Three new wooden leaf composters installed by volunteers from the BIG Alliance
Huge thank you to The BIG Alliance for the team of 15 volunteers who came along to install our three new wooden composters. The volunteers hung up our nine new bird boxes – bought earlier with our grant from Local Giving’s Magic Little Grants. They also dug, planted, weeded, moved dead branches and generally made a huge contribution in just one day!
On Saturday 17 September, our garden and woodland will be open to the public from 10am-4pm, as a place of quiet for reflection and remembrance during the period of national mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.
We will also be participating in the Open House Festival and welcoming all who wish to drop in and visit Olden Garden.
And, if you would like to do some volunteer gardening, come and help plant lavender hedge. No experience required. Tea and biscuits available.
Come along for a ‘Build your own bird box’ family activity. And invite your friends to come – everyone is welcome to join in.
Or come and help Caroline our gardener with
- Weeding and deadheading
- Cutting back geraniums
- Potential potting on of seedlings sown last month
- Clearing gutters and sweeping paths
Join us for an hour or longer, 10am – 4pm. Coffee and biscuits will be available.
We will revive them for our community to enjoy next summer
Caroline, our gardener, will lead family activities in the Garden. Come along and sow fast growing herbs in pots to take home. Everyone is welcome.
It looks like the heatwave will continue to Saturday so we will need to water the borders and pots. There will be weeding to do and some sowing of biennial seeds.
Join us for an hour – or longer. Coffee and biscuits will be available.
Guided by our gardener Maria, our Tuesday volunteers have been busy planting native hedge near the potting area where the old compost bins used to be.
Visitors to Olden Garden are welcome to help celebrate Have a Grow Day, an initiative of Social Farms and Gardens. Come along at any time between 10am – 4pm on Saturday 18 June. Caroline, our gardener, will welcome you. Visitors can help with the day’s volunteer gardening tasks. You will be able to see our extensive woodland and the orchard as well as our greenhouse and vegetable plots, learning more about how our garden grows.
Information about vegetable growing will be available and volunteers will be able to sow herb seeds in a pot to take home with them.
100+ gardens not normally open to the public, including Olden Garden, will throw open their gates to visitors on 11 – 12 June.
Please note that Weekend Tickets are only available to purchase online, you will not be able to buy them at the garden gate. Book online now and you will instantly receive an e-ticket which you can show to our volunteers on your mobile device or print at home in advance. For further information see London Square Open Gardens