Category Archives: Queen’s Park Gardens

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

Bunny’s Hidden Garden Hunt

City of Westminster have sponsored a fun event for  Easter.  Select a date and register for your free tickets here.

15 minute fun outdoor activity.

  • Monday – Tamplin Mews, Warlock Road
  • Tuesday +Wednesday +Thursday, Queen’s Park Gardens’ Wildlife Area , Ilbert Street
  • Friday – Westbourne Green Playground, Harrow Road

Bunny has lost some things! Find the hidden objects for Bunny and win a prize!

Strictly timed, covid-19 secure event – stay safe say happy!

Families from W2, W9, W10 postcodes ONLY . No children without adults, no adults without children.

*These events may be postponed in line with Government restrictions.

Learn about the Bunny Truck here.

Easter Activities

The QPCC has enlisted Lizzy’s Help to organise some activities over Easter. These will all be respectful of the prevailing safety restrictions.

Seven days of fun from Saturday, 3rd April.  The Bunny Truck will be touring out local streets, egging people on to donate to the Food Bank. Keep a look out for them in your street!

Queen’s Park: Saturday, Sunday, Monday.

Harrow Road: Tuesday, Wednesday,

Westbourne: Thursday, Friday.

Bunny’s Hidden Garden Hunt details here.

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

Sadly, we don’t feel able to hold our usual counting session in the park this year but the HCGA and  QP Community Council have some ideas to help you join in.

They will be giving away bird feeding kits which contain everything you need to take part in the bird count, along with lots of resources to help you make your own bird feeder to feed the birds in your garden or neighbourhood.

 

Notice of Annual General Meeting

We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Monday, Jan 25th, 2021 at 6:00 pm London.

 

This will be a Zoom Event and you are very welcome to join us. Please email us in good time to obtain a link at gardens@nullqueenspark.org.
Ray will be at the virtual door to let everyone in.
Edited to add that the AGM report can be downloaded from here.

Christmas Rubbish & Recycling

Here is some information about the changes to the mixed recycling and rubbish collections over the festive period:

  • If your kerbside collection day is usually on a Friday:
    • Christmas Day, 25 December 2020
      • Our crews will not collect your mixed recycling or rubbish.
      • We are providing a special mixed recycling catch up collection on Saturday 26 December. There will be no special catch up collection for your rubbish, please use your next scheduled collection.
    • New Year’s Day, 1 January 2021
      • Our crews will collect your kerbside mixed recycling and rubbish as normal.

If your collection day falls on any other day not listed above, it will remain the same over the festive period.

For further info: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/xmas-recycling

Christmas tree recycling

If you have a real Christmas tree, please remember to take it to one of our 25 real Christmas tree recycling points in Westminster so it can be recycled. Ours is by the Ilbert Street entrance of the park at the Fourth Avenue end or check here :https://www.westminster.gov.uk/xmas-recycling

Half Term Activity Pack

Pop into the Wildlife Area on Wednesday 28th October, to collect a Half Term Window Activity Pack.

The QPCC with be there with Happy Lizzy between 10am and 2pm. Find out how to make lanterns that can be displayed in windows during bonfire week. Learn about the Queen’s Park Scarecrow Competition too!

Please note: The Halloween event is sold out now.

Enjoy Our Park

Enjoy Our Local Park

We’re still not running official sessions, for safety reasons but you may notice some of our team quietly working away in the park.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the activities run by the QPCC this month. More events below:

The Secret Summer Festival –  Registration details are here.

The Queen’s Park Reality Show (14 – 16 yr olds) 10th to 21st August 2020 from 11am to 3pm every weekday. Registration details are here.

  • Covid-19: Our park is still open at the moment but we’re not running official gardening until we feel it is safe for us to do so, as we work in public spaces.
  • If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs.

The Dog Show Is Back!

This fun, family-friendly event is now ticketed for your safety on Saturday, 15th August 2020 from 11:00am to 1pm BST

Please read the new rules carefully.

  • Ms Diva
  • Mr Slick
  • Pup Idol
  • Best Rescue
  • Best Dog Costume

Temperature check and hand gel upon entry.
Hand gel and mask provided.
You must remain in family groups with 2metre distance at all times.
There will be highly vulnerable people attending.
Please look after each other and stay safe.

Register HERE.

There are very limited places for these special events, with a temperature check, hand gel and mask provided on arrival and you MUST register.

More events in the park below:

The Secret Summer Festival – 1st August 2020 from 10am to 11:30 am. Registration details are here.

The Queen’s Park Reality Show (14 – 16 yr olds) 10th to 21st August 2020 from 11am to 3pm every weekday. Registration details are here.

  • Covid-19: Our park is still open at the moment but we’re not gardening until we feel it is safe for us to do so, as we work in public spaces.
  • If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs.