The Friends of Grenville Gardens help to maintain a public park and gardens which has been redeveloped for the benefit of the local community to include a renovated children's play area and opportunities for community gardening, including accessible raised beds for vegetable growing.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Update on the park

We raised £65 of cash money to be spent on plants from our favourite garden centre in Enfield, it was a scorching day and we made new friends.

 Bug hotel still going strong.
living willow tunnel really well established now.

 empty patch for plants that like a shady spot

 Our beloved pond complete with Lily pads.
This enormous Laurel bush has exhausted the soil and taken over the flower bed. We hope to turn this corner into an area for fruit trees.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Autumn Gardening Club

The most exciting part of the year is here!
Harvest season of nourishment, eat well, live well, feel better. Prepare for the colder winter months by feasting on the fruits of your labour!

So far our plans for September and October look like this but of course that depends on what Mother Nature has in mind. Rain or shine we will meet every Saturday until the end of October.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Photos from June and July Community Gardening Sessions

 Harvest of early potatoes.
 Damsel or Dragon to be confirmed.

 Summer Squash grown by the 3 J's a group of young people that share a veg box in the park.
 Peas growing as part of our green edible wall.
 Alongside Nasturtiums as Bob Flowerdew says if its not poisonous its edible.
 Cut and come again lettuce.
 Arial view of rocket and lettuce seedlings
 Pumpkins in our water bottle tower just seen more salad
 Dwarf french Beans
Latest edition to the park is a beautiful raised bed built by our group and filled in record time with compost by our friends at the Good Gym Islington - if you like to run with purpose you should get involved they do great things all around the borough. 

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Grenville Gardens - Community Gardening Club June and July plan!

A little video about the mad and lovely people from Good Gym Islington

On our lunch day this little video was made by the Social Good Show. Since then the Good Gym Islington have transformed parts of the park! We are very very grateful there support and energy.
Here is a video about there activity in Grenville Gardens (to bad there wasn't any sunshine).

Where can you find more about the Social Good Show:
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Monday, 20 April 2015

Local Nurseries take over the Friday outdoor session

 Hornsery Nursery warming up for a massive seed sowing session.

 Asquith Nursery from Crouch Hill planting their seedlings.

 Youngest ever gardener. Daisy sowing tomato seeds.

Good Gym Islington make their mark.

Good Gym Islington are dig all the roots up from out of this bed if its the last thing they do!

 Huge Root

 Many hands make light work

 Sunsets as Good Gym Islington finish their Monday Session

Spring in the Park

 Resident Frog taking a breather
Bug Hotel

 Live Willow Tunnel is sprouting!

 Willow watering
 American Bean planting

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Eco Gym Launch Day Pictures

Sessions run every Friday from now until October come along and see our new Willow tunnel face to face.

weeding and weaving willow
Posted by FROGG Eco Gym on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Activities for Spring NOW confirmed: Eco Gym March to May

What a beautiful list to behold... 
 'You want to make God laugh? Tell him about your plans' permitting this is what we are going to do in Spring! 

NB: some dates are on saturdays and some dates will include activities specially for children 

  21st March: Launch Party Willow tunnel planting Big Dig 2015 join our Facebook event here

  27th March: Willow, wildlife and mulching seed sowing 
 (activities especially for young children)

  3rd April: Bug hotel building, weeding, wildlife and compost 

  11th April: Saturday willow, summer bulb planting and wildlife 

  17th April: Wildlife, seed sowing, planting 
 (activities especially for young children) 

  24th April: Green wall improvement 

  2nd May: Saturday Spring Celebration planting and tree decorating (activities especially for young children) 

  8th May: Planting out seedlings from previous sessions 

  15th May: Willow, pond wildlife 

  29th May: Railings and beans (activities especially for young children)

Monday, 16 February 2015

Eco Gym Sessions Open Day 21st March 2015

We are planning the launch of our season of outdoor activities in time for Spring Equinox and as part of the Big Dig (volunteer here) 

Activities being considered at the moment include:
seed sowing

Pot making

Seed sowing

Reviving the green wall

Distributing compost to flower and vegetable beds

Wild life counting 

Sign up to attend eco gym sessions! 

Friday, 23 January 2015

FROGG Green Gym 2015

FROGG Green Gym is funded by Awards for All to provide access to outdoor, gardening activities.

Open to all ages, levels of fitness and experience, our Green Gym session run every Friday from 20th March 2015 at 11am - 1pm

Activities include:
building flower beds, planting, watching and recording wildlife levels, labelling plants, writing signs, park development, mulching (spreading compost over flower beds), weeding, pond maintenance, litter picking, seed sowing and more

Attending a green gym session is perfect for anyone interesting in:
- increasing time spent outdoors
- improving fitness
- meeting people
- learn new skills

Sessions will include activities to suit all levels. If your group or someone you know is interested in attending please do not hesitate to contact us.

To get involved or find out more please contact Jessica Green (07904 517465) or  

Friday, 16 January 2015

FROGG New Year good news 2015

FROGG wins Lottery Funding for our Green Gym!

Hi everyone and Happy New Year,
We have now had formal notice that Awards for All, part of the National Lottery, has approved our application for funding our Green Gym Project.  It's very thrilling and comes from the sterling work put in by  Toni, the FROGG treasurer and fund raiser, and Jessica Green, who built our FROGG pond and ran a trial of the project last summer.

Jessica will be running the project for FROGG and she will be contacting members and the wider community soon with further details of start times, description of the program and so on.The first formal meeting of the Green Gym will be Saturday 21st March.  

As part of the Big Dig.

We look forward to seeing you there.