Sunday, 12 August 2012

Brockley Station Garden Update

Quick update on the Brockley Station garden which has suffered badly from slugs and snails meaning that there hasn't been much food to pick however there is some now! Val informs us that:

The strawberry plants have lots of fruit which should be ready in the next ten days. There is one globe artichoke ready to pick.Apart from that the garden has been mainly taken over by flowering
plants and mint.

There are also tomato plants which are looking healthy however the courgettes haven't done so well.

Please pop along and if you do pick please only take what you need and remember to tell others about the plot alongside helping out at gardening events!



  1. Can someone tell me who masterminded the landscape of Brockley Gardens around the station - it is a terrific success, and I would like to get in touch with them.

    Kind regards
    Theresa Dowling

  2. Hi Theresa,

    Thank you for your kind words! Yes please drop me a line - perhaps you would like to get more involved with the Brockley Common community project?

    It's a long story but the planting itself was carried out by local volunteers 3 years agao, with a grant from Lewisham Council. The whole project was organised by BXAG and we now have a group of community gardeners who take care of the planting and meeting every 1-2 months on action days! We also have the meadow area (bottom right hand corner) and the woodland and wildlife area at the back. Meanwhile our friends at Transiton Brockley have created the lovely community vegetable garden! As always there is lots to do and plenty of room for improvement and new ideas.

    I would love to hear from you - it is always inspiring when people get in touch. In all honesty we don't do enough to publicise what we do and I suspect many people don't know that Brockley Common is a community managed space, with no input from the Council or Rail authorities.

    Look forward to hearing from you!

    Chair, BXAG