Category Archives: Gardening

A Flash of Yellow

Yellow crocus are bringing cheer to the streetscape at a Barnard Park entrance on Copenhagen Street. You may have passed by the crocus patch. Our volunteers planted 1000 crocus and daffodils this winter as part of the ‘We are Cally’ … Continue reading

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Spring Flower Show Brings Cheer

  Spring is here. Even the pandemic can’t stop it! The border along Barnsbury Road in Barnard Park has been blooming since January. Perhaps it brightened up your day if you were passing by. There have been masses of snowdrops … Continue reading

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Good Vibe and Park Gardening

There’s been a silver lining to the Covid-19 lockdown in Barnard Park. It has brought many new people into the community green space. The children’s playground and the Adventure Playground are closed for the moment. But the main park is … Continue reading

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Flowers Signal Spring in Barnard Park

Despite the wild weather, the spring border along Barnsbury Road has flourished with snowdrops and white flowered hellebores cheering up those who walk by. Bright yellow crocuses circle lime trees beside the border to shout out spring. The early flowering … Continue reading

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Adventure Growing Project

Our volunteers are planting vegetables with the Adventure Playground children, a continuation of a project first began with Thornhill School last year. There will be beans, potatoes, tomatoes, and other veg along with herbs. Last year we harvested three buckets … Continue reading

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Spring Blooms on Barnsbury Road

Delightful flowers have bloomed throughout this warm spring in Barnard Park. Volunteers now tend a number of park garden areas. But truly gorgeous this year is the border under the lime trees along Barnsbury Road. Snowdrops, daffodils, hellebores and other … Continue reading

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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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