Enjoy an Urban Harvest at Maryon Park Community Garden

Maryon Park Community Garden

A message from Maryon Park Community Garden

Community food growing gardens across the capital will be open throughout Saturday 16 September 2017, to welcome in visitors and volunteers to take part in free garden activities and workshops.

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 is London’s largest food growing network, with over 2,000 gardens throughout the city.

At the Maryon Park Community Organic Food Growing Garden’s Urban Harvest, 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 lavender bags and bird feeders.
• Pizza Oven fired up from 12 noon, bring your own dough and toppings
• Refreshments: Organic teas & coffee, cake and herb teas
• Fundraising activities: Jam and Plant, Craft Sale

In the Community Garden Forest School area there will be a free Family Magic Show
by PJ the Magical Clown at 12 noon and Outdoor Art Workshops from 1pm.

Enter Maryon Park from the main entrance in Maryon Road, follow the path past the park lodge and find the Community Garden at the end of the park perimeter fence. Look out for the bunting.

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Join 2017’s Big Dig at Maryon Park Community Garden

Big Dig

Now Easter’s over, what are you doing this weekend? Maryon Park Community Garden have an invite for you…

Big Dig Day celebrates the start of the growing season and encourages people to visit their local Capital Growth-supported Community Garden. This year Capital Growth are encouraging wildlife-friendly growing.

Maryon Park Community Garden, one of Capital Growth’s flagship gardens are taking part and have a Drop-in Open Day on Saturday 22nd April, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

The Community Garden provides organic growing plots for local and retired 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 22nd 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, location of the 1960s film Blow-Up. There will be refreshments including a pizza oven, children’s activities, a plant sale, and a fund raising 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. Now in its fifth year, Capital Growth, the Olympic Transform Fund, City Hall, the Friends of Maryon Park, the London Tree and Woodland Trust, Greenwich Parks Forum and Tesco’s Bags of Help have help fund the Community 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 chair Tim Anderson.

Shop at Tesco? Here’s how to help the Maryon Park Community Garden

Maryon Park Community Garden
What you’ll find inside Maryon Park’s community garden…

The team behind Maryon Park Community Garden have been in touch….

The Maryon Park Community Garden has been nominated for a Tesco Bags of Help grant to upgrade the garden fencing and gates.

We may receive £8K, £10K or £12K depending upon a vote in local Tesco stores.

Voting starts on Monday 31st October and lasts until Sunday 13th November.

If you would like to support the work of the Community Garden, please vote for us at one of these participating stores.

Woolwich Extra; Peninsula Square, Greenwich; Trafalgar Road, Greenwich; Blackheath Road, Greenwich; Creek Road, Deptford; Eltham High Street; Well Hall Road, Eltham; Clifton’s Roundabout, Lee; Lakedale Road, Plumstead; Major Draper Square, Woolwich; The Reach, Thamesmead.

You will receive a voting token with every Tesco transaction. Please drop your token into the Maryon Park Community Garden in-store voting box.

Many Thanks – Tim and Edna

Chair and Secretary MPCG

Open Day at Maryon Park Community Organic Food Growing Garden – this Saturday

News in of a community garden event this Saturday in Maryon Park:

Capital Growth’s Urban Harvest on Saturday 17th September 2016

10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Urban Harvest

Community food growing gardens across the capital will be open throughout Saturday 17th September 2016, to welcome in visitors and volunteers to take part in free garden activities and workshops.

Maryon Park Community Garden Open Day

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 6.00 pm

Capital Growth

Capital Growth is London’s largest food growing network, with over 2,000 gardens throughout the city.

Community Garden Open Day Activities

At the Maryon Park Community Garden activities include:

  • Tours of the Garden and Forest School.
  • Activities for children: Making lavender bags and bird feeders.
  • New volunteers can meet the team
  • Pizza Oven fired up from 12 noon, bring your own dough and toppings
  • Refreshments: Organic teas & coffee, cake and herb teas
  • Fundraising activities: Plant Sale, A Bric-a-Brac Stall, Community Garden Shop

Workshops

In the Community Garden Forest School there will be free Outdoor Art workshops at 1.00, 2.00 and 3.00 pm.

How to find the Garden

Enter Maryon Park from the main entrance in Maryon Road, follow the path past the park lodge and find the Community Garden at the end of the park perimeter fence. Look out for the bunting.

Garden Address

Maryon Park Community Garden, The Old Nursery, Maryon Park, Maryon Road, Charlton, SE7 8DH.

Grow Well, Feel Well Open Day in Maryon Park on Saturday

Maryon Park Community Garden

Tim Anderson from Maryon Park Community Garden would like a word…

Maryon Park Community Garden has been chosen to take part in the Capital Growth Grow Well, Feel Well Open Day on Saturday 9th July, from 1pm to 4pm.

The attractions will include: 

• Drop-in Tours and Talks on the health benefits of organic gardening and growing your own food.

• Outdoor Art Taster Workshops at 1.00, 2.00 and 3.00 run by COATS, the Community Outdoor Art Therapy Service. (Early arrival recommended as the maximum number is 8 participants in each session.)

• Refreshments including herb teas.

To find the garden, which is behind the park fencing, enter Maryon Park via the main entrance on Maryon Road, SE7 8DH and walk past the Park Lodge or walk south through the park from the Woolwich Road entrances.

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.