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Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom

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April 2017
Free

What goes on down below?

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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In our eighth session of The Productive Garden workshops, at our normal time of 10.00am to 12.30pm,  Cat and Doug will help you to understand a little more about the science of germination, by looking inside the seeds of different plants and their roots.  You’ll be fascinated!  We will also sow seeds and teach you about the requirements of different sizes and types of seeds. Learn about how the roots deliver nutrients to the whole of the plant to enable…

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May 2017
£1.50 - £4

Saturday May Fete

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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Celebrate the lovely month of May with...   Maypole dancing - 2.00pm and 3.30pm Folk music - all afternoon Home made pizzas from our cob oven (1pm to 3pm) Tarts, cakes and biscuits  (3pm to 5pm) Home made cordials and herbal teas - all afternoon Traditional games - all afternoon - welly whanging, tug of war, human fruit machine and more.... Beautiful craft activities -all afternoon - ribbon wands, may day queen crowns, green man masks, mini maypoles..... Price (which includes everything):…

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Free

May storytelling for under 5s

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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How many butterflies can you count in our garden? This month story time will be focusing on their life cycle with a mixture of traditional and modern tales. Free event but please book online.

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£2.50 - £5

Big Bug Bonanza

May 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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Get up close and personal with creatures that creep, crawl, slither and slide. Admire exoskeletons, antennae and mandibles. We'll play life-cycle games, investigate micro-habitats, and finish off with some bug crafts. £5 per child / £2.50 low-income. All ages. This workshop must be booked in advance using our online ticketing system (see below). Please provide ages of children and details of any allergies, medical conditions or additional needs in the ‘additional notes’ box when booking. Please note, all children must…

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Free - £5

The Productive Garden – Container Gardening

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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This workshop will be all about container gardening , its advantages and its disadvantages. We will explore how to make container growing work for a range of different types of plants by using the right drainage, growing mediums and locations. We will also look at how to make planters out of different materials, doing lots of "upcycling". And....we will investigate vertical planting for greening walls, by converting pallets into planters which we will use for natural walls in our Childrens'…

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Sunday Pizzas

May 21 @ 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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We are firing up our cob oven, and rolling out our dough! Come down around 12.45pm and choose your toppings for your pizzas!  The oven's normally hot enough to be churning out pizzas by 1pm and they are delicious! Eat your pizzas for a donation to the charity. But do book so we know roughly how many we need to make! Do bring along any un-baked bread dough in its tin if you'd like to bake it in the cob…

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Screen Printing Workshops at the Greenhouses

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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We are very happy that local artist Nicole Line is holding two Screen Printing Workshops at the Greenhouses, one on Friday morning 26th May and a further one on Thursday June 22nd at 6.30pm. Nicole teaches at the University for the Creative Arts and has been running workshops since 2014. For more details  go here To book this workshop go here A limited number of BPCG volunteers can get a 50% discount. Please email Kate if you are interested  on…

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Free - £5

The Productive Garden – Willow and Hazel working

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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Learn how to create attractive willow and hazel screens and supports for your plants. Natural plants supports and screens can be a beautiful addition to your garden providing support for climbers, and wind protection for delicate plants. We will show you how to weave willow and hazel in a variety of different shapes.  You can take your handiwork home with you too!

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£2.50 - £5

Sensory Explorers

May 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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In this Half Term workshop for families, engage all your senses to take in the wonderful sights, sounds, textures, tastes and smells of our gardens in late Spring. Make your own scented water, draw a sound map, play a camouflage game, and make a natural rubbing or print. £5 per child / £2.50 low-income. All ages. This workshop must be booked in advance using our online ticketing system (see below). Please provide ages of children and details of any allergies,…

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£2.50 - £5

One, Two, Tree!

May 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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Help us mark London Tree Week by celebrating the trees in our gardens and Brockwell Park. Have fun, learn and become a tree champion! We'll be doing blindfolded tree hugging, a mirror walk, folklore trail, and nature crafts. £5 per child / £2.50 low-income. Aimed at children aged 5+ but younger siblings are welcome. This workshop must be booked in advance using our online ticketing system (see below). Please provide ages of children and details of any allergies, medical conditions…

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June 2017
£2.50 - £5

Plant Patterns

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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Did you know that plant families have particular patterns, smells and flavours? Investigate fruit and veg to spot patterns and sort them into groups. Take a blind taste test to match plants to their families. Make a patterned fruit or vegetable print, and have a go at Hapa Zome - the Japanese art of leaf and flower printing. £5 per child / £2.50 low-income. Age 5+ This workshop must be booked in advance using our online ticketing system (see below).…

