Category Archives: Community Gardening

Beginners Gardening Course

WAES and HCGA are holding a free, month long gardening course for beginners, covering a different topic each week.

Thursday 28th April 2022 at Queen’s Park Gardens 1:30pm to 3pm: Seed Sowing – How, When & Where.
Thursday 5th May 2022 at Queen’s Park Gardens 1:30pm to 3pm: Knowing your weeds, looking at common annual & perennial weeds (plant ID), different weeding techniques for each, use of edible and medicinal weeds.
Thursday 12th May 2022 at Queen’s Park Gardens 1:30pm to 3pm: Sustainable Gardening, composting (garden/leaf), making comfrey/nettle feed, growing for pollinators, using peat-free potting compost- what is it & why it’s essential.
Thursday 19th May 2022 at Queen’s Park Gardens 1:30pm to 3pm: Plant your Own Hanging basket.
Thursday 26th May 2022 – 10am to 2pm: Visit to Kew Gardens.

This gardening course is free, all you need to do is…

*Complete an enrolment form
*Show your ID at enrolment
*Be a resident of Westminster borough
*Attend every week

FOR INFO AND BOOKINGS please email: bookings@nullhcga.org.uk

Spring Colour

It is lovely to see people enjoying our park.


We have begun our new schedule of regular, weekly Wildlife Area sessions on Saturdays.

Our next session is organised for Saturday, 19th March 2022, starting at 10 am and running through the morning until 1 pm.  You are welcome to join us at any time within those hours, for as little or long as you like.

We meet in the Wildlife Area of Queen’s Park Gardens with all equipment provided – just wear sensible clothing and bring plenty of enthusiasm. You can turn up for as long or as short a time as you want. We will be working in the open air with social distancing and as always, weather permitting!

Our schedule of sessions for the rest of March, are as follows:

Saturday 26th March 2022

We look forward to seeing you soon.

If you would like to join our mailing list, please drop us a line via the Contact Form.


Covid-19: You can find the details of our sessionshere. We will be working in the open air with social distancing and as always, weather permitting!
Ulla is running her Thursday morning sessions. More details here.
If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs.

Friends’ Gardening Sessions Resumed

 

We are happy to announce we are back in our boots! 

We begin our new schedule of regular, weekly Wildlife Area sessions this Saturday.

Our first session is organised for Saturday, 26th February 2022, starting at 10 am and running through the morning until 1 pm.  You are welcome to join us at any time within those hours, for as little or long as you like.

We meet in the Wildlife Area of Queen’s Park Gardens with all equipment provided – just wear sensible clothing and bring plenty of enthusiasm. You can turn up for as long or as short a time as you want. We will be working in the open air with social distancing and as always, weather permitting!

Following on from this Saturday, our schedule of sessions for March, are as follows:

Saturday 5th March 2022
Saturday 12th March 2022
Saturday 19th March 2022
Saturday 26th March 2022

We look forward to seeing you soon.

If you would like to join our mailing list, please drop us a line via the Contact Form.

Free Healing Course

Our lovely HCGA has joined forces with RBKC to provide a 5 week course to learn the healing properties of herbs.  This takes place in the Canalside Activity Centre by Sainsbury’s.

The first session is from 10am to noon on Wednesday (23rd Feb 2022) so get in touch with bookings@nullhcga.org.uk if you would like to join or need more information.

Dog Run Re-turfing


The eastern end of the dog run has been re-turfed and will be closed until it has rooted. Please access the other end of the run from the mid-Ilbert Street gate.  Dogs must be kept on their leads in all other areas of the park. Thank you.


Our wonderful team of ad-hoc volunteers have spread wood chip around the muddier access points of the Wildlife Area.  We’d like to thank Ulla and HCGA who sourced this for us.

Finally, we would like to thank everyone who attended our virtual AGM. The annual report will be available soon, and summarised in the year review.

 

 

Free Beginners’ Gardening Course

With the generous help of the Westminster Adult Education Service, there’s no better time to learn the basics with Ulla and the HCGA team.

Starting on Thursday in our park and then moving to the Beethoven Centre. Registration is essential and all due Covid precautions will be in place. The course will end with a trip to Kew Gardens.

Thursday 6th May
at Queen’s Park Gardens 2pm-3:30pm
Propagating Herbs from Seeds and Cuttings

Thursday 13th May
at The Beethoven Centre 2pm-3:30pm
Plant your Own Hanging basket Salads and Edible flowers

Thursday 20th May
at The Beethoven Centre 2pm-3:30pm
Salads and Edible flowers

Thursday 27th May
at Queen’s Park Gardens 2pm-3:30pm
Planting for butterflies and bees/ companion planting

Thursday 3rd June
MEETING at Queen’s Park Gardens 10am – 2pm
Visit to Kew Gardens

For more info & to book a place

Bookings@nullhcga.org.uk or visit their website: www.hcga.org.uk/events

Course locations:

The Beethoven Centre, Beethoven Centre, Third Ave, London W10 4JL
Queen’s Park Gardens, Fourth Avenue, London, W10 4QT

Online Houseplant Trouble Shooting 17th March 7 – 8pm

Please join our lovely friends at HCGA for a free online Houseplant Problems and How to Solve Them Workshop on Wednesday, 17 March from 7-8pm.  Participants need to BOOK A PLACE from here.

Bobby Ho has lots of top tips to help you get rid of any houseplant pests, diseases or disorders to help your houseplants survive and thrive and you can ask him a houseplant question too!

If you have a specific question, please email a photo of your houseplant problem in advance of the session and Bobby will try his best to help you to diagnose the problem and fix it; more info on this will be sent to you in your booking confirmation. Depending on time, we may only be able to answer one question per person.

Online Houseplant Care Workshop 10 March 7-8pm

Please join our lovely friends at HCGA for a free online Houseplant Care Workshop on Wednesday, 10 March from 7-8pm.  Participants need to BOOK A PLACE using this link.

HCGA recently ran a very informative Houseplant Workshop and are planning to repeat this for participants in our Westminster based projects.
Next week they will be running a trouble shooting houseplant session.

  

Bobby Ho will talk through the most important tips and tricks for caring for your houseplants and you can ask him a houseplant question too!

This online talk followed by a houseplant Q and A will provide lots of useful tips for beginner gardeners through to intermediate (and even some advanced areas).  Bring along one of your poorly houseplants to show us and get some help from Bobby Ho, a Hammersmith local and all-round plant nerd!

If you have a specific houseplant that you need Bobby’s help with, please email us a photo of the plant and Bobby will try his best to help you. Depending on the time, we may only be able to help you with one question each.