D.I.Y. mini golf

DIY mini golf is back! This time the theme is London; the icons and the stories. Join us for these free workshops making obstacles and decorations for the course and be part of putting London.

Topics: [Bermondsey] [children and young people] [community engagement] [community garden] [dream garden] [Southwark] [summer]

Bug Hotel

Bermondsey Bug Hotel
Bermondsey Bug Hotel

All at Avant-Gardening were delighted that the new bug hotel was recently installed in the Dream Garden pocket park. The bug hotel was visioned through a series of workshops and activities on the site before being designed and built by Thomas Cretton. Pupils from Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary Schools created individual rooms for the bugs so that the bug hotel will offer the latest in cutting edge interiors! The hotel rooms will be installed very soon.

The bug hotel is part of the ongoing project to improve bio-diversity in the area, it will support insects which will in turn help with pest control and pollination and helping to keep an ecological balance. It is also going to be an integral part of our outdoor education programme which has also seen local schools bring groups of 20 – 35 children into the garden to explore the wildlife and help to imagine and design the future of the garden.


Topics: [Bermondsey] [bio-diversity] [bugs] [education] [school] [Southwark]

Southwark Sunflower Challenge

Topics: [community engagement] [community garden] [Southwark]

Experiment with flavour

Avant-Gardening will be running more experimental ice cream making and tasting sessions as part of Open Street London on Saturday, 30 May, 11am - 4pm.  We are really keen to meet enthusiastic urban gardeners who can bring some tasty fresh produce with them and transform it into an innovative ice. 

For more information about the Open Streets day visit http://www.openstreetslondon.com/

Topics: [community engagement] [family] [Southwark] [workshops]

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation