Mobile Garden City - What's on at your local community garden


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Hi Everyone,

June is upon us already!

Here’s an update on activities coming up at Mobile Garden City during the next month. Gardening activities are suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Please wear closed-toe shoes and sensible clothes that you don’t mind getting mucky. All equipment and tools are provided. Come get involved!

June Opening Hours:

  • Mondays 1-3pm
    Community drop-in session & workshop (Community gardener is in attendance). An opportunity to put your gardening queries to our Gardener and meet other volunteers and members of the local community. Everyone is welcome to join the gardening workshops between 1-2pm:

5th June Grow your own Salad
12th June (5-7pm) Evening workshop: Growing Kohlrabi, Sprouts & Chinese Cabbage
19th June Learn to Grow Brassicas
26th June Growing for Winter

  • Wednesdays 5 - 7pm
    Evening Gardening (community gardener is in attendance).
    Get stuck in with various seasonal gardening tasks including planting, watering, propagation, weeding & turning compost. All welcome!

  • Fridays 1-2.30pm
    Market Garden session (community gardener in attendance).
    Learn about urban food growing and the principles of growing organic fruit and veg to sell. Induction required (contact below)

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 5pm
    Self-Guided Gardening. Come and tend to the plants within the community beds. Our gardener is not attendance, but a task list is kept on site for guidance.


Additional events this month:

  • Full Volunteering Day - Wednesday 7th June (10am-4pm)
    We work with volunteers from local organisations, businesses and corporates to undertake practical tasks to improve the community garden. Want to help out on one of these days too? Contact us to reserve your place.

  • The Great Get Together - Sunday 18th June (from 12 noon)
    The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is holding a fun-filled giant picnic on the North of the Park. The event forms part of a nationwide event in partnership with the Jo Cox Foundation to bring communities together to celebrate connections and commonality. Find out more here: http://www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/whats-on/events/2017/06/the-great-get-together

For more information or to reserve your place at a session, contact: mobile.garden@groundwork.org.uk or call 02089851755


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User Group Meeting & Weekend Gardening Session
Saturday 10th June at 10am-12pm

Come & join us to have your say on how the garden is run!

The purpose of the meeting is for you to have an input into to how the garden runs. Our Community Gardener will also give an update on planting and harvesting, upcoming activities and events happening at the garden. Its an exciting time to be involved! Everyone is welcome to join and refreshments will be provided.

You are more than welcome to stick around after the hour meeting to do some gardening with Victoria, our Community Gardener at Mobile Garden City.

If you would like further information please email Emily at mobile.garden@groundwork.org.uk or call 02085105416

Come and join us! We’d love to have you with us.


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Hello, my daughter took part in a couple of events over the last couple of years. Is there a school holidays schedule? Also interested in the self guided sessions with her. Thanks!


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Hi Lee, I’m just about to post the August programme of activity. We’ve got a variety of workshops suitable for all as well as a celebratory BBQ for the launch of the new community greenhouse!


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Oh yes, completely agree about closed-toe shoes and sensible clothes. I bought the whole pile of them here https://brickandportal.com/. And there are no limits for a comfort now :scream_cat: