A little bit about us…

Growing Plants, Growing People, Growing Communities.

 

Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA)  is a local environmental charity set up in 1984.  We operate greening and growing projects in the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster

HCGA has a range of projects which include conservation training schemes, volunteer gardening sessions, health & wellbeing projects, environmental playschemes, and  environmental education in local schools.

We also assist local groups in the design, plan and management of their green spaces. We promote environmental sustainability within the borough and manage our sites to maximise biodiversity and encourage wildlife.

Check out what we’ve been up to in the community recently!

Reception class pupils dug up the potatoes we planted in the spring, and harvested radishes. Children opened the radishes seeds pods and learning where we get seeds from.
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A memory to treasure for these Year 3 Melcombe Primary School pupils who had the honour to participate as junior show judges @the_rhs to determine the winner of the all new and the first RHS children’s choice award 2024 and the winner 🥇 was Octavia Hill Garden by Blue Diamond with the National Trust designed by @ann_mariepowell.

We were delighted to be able to take some of the pupils we work with at Melcombe as part of our weekly School Gardening sessions. A huge thank you to the amazing team @the_rhs for giving the pupils this wonderful opportunity.

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July 2024 News and Events🌞 ...

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Kokedama workshop @wcclibrariesandarchives yesterday. Participants enjoyed making their unique Kokedama using selection of plants and Ivy.
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Early Years and reception classes enjoyed watering fruits and vegetables raised beds @st_marycpsw10
Reception pupils picked broad beans and radishes to take home 🏠
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The sun was out for a successful plant sale in Queens Parks Gardens today. If you didn’t manage to visit, HCGA will be in the Rose Garden again this Saturday from 10-11am selling compost, plants for 50p and giving away free sunflower seeds. @hcga_gardens #healthycommunitygardeningactivities #queensparkgardens @queensparkcommunitycouncil #plantsale #communitygarden ...

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Fun Gardening session
@bevingtonprimaryschool with Early Years pupils. Children picked radishes , onions, beetroot, cut mints. Spotted a 🐞 and watered vegetables raised beds.
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Click to read the newsletter. HCGA June 2024 News and Events🌸 ...

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And finally, a big Thank You to all our supporters. Without you none of this incredible work would be possible…