Urban Growth London are running sessions at The Jetty in Greenwich every week to improve your gardening skills in a beautiful riverside location.
It’s now been 4 days on site at the Hampton Court Flower Show. And we’ve been reminded more than once that a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
We are delighted to have been asked to build our first show garden, for veteran designer Charlie Bloom, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018. The opportunity arose thanks to a conversation with tenants at one of the communal gardens we maintain, Art4Space, who told us about the mosaic they were making for […]
London’s Regents Canal is an iconic piece of the capital’s history, fuelling Britain’s Industrial Revolution as goods from around the country made their way to London’s docks, whilst the raw materials which made such a revolution possible arrived from around the world, and travelled in the opposite direction. These days, […]
Thank you to all of our friends and supporters who have helped us thrive and grow over the past 3 years. Our staff team has grown to 6 people, who look after a range of communal gardens from Camden to Norwood to Greenwich. We have grown over £3000 worth of chemical-free […]
With the arrival or spring, Pop Brixton has been replanted with tropical monsters! The winter roof came down from the site, so we could finally restore the greenery in all its glory. The polytunnel also got a full replant, removing the winter coloured cyclamen and spring bulbs for summer flowers […]
One of the best things about working on community gardening projects is the people you meet, and the times you share. One of the endearing memories from today will be of Shaquille – and a string of willing but unsuccessful helpers – trying to get his size 12 right foot out […]
A late winter trip to the west coast of America was a chance to explore the incredible plants to be found from Los Angeles to Oregon. In the first of a short series of plant diaries, we share the outdoor beauties of the Getty Museum in L.A. In winter, these […]
Tomorrow we will be creating a new community resource in the form of 3 raised beds, at the Minet Library, which Lambeth council has forcibly closed (including the Lambeth Archives). We planned this work when the library’s fate seemed undecided, to add value to the site and demonstrate the wide variety […]
We got off to a flying start at PopBrixton today, replanting the existing beds and starting the construction of a new greenhouse on site. Our partner-carpenters cut huge amounts of wood and made the first large bed, while we moved existing planters to a temporary home, as you can see from […]