Category volunteering

Volunteering Day, Red Lion gardens, 16 October

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS on SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER Friends of Red Lion Square Gardens (WC1R 4QH) welcome you from 11.00 –  13.00. Get fresh air and exercise doing some supervised gardening! Tools will be provided. Wear sensible clothing and footwear. Maximum 20 people each session, first come, first served. For more information:  FriendsRLSG@gmail.com Volunteers […]

Friends groups garden get-together

Members of the Friends groups of the various Bloomsbury gardens held their annual garden evening recently in Mecklenburgh Square. A sudden light shower did not detract from the enjoyment of getting together after such a long period of social restrictions. The volunteer groups have their own activities in each square but join together to share […]

Transforming the tree pits on Marchmont Street parade

Left to their own devices over the various Covid lockdowns, the tree pits were in need of a makeover. Three volunteers from the Marchmont Community Garden and two residents of Foundling Court recently cleared the grass and weeds, liberated the few remaining worthwhile plants and put in some new ones. It rained heavily afterwards (good) […]

Get out and garden with us

Some of the volunteers who met for socially distanced gardening in Brunswick Square on Bank Holiday Saturday – in lovely sunshine, though the rain later in the day was welcomed by the very thirsty plants after two months with no significant rain. The group meets every first Saturday morning in the month, ten till twelve, […]

Garden news

Friends of the Bloomsbury squares have been active in recent weeks, now restrictions have eased. Marchmont Community Garden, which has been closed to the public during the lockdown, has been hosting regular get-togethers of shielding older people who have been able to meet their friends for the first time in months, thanks to the foresight […]

Garden groups get together

Volunteers from all the gardens in the Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens met on a beautiful July evening for their annual get-together, to share experiences and views on our local garden community, enjoy refreshments and lose themselves in a large shady garden without having to worry about weeding or pruning. Every square has a […]

Community gardeners at work

Every first Saturday of the month, volunteer gardeners are working hard in Brunswick Square. The work they do supplements the basic care given by camden Council and keeps the gardens in good shape. We all know gardens need plenty of care and thanks to these volunteers Brunswick Square is getting it. They’d love you to […]

The medicinal bed in Brunswick Square

The volunteer gardeners were very busy – all 14 of them – on the first Saturday of April planting herbs and shrubs, to refresh the existing pharmaceutical garden inspired by Lovell’s Herbal. The plants included myrtle, rhubarb and rosemary, to expand the range of plants with medicinal properties in this area outside the UCL School of […]

Spring brings out new volunteer gardeners in the squares

The call for Volunteer Gardeners in Russell Square has been answered by the community, with residents, Bedford Estates, and staff and students from the University of London, Imperial Hotel and the British Museum all coming together. On Saturday 23 March, with plants supplied by Camden Council, the volunteers planted up two flower beds to re-establish […]

New Year resolutions? Be a volunteer gardener

Among the many New Year resolutions you might make, here’s an important one for the list. It will tick all those boxes: healthy exercise, meeting new people, making a difference. Now’s your chance to join the volunteer teams who are helping to keep our local squares looking good for everyone. Come along as often as […]