Open Gardens and Studios Day
Sunday 17th June 12-6pm
The day was a great success. Thanks to the gardeners and artists, Anna Jansz and her teams of cake bakers and tea servers, the QPARA volunteers who planned and put on the event, the sponsors, the musicians and everyone who bought tickets and supported the event.
Read the Kilburn Times report of the event, including great photos
Tickets on sale now at Brondesbury Estates, Worldly, Wicked & Wise and Queen’s Park Flowers on Salusbury Road and at florist Scarlet and Violet on Chamberlayne Road (full details below). Also at the Queen’s Park Farmers’ Market on Sunday 10th and Sunday 17th June. In advance adults £5, children £1 (5-12 years old), concs £3.
On the day tickets available at the Reception Garden 155 Chevening Road, Brondesbury Estates and Queen’s Park Farmers’ Market (10am-2pm only). Adults £6, children £2, concs £3.50.
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.
We also have some fantastic local ceramicists, painters, print makers, furniture makers, opening their studios for you.
We have organized a couple of very popular children’s events in the park, which include creating miniature gardens with felt as well as headbands with dried leaves. Parents or carers must please stay with children during the activities.
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.
Make a note of the date now. It happens to be father’s day, so a perfect way of sharing the event with your dad!!
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:
Brondesbury Estates, 60 Salusbury Road. 020 7461 1000
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: email@example.com
QPARA 2012 Open Gardens team:
Andrea Szalanczi, Jacqui Roche and Robert Budwig