We’ve been planting daffodils, snowdrops, and other bulbs in Whitfield Gardens

Box of bulbs and gardening tools.

Six varieties of flowering bulbs have been planted in Whitfield Gardens this winter to give the public open space a burst of colour this spring.

The Friends group have been planting daffodils, snowdrops, tulips, hyacinths, and other bulbs in Whitfield Gardens this December, aiming to have flowers in bloom throughout the spring. 

The bulbs were gratefully received thanks to a donation from the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association in association with Taylors Bulbs of Holbeach as part of Bulbs for London 2017. We give a big “thank you!” to Taylors for the huge delivery of bulbs, and also to the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association for receiving the parcels and for keeping them cool, dark and dry before planting.

Friends of Fitzrovia Parks made a successful application to the scheme and received six different varieties of bulbs to plant before Christmas. Our volunteer gardener has been busy with his spade this week getting them all in the ground.

Bulbs have been placed around the plane trees and along borders in Whitfield Gardens and at the foot of the smaller trees surrounding the Gardens. We had some daffodils left over so we planted a few at Crabtree Fields, also on Whitfield Street, for some surprise spring blooms.

We hope our planting is successful and we have a lovely display of colourful flowers in spring 2018 in Fitzrovia Parks.

What was planted: Species Narcissi Canaliculatus – White / Yellow, Snowdrops, Allium Atropurpureum, Tulip Strong Gold, Garden Hyacinths Delft Blue, Daffodils & Narcissi in Variety.

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