• Hot! Border Review

    Hot! Border Review

    Around this time of year we conduct a review of the Hot! Border to assess ...

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Fragrant August in the Ginger House

August is the month when all our fragrant gingers begin to bloom. Hedychium spicatum is already in bloom and H. coronarium and H. flavescens are showing ripening bracts that will flower very soon. All three of these species are grown across the world for their delicious sweet fragrances. Fragrant oils are extracted from the flowers […]

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About Us

Growing through learning. Learning through growing We are a community garden in the centre of Brockwell Park.   We welcome garden volunteers, school children, families and the wider public to learn from and enjoy our beautiful gardens and greenhouses 7 days a week. Find out more about our outside play and education for children Mondays, Tuesdays […]

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The Ginger House is Open

BPCG’s summer  exhibition this year in the Lower Greenhouse is The Ginger House – a collection of 25 of the world’s most important members of the ginger family of plants or Zingiberaceae. Almost all of the communities that border the park in Lambeth and Southwark make use of several different species of ginger but rarely […]

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Natural Kitchen – launched!

On Saturday 3rd June we held a fabulous workshop to plant up the kids’ Natural Kitchen with up-cycled planters made from pallets, welly-boots and gardening gloves. The plants were chosen because of their scents, colours, tolerance to the conditions, and safety for children. These included marigolds, various mints, fennel, nasturtiums and more. The session was well […]

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