News and Announcements

New website launched!

Posted by Charlotte Dove, Monday, 21st July 2014 @ 1:02pm

  • We are pleased to say we have launched a new website - it's much easier to navigate and features lots of beautiful pictures of the garden as well as all of our latest news about upcoming events and activities. Please go to www.streathamcommoncommunitygarden.org to find out more!

Open Garden Squares

  • Sunday, 15th June 2014 at 12pm - 4pm
    Location: At the garden

    On Sunday 15th June the Community Garden AND the Rookery will be open to the public…

Big Lunch

  • Sunday, 1st June 2014 at 12pm - 2pm
    Location: At the garden

    We're taking part in the Big Lunch and we would love you to join us. The Big Lunch is a…

Victorian Cooking Lesson

  • Sunday, 8th June 2014 at 10:30am - 12pm
    Location: At the garden

    Join Rachel de Thample, local food writer and chef, for an outdoor cooking session at…

Community Gardening Sessions - Every Sunday 12-4pm

  • Sunday, 25th May 2014 at 12pm - 4pm, Sunday, 1st June 2014 at 12pm - 4pm, Sunday, 8th June 2014 at 12pm - 4pm, Sunday, 15th June 2014 at 12pm - 4pm

    We're open for community gardening every Sunday 12-4pm - so do join us. There's always a range…

Talk about History of Gardens and Spas in Lambeth

  • Monday, 14th April 2014 at 7pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court Rd, London SW16 2PJ

    Brian Bloice from the Streatham Society will talk about the origins of the present parks and…

Heritage fruit trees in the Rookery

Posted by Charlotte Dove, Monday, 10th March 2014 @ 4:11pm


  • We planted 9 apples and 3 pears in the Rookery Orchard earlier this year. Here’s some information about what we planted.
    APPLES

    Arthur Turner: A large cooking apple with somewhat tough skin. Well known for its particularly attractive blossom. Picking time: Late September.  Pollination Group: C
    Bountiful: Raised in 1964 at East Malling Research Station. It is resistant to apple mildew. When cooked, Bountiful has a delicious flavour. Picking time: Late September.  Pollination Group: B
    Bramley Seedling: First exhibited in 1876. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1893. The most popular cooking apple grown in the UK. Picking time: Early October
 Pollination Group: C
    Christmas Pippin: A new apple variety with Cox-like aromatic flavour but sweeter and easier to grow than Cox. Unlike most other new apple varieties which are produced through modern scientific breeding programmes Christmas Pippin was discovered in the old fashioned way as a roadside seedling. Its parentage is therefore not known but features of the fruit and the tree suggest that Cox's Orange Pippin and Gala may be involved.  Pollination Group: C 
    Jupiter: Raised in 1966 at East Malling Research Station, Kent. It was introduced in 1981. Fruits are sweet and juicy with a good texture and Cox-like flavour. Picking time: Early October.  Pollination Group: C
    Keswick Codlin: Found growing on a heap of rubbish at Gleaston Castle near Ulverston in Lancashire. It was recorded in 1793. Fruits have soft, rather coarse-textured, somewhat dry and acid flesh. Picking time: Mid August. Pollination Group: A
    Lord Derby: Raised by Witham, Stockport, Cheshire. It was first recorded in 1862. Fruits are rather coarse textured, somewhat dry with a subacid flavour. Cooks well. Picking time: Late September. Pollination Group: D
    Peasgood Nonsuch: Raised by Mrs Peasgood at Stamford in Lincolnshire from seed sown in about 1858. Received First Class Certificate from Royal Horticultural Society in 1872. Fruits are a little coarse textured, moderately juicy and a little sweet. Cooks well. Picking time: Mid September. Pollination Group: C
    Ribston Pippin: Raised at Ribston Hall in Yorkshire from seed brought from Rouen, and planted in about 1707. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1962. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, moderately juicy flesh with a rich aromatic flavour.Picking time: Late September. Pollination Group: B
     
    PEARS

    Beurre Hardy: Raised in about 1820 by M. Bonnet, a friend of Dr Van Mons, at Boulogne, France. It was named after M. Hardy, the director of the Luxembourg gardens. Introduced in about 1940. Fruits have white tinged pink, tender flesh with a rose water flavour. Pollination Group: D
    Doyenne Du Comice: Raised by the Horticultural Society of Maine et Loire, Angers, France. First fruited in 1849. Introduced to England in 1858 by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland. Fruits have pale yellow, extremely melting, juicy flesh with a delicate and delicious flavour. Pollination Group: D
    Merton Pride: Raised in 1941 by M B Crane at the John Innes Horticultural Institute in Merton, London from a cross between Glou Morceau and Double Williams (a mutation of Williams Bon Chretien). It was first named Merton Favorite in 1953 and then renamed Merton Pride in 1957. Pollination Group: C
    Please note, all of the apples are on MM106 semi-vigorous root stock and all of the pears are on Quince A semi-dwarfing.

