Category Archives: Rose Garden

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.

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.

Joyful Winter Fair

            

What an uplifting afternoon everyone had at this year’s Winter Fair, with thanks to the organisers.

The music was joyful and there was so much to do: children’s decoration making with the QPCC,  Ulla’s wreath making workshop and tasty food treats, not to mention the donkey rides and petting zoo.

Thank you to everyone who paid us a visit, tried our quiz and took some herbs.

 

 

Winter Festival in Queen’s Park Gardens

Last week we were in awe of all the fireworks but there’s more fun to come in the park.

Now in it’s fifth year, The QPCC, Community Champions, A2 Dominion and CityWest Homes have joined forces for a wintery festival in the Rose Garden/Community Orchard.

Enjoy music, animals to pet, food and crafts or just say hello to Astrid and the Friends gardening team.

 

This year, in collaboration with Open Age, QPCC and CityWest Homes, the Over 50’s party will be held on the previous Wednesday afternoon in St Jude’s Hall.

Winter Fair 2017

4th Annual Winter Fair was another success!

Apples and Pears Festival

Our next session will be on 14th October, 2017 between 10am and 1pm. Do join us for a little or as long as you can manage.  More details here.

We will be tidying as autumn begins to set in and foliage dies off.

Ulla and Cathy are holding an event in the Rose Garden at the same time. You could take a look in on both of us!

The Secrets of the Rose Garden

Today marks the start of the London Creativity and Well Being Week.

Being out doors in the fresh air and with nature is one of the simplest ways of ensuring your well-being.  Ulla and the community gardeners have been very creative in the Rose Garden. Have you seen the amazing poppies and even gooseberries?

Have a look here for more information about this week.

The 50+ members of  the community can also take part in these Open Age events around Queen’s Park and at the Second Half Centre in St Charles Hospital.