CHOUMERT SQ. OPEN GARDENS 'VILLAGE FETE'
One of the highlights of the year in Bellenden is the Choumert Square Open Gardens day, organised by the Choumert Sq. residents. It is just like our annual village fete, and open to all from nearby neighbourhoods. This year it is on Sunday 6th June 1pm - 6pm. See details: Http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/gardenfinder/garden.aspx?id=14482
Description: About 46 mini gardens with maxi-planting in Shangri-la situation that the media has described as a 'Floral Canyon', which leads to small communal 'secret garden' . Art, craft and home-made produce stalls and live music. Delicious refreshments. Gardens and village fête in one! See this short video from a previous year: Http://www.bellenden.net/category/road/choumert-square
A local stall with the Peckham Society and the Bellenden Residents Group will be there as usual. It is a great way to say hello to locals who work behind the scenes all year round on local issues.
OTHER LOCAL OPEN GARDENS
Also open that day is the fabulous London Wildlife Garden Centre right in our midst, in Marsden Road. Definitely worth a visit also. It is open throughout the year, part week. http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/gardenfinder/garden.aspx?id=19901
Description: Inspirational community wildlife garden. Hedges, ponds and meadows complement beds brimming with herbs, cottage garden plants and wild flowers. Yr-round interest. Organic vegetable beds, wild flower nursery and tree scheme, beehives. Visitor Centre with wildlife gardening displays and advice, workshops and children's craft activities. Picnic and family areas
Other local gardens are also open on 6th June and other days.
See here for more information:
Just type in a postcode, 5 miles, and next 3 months, in top right hand