Project location: London | Lambeth | Vauxhall
Type: Informal community project
Composting Gardening Wildlife & Conservation
Latest Activity: 2 years, 9 months ago
Created: Thursday May 31, 2012
Formed in May 2012 by the Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library, the group was inspired by the establishment of the 'Tradescant's Retreat' garden and expanding the use of the library.
Some of our activities:
We are currently (Aug 2016) having open garden sessions on the second Saturday of the month, from 1.30 onwards (til about 4.30) in the garden behind the library. This is for gardening, but also just for people to enjoy the garden by sitting and reading or chatting. We will also be selling plants and welcome plant donations for these sales. Enter by the side gate if it is open or ask the librarian to come through the staff area to the back.
We also have a Gardening Team that meets for short local gardening sessions in the library garden and other local plots (more information below). If you would like to be on the list for gardening, text or call Penny on 07821 401 793. When we are having a session, we send out a text with time and place, then you just come along if you have time.
Read this short journal article 'Why our library garden is called 'Tradescant's Retreat' about the great plant collectors, the Tradescants, who lived in the 17th century near the library where Tradescant Road is now.
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