De-stress-tinations: Low-key locales in some of the world’s busiest cities

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England’s capital city is home to more than 8 million residents, and that’s not counting the millions of tourists who visit this historic city each year. Take some time to de-stress in this British metropolis:Bonnington Square Garden: This community garden offers a new perspective on daily living. Each plant and tree that greets you is cared for by local residents, creating a sense of community that’s palpable as soon as you come upon the square. Be sure to visit the low-key and quirky Bonnington Cafe, whose ever-rotating menu of vegetarian fare takes on new international inspiration each day.

Source: De-stress-tinations: Low-key locales in some of the world’s busiest cities | Cheapflights


Volunteer Gardening Days

by Millie Coady-Booth
by Millie Coady-Booth
We hold about 4 volunteer work day a year normally on Saturday. These days are for local residents and anyone else to come and help out weeding and planting etc in the garden. We have some tools for people to use. It is not a particularly structured event, people turn up and help out where a job needs doing.

The next workday is Saturday June 6th (10 – 2pm), anyone is more than welcome to come along at any time.


Hidden Flower Gardens to Discover in London | Citybase Blog

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Bonnington Square is located in Vauxhall in South London and it was constructed in the 1870s as housing for railway workers. It was scheduled for demolition in the 1980s but this was prevented by the legal actions of a Turkish shopkeeper. Squatters shortly moved into all of the buildings, formed a housing cooperative and negotiated with ILEA for the right to lease out the housing.After this, the squatters created a volunteer-run vegetarian café and community garden, creating the Bonnington Square Garden Association. This charming community garden is fully run by the residents and it includes exotic, tropical and Mediterranean plants as well as species native to Britain.

via Hidden Flower Gardens to Discover in London | Citybase Blog.


Bonnington Square Garden Association and the Chelsea Fringe Garden Volunteer Day

Saturday 17 May
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come and help out for a day of gardening and fun exercise and be part of the Chelsea Fringe.

No experience needed. All welcome

Even an hour of your time would be much appreciated.
The garden is entirely looked after by volunteers.

http://www.bonningtonsquaregarden.org.uk/contact/

The Chelsea Fringe runs from 17 May to 8 June 2014 www.chelseafringe.com