What we have been up to over the last few months

In October and November we have had our last few tidying up and winter planting sessions at the station.

Covid restrictions meant that we were unable to go ahead with our usual style of Family Learning Events – but, instead, for the October half term,   Kate and Jane made up DIY bags for children, which were collected and taken away.  This proved to be a very popular activity, and all the ordered bags…. and more were collected.

Double duty at an October Gardening Party -Mike hands out Activity Bags

And another bag given out for home activities

And this photo was sent in using ideas in the pack.

Flowers made using the kit. Bulbs were also given out: we will have to wait for these,

The friends of Charlton Park gave C.C.G.  1,000 bulbs to plant out in the 2 orchard areas maintained in the park by C.C.G.    Volunteer bulb planters turned out on 2 separate mornings and managed to get them all planted.  There should be a lovely show in both areas come Spring.

Planting some of the 1,000 bulbs given to us by Friends of Charlton Park


London In Bloom – 2020 Covid Version……….


Although there was not a formal garden visit judgement this year,  written submissions were entered at the request of the judges.  Submissions were made for both the station garden and the orchard.  Thanks Pat and Jane for doing this on our behalf.

What follows is information from the judges – and a copy of a small section of the results.

“Please find attached the results for this year’s desk-top judging and thank you all for entering in this most difficult of years.

The Trustees have decided as there was considerable variation in the type of submission it was  not possible to be able to arrive at an overall winner in each category.

And as the RHS did not run the In Your Neighbourhood category this year  we held our own in both London & South & South East in Bloom with the title  Community Gardening Award.

Our Community (Sponsored by idverde)

St Mary’s Secret Garden, Hackney Silver

Cottington Community Garden, Lambeth Silver Gilt

Cottington Estate Beds, Lambeth Silver Gilt

Katherine Buchan Meadow, Ealing  Silver Gilt

Kingsgate Garden Club, Camden Silver Gilt

The Friends of Bedfords Park Walled Garden, Havering Silver Gilt

Campbell Gordon Way Residents’ Associations, Brent Gold

Charlton Community Gardens – Community Orchards, Greenwich …..Gold

Charlton Community Gardens – The Station, Greenwich …..Gold

Chiswick House and Gardens Trust, , Chiswick House & Gardens Trust       Gold

Cleveland Park Residents’ Association, Waltham Forest Gold

Community Gardening Award

Campbell Gordon Way Residents’ Associations, Brent           Outstanding

Charlton Community Gardens – Community Orchards, Greenwich ……Outstanding

Charlton Community Gardens – The Station, Greenwich ……..Outstanding

Cleveland Park Residents Association, Waltham Forest Outstanding

Cody Road and South Crescent Business Group, Newham Outstanding

Core Landscapes Community Garden, Newham Outstanding

Cranbrook Community Food Garden, Tower Hamlets Outstanding

Family Learning Event ” Take Away” Thursday October 29th. 2020


Charlton Community Gardens are keeping in touch this autumn with a ‘Takeaway’ bag.  

Children, with a little help, can enjoy these activities at home.  

  •  Plant a bulb in a decorated jam jar 
  •  Make and colour a Halloween mask
  • Make a plastic flower to put in the jam jar
Enjoy some quizzes and word searches

Collect your free bag from our Cafe Orchard ( Community Orchard)- next to the Old Cottage Coffee Shop in Charlton Park (you can enjoy a drink or snack at the same time). 

                        Thursday October 29th between 10.00 and 12.00.


Please email us to book your bag – your child’s age and gender would be helpful.



                   Children must bring an adult with them!