The Community Garden in Maryon Park is open to all this Saturday as part of Capital Growth’s Urban Harvest event. Its chair TIM ANDERSON explains more…
Community food growing gardens across the capital will be open on Saturday 21st September to welcome visitors and volunteers. Get a taste of London’s edible gardens by dropping in to Maryon Park Community Garden in Charlton, one of Capital Growth’s flagship gardens, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Capital Growth, part of the charity Sustain, is London’s largest food growing network, with over 2,000 gardens throughout the city.
At the Maryon Park Community ‘Organic Food Growing’ Garden activities include:
Tours of the Garden and Forest School.
Display of photos from the 1966 cult film ‘Blow Up’ that was shot in Maryon Park.
Activities for children: Making bird feeders.
Refreshments: Teas & coffee
Damson Jam and Chutney Sale
Wood Craft Sale including Bird Boxes
Plant and succulent Sale
In the Forest School area there will be a free ‘Family Forest School Session’ from 2pm – 3pm led by Chevonne Campbell.
How to find Maryon Park Community Garden
Enter Maryon Park from the main entrance in Maryon Road, follow the path to the left past the park lodge and find the Community Garden at the end of the park perimeter fence. Look out for the signs and bunting.
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 is taking part and have a drop-in open day on Saturday 27th April 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Visitors are invited to see how Maryon Park Community Garden is developing.
The Community Garden provides organic growing plots for local people, a Forest School space for primary schools, a garden meeting room and volunteer opportunities.
On Saturday 27st April visitors can learn more about the Community Garden, enjoy tours and talks about the Garden and the historic Maryon Park, the location of the 1960’s film ‘Blow-Up’.
There will be a plant and woodcraft sale, refreshments and the lunchtime pizza oven.
At 2.00 pm Simon and Verity from COATS will run a free family Outdoor Art Workshop in the Forest School.
“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 community garden chair Tim Anderson.
Maryon Park Community Garden is a not-for-profit voluntary project situated in the former council plant nursery in Maryon Park.