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!

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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#growyourownfood
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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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#ediblegarden
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Click to read the newsletter. HCGA June 2024 News and Events🌸 ...

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What a busy 6 weeks it`s been for the @smartlondon1 learners.

During the course we learned how to sow seeds and how to transplant seedlings, we planted window boxes and hanging baskets and we harvested rainbow chard and basil. We can`t wait to harvest our radishes and potatoes in a few weeks time.

Well done to everyone 👩‍🌾🧑🏾‍🌾 who completed the course 👏
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#Gardening
#FoodGrowing
#AdultLearning
#OutdoorTeaching
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Simply lovely handmade bath balls and body scrubs workshop.
They smell great and participants can`t wait to go home to try them.
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#HandMade
#BathBalls
#MadeLocal
#PaddingtonLibrary
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Family network
@citywestminster Bring your children to work day for Westminster City Council staff.
All young participants enjoyed all the three activities
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#westminster
#bringyourchildtoworkday
#makeyourownnaturalproducts
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Last week a few of our volunteer groups visited Kew Gardens for their community garden open week. They took part in some of the activities such a printing with roots and plants as inspiration. It was also a great opportunity for many of them to visit and explore the garden for the first time! They visited the temperate houses and admired the sculpture exhibits. The weather was wonderful and it was a beautiful day to be in a beautiful garden! #communityopenweek2024 #kewgardens #communitygarden ...

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This National Children’s Gardening week Hafsah who is one of HCGAs school gardeners, goes through some of the reasons for why gardening and nature are so important for young people. #nationalchildrensgardeningweek ...

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🐝🌱Outdoor classroom day 🌱🐝@milescovschool
Well done to all pupils who participated 🌱🪴

#outdoorclassroomday2024
#educationnaturepark
#outdoorsactivities
#growyourownfood
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A spot of joy to brighen up a rainy day ☔ 🏵🌷 ...

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