Ecological wildlife-friendly garden

Welcome to the Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden. The garden provides a diverse range of edible plants with plenty of benefits for wildlife. The garden has a permaculture design and was installed by Permablitz London (www.permablitzlondon.com) and filmed by BBC Gardeners’ World http://bit.ly/JBCGGdnersWorld. We hold regular Gardening Clubs on Saturdays where you can learn about gardening: growing seeds, potting on, planting, taking cuttings etc. We love to have children come along as well.
Find us at 50 Ellerslie Road, London W12 7BW
We are part of the Nubian Life Centre, whose Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/Nubian-Life-Resource-Centre-307572109443391/
And the website is here: 
https://www.nubianlife.org.uk/

Gardening Clubs

The Gardening Clubs have been cancelled during the Covid-19 crisis. We will be organising our Saturday Gardening Clubs once the crisis has finished.

In the meantime we are running Online Workshops for adults and children.

If you’d like to join any of these online workshops please email jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk. These will be run using Zoom and once you have signed up we will send out a link to access the Zoom meeting. We will be asking all participants to fill in a feedback form afterwards.

Children’s workshops:

These workshops are suitable for children aged 4-10 years

Here are some pictures painted from previous workshops.

All about mini-creatures

Saturday 4th July • 10.30am-11am

This week we are going to look at larger creatures you might see in the garden. These are mostly shy creatures, but you might see holes where they live and maybe places where they have been eating. So join us to learn about mice, rats, hedgehogs, squirrels and even foxes. Afterwards it would be great if you could draw a picture or write a poem.

Materials needed:
Pens, pencils, paint and paper to draw a picture


Plants that smell

Saturday 11th July • 10.30am-11am

We are going to explore plants that smell and understand why they smell. It will give you a chance to learn about some of the plants in the Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden that you can search for when you next visit. You’ll also learn about how you can use leaves from the plants to make tea.

Materials needed:
Pens, pencils, paint and paper to draw a picture


Secrets about flowers

Saturday 18th July • 10.30am-11am

Find out secrets about flowers. You’ll have to come along to find out more! Definitely a good chance to draw a beautiful picture!

Materials needed:
Pens, pencils, paint and paper to draw a picture


How do fruit and vegetables grow?

Saturday 25th June • 10.30am-11am

Once you have learnt about flowers, this is a chance to learn about fruit and vegetables. There are a lot of vegetables growing in the Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden so this workshop will teach you what they look like while they are growing so you can recognise them when you are next able to visit! We’ll have a story about vegetables and then you can draw a picture of your favourite vegetable!

Materials needed:
Pens, pencils, paint and paper to draw a picture


Adult’s workshops:

These workshops are suitable for adults

Vegetables you can plant now

Tuesday 14th July • 6.30pm-7.30pm

This workshop will go through vegetables you can plant now, in your garden, in pots or windowboxes. It will explain how to plant the seeds and take care of them and when to expect a harvest.

Email jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk if you would like to attend to be added to the register.


Keeping your plants watered

Tuesday 28th July • 6.30pm-7.30pm

Come along to this workshop to learn about ways you can keep your plants watered in the hot weather. The workshop will cover different ways to irrigate your plants and to maintain the moisture in the soil.

Email jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk if you would like to attend to be added to the register.



The workshops are free to attend.

If you’d like to attend a workshop please email jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk specifying which workshop(s) you would like to book a place on.

50 Ellerslie Road, London W12 7BW • Email: jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk

Come and join us for these sessions in the garden and learn about how to grow and maintain a permaculture, wildlife-friendly, ecological and edible garden. We grow vegetables, herbs, plants for herbal teas, salads, unusual edible perennials, fruit, berries and edible flowers as well as a profusion of flowers for bees and butterflies. Each week you will learn something different that will be appropriate to the time of year. Please let us know if you are coming by emailing jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk