Community Gardening in Battersea

The Doddington Den Garden has been open every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm for the last 8 months, for residents of the Doddington & Rollo Estate and the wider Battersea area to use for recreational gardening, growing produce, and simply relaxing in.

Photo of a man and a child tending a flower bedPrior to this the greenspace at the centre of the estate had been permanently locked due to antisocial behaviour, and many residents were unaware even of its existence. 

As well as the regular gardening hours, the garden has been host to several successful events including a "Winter Wonderland" with hot mince pies and a Father Christmas, an Easter Funday complete with bunny,

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and more recently a Big Lunch took place in the garden, on the 5th of

 

June, attended by the Mayor of Wandsworth. 

 

 

The Garden recently won funding from the Wandsworth Eco Fund to composters, compost, seedlings and signs. 

Photo of people making sandwiches at the Doddington Den
 

Saturday the 2nd of July will see the garden being used as part of a community events day on the estate, with police dog demonstration, BBQ and gardening advice from the Master Gardeners initiative.

Photo of a a women filling a wheel barrow at Doddington Den

For more information please contact Dave Elston or come along to the garden any Saturday morning!

 

 

 

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