“Thank you so much for this contact. Just to let you know I collected a car load of lovely plants this afternoon. I’m taking then up to the allotment this evening.” Helen Mason, AFRIL Food Bank Director We were delighted to put our associate member AFRIL in touch with the Wimbledon Foundation. AFRIL is a charity supporting asylum seekers, migrants and refugees in Lewisham. A huge thanks to the Wimbledon Foundation, who also generously donated plants to Lambeth Horticultural Society last month.

Summary The survey offers a snapshot of some people’s views of LHS. Nevertheless, it is very useful information as we go forward. In particular, as a newly registered charity, we will take note of the opportunities and feedback flagged up. On the whole, people are very pleased with what we do and want us to do more of it. They tend to appreciate that this means we need more volunteers. People would like more community links, more plant sales and for outings to be revived….Continue Reading “LHS 2023 Survey – the results”

“It can be a hard life being a planter plant, surviving on the streets of Lambeth with minimal care and supervision.” Here are some tips for neighbourhoods on setting up and maintaining street planters. Watering When adding planters to the street, try to put them outside homes of people willing to water. Sadly, experience shows that neighbours who aren’t much interested in gardening may stand back and watch a planter full of plants slowly dying of thirst! Most planters are close to a wall or…Continue Reading “Successful Street Planters”