Wonderful winter workshops at Culpeper

Come and join us in the Garden for a series of fun, interactive workshops this Winter. Suitable for all ages; Children Welcome, wrap up warm! All workshops will be held OUTSIDE; and in our cosy community building on Saturdays at 12 noon.

FREE for Culpeper members; £5 donation otherwise please.


13 January SOILS

Explore different soil types, how to make the best compost, the magic of leaf litter and discover the important role of soil invertebrates.


27 January



Green-fingered architects needed to build a new home for bugs and beasties in the Wildlife Garden- bring along your own materials to contribute!

10 February



Pruning deciduous plants in the winter promotes fast regrowth in the spring, as most plants are dormant during the winter. Come and learn on-the-job pruning skills with Mandy.


Sowing seeds indoors allows tender plants to be started off earlier in the season. Vegetables and flower seedlings once grown into young plants can be planted outside once the weather is warm enough.


A new welcome to Culpeper!

We have landscaped the entrance to the garden! Come and see! The area next to the willow tree which had to be pollarded after the storm damage has been given a refresh thanks to a donation of stone from Sam and the hard work of Tom alongside volunteers Jimmy, Tony, Stephen and, sporadically, Gavin!

Pete from Chapel Market gave us a great deal on some dwarf Hebe and Cyclamen and we've mixed it up with some donations from gardeners at Culpeper such as Sisyrinchium stratium, Libertia grandiflora, Pheasants tail grass and a surprise Echium pininana.

Come and see at our AGM!

Printmaking exhibition at Culpeper Community Garden!

Walking, working in the garden, we see how the leaves change, new shoots develop, flowers blossom. This is an exhibition of collaborative screenprints made through walks, conversations, drawing and reflecting on the plants around us.

A selection of the prints were commissioned by the Open Society Foundation and made in partnership with Room to Heal - they explore the role of plants and gardens in enabling survivors of torture and organised violence to rebuild their lives in the UK. You can read more about the project here

Several of the prints are inspired by Culpeper and you can buy freshly printed designer Culpeper bags that we've been printing with our lovely volunteers!

The exhibition is open 12 - 6pm Saturday 21st October and 10 - 6pm Sunday 22nd October 2017.

12pm on Sunday is Culpeper's AGM so you can also discover more about how the garden is run and share ideas!

The prints are part of Martha and Catherine Orbach's landscape based printmaking collaboration - you can see more here

September workshops

12 - 2pm, Thursday 21st September – come and learn about plants in the garden through drawing!
£5 or free unwaged.

12 - 2pm, Thursday 28th September, 11.30 - 12.30 Friday 29th September: Propagation by division. Learn how to multiply your plants and keep them healthy! £5 or free unwaged.

Email to reserve your place!

August workshops!

Come and learn about the pondlife at Culpeper, make your own garden-based cyanotypes and learn how to garden successfully on your balcony!

Pondlife 11 - 1pm, Wednesday 2nd August
The pond at Culpeper is home to a wide range of wildlife - come and get to know them at this free session, children and families welcome.

Cyanotypes 2 - 4pm, Saturday 19th August.
These blueprints are one of the earliest forms of photography and are exposed in the sunshine and developed in fresh water so safe for all the family to experiment with! £10 (£5 concs)

Balcony gardening 12 - 2pm, Thursday 24th August
Many of us don’t have a garden but lots can be achieved on your balcony! Come and learn tips and techniques to get the most out of your balcony. £7 (£2 concs)

To book your place please email
or call 020 7833 3951,

July Workshops! Edible flowers and Screen Printing

12 - 1pm, Sunday 9th July & 12 - 2pm, Thursday 13th July
Edible flowers
Learn to identify and sample edible flowers in the garden! Come and learn what you can add to your salad or decorate your cake. Scones provided to aid taste test! Suggested donation £5 waged (£2 concessions)

6 - 9pm, 20th July & 1 - 4.30pm Saturday 22nd July
Screen printing
Come and learn about plant structure and make and print your own paper cut design. The Thursday evening session is shorter and we will be printing on paper. On the Saturday we will be printing on fabric - you’re welcome to bring t-shirts or other items you would like to print on. Fabric squares will be provided free or blank bags available to buy for £2.
Thursday evening: £10 (£5 concs) Saturday session £20 (£10 concs)

To book your place please email
or call 020 7833 3951,

Workday this Sunday with Edible Flowers 12 – 1pm!

