardening Party from 10 am until 12 noon at Charlton Station. Gardening experience isn’t necessary, but please bring some gloves, if you have them. We have tools for you to use.

Please join us as close to 10 am as you can because if the weather changes, or the tasks listed below are completed, we go home.

The tasks for Sunday:
– general weed and litter pick
– water
– tie up any climbers
– remove acanthus from the pollinator-friendly area
– continue the audit of flowering plants in the pollinator-friendly area
– prune the Cornus in the station bed
– tie in/cut back climbers on the back wall, including the vine
– move bark chippings away from base of raised beds
– other tasks as identified on the day

You can find out more about Charlton Community Gardens at charltoncommunitygardens.org.uk.


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Plant sale at Charlton House this Sunday to help fund garden restoration

Charlton House in the evening
Charlton House will open its doors this Sunday

The Charlton & Blackheath Amateur Horticultural Society is holding a plant sale at Charlton House this Sunday to help raise funds for its work restoring the house’s walled garden.

The sale is part of a wider community day that will also feature the Charlton Society, Charlton Toy Library, Charlton Community Gardens, Blackheath Flower Club and the Friends of Greenwich Park, with a discovery trail and crafts for children.

Inside Charlton House there will also be a World War I-themed day as part of its Meet the Collection series of events.

Proceeds from the plant sale will go towards the walled garden and the society’s other work as well as the Greenwich & Bexley Cottage Hospice.

The event runs from 11am to 3pm this Sunday.

Meanwhile, this evening Charlton Community Gardens will be hosting its own plant sale in front gardens in Inverine Road, Elliscombe Road, Sandtoft Road and Wyndcliff Road. See its website for more details.


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Take a stroll around Charlton and buy some plants this Thursday

Plant sale flyer

If your garden or window boxes could do with brightening up, Charlton Community Gardens is offering you the chance to pick up some new plants and to get a spot of exercise at the same time.

The group traditionally ran a plant sale at Charlton station each year, but during last year’s lockdown opted to hold it from people’s from gardens instead. It was such a hit, the group is doing the same again this year.

So this Thursday evening, you’ll be able to pick up plants from front gardens on Wyndcliff Road, Sandtoft Road, Inverine Road and Elliscombe Road. It starts at 5.30pm, and you’ll be able to pay for your plants using honesty boxes or the group’s JustGiving page.


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