What we have been up to lately……… Family Learning Event, Plant Sale, London in Bloom, Call for waterers.

Volunteer waterers are again needed for both the station and the orchards.  If you can give an hour or so a week or a fortnight to do watering for us, please contact us by email at charltoncommunitygardens@gmail.org.

 

London in Bloom

We have again entered this annual event, and submitted our entries for Charlton Station and the orchards at Charlton Park.  We have always done well before, and here is hoping that the judges continue to find what we are doing worthy of high level awards. A judge is visiting on Tuesday next……..

 

Plant Sale.

 Because of Covid, we once again sold plants raised by our volunteers,  from  volunteers front gardens. It was chilly, damp rainy day when we had the first plant sale at 5.30 p.m. on May 20th, and slightly better weather on 27th May.  Thank you everyone who ventured out and bought plants from us.  Thank you also to those who donated via our Justgiving page.  We made nearly £615.  This will certainly keep us going by helping finance our community events such as Family Learning Events as well as  our sites in Charlton Park and at Charlton Station, where we have to replace some fruit trees, plant up more fruit bushes, and replace  deteriorating raised beds.  This as well as buy plants, seeds, compost etc.  Again, thank you everyone who supported us.  

Family Learning Event

There was a second successful “take away” Family Learning Event held after Easter on 15th April. Families pre-booked an activity bag and 36 bags we given out at the handing out spot in Charlton Park. The bags contained a range of activities – pebble decorating, pea sowing in plastic milk bottles, making a box out of card and several age-appropriate word-searches/quizzes. We asked for photos of results, and here are some pea shoots

Pea shoots growing in a FLE hanging bottle planter.

 

And look out for….. Charlton Station garden improvements. More detail to follow when we have finalised details of a likely grant.

 

 

Another Charlton Community Gardens Plant Sale – Thursday 27th May 21. From 5.30 p.m. from 2 properties in Charlton. See map for details and plants on offer. Also a plant sale on 30th May …….

Following on from our successful plant sale last Thursday, we are again selling plants from Wyndcliffe Rd and Charlton Lane.  Please bring your own bag to carry them away, as well  as small change cash.  You are also welcome to pay on our Justgiving page.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday…

Flyer- 27.05.21

Maybe we will also see you on Sunday 30th May at the CHARLTON AND BLACKHEATH AMATEUR HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY (CABAHS) Plant Sale to be held between 11a.m. and 3 p.m.  We have been invited to set up an table at this event, to show what we do, and hopefully interest some new people, who would like to join us as volunteers.  

Plant Sale 2021 – 5.30 May 20th – From our front gardens again. See the route map below

It is that time of year again.  Volunteers are selling their home grown plants from their front gardens in the Charlton area.  In previous years  (other than last year) we have sold our plants at Charlton Station.  At the planning stage we decided to assume that Covid rules would limit our ability to gather together.  Hence, front gardens again. There is a range of vegetables and flowering plants available, often depending on what has been successfully grown from seeds and cuttings. We do hope that you will come by and support us in what is our major fundraising event of the year.

Plant Sale 2021