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
Now is the time to brighten up your window boxes and front gardens as our judges will beout and about in the last week of May/first week of June, looking for green fingered residents deserving of a certificate of commendation.
Winners will be able to claim their prize at the Queen’s Park Festival on 7th August.
If you want any help or advice with your garden why not pop by and meet your local community gardener Ulla Johnson, or join our weekly gardening sessions held in the Rose Garden every Thursday Morning 10- 12pm? More info here.
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.
As part of your permitted daily exercise, come and pick up a free Bird Feeder Kit on Thursday 28 January 2021 between 12-2pm outside the Rose Garden in Queens Park Gardens. Social distancing rules will apply. https://t.co/2RTorlZTaE
Covid-19: Our park is still open at the moment but no community gardening is taking place. If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs. Read our notes here.
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
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