Friends of Friars Gardens is welcoming volunteers to its next gardening session on Sunday 10 September from 2.15-5.15pm. Autumn activities include the vital cutting back of our mini meadows which helps them thrive the following year. We’re also rebuilding our bug hotel and maintaining our community flower garden. Tools are supplied, but it is helpful if you’re able to bring your own gloves. If not, we do have a couple of spare pairs. Any children attending must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 10 September
Place: Friars Gardens
Address: St Dunstan’s Gardens/ Friars Way, Acton, W3 6QL
To register interest or obtain more information, please email friarsgardensW3@gmail.com
Friends of Friars Gardens (FOFGA)
Friars Gardens, in central Acton, is a small triangular green with mature trees that features a community garden, an adventure trail, a bug hotel and three wildflower mini-meadows. Around the perimeter of the garden are 30 espalier apple trees and in the southern area of the park a plum tree that is very popular with visitors. A refurbishment project undertaken in 2018 improved accessibility, so that there are extra entrances and a path that winds through the trees. In addition to a couple of benches, the pink sandstone rocks of the adventure trail provide extra, natural seating.
In the summer of 2021, Friars Gardens participated in Ealing’s entry for London In Bloom, helping to secure LBE a gold award. A loyal group of residents undertakes gardening on the green and welcomes volunteers to join in.
To find out more about FOFGA, go to : https://www.goparks.london/park/friar-s-gardens
You can also email friarsgardensW3@gmail.com or find them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.