We are delighted to have been chosen to represent the London outdoors, community gardens and green spaces
From today posters will appear in all london tube stations, so look out!
However Grow Mayow Community Garden still relies entirely on voluntary contributions.
Visiting the garden is free, but your donations will help us to ensure we are in a position to continue providing a community space for everyone to enjoy
and most of all
to stay open.
Please support us with a donation.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
'LONDON ART SHED'
@ Grow Mayow Community Gardens
STARTING MONDAY 20th JUNE 11am
Open event Ages 5 -11+
launching weekly summer Art work shops in the gardens.
Taking inspiration from the gardens, we will look at ways to observe and draw from nature.
Responding to a range of artists from Angie Lewin to Elouise Renouf we will look at how to Monoprint and polyblock print, culminating with an artwork for you to take home.
£4 per session including materials
An introductory workshop into the art of Collography, drawing from observation and culminating in a final print for your wall using recycled materials and organic material from the gardens.
Please note the artwork will still be wet if you wish to take these home or do come back next week for our next round of workshops.
Please wear old clothes!
Please wear old clothes!
Jane and Nina are qualified teachers with years of teaching primary school children through to 20+
Nina also works as an international Graphic Designer and Textiles designer and Jane has worked in over 100 London schools facilitationg workshops for festivals such as The Thames Festival and created over 30 murals/ mosaics in London inner schools.
'We want to give the community accesible art for all ages in this fantastic setting'
Grow Mayow Community Garden has been awarded the highest level of achievement from the Royal Horticultural Society and London in Bloom in this year’s RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood initiative.
Iris Borgers and Erika Sager were presented with the Level 5: Outstanding award at the RHS London In Bloom ceremony at the Surrey County Cricket Club on Monday, 8 September.
“This is a wonderful achievement for the Garden that would not have been possible without the help of local volunteers who have spent countless hours planting, weeding, watering and moving mulch” says Iris Borgers, Garden Director. “We are also very thankful for the support we have received from Martin Hyde at Green Scene, Shannon’s Garden Centre, Mayow Park Systems, Havelock 11, Caribbean Mix Cricket Club, Friends of Mayow Park and Streetscape whose contributions and donations have made the reinstatement of the front garden possible.”
Erika Sager, Garden Art & Programme Director at Grow Mayow Community Garden Project states, “It is very exciting to receive our first Outstanding award from the RHS, especially having been judged only 3 months after the front garden was dug up as part of the Pavilion redevelopment. We were so pleased to have won match funding from the GLA’s Pocket Parks Programme this spring to help support the rebuilding of the Garden, but to achieve a standard recognised throughout the UK is really satisfying.
That said, nothing can beat the smiles we see grow on people’s faces as they enter the Garden for the first time. It really is an oasis.”Grow Mayow Community Garden Project is open to public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm and has weekly volunteer sessions on Tuesday mornings from 10am to noon and Wednesday afternoons from noon to 2pm. The Garden hosts a variety of events for children and from September will be running their own Nature Kids Club on Thursday mornings from 10:30 to Noon.
Further details about Grow Mayow Community Garden Project and all upcoming events can be found at growmayow.blogspot.co.uk
The mission of Grow Mayow Community Garden Project
To create a community hub that is a source of education and enthusiasm for growing and nature.
Our aim is to encourage inner city gardening with a view to reducing the carbon output involved in food production enjoying the garden nature and to enjoy this urban green space.
We host weekly sessions from Monday to Friday at the garden, for both adults and children
Three principles of permaculture that we apply are
Earth Care, People care, and Fair share
We have an Summer Art club on Mondays at 11 am a gardening nursery rhyne time on Tuesdays 10.15am Messy Art Play on Wednesday and Nature Kids on Thursdays
We host several events each year to expose the wider community to what different ways of gardening looks like, to build a community of volunteers, and to have fun.
Our ethos is sustainability – reduce, reuse recycle – and inclusiveness – we want garden users to reflect the diversity of the neighbourhood.
At Grow Mayow you will see many examples of permaculture food growing in practice. This includes companion planting – putting beneficial plants side-by-side, rainwater harvesting system, and recycling of materials.
As well as considering permaculture in our food growing, we aim to apply the idea of permaculture and interconnecting elements to our work away from the site.
This includes encouraging others to get involved in our projects.
• Support people to develop in horticulture skills.
• Training, workshops and other learning, we give practical support to local community groups and organisations that want to start or develop their own food growing projects.
Grow Mayow Community Garden relies entirely on voluntary contributions.
We hope you will have the chance to visit us in person, to wander around, to sit, relax and enjoy the garden.