Godfrey Smith MBE speaking about the history of Hither Green after we watched “The Story of Hither Green” (by local film maker Ben Honeybone).
Lewisham Green Scene are looking for local expressions of interest in a community garden at Mountsfield Park.
The lovely Sophie from http://www.teatrovivo.co.uk/ hosted another wonderful Curiosity Shop event as part of Hither Green Festival. Meeting at http://www.youdontbringmeflowers.co.uk/ curious conservationist Nick Bertrand, from http://www.creeksidecentre.org.uk/, took us on a journey and introduced us to the wild flowers of Hither Green.
More pictures of the evening can be found on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.524572684246925.1073741827.140419469328917&type=1
Pictures posted here with permission from Sophie and Teatro Vivo
Wonderful weather and turn out!
The 2013 Plant and Seed Swap took place as usual on the first Sunday of the Hither Green Festival. Yesterday’s event was one of the most fun ever, fuelled by delicious cake from The Cafe of Good Hope and mint tea!
Thank you to our tiny HGCA organising team always do a fantastic job with this event and with Open Gardens Sunday. These are among the most neighbourly events of the Festival. Passers-by join in: often returning ten minutes later with a smile clutching treats from their own gardens to share.
Thank you to everyone for a busy session on the HG Station embankment yesterday. With FUSS working on Staplehurst Road and volunteers also at the community garden- it was a very green day.
We welcomed several fantastic new volunteers to the team! So fun! Having seen us at work previously, this time they got stuck in!
The embankment is looking at its spring best at the moment, it is awash with 5ft high umbellifers, mostly cow parsley but there are other species too. There are great whites clouds of cow parsley floating alongside Platform 1 and along the tree line along Springbank Road.
As you know, the Hither Green Festival is drawing nearer by the day and our advertising is now ready to put out and about in the area and in the Noticeboards. We will be using both Nocieboards (the one on the corner of Hither Green Land and Beacon Rd. and the one at the entrance to the tunnel at the station on Maythorne Cottages) to their full capacity advertising the events which are all happening during the Festival 9 days.
So between now and the 26th. May we will only be advertising the Festival. Please don’t be angry with us, and we hope you come to our events.
We look forward to seeing you.
This Saturday we are going to be on the Hither Green Station Embankment and in the Springbank Road Community garden. You are most welcome to join us!
We meet at 11am at the Platform 1 entrance to the Station on Springbank Road- this is opposite Duncrevie Road. Under 18s are not allowed to work on the embankment but families with children are very welcome in the Springbank bus stop garden.
At 2pm we will be meeting up with volunteers from FUSS at the Station Hotel for a gardeners’ get together drink! For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re delighted to present the recipes for the Hither Green Bake Off 2013!
There are four recipes this year.
- Decorated Pizza – 10 and younger (Download PDF Recipe)
- 5 Citrus Fruit Muffins – 11-16 years (Download PDF Recipe)
- Cherry Cake – 17+ (Download PDF Recipe)
- 5 Cheese and Chives Scones – Open Category (Download PDF Recipe)
You can find more information about the Bake Off and other Hither Green Festival Events by visiting out Hither Green Festival pages (click here).