It's our monthly Culpeper workday this Sunday from 11 - 2pm - come and help us look after this beautiful garden and enjoy it at its best. No gardening experience needed. All welcome.

From 12 - 1pm we will also be collecting and sampling edible flowers! Come and learn which plants in your garden you can add to a salad or use to decorate a cake. We will provide some herb scones to aid the taste test! Free samples for everyone who's helping out with the gardening or £5/£2 suggested donation if you'd just like to come for the workshop and enjoy the garden.


Ps - the scones will be inspired by, but not made by, beautiful baker and long term Culpeper support Elizabeth, so may not be quite as good as the ones pictured! These ones were famously sampled and enjoyed by Joanna Lumley!

June Workshops at Culpeper!

7 - 9pm, Thursday, 22nd June: Drawing
Come and draw in the garden! An informal workshop for all abilities - come and learn about the plants in the garden through drawing and observation - suggested donation £7 waged, £2 unwaged.

11.30 - 12.30, Friday 23rd June: Propagation
Propagation: softwood cuttings, work alongside our volunteers and learn to create your own plants through soft tip cuttings at our Friday volunteer session. Free.

10am - 12pm, Saturday 24th June: Hanging Baskets
Do you have an old hanging basket in a shed or cupboard? Bring it along on and give it a new lease of life and plant up a beautiful
hanging basket which will give you joy all summer long (new baskets are available!). Cost £20 £10 (members/ concessions)

To book your place please email or call 020 7833 3951,

Summer Arts!

10 days of free garden-based children's arts workshops!

Come and learn, play and explore - weekdays 12 - 4pm, 7th - 18th August.

All welcome

Spring Plant Sale!

Sunday 14th May 11 - 2pm

Plants, tea and cake, in the garden at it's best!

Come and enjoy...

Garden plots available at Culpeper!

Do you love growing flowers and other ornamental plants? We have a few plots available at Culpeper which are looking for new caring owners. We will supply tools and help and advice so you do not need to be an experienced gardener - you just need energy, time, and enthusiasm.

The plots at Culpeper are for people who do not have a garden of their own and who live in the local area - map of our catchment area here, and please contact us if you are interested in a plot or have any questions:




Summer Arts 2016!

Come and enjoy 10 days of free children's art workshops at the garden! Our summer arts project is free and open to all.
This year it will run 12 - 4pm weekdays, from 8 - 19 August 2016.

We will be making masks, using natural dyes, printing t-shirts and capes and all sorts of garden based adventures!

Here are a few things we made last year:

See you there!


Spring Plant Sale!

Date for your diary - Sunday 8th May 12 - 3pm is Culpeper's Spring Plant sale 2016

Chilli seeds are up and away, alongside sweet peas, beans and herbs, and we'll have our trusty collection of hardy perennials that can cope with the toughest places in your garden. Affordable prices and homemade refreshments available.

Spring trip to Kew Gardens

Monday 21st March

Spring is here and we're off to Kew Gardens to see it unfold in all its glory!
All members and volunteers welcome. We'll take a picnic and hope for sunshine.

Let us know if you'd like to come.
020 7833 3951 or email

Members Workday, Sunday 21st February at 11am

The weekend Members Workday is for Plot-holders, supporting members and volunteers to come and help maintain the communal areas of the Garden. We will be pruning shrubs, scarifying the lawn and sowing seeds.
Free lunch provided!

Botanical Illustration workshop

We're lucky to have Louise O'Reilly coming to teach a Botanical Illustration workshop at the garden. No experience is needed - you will be guided through the steps to create your own study. We're able to offer the workshop free thanks to support from the Co-operative Community Fund. Grown-ups only this time - children's summer arts will be in august!

2 - 5pm, Thursday 21st May at Culpeper Community Garden

Trip to Kew Gardens

We will be going to the beautiful Kew Gardens on Monday 30th of March with members, volunteers, members of our Elfrida Gardening Group and Southwood Smith Gardening Group.

If you would like to come please contact us to book your place:

Wreath Making workshop

Come and make your own festive wreath with holly, ivy and berries from the garden.

The workshop is free and all are welcome.

2 - 4pm, Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Strawberry Tea

Every year we invite 100 local pensioners for tea! Strawberry Dave from Chapel Market, donates all the strawberries, members and volunteers bake hundreds of scones, whip cream, carry chairs and serve gallons of tea.