Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses - London
This addition to the Haarkon Greenhouse Tour is a pocket-sized one. We visited last summer whilst we were in London for work and for one reason or another we completely forgot to share the images, then came winter (the longest winter in the history of mankind we think) and so it didn't really feel like a hugely appropriate post to publish until now. Enjoy...
Brockwell Park is tucked neatly in between Tulse Hill and Herne Hill in south London and is on the National Heritage List for England so in park terms, quite a big deal. Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses sits in the centre of the park with the walled garden on one side and tennis courts on the other.
As well as the greenhouses, the garden consists of an orchard and a herb garden, all of which are used for teaching school groups, gardening therapy sessions, workshops (willow weaving, 'How to be a Gardener' & botanical printmaking are just a few offered) and drop-in volunteer opportunities.
The aim of BPCG is to 'help people grow through learning, and learn through growing' and we think it's brilliant. Of course a great deal of the work at Brockwell Park is carried out by dedicated volunteers that give their time in all weathers. If you're local to the area or even just visiting, pop in and see the good work that's going on there (and in thousands of community gardens throughout the UK, nay, the world) and support them by buying a courgette or a geranium.
Visit the Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses website for more information on the work that they do.