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!

Prize winning Avant Gardening

Mobile Allotment at the City of London Festival, summer 2010
Mobile Allotment at the City of London Festival, summer 2010

The Mobile Allotment, designed by Lisa Cheung, which has been instrumental in developing Avant-Gardening's programme of activities over the last 18 months has been named Most Innovative Growing Space on the Landshare.net website. Many thanks to the judges at Landshare




Topics: [awards] [mobile allotment]

Halloween with Avant Gardening

Autumn with Avant Gardening

Avant-Gardening at The Mayor's Thames Festival

This Saturday, 11 September, Avant-Gardening will be joining the Feast on the Bridge as part of the ever excellent Mayor's Thames Festival. We will be bring the Mobile Allotment from its current home in Abbey Wood and showcasing its function as a tool for social engagement and container growing. We will also be sharing (in the morning and while stocks last only) the yeast culture being mapped by Exponential Growth   Come along and say hello to the Avant Gardeners

Topics: [festivals cooking]

A late spring clean for your wardrobe

artwork by polly brannan
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