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Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses Garden - Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

Summer Family Fun at BPCG

August Weds 19 Fabulous Foraging: discover incredible edible plants in the park and unlock the door to a world of free food! Fri 21 Pre-school Storytelling: let our master storyteller Helen Tozer take you on a magical tour through our beautiful gardens, 10am 0-2year olds, 11am 2+ Sun 23 Plant Prints: learn how to make […]

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Three sisters bed planted

This weekend we took advantage of the beautiful weather to plant our ‘Three Sisters’ crop bed. The three sisters – squash, maize (sweetcorn) and beans – are staples of the Native Peoples of Mesoamerica and North America and the system of growing them together is likely over 5000 years old. HEALTHY DIET Together, these three […]

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Seeds and Weeds

Chelsea Flower Show has been and gone! The Show gardens flowered in unison, with immaculate paving, crystal clear water features and none of that garden detritus most of us accumulate! Rows of identical orchids and perfect cabbages filled the marquee, not a petal or leaf out of place. But does all that perfection inspire or […]

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Guidance on Sowing Seeds

1. Make a 4: 1 mix of compost and Perlite. Perlite holds water while remaining like grit and so prevents compost drying out so quickly helping to reduce the need for very frequent watering. 2. Fill to the level of the tray then tap on the work surface to settle the level. Do this flattening […]

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Weathermen have very strict rules on seasons. The meteorological winter starts on 1 December and ends on 28th February. That’s so they can compare monthly average weather from year to year as well as from season to season. This last winter average was 3.8 ºC – just 0.1ºC above the average for the last 30 […]

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