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Free

Wellies, pallets and watering cans – plant up the kids’ Natural Kitchen

June 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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Help us plant up our Natural Kitchen - an outdoor play space for under 5s to get messy with mud, soil, water and plants. In this workshop we will upcycle welly boots, gardening gloves, watering cans and even pallets to create fun planters filled with fragrant herbs and sensory plants that young children will enjoy. This is a hands-on workshop for all ages, so younger participants can help with planting whereas adults and older children can help with construction. Bring…

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Free

June storytelling for under 5s

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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Our resident Ladybirds should be starting to lay eggs - in batches of up to 40! Can you spot any? Learn all about ladybirds with some well-loved tales. Free event but please book online.

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Open Garden Squares

June 17 @ 10:00 am - June 18 @ 5:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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During Open Garden Squares Weekend,  we welcome visitors from all over London and beyond to come and enjoy Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses.  In particular, we welcome them to our Ginger House - a really impressive glasshouse exhibition of growing ginger plants. For 12,000 years humans have used gingers to cook, cure, dye, drink and perfume. Learn more about this fascinating family and admire the plants. Fresh herbal teas, homemade cake and biscuits available all weeked (featuring ginger and other flavours!).…

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Free

Sunday Pizzas

June 18 @ 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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We are firing up our cob oven, and rolling out our dough! Come down around 12.45pm and choose your toppings for your pizzas!  The oven's normally hot enough to be churning out pizzas by 1pm and they are delicious! Eat your pizzas for a donation to the charity. But do book so we know roughly how many we need to make! Do bring along any un-baked bread dough in its tin if you'd like to bake it in the cob…

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Screen Printing Workshop at the Greenhouses

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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We are very happy that local artist Nicole Line is holding a second Screen Printing Workshop at the Greenhouses  Thursday June 22nd at 6.30pm. Nicole teaches at the University for the Creative Arts and has been running workshops since 2014. For more details go here To book this workshop go here A limited number of BPCG volunteers can get a 50% discount. Please email Kate if you are interested  on director@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk

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£2.50 - £5

World of Worms (and waste)

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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Get up close to a gardener's best friends: worms! Our composting worms have been busy turning our food waste into compost and we need your help sorting the worms from the compost in our fun light/dark experiment. Learn all about worms and their role in the composting process, and make a mini wormery to take home. Take our sustainability challenge to learn about waste and recycling, and plant a seed in an old food container to take home. £5 per…

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Free

Gig@the Greenhouses – SEL FOLK

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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We are delighted to host the wonderful South East London Folk Orchestra for our first Gig@theGreenhouses in 2017. This wonderful local acoustic orchestra play tunes and music from all over the world. Expect a rousing hour of uplifting sounds and all in the beautiful setting of the greenhouses. Refreshments featuring all our own local produce will be on offer in plenty.

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August 2017
£4 - £6

Gig@the Greenhouses – Effra

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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Another lovely Sunday Gig! We are delighted to welcome folk trio Effra. "Striking instrumental folk" say The Independent; “An immersive, trance-like musical treat.” Say Songlines. Effra are Alex Bishop (guitar), Tom Newell (fiddle, mandolin) and Aidan Shepherd (accordion).  Named after our very own local underground river the Effra, the trio met and formed in South London in 2011. In 2012, the band won the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition on the strength of their compositions and high- energy performance.…

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September 2017

Ginger House Celebration

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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This summer, come and see our Ginger House in our lower greenhouse.  It’s a fascinating exhibition of growing Ginger plants!  For 12,000 years humans have used gingers to cook, cure, dye, drink and perfume!  Learn more about this amazing family and admire the stunning plants. Expect plenty of ginger tea and cake this summer at the Greenhouses! The Ginger House Display will culminate in a big Ginger House Celebration on Saturday 16th September 1pm to 4pm. Please come and join…

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October 2017

Gig@the Greenhouses – Oysland Band

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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As part of the Herne Hill Music Festival, we have Greenhouse Klezmer with the wonderful klezmer band Oysland Band. “Full of atmosphere! Oysland’s music takes you straight to the main stage, where you can become part of the celebration of music and life.” say Central and Eastern European London Review. Top-notch contemporary Klezmer! Seven-piece band, Oysland, embody the new generation of Yiddish roots music, serving up an exuberant and soulful cocktail of wedding songs and lamenting lullabies. They swoop through…

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