Category Archives: Wildlife Area

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.

Engine Idling is damaging our community

Westminster suffers from the worst air pollution in the country. With 9.9 million drivers in the capital and 370 million miles driven in Westminster each year, road transport contributes to more than half of the most deadly emissions. You may have noticed the new banner by the entrance to our park.

Our local Councillor Ray Lancashire has been a passionate campaigner for several years and we are also lucky to have had his invaluable help in our gardening sessions, as a founder member of the Friends group.

When you renew your road tax, you are invited to pledge to turn your engine off when you stop your car but Westminster Council are also encouraging you to sign their pledge too.  Please take a few moments to read this page and talk to your neighbours and friends. So many people don’t realise the harm they are doing to themselves and others.


“Silver Sunday” Gardening Session (on SATURDAY!)

We’re holding a session on 5th October 2019 as part of the Silver Sunday weekend with details here. It’s a free event, as usual and will be weather dependent but please join us if you can. Please note it will be on SATURDAY, like our usual sessions.

You can read more about Silver Sunday, and search for other events, some of which require advance booking.

Queen’s Park Gardens Festival 2019

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.

Queen’s Park in Bloom

It’s that time of year again and Ulla’s green fingered patrol will be searching for the best of our front gardens, window boxes and balconies.

Could you be one of 250 residents to get a certificate and prize?

You’ll have to be around on Festival Day (3rd August) to collect your prize in the park.

There is more information here.

New Dog Workshop Dates

FREE* DOG WORKSHOP ‘for the dog owner that wants to be responsible’
In the dog area of Queen’s Park Gardens in Ilbert Street, W10
July 2019 DATES:
Saturday, July 13th
Saturday, July 20th
Saturday, July 21st
TIMES: 10.30am to 11.30am

‘No extension leads please’

                        ‘Walking to heel’

                                       ‘recall, barking and fear aggression socialising

For all dog advice, please contact Crissie 07949 523 710 or email


*funded by Queen’s Park Community Fund Panel

Houseplant Gardening

Once again, our friends at HCGA have planned a gardening course for us to attend and one session is about houseplants….and it’s free! (Learn more about the rest of the course here.)

Thursday 13th June 10.30 -12.30 Houseplant Gardening –

Come and learn –

  • How to care for your houseplants
  • How to take cuttings
  • Make a terrarium to take home

Email for more details or to book a place Location:

The Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue London W10 4JL

Summer is coming

Our next gardening session will be:    

Saturday, 1st June 2019  – 10am to midday

Click here to join our mailing list . The sessions are always weather permitting.