Gold for Grow Mayow Community Garden

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Grow Mayow Community Garden has been awarded the highest level of achievement from the Royal Horticultural Society and London in Bloom in this year’s RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood initiative.

Iris Borgers and Erika Sager were presented with the Level 5: Outstanding award at the RHS London In Bloom ceremony at the Surrey County Cricket Club on Monday, 8 September.

“This is a wonderful achievement for the Garden that would not have been possible without the help of local volunteers who have spent countless hours planting, weeding, watering and moving mulch” says Iris Borgers, Garden Director.

“We are also very thankful for the support we have received from Martin Hyde at Green Scene, Shannon’s Garden Centre, Mayow Park Systems, Havelock 11, Caribbean Mix Cricket Club, Friends of Mayow Park and Streetscape whose contributions and donations have made the reinstatement of the front garden possible.”

Erika Sager, Garden Art & Programme Director at Grow Mayow Community Garden Project states, “It is very exciting to receive our first Outstanding award from the RHS, especially having been judged only 3 months after the front garden was dug up as part of the Pavilion redevelopment. We were so pleased to have won match funding from the GLA’s Pocket Parks Programme this spring to help support the rebuilding of the Garden, but to achieve a standard recognised throughout the UK is really satisfying.

That said, nothing can beat the smiles we see grow on people’s faces as they enter the Garden for the first time. It really is an oasis for people as well as nature.”

Grow Mayow Community Garden Project is open to public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm and has weekly volunteer sessions on Tuesday mornings from 10am to noon and Wednesday afternoons from noon to 2pm. They host a variety of events for children and from September will be running their own Nature Kids Club on Thursday mornings from 10:30 to Noon.

Further details about Grow Mayow Community Garden Project and all upcoming events can be found at http://growmayow.blogspot.co.uk/

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