At the Glowing Cemetery event 10 December at West Norwood Cemetery, we’ve once again been invited to run free workshops. (Thank you, Kim Hart!) You’ll create a mini Christmas wreath on a 6″ base with fresh evergreen foliage, bedecked with ribbon bows and seasonal trimmings. All materials for making the wreath will be provided. You can hang your finished wreath from your door, in a window or use as a table decoration. Bring along a friend or two and have a great time learning how…Continue Reading “Make a Christmas Wreath”

We took part in a Community Day at West Norwood Cemetery on 24 September to celebrate the patterns and colours of the surroundings. The free event included opportunities to sculpt clay figures, literally carve your name in stone, take a sketching class, and create beautiful postcards using ink from plants. Lambeth Horticultural Society ran a Spring bulbs activity throughout the event, with demos on how to plant bulbs in layers in pots. Helena, pictured, ran eight very popular workshops in total. As you can see,…Continue Reading “Community Day, West Norwood Cemetery”

We’re taking part in Lambeth Heritage Month and the community event at West Norwood cemetery on Sunday 24 September.  Our member Helena Kowalska will be running an activity throughout the event helping members of the public to create a stylish pot of bulbs for spring. All the materials are free. We’ll also be running a pop-up shop so you can stock up on more bulbs and other goodies, including some beautiful locally grown quinces.  Many different community groups will have stalls and activities, so come by…Continue Reading “Free bulb planting activity 24 September”

The gardening glories of late summer were everywhere on display on 2 September when crowds gathered to view and admire arrays of seasonal vegetables, flowers and floral displays. Not forgetting the handicrafts and very hotly contested jams and chutneys sections.  See a gallery of pictures below.

Simon Saville from Butterfly Conservation talks about the butterflies of south London. “Our butterflies and moths are disappearing. It’s time to act.” Butterflies and moths are among the most threatened groups of wildlife in the UK. Simon will talk about which species you may see in your local area, and how to save populations by sensitive gardening. Join us for what promises to be an important and fascinating Talk. The Talk begins 8 pm. It will be held in the Community Room at West Norwood…Continue Reading “Wednesday 27 September: free Talk”