The Camberwell Secret Garden
Everyone is welcome in our community garden, which is located next to the Kimpton Road entrance to our estate behind KFC.
The garden has been created from an area of waste land behind one of the blocks. Since 2009 a group of residents have been working to create a garden in the space that can be enjoyed by everyone.
In 2016 we were awarded funding that allowed us to have part-time community gardeners most weeks. We are hopeful that in 2017 we will be able to continue and expand this service.
From March to October, the garden is opened by volunteer residents every week. At the moment we have two sessions a week.
Wednesdays from 4-6pm: Family friendly sessions
These sessions are better suited to less experienced gardeners and for children. The community gardeners will lead sessions to get everyone involved at a level that suits them.
Sundays from 10am-12pm: Grown Up & Serious Grafters!
Sundays are normally not lead by a community gardener but there is someone there who can help give you jobs. These sessions are for people who really want to get stuck in! Everyone is welcome but people need to be able to work without supervision.
We also have special events throughout the year, including the Camberwell Society Garden Open Day, Halloween parties, BBQs and other gardening training events.
The next two special training events are in March and will be led by Victoria, our community gardener.
Wednesday 8th March 4-6pm: Garden Spring Clean!
We are opening up the garden again for the new season and will be tidying up and getting ready for the new year. We will also be consulting everyone on a growing and activity plan for the spring and and summer.
Sunday 19th March 10am-12pm: Sowing and Planting
We will be getting cracking in the greenhouse and in the vegetable garden, planting and sowing seeds.
What’s in the garden
The garden includes a vegetable patch, greenhouse, flower garden, seating area, wildflower/woodland area and more!
Please join us to help with planting, weeding, harvesting or to simply sit and enjoy the garden. If you don’t know anything about gardening please don’t worry because we are all learning!
Everyone is welcome, and you don’t have to live on the estate. In fact about half the people who come here are residents from other parts of Camberwell.
To get in touch, leave a comment below or give Kate T a call: 020 7708 8696 or email: email@example.com