WVRA Gardening Group
The Gardening Group started in August 2004 to tend the garden on the corner of Eden and Orford Roads (later becoming the Village Square). We maintain the adopted planters, flowerbeds, tree pits and any public spaces that require attention.
We have a core group of stalwart volunteers who turn up come rain or shine. Those who join in include families with children and people of all ages, abilities and from a variety of backgrounds. A warm welcome awaits!
On Wednesday evenings at 7 pm and all Saturdays at 10.30 am, come rain or shine, till and including 7 August we’ll be holding gardening activities. Please meet on the Village Square with gloves, brooms, shears and secateurs and garden forks, if you have them; otherwise all equipment will be provided.
N.B. On 2 September from 10.30 am we are relocating to hand-cut the meadow by the Ancient House as it’s the Walthamstow Village Festival that day.
From 7 October we meet at 10.30 am on the Village Square on the first Saturday of each and every month, come rain or shine and have a year-round list of activities that includes weeding, planting and pruning, litter-picking, painting out and cleaning off graffiti, re-painting street furniture and clearing and cutting back vegetation from footpaths.
Annual Bulb Planting, Saturday 4 November
Lots of help needed please to plant another 5,000 crocus corms in the lawn at Chalmers House. With those we planted last year, that’ll be a glorious 10,000 crocuses blooming in Spring!
And not only will they look divine and provide pollen for early pollinators but they will raise awareness of the #PurpleforPolio campaign. Purchased by BEE17 for us via the RHS and Rotary International initiative Purple4Polio initiative fighting to eradicate polio across the world, the purple Crocus tommasinianus Ruby Giant represents the purple dye used to mark the fingers of children who have been immunised.
Please meet at the Village Square at 10.30 am with garden spades, if you have them.
Suitable for all ages and gardening abilities, we’ll have lots of fun and there will be a fantastic display of purple crocuses in early spring for people and bees to enjoy.
Over the years we have planted tens of thousands of spring bulbs around the Village.
If you would like to get involved on the committee or as a gardening volunteer please contact Helen Lerner via the contact form.