Dog Socialising Session

Crissie is holding another FREE dog socialising session this month, in the dog run by Ilbert Street: Dog Training Workshop Sunday, 23rd February 2020 from 1pm to 2.30pm.

Crissie – Dog Trainer – 07949 523 710 I I

Free dog socialising classes funded by Queen’s Park Community Council


Winter Planting

We planted two projects during our last session.


The willow dome has been persistently vandalised over the years. It reduced to an arch and more recently to one small wall of whips.  We hope that our new planting with be left alone long enough to establish itself and are grateful for the kind donation.

Our other planting addition was a crab apple tree, which should be delightful in the spring.

2020 Bird Count

We would like to thank Andrew Peel for his expert guidance during our count again this year. His knowledge and observational skills were invaluable.

Thank you to all the Friends who came along to help, too.

Blue tits
Great tit
House sparrows
10 Wood pigeons
37 Feral pigeons
1 Magpie
1 Wren
1 Mistle Thrush

The national count will be published in April.

We were also visited by a squirrel and saw a cormorant flying overhead.

Notice of AGM

The Friends of Queen’s Park Gardens will be holding their AGM on Wednesday, 22nd January at 6.30pm. The venue is at the QPG Hub – 254 Kilburn Lane, London, W10 4BA with grateful thanks to Ryan and the QPG Hub team.

Come and hear about our activities throughout the 2019 and the projects planned for the coming year.

You are welcome to come along without booking but it would be helpful if you could let us know via our contact form leaving your name and email if we don’t already have it.

Responsible Disposal after Christmas

 photo IMG_5032_zpsim13eqq5.jpgThere are several things to remember when you take your tree down.
If you have an artificial tree, undress it carefully and store it so it can be used next year and for several years to come.

If you had a living tree, once again remove all the decorations then take it to one of the many collection points. We have one by the entrance near Fourth Avenue, in Ilbert Street.  There is also an area at St Luke’s Church on Fernhead Road. Don’t just put it out with your general waste. Those trucks are not designed to take trees. More information and other locations here. You have until 12th January to use these collection points so please be kind to your neighbourhood. Carelessly discarded trees are a menace to disabled path users and mothers with buggies..

Winter Festival 2019

Now in its sixth year, local community bodies have joined forces for a wintery festival in the Rose Garden/Community Orchard where you can enjoy music, animals to pet, food and crafts on Saturday, 14th December between 2pm and 4pm.

This year the Over 50’s party will be held on the previous Wednesday, 11th December between 1pm and 4pm in St Jude’s Hall.

Bulb Planting Day!

Ulla and the wonderful HCGA team are holding a small bulb planting & apple themed morning of activities on the 26th October from 10am to 1pm.

They’ll be doing some bulb planting and other activities to make our park even more beautiful. Please come and be a part of this event.

Ulla holds a session in and around the Orchard every Thursday morning from 10am. More details here.