Thank you to our gardening volunteers

Our group volunteering sessions are currently suspended due to the second lockdown, but since August our gardening volunteers have been hard at work transforming the two long flower beds outside the Labyrinth Garden. It’s great to see everyone’s enthusiasm for the park and what we can get done by working together.

The English border had become overgrown and Alex from Lambeth Council put together a new planting scheme based around flowering native perennials. The bed had to be completely cleared and a weed membrane added to stop invasive bindweed and couch grass returning.

The Tropical border has some wonderful mature plants, but also required a lot of weeding. Stephen and Bill from Urban Canopy helped us choose a selection of new additions to complement them.

A true team effort, park attendant Tim is finishing off the beds with wood chip provided by Lambeth’s tree team. Over the coming months, we’ll be adding some finishing touches including new edging.

We’ve also been lucky enough to have some extra help recently from GoodGym volunteers, who have helped weed the overgrown Rain Garden next to the toilet block on Ferndene Road. We will be sowing a wildflower seed mix here in the Spring to add colour.

Funding for the project has come from Lambeth Council, Lambeth Community Fund, Postcode Local Trust and donations to the Friends of Ruskin Park.

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