Learner Plots for Trainee Food Growers

Posted by Charlotte Dove, Tuesday, 11th February 2014 @ 6:29pm

  • We are very excited to be offering learner plots for the first time this year. The learner plots have been devised as a way to give beginner gardeners the opportunity to manage their own plot of land whilst also contributing to the life of the garden as a whole. 

    We have allocated five plots, each measuring approximately 6m2, for use by the trainees. They are situated in a sheltered, sunny position within the community garden.

    We are looking for trainees who are interested in planning and managing each space throughout the 2014 growing season. Each trainee will have the opportunity to design their bed according to their own interests.

    The learner plots will be available to individuals, or community groups (such as church groups or youth clubs) and schools who are interested in managing one of the learner plots as a group. In return for the use of the space, we will ask you to attend a training day in March, and to engage with the life of the community garden, including attending open days and helping with the watering rota. 

    For more details, please download the guidelines from the Files page, speak to any of the session leaders at the garden, or email Charlotte at
    streathamcommunitygarden@gmail.com

'Planning your plot' workshops

  • Sunday, 2nd March 2014 at 9:30am - 3pm
    Location: Crown Lane Lodge and the community garden

    A one-day workshop for beginner food growers on soil care, plant care and planning your…

Community orchard leader workshop

  • Saturday, 15th March 2014 at 11am - 1:30pm
    Location: Crown Lane Lodge and the community garden

    Are you interested in caring for the Rookery’s fruit trees? Find out more at this…

Community gardening sessions - weekly from March onwards

  • Sunday, 2nd March 2014 at 11am - 3pm, Sunday, 9th March 2014 at 11am - 3pm, Sunday, 16th March 2014 at 11am - 3pm, Sunday, 23rd March 2014 at 11am - 3pm
    Location: At the garden

    We're open for community gardening every Sunday 12-4pm - so do join us. There's always a range…

Dig in! Outdoor events coming up this year!

Posted by Charlotte Dove, Tuesday, 7th January 2014 @ 12:38pm


Rookery orchard planting day

  • Sunday, 23rd February 2014 at 10am - 2pm
    Location: Rookery Orchard (next to the tennis courts)

    We are creating a community orchard in the picnic area near the tennis courts. Come…

Reduced opening hours continue in February

  • Sunday, 2nd February 2014 at 11am - 3pm, Sunday, 16th February 2014 at 11am - 3pm
    Location: At the garden

    Our winter opening hours continue in February - we will only be open every other Sunday from…

Winter gardening sessions

  • Sunday, 1st December 2013 at 12pm - 3pm, Sunday, 15th December 2013 at 12pm - 3pm, Sunday, 5th January 2014 at 12pm - 3pm, Sunday, 19th January 2014 at 12pm - 3pm
    Location: At the garden

    We're open for community gardening every other Sunday over the Winter months from…

Become a member and receive a free garden goodie bag

Posted by Charlotte Dove, Tuesday, 29th October 2013 @ 4:52pm

  • On Sunday 20 October, Streatham Common Community Garden launched its membership scheme at a special event held at the garden. Now it's your turn to join!

    Our membership scheme is a way to get more people involved in the garden and to increase the level of involvement of existing friends. We think it’s essential that all of our members have a say in the future of the garden. We will provide regular opportunities for you to share your ideas through monthly gardening meetings and an annual AGM.

    Our membership scheme is also a way to create a network of local people who are interested in sustainability and who are committed to improving biodiversity and growing organic food. We will provide opportunities for you to meet other members through volunteer sessions and members-only events.

    Your membership fee will contribute to the running costs of the garden such as gardening equipment, refreshments for volunteers and publicity. Free membership will be awarded to anyone who volunteers at the garden on a regular basis (ie. at least once per month or 10 times per year). Regular volunteers should fill in the membership form to apply.

    All members will receive a joining pack including a membership card, a Garden Organic poster, a pack of seeds harvested from the garden and a copy of the Members Newsletter.

    Membership fees:
    Individual £10
    Family £10
    Concession £5
    Regular volunteers FREE

    To join, please go to: http://groupspaces.com/StreathamCommonCommunityGarden/files/ and download the Membership Form or email streathamcommunitygarden@gmail.com

Community Gardening Sessions - Every Sunday 11am-3pm

  • Sunday, 3rd November 2013 at 11am - 3pm, Sunday, 10th November 2013 at 11am - 3pm, Sunday, 17th November 2013 at 11am - 3pm, Sunday, 24th November 2013 at 11am - 3pm
    Location: At the garden

    There's always a range of jobs to suit all - from digging to seed-sowing to making tea.…

Urban Food Special Event

  • Sunday, 29th September 2013 at 9am - 3pm
    Location: At the garden/Streatham Green

    As part of Urban Food Fortnight, we are having a stall at Streatham Green on Sunday 29…

Apple and Squash Day

  • Sunday, 20th October 2013 at 11am - 3pm
    Location: At the garden


    Squash some apples and eat some squashes!

    Do you have apples and pears that are…

Gardening Planning Meeting

  • Monday, 9th September 2013 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location: At the garden

    Our next Gardening Planning Meeting takes place on Monday 9 September at 6.30-7.30pm at the…


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