The Hilldrop Gardening Project

The Hilldrop Community Garden & growing areas are the combined work of dozens of local volunteers who've given their time tending & improving them over the years. It's a perennial task, but very rewarding!

 

We're always seeking green fingered enthusiasts to join us for our drop-in gardening session on Thursday afternoons and we run free workshops focusing on specific projects during the spring and summer months. 

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Fancy getting involved? Email elaine@hilldrop.org.uk or drop-in for a chat with our gardeners on a Thursday afternoon​ between 12 and 2pm (term-time only - please check dates). 

Greening the Grey on Community Lane for 2022

We're excited to announce that we've secured Grow Back Greener funding from the Mayor of London & Thames Water to transform the end of the old Community Lane car park into a wildlife friendly green space with fruit trees, hedgerows and new raised beds for community growing.

 

We invite the community to get involved and join us in planning, planting and landscaping this unused area for all to enjoy. If you'd like to be involved drop Elaine an email and tell us a little about yourself. 

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Free Gardening Workshops 

Hilldrop Soil Health Workshop

Healthy soil is fundamental to producing the food we eat and giving life to trees, plants, flowers, insects and animals.

Join Frannie from Octopus Communities for a free workshop on caring for different types of soil to preserve nutrients and encourage fertile growth. 

All welcome. Refreshments provided.

Thursday 21st April 2022. 12.30-2.30pm

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Hilldrop Bees

Join Alison from Urban Bees for a free talk in identifying bee species and the plants and flowers they feed on.

Learn more about what you can do to help them thrive in the urban environment!

 

All welcome. Refreshments provided.

Saturday 30th April 2022. 12.30-2.30pm. Free.

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Wildlife Nature Gardening

Part of our New Shoots social event, Join us for this free session on wildlife gardening and permaculture principles. Make friends and get involved in our expanding gardening project!

 

All welcome. Refreshments provided.

Saturday 7th May 2022. 2-3.30pm. Free.

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Urban Growing Workshop

Join Fran from Octopus Communities for a free talk on the practicalities of urban growing, seed sowing and plant care.

 

All welcome. Refreshments provided.

Thursday 12th May 2022. 12.30-2.30pm. Free.

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Come and join in! 

With so many areas for development, there's always lots to do, so whether you'd like to sweep, tidy, prune, plant or build you can get involved and help make a difference to our local landscape!

Download our general flyer. All inquiries: elaine@hilldrop.org.uk

 
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