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The Gardens Group

Convenor: Sheena Harold email
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From Saxon times this area was agricultural and in the 14th Century provided produce for the monks at Westminster Abbey. In medieval times Bushy Park was farmed. Today we are interested in anything that grows in Teddington from weeds to willows. We live in one of the greenest boroughs in London.

Each June we organise “Teddington In Flower” when keen gardeners open their back gardens to members and the public for charity. For 4 hours on a Sunday afternoon you can visit gardens you’d never normally be able to see and all the money goes to benefit local charities. Photos of gardens opened in 2013 and 2014 can be seen in the Photo Gallery.

We work closely with the council’s Parks officers in regard to gardens like Elmfield and Jubilee Gardens and anything to do with trees.

The Society supports Richmond Borough In Bloom and our Convenor is also its Vice Chairman. Richmond in Bloom runs Merit Award, School Gardening & School Art competitions where many Teddingtonians achieve high marks.

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The more members we have, the stronger our voice and the more influence we can exert. We campaign on issues which would adversely affect the town and support initiatives that will be of benefit. Make your opinion known through us. There’s strength in numbers so the more members the merrier.