Category Archives: Queen’s Park Gardens

Short Gardening Course

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 info@nullhcga.org.uk for more details or to book a place.

Locations:
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

How Many Birds?

 

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:
Blackbirds
Carrion Crows
Goldfinch
Great tit
Blue tits
House sparrows
Robin
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.

Blackbirds
Blue tits
Carrion Crows
Goldfinch
Great tit
15 House sparrows
Robin
Wood pigeons
8 Feral pigeons
1 Dunnock
1 Coal tit
1 Chaffinch
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.

Paths Refreshed

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday morning in the chilly breeze.

The main purpose was to spread the wood chip generously given by tree surgeons working locally and the magnificent effort certainly warmed everyone up!

The paths look great and are much nicer to walk on now.

 

 


         

Queen’s Park Gardens Fireworks!

5 November 2018 -GATES OPEN: 5:15pm • FIREWORKS: 6pm to 6:45pm

From QPCC:

Entrance to park (at Third Avenue) subject to capacity restrictions, with views just as good from Ilbert Street.

Four time credits per person give entry into the VIP area with the Community Champions.

As a result of the popularity of the event, this year there will be additional road closures and extra security to make sure the event continues to be safe. The following roads will but shut from 4pm onwards:

Ilbert Street – between Galton Street and Third Avenue
Fourth Avenue – between Ilbert Street and Enbrook Street
Third Avenue – between Kilravock and Caird
Bruckner Street – between Lancefield and Third will be resident access only.

Cars wanting to enter these roads between 4pm and the time the roads are declared safe for cars to pass through again (approximately 7pm) will be diverted onto surrounding roads. We kindly ask that residents move their cars from sections on Ilbert Street, Fourth Avenue and Third Avenue mentioned above.

Did you know? Whilst we invite people into the park to watch the display, views are just as good from Ilbert Street and toys are for sale in both places so please don’t rush home from work or feel disappointed in you don’t get into the park. You’ll still see the show!

Kindly supported by Douglas and Gordon and your Westminster City Ward Councillors.

Community Hub Halloween Timetable!

The QPG Community Hub have published their Halloween half-term timetables.

Please note that for Wilberforce Primary School (and some others) half-term is one week later than everyone else’s – hence the two posters.

Week one is from Monday 22nd – Friday 26th

Week two is from Monday 29th – Friday 2nd

Please contact info@nullqpghub.com for more information.