Open Gardens and Studios Day 2014

Sunday 15th June 2014 1-6pm

 

Our next Open Gardens & Studios event is Sunday 15th June 2014. 

It is a rush to get round and still catch your tea and cake. Tickets at £6 from Worldly Wicked & Wise, Queens Park Flowers and Scarlet & Violet on the day or in advance for only £5.

This year we welcome more child centred activities with a competition for under 16s organised by local photographers, also showing work in shop windows on Chamberlayne Road and Salusbury Road and will be in the park with many more events.

Read the Kilburn Times report of the event, including great photos

We have got lots of exciting gardens for you to see, including several new ones. There are large, small, modern and traditional gardens where you will find lots of inspiration for your very own garden or terrace.
New this year – Salusbury Greenspace – where pupils grow fruit and vegetables in a garden created in the corner of the Paddington cemetery. This is an excerpt from the brochure to give you an idea

Also Kensal to Kilburn Transition Town Fruit and Veg plot behind the cafe in Queen’s Park. See the group at work earlier in the year.

Garden open in 2010

Pond open in 2010

Garden open in 2010

We also have some fantastic local ceramicists, painters, print makers, furniture makers, opening their studios for you.

Ceramics by Theresa Edwards in 2010

John Blandy’s trees in 2010

More wonderful art from 2010

 

Miniature gardens in 2010

More miniature gardens in 2010

A mini flower patch from 2010

If you have just moved into the area, this is a perfect way of meeting some of your neighbours, as well as local artists and creative people in your neighborhood.

The event is full of the special Queen’s Park community spirit, with people bumping into old friends, meeting new people from the area, getting advice from the gardeners, maybe finding the plant that most suits your new garden, or a vase that makes the perfect birthday gift.  The ticket for the afternoon includes a lovely cup of tea and home-made cake while listening to classical music from “The Palace Band” in the ever popular ‘Tea’ garden.

Music in the Tea Garden in 2010

Make a note of the date now.

Buy your tickets at in advance, at a discounted price, from the local shops listed below or from the farmers market the week prior to the event or on the day:

Wordly Wicked & Wise, 81 Salusbury Road, 020 7372 1110

Queen’s Park Flowers, 71 Salusbury Road, 020 7624 9800

Scarlet & Violet, 76 Chamberlayne Road, 020 8969 9446


The money raised from the event goes to the ‘greening’ of our local area. For example, the olive trees in the big terracotta pots by the police station on Salusbury Road, as well as all the planting on the Harvist Road planters, have all been made possible by money raised from this event.

We very much look forward to seeing as many of you on what is one of the highlights of the summer calendar in the Queen’s park neighbourhood.

If you have any questions, please write to Robert on: rbudwig@aol.com