A little bit about us…

 

Growing Plants, Growing People, Growing Communities.

 

Hammersmith Community Gardens Association is a local environmental charity set up in 1984, we manage four community gardens in Hammersmith and 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!

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We're on Starch Green until 5PM tonight with wreath making kits, suggested donation £5 ...

Join us for a photography walk to explore the beautiful gardens at @fulhampalace !

Tuesday 15th December 10am-1pm

Priority Booking for HCGA volunteers and @turningpoint_uk clients.

We have digital cameras which can be borrowed for the walk.

Booking ESSENTIAL: bookings@hcga.org.uk
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Here’s a sneak peek of our ‘How To’ video for making your own seasonal wreath! We will be selling wreath kits for a small minimum donation of £5. You can pick one up on the following dates:

Friday 4th Dec- 4pm-5pm at Starch Green - where there will be a trio of carol singers (the Rah Rah Theatre Company!) and the Christmas lights will be lit on the tree thanks to @hfcouncil

Saturday 5th Dec - 10am-1pm at Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses- where we will be having a plant sale and selling our wreath kits!

Saturday 12th Dec - 11am- 2pm at Loris Community Garden where we will be running a wreath making session and giving out more wreath kits!

Thanks to @finlay_brewer @marshandparsons and Ravenscourt Residential for helping to fund our Christmas events.

In your kit you will have:
*Lots of natural greenery
*A wreath base
*Craft wire
*A link to access our instruction video
*Lots of pieces to decorate your wreath including pine cones, ribbon, dried oranges and cinnamon sticks.
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Join us for a (socially-distanced) guided walk from Holland Park to Kensington Palace Gardens and all the green spaces in between!

Meet at 10am on Saturday 12th December.

Booking ESSENTIAL, email bookings@hcga.org.uk

Group sizes will be compliant with the government’s latest requirements for walk and tour leaders and covid19 risk assessments have been completed before the walk.

This programme is free of charge; funded as part of RBKC’s Adult Learning Service.
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We planted spring bulbs in the new Ashmore/Shirland Road #W9 planters last week. The best feedback came from a local resident who said, ‘As a care worker I feel so uplifted walking past these planters every day.‘ Wow! Job well done to our brilliant volunteers! @qpcouncil @hammersmith_community_gardens
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Come rain or come shine! Our hardy perennial volunteers doing a spot of socially distanced community gardening in #QueensParkGardens #W10 last week! @qpcouncil @hammersmith_community_gardens ...

Since September we've been running extra volunteer sessions as we have received funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. Thanks to the Government for making this possible. Here are two of our volunteers sweeping up leaves at Ravenscourt Glasshouses.

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We have some very exciting news to announce....! We are hosting our first online talk @hammersmith_community_gardens and this one should be pretty special, so get your tickets now!

'The 12 Plants of Christmas - Wreaths, Raisins & Roasties' - by Michael Holland, FLS

Michael studied Ecology at Lancaster and Oregon State Universities and is a keen photographer, wildlife gardener and all-round composting nerd! He had a 25-year career at the eminent Chelsea Physic Garden in London, latterly as Head of Education for over 17 years. He has taught tens of thousands of people, aged 2 to 92, about the natural world. He is both a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and of the London Environmental Educators’ Forum (LEEF) and has spoken at a number of global conferences; a highlight being invited to lecture at a botanical garden in Japan.

To book a ticket go to: https://hcga.org.uk/event-item/the-12-plants-of-christmas-wreaths-raisins-and-roasties-online-talk/
Suggested donation of £5

Thanks to @finlaybrewer for supporting this event.

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Watch our video of how to make a seasonal wreath:

Our gardens may be teeming with wildlife, but it’s not just the birds who are tweeting!

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

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