Welcome to Maryon Park Community Garden
Providing growing beds, a Forest School, a community orchard, volunteer opportunities and a Friends of the Community Garden Scheme in Charlton, South East London
The next Community Garden Open Day will be on Saturday 17th September 10.00 am to 4.00 pm for Capital Growth's
'Urban Harvest Feast'
The Community Garden will be celebrating the end of the season harvest with tours of the Community Garden and Forest School, children's activities, outdoor art, refreshments and by firing up our pizza oven.
Family Art Workshops in the Forest School with Simon Woodward at 1.00, 2.00 and 3.00 pm
Make a day of it as, the 1960s film 'Blow Up' which features Maryon Park is being shown at Charlton House on the 17th in the evening.
Thank you to all our visitors and volunteers who took part in Capital Growth's
"Grow Well, Feel Well Day" on Saturday 9 July.
The Outdoor Art Workshops attracted families and the Community Garden is planning to offer more sessions in the future.
More information to follow.
A big thank you to everybody who came to our Big Lunch bring and share picnic in the Community Garden on Sunday 12th June 2016. We had over 100 visitors.
The next Community Garden Open Day will be Capital Growth's 'Edible Gardens Day' in September.
You can visit the garden when we have our regular volunteer sessions
on Wednesdays and the first Saturday in the month
1.0 - 4.0 pm
(subject to the weather and holiday dates)
Monthly Outdoor Art Workshops
Continue on Saturday 18th June 2.15 to 4.15 pm in the Forest School area.
Booking essential see link below for more information:
The History of the Garden
The Community Garden was originally a plant nursery growing flowers to plant out in Maryon Park. The nursery closed in the 1970s and had become derelict wasteland.
The Friends of the Park, with the support of Greenwich Council, took over the abandoned and overgrown nursery in 2011.
Over forty volunteers worked clearing and preparing the garden. It was opened as a organic community food growing garden in 2012.
Keeping its association with the Friends of the Park, from April 2015, the Community Garden became an independent council recognised voluntary group with its own committee and officers.
The Community Garden and Forest School are a constituted, not-for-profit, project registered with Capital Growth.
Plot holders have gown; artichokes, beetroot, broccoli, broad and runner beens, carrots, courgettes, garlic, lettuce, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, and much more.
The Forest School
During April 2015 part of the garden was opened as a Forest School, an outdoor teaching and learning space for local Primary Schools, adult and youth projects. The space, a secluded wooded terraced and fenced area is also available for outdoor art and therapy projects
The garden has received funding from Capital Growth, the Friends of Maryon and Maryon Wilson Parks, the Olympic environmental fund 'Transform', City Hall, the London Tree and Woodland Trust, our Corporate and ‘Business in the Community’ partners and gifts from the Friends of the Community Garden.
Friends of Maryon Park Community Garden
The local people can support the Community Garden and Forest School and have access to this peaceful garden by joining our MPCG 'Friends of the Garden' scheme.
Email or ring for details and membership forms.
Facebook - for regular updated photographs of the garden.
Find us on Facebook as the Maryon Park Community Food Growing Project:
Follow one of our volunteers on the Old Nursery Twitter Feed: