Wanstead Community Gardeners

Upcoming events:

Wanstead Festival – Sunday 16th September 2018

Corner House Garden monthly maintenance – Sunday 7th October 2018, 10:30am

Recent events:

Winter mural  painted at Wanstead Station by Katherine Poluck and Karen Humpage – August 2018

Herb tank installed (and brightly painted) at the back of the Corner House for use by the Age UK chefs – August 2018
Removal of dying shrubs / planting of Rowan trees in the two beds outside The Manor House – May 2018
Ivy removed from back wall of the Corner House, opening our plants up to so much light! – March 2018
Bulb planting – Wanstead Station Car Park bed, Corner House, Wanstead Station High Bed – November 2017
Autumn mural painted at Wanstead Station by Katherine Poluck and Karen Humpage / second herb tank painted – 28th October 2017
Bulb planting – Wanstead Station, Wanstead Station Car Park bed, Driver’s bed and Grove Park Linear Bed – 26th October 2017
Leaf mulch cleared and a new pile started at Wanstead Station Car Park – 22nd October 2017
                 Second herb tank filled with compost / top soil mix – 22nd October 2017
Corner House front garden has had a haircut – 1st October 2017
Tidy up of Driver’s Bed plus Wanstead Station beds – 28th September 2017
 Wanstead Station Car Park Corner Bed – repair work after council contractors trampled plants whilst digging a trench for pipe work – 26th September 2017
Second herb tank installed outside Wanstead Station. Thanks to Good Gym for their help, as ever, with the heavy work – 4th September 2017

Recent publicity:

Back in July 2017, a reporter and photographer from the TSB Local Pride campaign came to our monthly Corner House working party.  Lights, camera, action!  See and read the end result here:  http://www2.tsb.co.uk/local-pride/inspiring-people/2017/june/street-gardening-brings-flower-power-to-life/


Hello from Wanstead Community Gardeners!

We’re a community group, open to all people of any skill level, who are interested in transforming Wanstead’s neglected public spaces.

We’re a good mix of Wanstead people:  9-5 workers, families with children and retired people and we all play our part in creating little patchwork gardens in each neglected space.

Some of us are gardeners, some have the oomph to get rid of unwelcome sycamores, shift heavy sacks, fix up trellis and do all the extra stuff needed when creating living gardens, while some know little but just want to be involved.

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Our projects and spaces (click links for photos and more information):


How do we do it?

We have fun! We run on enthusiasm, dig and delvery and a good amount of plant knowledge. We have no formal funding or grants and we tend to use plants from our own gardens and allotments. We are grateful to others who donate plants and to Daisy the High Street flower shop and Co-op who give us their walking wounded. We plant them and they dance.

We happily accept donations of time, funding and plants.

Would you like to join in on the fun?

Wanstead Community Gardeners is a great way to get to know new people and to have a positive impact on the community. If you would like to join please contact us via email, drop a note in to the Wanstead Library to “Wanstead Community Gardeners”, or send us details using the form at the bottom of this page.

You can also follow us on twitter @WanComGardeners and via Instagram at  https://www.instagram.com/wanstead.community.gardeners/  where were have far more photos than we have space for here.

We hope to see you soon!

Updates from Marian:

Corner House – Paul’s Himalayan Musk, Crown Princess Margareta and a Water Butt

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Click the links below for more photos and information about our projects and spaces:

Grove Park Linear Bed

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Mansfield Road Planters (Including photography by Geoff Wilkinson)

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Wanstead Tube Station beds

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Snaresbrook Station Wall Garden

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High Street Flower Beds

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Wanstead Place Doctors Surgey and Christ Church Grass Verge

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Wanstead Corner House Garden

Corner House

Fountain beds

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Contact form:

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