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Gordon waters in the new seeds
photo: Tim Olden

Horticultural Hands

In case you need any more encouragement to visit Karen's mountain top garden at the weekend (aside from me doing the teas) here she is in full Horticultural flow at the Urban Seed Day. Obviously I know, that she knows, a lot about plants but I'd have paid to hear her on seeds!

Visit Karen's mountain

When I am not Somewhere I am generally gardening.
My garden at Lawson Park, near Coniston in the Lake District opens to the public for the first time this Sunday 24th August for the National Garden Scheme. Somewhere alumni Ms Pope and Mr Olden joins us in a tearoom and documentation capacity en route for hols in Coll.
Art highlights of the day include a chance to see how the box plants rescued from local art star Kurt Schwitters' Merzbarn are getting on.
You can see more detailed info on getting to us here

Roy talks us through Elder folklore
Photo: Nina Pope

Somewhere Seedlings

The Urban Seed Day at Abbey Gardens was really good ... largely due to excellent guidance to the plants on site from Roy Vickery of the South London Botanical Institute (this is after 43 years at the Natural History Museum!!)

You can read more about the Abbey Gardens site on the project Blog

Or see pics. from the day in the Abbey Gardens Flickr Group

Somewhere Seedlings

Join us on Saturday August 16th for an URBAN SEED DAY at Abbey Gardens and get involved with our project What Will The Harvest Be?

Come and gather or sow some seeds for next year's Harvest Garden and find out more about our long term proposals for this unique historic site. We'll be spending the afternoon with botanist ROY VICKERY (of South London Botanical Institute) for an informal afternoon of WILD FLOWER SPOTTING, FOLKLORE, SEED GATHERING & SEED SOWING.

We will be at the garden, which is opposite Baker's Row in East London (Near West Ham or Stratford tube) from 3pm-5.30pm. The event is free but booking is advised via our contact page.

Refreshments, materials & equipment provided. Sorry, no unaccompanied children under 14. The event is supported by Newham Council & Friends of Abbey Gardens, we will also have some exciting seeds from the wonderful Chiltern Seeds to give away.