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.
The festival would not be complete without Crissie and the Dog Show!
3rd August 2019 in the Dog Area by the Ilbert Street/Third Avenue entrance, Queen’s Park Gardens
Registration (Essential) is at 11:30 am
Event Begins at 12 noon.
Ms Diva – Mr Slick
Luv My Staffie
For other festival info, please see here.
You know it! This year’s festival is on August 3rd.
As ever, from midday, there will be two music stages, fun for the kids, health & well-being interaction around the park plus the green fingered teams providing activity (and a bit of peace?) in the Wildlife Area.
Open Age have joined forces with the Community Council and CityWest Homes bring an afternoon of entertainment and tea for the more mature members of the community in St Jude’s Hall from 1pm.
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
We are so lucky to have wonderful people in our community like Lizzy. She has organised an Easter Egg Hunt in the Wildlife Area on Easter Monday! Just £1 to enter.
Do come along from 11am.
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.