DBG trip to RHS Hyde Hall flower show

One of the benefits of being affiliated to the RHS is that our club can enjoy a free group visit to RHS gardens. We decided to visit RHS Hyde Hall in Essex two years ago but the pandemic got in the way. We finally got there this August and our visit coincided with the annual …

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A pocket sized prairie garden

If you missed our June meeting you are in for a treat. Our speaker, Johnny Le Huquet, has kindly shared some pictures of his garden on Southgate Road. There were some technical issues with viewing his images large on the evening so this helps to give some detail to what was a fascinating and inspirational …

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Arlington Square Gardens

On a warm summer evening we held our June gardening meeting at Arlington Square Gardens in London N1. Paul Thompson and Gordon McArthur took us round the square pointing out some of the more unusual plants they have growing there. What amazed everyone was the sheer mass and variety, especially in the sunnier border, which …

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Middle Temple Garden

Last Wednesday we braved the showers to visit the gardens at Middle Temple. Kate Jenrick, the head gardener, gave us a very interesting tour and described how she maintains the gardens and chooses her plants. For those of you who couldn’t make it here are some pictures kindly taken by Stephen King. Plant Sale A …

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May events and date changes

Dear Gardeners, there have been a few date changes recently (and a mistake in the DBA newsletter) – so this is  post to keep your diary up-to-date. Wednesday 8th May 2019 Visit to Middle Temple Garden off Fleet Street, London EC4 9BT This is open to members of De Beauvoir and Islington Gardeners only. You …

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London In Bloom 2018 – prize winning gardens by our members

Gillian Daniell writes: ‘It’s exactly a year ago now since we entered our three gardens for the LONDON IN BLOOM competition and went on to win THE GOLD MEDAL 2018. The competition was initiated by London in Bloom and Britain in Bloom in order to encourage people who are lucky enough to have a front …

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A private view of two National Garden Scheme gardens

As the drizzle set in around 6pm on referendum day our little group gathered at St Peters to be conveyed, in a variety of member’s cars, to the top of a hill in Highgate with views over London. Barbara Barnett had arranged this private viewing of two gardens and few of us knew what to expect. …

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Annual walkabout – London Fields and Dalston

For those of you who missed it here are some pics from last night’s lovely walkabout which was impeccably organised by Nancy. Gardens included Tigger’s abundant strip of heaven, a herb filled front garden in Richmond Road and a windy rooftop oasis amongst the new developments at Dalston Cross.

Planting of the Month

The De Beauvoir Gardeners are delighted to see the new interest in planting up areas in public view making the neighbourhood a more pleasant place. We would like to give these some recognition by awarding a monthly prize of £25 for the ‘Planting of the month’. A planting can be any space, which can be …

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