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London’s Oldest Allotments Recognised as Community Value

London’s oldest allotment site has received official recognition from Ealing Council as an asset of community value (ACV) under the Localism Act 2011. Northfields Allotments on Northfield Avenue in Ealing dates back to 1832, making it London’s oldest surviving allotment. The site’s classification as …

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Behind-the-Scenes at Chelsea

The Chelsea Flower Show is famous throughout the world as the premiere horticultural show. Set amongst the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, the show originally took place in Kensington in 1862 and was known as the RHS Great Spring Show. The …

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RHS Urban Garden Show Launches in London

The Royal Horticultural Society launches a new London show this weekend – RHS London Urban Garden Show. Based at their halls in Victoria (Nov 12 & 13), the show is certainly different from the traditional London shows. It’s a Friday evening and I’m heading …

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Visiting The Roof Gardens, Kensington (London)

Whilst attending an event staged by the Royal Horticultural Society at The Roof Gardens in Kensington & Chelsea, London, I take you on a quick tour of the gardens which has a surprising creating in the pond – 6 floors in the air! Gardens …

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Amateur Gardener: April #4

Kris is busy in the greenhouse with tomatoes and hanging baskets while Jonathan looks around the Spring allotment site for something to eat. Claire pots on her pumpkin and Sean meets Richard Reynolds, a Guerilla Gardener from London. Also includes an interview with Dr …

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Amateur Gardener: April #3

Sean and Claire continue work on the allotment. We visit Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses and launch the NGS Yellow Book. Allotmenteer Geoff give us a tour around his compost toilet. Includes James Wong, James Alexander-Sinclair and Joe Swift. Sean plants summer bulbs.

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