Article by Tony Pizzoferro We have definitely seen an increase in interest in gardening, during the current crisis. We’ve seen repeats of Garden Rescue, Love your Garden and Gardeners’ World has seen its highest viewing figures in a decade as people spend more time tending their garden, allotment, window box or houseplants during lockdown. Lifelong gardeners have always regarded horticulture as good for one’s well-being. So much so that gardening has been prescribed by doctors as a way helping to improve patients well – being…Continue Reading “Houseplants are good for you!”

Thanks to Louisa Hammond for writing this article for our newsletter. We thought it was particularly relevant so posting it here now: For us all, this global pandemic has put us all under a lot of strain and stress. Alongside millions of others, I have had to put my business on pause for the time being to ensure the wellbeing of all. I largely work in craft and design events, so my ‘lockdown’ started a few weeks before most. At first, I was in shock…Continue Reading “Growing from Lockdown – A member guest post”

Thanks to everyone who took part in our first virtual online Spring Show! While it was slightly different to the normal Spring Show we had lots of great entries, votes and feedback from those who took part. Here are some pictures of the winning entries. You can see all of the entries on our Facebook page here.

 

Tulips: Gabrielle Garton Grimwood

Daffodils: Gabrielle Garton Grimwood

Rainbow themed picture: Isaac

Hot Cross Buns: Michael Grimwood

Spring Vase: Vera Hazzard

 

 

We hope you are all keeping well. The current public health advice relating to Coronavirus means we have had to make a few changes to our services and events. The Hut is currently temporarily closed. Hopefully we will be open again soon for you to stock-up on everything you need to resume your gardening year. The Spring Show that was due to be held on 4th April and the Lambeth Country Show that was due to take place in July have also been cancelled. To…Continue Reading “Coronavirus – The Hut and Shows”

Unfortunately, but understandably, we are going to have cancel the Spring show that was scheduled for 1st April and the AGM that was schedule for 25th March. Keep you eyes on the website and our Twitter and Facebook pages for further updates.

The annual Spring Show will take place on Saturday 4th April at St Luke’s Church, West Norwood, SE27 0HS. The schedule is available on the Flower Shows page of the website and the closing date for entries is Wednesday 1st April. The show will be open to members of the public from 2pm and we will have a range of refreshments and a raffle at 4:45pm.

The RHS have asked us to flag this talk on Botanical Art at the RHS to our members. It will take place at 6:30pm on the 4th July at the RHS Lindley Library (80 Vincent Square, SW1P 2PE). You can find more details on this page of the RHS website.: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/viewevent?EFID=1679&ESRC=CMS The contemporary botanical art collection at the RHS Lindley Library includes work by some of the finest artists from across the world. Located alongside the wealth of historical treasures that make up the wider…Continue Reading “Talk: Botanical Art at the RHS – At the RHS Lindley Hall”

Just a quick update to say that the talk scheduled for 26th September has changed. We will now be hearing from Guy Deakins who specialises in working with historic gardens. His talk will be on the topic: Heritage Gardens – Restoration, Renovation & Reworking. The provisionally scheduled ‘bat walk’ may be re-planned in the future. The talk will take place on Wednesday 26th Sept at the Old Library Centre in West Norwood. For more details on other upcoming events see the ‘talks’ page.