CANONS PARK GARDENING CLUB - VOLUNTEER NOW FOR SPRING 2021 SESSIONS, SOCIALLY DISTANCED!!
We would love to hear from any keen gardeners who would like to work in or around the George V Memorial Garden at the centre of the park, to help restore it to its former glory. In 2018 we formed a small but very effective gardening club that now meets about every other Sunday morning, from early spring to late autumn, working from around 9.30am to 12.30pm - although everyone is welcome for whatever amount of time they can spare. Recently, we have begun working closely with Shaw Trust, the national charity that trains people with learning difficulties to work in horticulture and which now has its Harrow base in Canons Park. They have already made a huge difference to the Memorial Garden, working on weekdays to clear weeds and plant hundreds of spring bulbs. These sessions are on hold until the students are allowed to return to work at Shaw Trust.
The Gardening Club sessions are very rewarding. So far the group have cleared many of the overgrown flower beds and planted bulbs, bedding and perennial plants. Why not join them and make a real difference to the garden? All tools and equipment, including gardening gloves, are provided - or you can bring your own if you prefer.
If you are interested in joining the group, please contact our gardening volunteer coordinator, Tony Bennett, at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Our next sessions are on the following dates:
18 April 2 May 16 May 30 May 13 June 27 June 11 July 25 July 8 August 22 August 5 September 19 September 3 October 17 October 31 October 14 November 28 November