Programme 2020

Monthly meetings and activites 2020

We meet on the first Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise stated DBG meetings are held at St Peter’s Crypt, De Beauvoir Road. Tea is available from 7:30, meetings start at 8pm.

The meetings are in green below, other activities are in blue. For more information or to sign up for the activities email us:

Non-members are welcome at our meetings a charge of £4 is made to cover costs. Our programme is open to members of Islington Gardeners at a charge of £2. Any additional charges for activities are listed below.

Monthly Programme

7th January 2020
Reflections on Organic Growing

Claire Ratinon is an organic grower and writer, previously based in Hackney, now in East Sussex. She has worked in a range of roles from growing salad on a small organic site in Stoke Newington to delivering growing workshops throughout London.  She is passionate about the act of growing plants – especially edible ones – and the potential for this to be nourishing, connecting and healing.

She has been invited to share her growing journey and experiences in talks for organisations including The Garden Museum, the Royal College of Art and Abergavenny Food Festival.  She recently presented two features on Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time.

You can read an article about her, Garden Talent, in Gardens Illustrated September 2019

4th February 2020
A patio jungle in Barnsbury

Juan Carlos Cure talks about his exotic garden which he has created in an impossibly small space. He was featured on Gardener’s World and you can see the feature here: Islington Jungle.

3rd March 2020
AGM, social and seed swap

March is our annual AGM an an opportunity to get to know new members. Join us for an evening of food, drink, chat and seed swapping.
Please bring a dish to share, savoury or sweet. Wine will be provided. Bring spare seeds, collected or bought, clearly marked up, we will have envelopes for distribution.
There will be a short presentation of the annual report and plenty of opportunity to meet new friends.

7th April 2020
Annie Chipchase, Hackney ecologist
Annie Chipchase will be talking about her work as an ecologist. This will include garden and wildlife surveys, sustainability and permaculture.