We are open for community gardening sessions every Sunday from 12-4pm and every Wednesday from 2-4pm. There is always a range of jobs to suit all from digging to making tea. There is no need to register in advance – you can just turn up on the day and someone will show you what to do! We have a calendar of events and a garden calendar of what we will be sowing, planting and harvesting from now until the summer. Download our CALENDAR 2015 and see what we are doing each Sunday.
Wednesday Workshops 11-1 on 9/23rd September and 14/28th October.
Sunday 6th September Stall at SCRUFF’S DOG SHOW 12.00 noon onwards
Top of the Common (opposite the café) We will be having a stall selling produce from the garden and wooden items made by local wood turner Peter Noy (including some made from wood from the garden or on the Common). Garden open as usual as well.
As part of Urban Food Fortnight 2015 we are running two inspirational talks/workshop events – learning about, using and tasting produce from the garden – and fresh produce available for purchase:
Wednesday 16th September 3 and 5pm around the world in one bed
Joan Riley from the Spitalfiields City Farm in the City of London (and one of our inspirational volunteers) will give you an opportunity to ask the question (and many have) “what’s that plant?”and find out the range of exotics in our Hot Bed as she talks about and shares the secrets of the Hot Bed garden and how she created it.
Sunday 20th September 1pm Rachel de Thample cookery demonstration
Local food writer and cookbook author and a regular and favourite contributor to our programme of events returns to the garden by popular demand and will lead a workshop and cookery demonstration using produce from the garden. She will also be bringing copies of her recipe book.
October 4th – Garden closed for volunteer event – regular and new volunteers welcome for a thank you event.
Sunday 25th October APPLE DAY – From 10.30
We will be holding our third annual Apple Pressing Day – bigger and better than ever! This year we will be providing lunch for participants. Please bring your locally produced apples and pears to be pressed – for juice and cider/perry – and get a share of the produce and we’ll put you on our apple map!!. We will also be providing apples (and juice) from Brogdale for tasting and pressing. There will be two pressing sessions: the first between 10.30 – 12.30 (followed by lunch) and the second between 1.30 – 3.30. Lunch will be provided courtesy of funding from Incredible Edible Lambeth
6th January – WASSAILING
Bless the Orchard garden for the New Year and sample our cider – produced from the apples pressed on Apple Day in October.