Category Archives: Gardening

Blooming Gold for Barnard Park Gardeners

  Barnard Park have received a gold award in Islington in Bloom for the second year in a row. Gold is a very high standard. Hundreds of hours of work and much skill by volunteers make the park’s creative gardening areas … Continue reading

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Back to Nature at the Adventure

Children from Thornhill School are learning gardening skills at the Adventure Playground in Barnard Park. Jo Murray from the Friends of Barnard Park is leading a group of young gardeners. Fourteen kids from Year 5 and 6 alternate weeks in … Continue reading

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Volunteers Ready Playground For Spring

Seventeen volunteers from McDonalds turned out Tuesday to spring clean the children’s playground in Barnard Park with an assist from the community. The hard working McDonald’s crew reduced shrubs to clear sight lines and weeded the play surface. Year 5 children from St Andrews School lent … Continue reading

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Park Gardeners Win Islington in Bloom Award

Great news for Barnard Park volunteer gardening!  The park has won 2nd place in the Islington in Bloom contest as Best Residential Communal Garden, behind the illustrious Arlington Square. The category is the general one for parks. Amazingly, Islington came … Continue reading

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Spring Show in Barnard Park

Barnard Park planting has thrown off its woolly jumper early and really dazzled this spring. It’s been perfect weather for bulbs in areas tended by park volunteers livened up by yellow and blue flowers – a sure tonic for any gloomy … Continue reading

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Early Blooms Bring Park Alive

Spring has truly arrived in Barnard Park. Gardening is challenging in a large, open park. But judging from a bright display of bulbs and early spring flowers volunteer gardeners have definitely come up trumps this year with an impressive  display. Bright March … Continue reading

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Spring is Almost Here

It’s been a very wet winter, endless rain – a deluge that has left the park soggy and a bit forlorn. All is not bleak in Barnard Park. There are bright spots of bright flowers emerging throughout the park that … Continue reading

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The Barnsbury Road Border Project

We’ve started a big project in December – planting between the orange roses in shrub border along Barnsbury Road.  Undaunted by wintery weather, volunteers have planted almost a quarter of the border (in two sections at either end) with 185 … Continue reading

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Park Awarded Top Garden Prize

Congratulations Community Gardeners in Barnard Park! Gardening volunteers won a first place award for best communal garden in Islington in Bloom. Two projects were judged as gold standard – the shrubbery in the centre of the park and the children’s … Continue reading

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Barnard Park Wins Islington in Bloom Award

All the work by the community gardeners in Barnard Park has borne fruit. The park has received a finalist award in Islington in Bloom, which will be presented on Oct 10 at the Islington Assembly Hall. The park won in … Continue reading

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