Purple4Polio Event – Saturday 25th March. 9.30 – 10-30

The crocuses we planted in November are now growing well and coming into flower, so we have fixed the date for our postponed Purple4Polio celebration at the Fairfield Health Centre, as Saturday March 25th, 9.30 – 10.30.

This will be an informal get together and we hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us. As suggested previously, wear something purple if you can.

We would appreciate you letting us know if you are going to join us on Saturday (email charltoncommunitygardens@gmail.com)

We look forward to seeing you there.

Purple Blooms at the Health Centre


Family Learning Event -Tuesday 4th April 2017 10.00 until 12.00

Children from toddlers to early teens are welcome to join us at Charlton Station for our Family Learning Event.


It will be held at:

At Charlton Station
On concourse near 486 bus stop

Activities will include

seed planting

constructing bug hotels from recycled materials

making plant supports topped with a butterfly

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 4th April.

This Week-End…. 4th and 5th March 2017


A gardening group/party at Charlton Station. Do join us between 10 and 12.  Equipment, gloves etc. provided as needed.


The Royal Horticultural Society – RHS – Down on the Peninsula…..

                SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 4th and 5th March

The RHS will hit the road again and team up with other organisations to hold a number of RHS On Tour events in 2017. Visitors will find specialist growers, talks workshops and free gardening advice provided by the RHS, amongst an array of content provided by our event partners. The RHS On Tour events are free to everyone.

The first of the season……..Sample – an Urban Village Fete

A contemporary twist on the traditional village fair celebrating the best in design, music, art and modern craftsmanship. The RHS will be leading the plant area at the event, and will focus on houseplants and urban growing. Plus, in case you need a bite to eat, there will be food stalls around to keep you satisfied.

Date: 4–5 March

Venue: Greenwich Peninsula, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0ES

Time: 11am – 5pm

Download a list of the exhibitors at the show (174kB pdf) 

Followed by

29–30 April – FLEA, at London Bridge

A vintage and makers market with a mix of stalls selling clothes, furniture, ceramics, books and other interesting objects. The Along with the regular traders, the RHS will be there to focus on plants & horticulture, especially those suitable for growth in containers, on balconies and indoors.

16-17 June – Bloom and Grow, at Canary Wharf

This event ties in with the open garden squares weekend in London, and will feature specialist growers, talks, workshops and gardening advice.

15-16 July – Lambeth Country Show, at Brockwell Park

After the success of last year’s event, the RHS will be returning to curate the Flower Zone at this popular event.

3 September – Brentford Festival, in Blondin Park

Located near Kew Gardens, the RHS will be bringing a horticultural area to this community festival event, featuring workshops, talks and plant sellers.

For more details:-  https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events