Upcoming Gardening Events

Message from Hackney:

Dear Gardeners, 

 
I am opening the invitation to gardeners across the borough to 2 upcoming Winter Gardening Workshops starting this weekend.
 
They will take place on Saturday 12th November and Saturday 19th November from 11am-1pm at Amwell Court Estate Community Hall. 
 
See poster attached, and do share it on your gardening resident whatsapp groups and email chains if you have them. 
 
Please RVSP to book your places as soon as you can, there are a limited number of spaces remaining. 
 
With best wishes to all, 
 
Alice 
 
 

Alice McCreadie 

Community Engagement and Projects Officer

Resident Participation, Housing

Climate, Homes and Economy 

Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY. 

020 8356 6046

alice.mccreadie@hackney.gov.uk

www.hackney.gov.uk

Gardening Group

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 were awarded some grant money from Hackney’s ‘Community Development Fund’ in 2021 to 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.

Allotment Management

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, 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

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!