Encouraging bees and celebrating gardening

14 May 2014

Written by: Cleaner and Greener Campaigns team

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Lambeth Freshview, Herne Hill residents, shopkeepers and volunteers from Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses are joining up to create a pop-up Chelsea Fringe garden.

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Encouraging bees and celebrating gardening

The pop-up garden will be created using a series of planters, displayed next to Brockwell Park’s Herne Hill Gate entrance.

In keeping with this year’s theme, pollination, the flowers chosen will feature a variety of flower shapes and colours to create an especially attractive display for all park users, including the many insects such as bees.

These invertebrates play an essential role in the environment yet they are in decline. To help them, the flowers have also been chosen to provide a long season of flowering, and therefore sustained pollen and nectar supply, into late autumn.

Would you like to help create the pop-up garden?

Everyone is welcome to join in with this fun project.

The community build will take place over three Thursday evenings, starting from around 5pm till 7pm.

  • Thursday 22 May – Design session outside the Herne Hill Gate to Brockwell Park.
  • Thursday 29 May – Build planters at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses.
  • Thursday 5 June – Transport planters to outside the Herne Hill Gate for planting.

If you would like to take part, please contact Freshview@lambeth.gov.uk to register your interest or drop in to the Community Greenhouses.

What is the Chelsea Fringe?

Chelsea Fringe is a London wide garden celebration which is run in parallel with the Chelsea Flower Show. Temporary gardens, many of them planted by community groups, will spring up all over town from Saturday 17 May to Sunday 8 June.