Summer Memories

Sometimes Avant-Gardener, Katelyn Toth-Fejel of Permacouture, blogs about the simple pleasures of picking blackberries and how it influenced her practise on the Flowers in the Wood project

Get Ready for Spring!

International Avant Gardening

Avant-Gardener Polly has just left the UK to start her artists' residency in Ethiopia. Updates from Polly are featured on the Projects page

New Growing Space in Woolwich

Avant-Gardening are delighted to be working with the Friends of Barnfield and residents of the estate on the development of a new growing space. The new growing space project, named the Buds of Barnfield, has been supported by Capital Growth and its development will be overseen by Avant-Gardening, Growing Greenwich and Groundworks with additional support from Greenwich Council. To keep up to date with the project keep an eye on the Project Dirt page

D.I.Y Christmas

Walk out to Winter

It's your last chance to join artist Polly Brannan as she explores the Flowers Estate and Bostall Woods in Abbey Wood.Do you have any memories or stories to share or do you fancy a bracing walk to shake the winter cobwebs away while you explore these beautiful woods, a hidden treasure in south east London

Meet Polly outside the Pavilion in Bostall Gardens, Abbey Wood, SE2 at 11am

(walk lasts about an hour)

Weekly Woodland Walk

Following an incidence of vandalism on the Mobile Allotments in Abbey Wood we have had to move them from their site on Commonwealth Way. 

As of next Wednesday the meeting point for Polly's Wednesday Walk will be outside the Pavilion in Bostall Gardens.  Meeting time is still 11am. Come along and share your thoughts and ideas as you explore the area

Blooming in Barnfield

Blooming in Barnfield is a digital photo magazine that documents our summer activities programme on Barnfield Estate.


Join Polly for her weekly walk

Avant Gardening Nightinglae

Lisa and the award winning Mobile Allotment on the Nightingale Estate
Lisa and the award winning Mobile Allotment on the Nightingale Estate

Here at Avant-Gardening we are delighted to hear that the Nightingale Estate has won the Collect and Create category in the Capital Growth Edible Estates competition.

Avant-Gardening was instrumental in the development of the Nightingale Estate Community Garden when the Mobile Allotment was sited there for spring/summer 2009 as a way of engaging the community with urban food growing

Congratulations to all the enthusiastic gardeners at Nightingale who got involved and have helped to make this an award winning initiative!

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation