Ulla will be holding a lunch time Pop Up Plant Sale next Thursday, 2 July between 12.30pm and 2pm in the Rose Garden, Come along for your kitchen herbs & free gardening advice.
- 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.
At the end of January, we joined in the nation’s Garden Birdwatch, counting the birds in our park with Andrew from the RSPB.
You can read more here.
The data has been crunched and once again, the sparrow has come out on top. Read more at the RSPB website.
How do these results compare to our count?
|3rd||Blue Tit||Joint 5th|
|7th||Great Tit||Joint 5th|
|52nd !||Mistle Thrush||Joint 6th|
We would like to thank Andrew Peel for his expert guidance during our count again this year. His knowledge and observational skills were invaluable.
Thank you to all the Friends who came along to help, too.
The national count will be published in April.
We were also visited by a squirrel and saw a cormorant flying overhead.
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.
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
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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
It may be grey again today but the park is bursting into colour now both in the wildlife area and the rose garden.
Even colourful cats and 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 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.
These were our results last year.
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.
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.
Save the date!
Saturday, 11th August from noon to 6:30pm in the park with the over 50s party in St Jude’s Hall from 1pm to 4pm.
Find us in the Wildlife Area.
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