Friends of Brookmill Park organises community picnics, river and litter clearance, bird and bat walks and liaises with Glendale and the Council to look after the park.
The Planting Group is working to improve appearance and biodiversity of the park. Two rose beds were edged with lavender in Phase 1 (2016) and are doing well.
We have applied to Brockley Assembly to request support for Phase 2 to develop the park as a community hub for horticultural skills exchange, biodiversity and creativity.
Please come along to the Brockley Assembly meeting on Tuesday 7th November 7-9 to support our application. Venue: Leander Centre, Ship Street, SE8 4DH.
Support will enable us to:
- Increase the Planting Group’s ability to work effectively and involve others;
- Make improvements to two more rose-beds;
- Host seed planting and propagation workshops;
- Grow the Deptford Pink in Deptford (Dianthus Armeria, a Priority Species in UK Biodiversity Action Plan);
- Foster botanical and horticultural knowledge through an art workshop;
- Encourage horticultural skills locally through advice, sale of plants and exhibition at the summer picnic.
Redstart Arts, resident artists, hold sessions for artists with learning disabilities, design and distribute Park information and organise exhibitions.
Images: Deptford Pink (Dianthus Armeria), Bernd Haynold Wikimedia Commons;Planting Group in Action; Heron, Redstart Arts.
The application is to cover costs of:
- gardening equipment;
- insect-friendly plants to edge 2 flowerbeds;
- 4 tables and seeds for propagation workshops and plant sales;
- community arts workshop to improve knowledge of the Deptford Pink and wild flowers in the park. Redstart Arts lead artist, Cash Aspeek, will devise the arts workshop and summer display.
For further information or to join the Planting Group, please contact Julia Rowntree, Coordinator, on email@example.com