Yet another wonderful opportunity from our friends at HCGA, and free for all!
Suitable for beginners/would-be gardeners, including Ideas for indoor gardening, balconies and window boxes.
Dates and times:
6th June 10.30am to 12.30pm – Muck and Magic @ The Rose Garden QPG
13th June 10.30 to 12.30 – Houseplant Gardening @ The Beethoven Centre
20th June 2 to 4pm – Herbs and Hanging Baskets @ The Beethoven Centre
27th June 2 to 4pm – Gardening to Attract Wildlife @ The Rose Garden
4th July 2 to 4pm – Annuals V Perennials @ The Rose Garden
11th July 2 to 4pm – Visit to Phoenix Farm, W12
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to book a place.
The Rose Garden is at the west side of Queen’s Park Gardens, alongside Fourth Avenue.
The Beethoven Centre is at Third Ave, London W10 4JL
Phoenix Farm is in Bloemfontein Road, London W12 7DB
Any eagle-eyed, regular visitors to our website will have noticed we are supporting the National Park City team.
You can read more here, with the launch in July.
With great thanks to the vast knowledge of Andrew from the RSPB, we had a glorious bird count in the park for their Garden Birdwatch.
Our friends, the Cheeky Rascals Child Minding Group were also counting in the Wildlife Area, where we began. The children were so energised and interested.
We were there for 11 mins & saw:
2 Carrion Crows
2 Great tit
4 Blue tits
1 House sparrows
5 Wood pigeons
1 Feral pigeons
We moved over to the Rose Garden for a more sustained session for the prescribed one hour, and this is the count submitted to the RSPB.
5 Blue tits
2 Carrion Crows
5 Great tit
15 House sparrows
8 Wood pigeons
8 Feral pigeons
1 Coal tit
1 Common Gull
1 Grey Heron (flying overhead)
Why not consider becoming a member of the RSPB to support all the great work they do and learn much more? Andrew came to us from the Central London group who hold a variety of meetings and talks.
These were our results last year.
We will begin the count in the Wildlife Area at 11am and it will last an hour, on Monday, 28th January 2019 to do our count. Someone from the RSPB will be in attendance and you are welcome to join us.
More information about the RSPB Garden Birdwatch here.
Save the date!
Saturday, 11th August from noon to 6:30pm in the park with the over 50s party in St Jude’s Hall from 1pm to 4pm.
Find us in the Wildlife Area.
If you want to perform, get in touch with email@example.com
Longterm Friend, gardener, environmentalist and local Councillor Ray Lancashire took these stunning photographs in the Wildlife Meadow during Saturday’s baking hot gardening session.
You can read more about the work Hover Flies do here . Bumblebee info here.
There will be a public meeting by the entrance to the dog run in Queen’s Park Gardens on Tuesday, 10th July at 5pm.
With regret we inform residents that an 11-month-old baby was recently attacked by a dog in Queen’s Park Gardens. The child is thankfully recovering with minor injuries.
In light of this event, Queen’s Park Community Council invite residents to discuss anti-social dog behaviour in the area and ways in which the current strategy in place could be improved.
Please join us, if you can, for an informal discussion at this stage. If you can’t join us please feel free to contact us with your views.
Lindsey Brown, Community Officer.
Starting from Sainsbury’s, join this community canal walk on Sunday afternoon!
Call 07444 321 795 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find out about their community gardening project here.
Our neighbours over the canal are having a Spring Festival in the beautiful Meanwhile Gardens from 2pm on 21st April. Just a short walk over the Ha’penny Steps.
Westminster Adult Education Authority have joined forces with our friends the HCGA to introduce Westminster residents to our green city.
Each week, from May to early July, residents will visit various locations around the city and some of those visits will include hands-on, practical gardening. The visits are free but transport to and from is not so bring your Travelcard.
Donations are always welcome!
Please check the “How to Garden” course here.
For more information, please email email@example.com or call 07 773 334 294