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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Kath Gillmore Community Garden

Kath Gillmore Community Garden
(Photo: Celia Lowe)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 12:00–17:00

Activities

To be confirmed

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Between Blocks S & T of the Peabody Blackfriars Estate on the Blackfriars Road
Nearest postcode: SE1 8HT

Buses

45, 63, 100

Stations

Southwark, Waterloo, Elephant & Castle

Cycle hire station

Webber Street (Map)

Public toilets

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (Map)
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Access

Level access

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

The Kath Gillmore Community Garden can be found on the Grade II-listed Peabody housing estate, built in 1871. The garden was created from a disused tarmac courtyard in 2013 and consists of 14 raised beds. Residents use these to grow food and nectar-rich plants. A planted courtyard with fruiting hedge and herbs provides an enchanting entrance to the garden. It has hosted many gardening clubs, theatrical performances and bike workshops and is managed by a local beekeeper (children’s bee suits will be available to try on), with the help of residents on the Peabody Blackfriars and surrounding estates and housing lands.

Garden Co-ordinator: Carole Wright
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 12:00–17:00

Activities

To be confirmed

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Between Blocks S & T of the Peabody Blackfriars Estate on the Blackfriars Road
Nearest postcode: SE1 8HT

Buses

45, 63, 100

Stations

Southwark, Waterloo, Elephant & Castle

Cycle hire station

Webber Street (Map)

Public toilets

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (Map)
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Access

Level access

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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