Talk: Charlton’s Hidden Garden, Feb 20

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Picture with thanks to Maryon Park Community Garden Facebook page

This month’s talk is about a thriving corner of Charlton that not many of us know about: the Maryon Wilson Community Garden.  Tim Anderson, the chair of the Community Garden committee will tell us more about the garden, who uses it and what it’s used for.

The Community Garden had been a nursery to grow flowers for the local parks and was disused and overgrown. All that changed in 2011 when a group of volunteers got together to clear the area and to set up raised beds for vegetable growing, and a community food-growing garden was opened in 2012.  Last year, a forest school was opened – a space which is used by local primary schools and youth groups as an outdoor classroom. We’re looking forward to hearing more from Tim about how the volunteers made all this happen and what goes on in the garden now.

We hope to see you there – the talk starts at 2:30, on Saturday 20th February at Charlton House.  In the meantime if you’d like to know more about the Community Garden you can find their website here, or their Facebook page here or if you’re the Twitter type you can follow one of their gardeners at @theoldnursery

 

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