Upcoming Gardening Events
This event is aimed at existing and new plot holders.
However, if you are not a plotholder but would like to get involved, you are very welcome – there is plenty to do!
We have an active community of gardeners on Kings Crescent, some with allotments and others growing flowers and plants on their balconies and windowsills!
We get a small amount of annual funding from Hackney’s ‘Community Development Fund’ to manage the allotment and host gardening related events and buy tools, seeds, soil etc. We intend continue to host a series of gardening events from Spring to late Autumn.
To be informed of upcoming events please complete this form to join our (e)mailing list: http://eepurl.com/g-NGbD
Tools and seeds are now available for allotment holders to use in locker number 29. Please join the KC Gardeners & Allotment holders Facebook Group or email KingsCrescentN4@gmail.com for the locker code.
The Kings Crescent Tenants & Residents Association (TRA) has taken over the management of the allotment plots in the central courtyard of the newer blocks. These were previously managed by Hackney New Build Team.
We have written to all of the current allotment plot holders to let them know about the change of management and also wrote to the holders of the plots that seem to be unused. We have now reallocated the unused plots to residents on the waiting list.
Hackney also built an additional 8 plots in the courtyard in 2021 and 4 more in 2022, which is great! Some plots have been retained by the TRA to use as community plots for events and activities to enable residents to learn about growing seasons and get involved in gardening. Other plots have been allocated to those on the waiting list.
To join the waiting list email KingsCrescent@gmail.com
You can also join the Facebook group for ‘Kings Crescent Gardeners & Allotment Holders‘ if you have a plot or are interested in getting involved in the community plots.
Kings Crescent Community Orchard
In 2015 Kings Crescent recieved funding to create a ‘pocket park’ behind Theobalds Court on Queens Drive. This lovely little space needs help with weeding, removing nettles etc if anyone is looking for some gardening to do!
Previous Gardening Events
Message from Hackney:
Community Engagement and Projects Officer
Resident Participation, Housing
Climate, Homes and Economy
Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY.
020 8356 6046
Nat from Hackney Herbal will be joining us on Saturday 2nd April from 3-6pm to answer all of your gardening questions! Such as:
- What should I plant in April?
- What can I grow on windowsills at home?
- What can I grow on my balcony?
- What herbs are good for health?
- Any ideas for low maintenance growing?
You can also make your own herbal tea bags on the Hackney Herbal stall and learn more about the power of plants!