Could you help plant bulbs in our newly revamped rockery, or collect leaves to fill our composters? Or could you help plant raspberry bushes? Come and join Caroline our gardener at any time on Saturday 19th, between 10am and 4pm. No experience needed. All ages welcome. Coffee and cake provided. This is our last Saturday of the year before the winter break. Tuesday volunteering days will continue until 29th November.
A very successful potato harvest was held at half term in Olden Garden. Families and children came along to dig up the potatoes. Several varieties of potato came up, blue, yellow, red, purple and white – a rainbow of colours! And everyone had a bag of potatoes to take home.
Thank you to the volunteers from Acacia Avenue, Islington, who came along to aerate and top dress our lawn – helping to improve drainage and increase nutrient retention
Thank you to the BIG Alliance volunteers who renovated our steps – filling them with 30 bags of new shingle
We need volunteers. Could you help with gathering leaves to make leaf mould or with planting spring bulbs? Come and join Caroline our gardener at any time between 10am and 4pm. No experience needed. All ages welcome. Coffee and cake provided.
Olden Community Garden receives Silver Gilt award in the Best Community Garden category.
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.