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.
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
It’s that time of year again! Members please come and elect your committee for the year and have your say about how the garden is run. There are decisions to be made about becoming a Community Interest Company and how the committee is constituted, for everyone else please come along too! Find out more about the garden, share your thoughts, have lunch and see the exhibition! It’s also a chance to say farewell to our Garden Worker Martha who’s moving to Glasgow...
Sunday 22nd October 12pm - AGM 1pm onwards - Lunch to share
watching the leaves change
an exhibition of prints about plants at Culpeper Community Garden
Exhibition opening 2 - 4pm Saturday 21st October 2017
Exhibition open 12 - 6pm Saturday 21st October and 10 - 6pm Sunday 22nd October 2017
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)
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)
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!
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)