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 manage four community gardens in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.

HCGA has a range of projects which include conservation training schemes, volunteer gardening sessions, health and 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!

OUR INSTAGRAM FEED

Eastern Chutney workshop @earlscourtcommunitychampions, learners enjoyed getting all the ingredients ready and worked as a team.
They couldn’t resist the smell and opted to taste the freshly cooked chutney 😋 instead of waiting 6-8 weeks to enjoy their handmade chutney🫙.
@kensingtonandchelseacouncil
@chelsea.community.champions
#adultlearning
#communitylearning
#easternfood
#chutney
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Fun day out at Kew Gardens with Queen’s Park Library parents and children visiting the Orchids Festival at Tropical Nursery, Princess of Wales conservatory.
A colourful display celebrating the unique biodiverse Island 🏝️ of Madagascar 🇲🇬.
@waesonline
@wcclibrariesandarchives
@kewgardens
#orchidsfestival2024
#kewgardens
#communitylearning
#communitytrip
#botanical
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Had a great restorative pruning workshop on our veteran apple and pear trees by @theorchardproject at #PhoenixFarmInWhiteCity to invigorate gardening tasks for 2024. TY @ovoenergy Foundation for funding #LifelongLearning that benefits #people, #plants and #community.

#MondayMotivation @HCGAGardens #Pruning #Apple #Orchard #pruning #apple #pear
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One of the many roles of Hammersmith Community Gardens Association is caring for indoor plants in offices & foyers around Hammersmith. This involves misting, trimming, cleaning, watering, repotting, planting & more. Yesterday Michael @pond_dipper was @245hammersmith & Metrea @theaircraftfactory . Plants taken out of temporary displays were donated to fellow charity @theupperroomcharity who seemed rather pleased with this!
#CommunityGardens #IndoorPlants #OfficePlants #PlantCare
#UrbanGardening #Hammersmith
#GreenSpaces #Sustainability
#CharityWork #GivingBack
#Volunteering #PlantLovers
#GreenThumb #EnvironmentalCare
#CommunitySupport #IndoorGardening
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A productive session @dalgarno_trust making calendula salve ✨🌼 for skin soothing and healing using the calendula infused oil learners made at the beginning of herbal beauty course.
Learners transferred the golden colour oil in a jar and labelled it✨🌼.
@kensingtonandchelseacouncil
@dalgarno_trust
#adultlearning
#calendula
#calendulaoil
#skincarenatural
#greenliving
#makeyourownskincare
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Saving classroom herb plants from dying 🪴@milescovschool. Pupils has DT session using grown herbs from supermarket. Pupils divided the plants into smaller groups/seedlings and replanted them into a smaller pot, fresh soil and water will revive them.
Pupils learned new gardening vocabulary too: Seedlings 🌱.
@milescovschool
#schoolgardening
#ediblegardens
#gardeningvocabulary
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Happy #NationalSnowdropDay from #PhoenixFarmInWhiteCity!

@hammersmith_community_gardens @nationaltrust #NoFilter #UrbanGardening
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Bread making session @earlscourtcommunitychampions
Learners had fun making their own seeded loaf 🍞! Results will be shared next Wednesday
@kensingtonandchelseacouncil
@earlscourtcommunitychampions
#adultlearning
#communitylearning
#breadmaking
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Very productive session @wcclibrariesandarchives -Queen’s Park Library today. Learners made lavender bags and flower petals salt scrub scented with Rose geranium essential oil and avocado oil.
@waesonline
@wcclibrariesandarchives
@citywestminster
#adultlearning
#communitylearning
#greenliving
#makeyourownproducts
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Simply Delighted, just about to leave school at the end of my gardening session. I had a chance to take these shot clips with my 📱🤩 and get involved with #biggardenbirdwatch
@bevingtonprimaryschool @kensingtonandchelseacouncil
Two Robins
One Goldfinch
One Great Tit
#wildlife_shots
#biggardenbirdwatch
#birds
#birdsfeeding
#schoolgardening
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Heavenly scented Herbal Beauty session @dalgarno_trust making fragrant soaps, coloured with mica powder and food colouring, scented with lavender & geranium essential oils and topped with strawberry seeds & rose petals.
Soaps smelt gorgeous and were good enough to eat “ Muffins “.
Learners were so pleased with their handmade soaps goodies.
@kensingtonandchelseacouncil
#adultlearning
#communitylearning
#soapmakingclass
#naturalhandmadesoap
#naturalingredients
#naturalliving
#artisansoap
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Watch our video of our growing project on Fisherton Estate, Westminster:

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

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