Please keep away from fenced-off area in Crabtree Fields until repair is complete

Visitors to Crabtree Fields public open space are advised to keep away from the fenced off area under the pergola until repairs and urgent maintenance is completed. The area affected has been marked off with hazard tape. The Friends group have completed a small repair and put the hazard tape up to make the area … Continue reading Please keep away from fenced-off area in Crabtree Fields until repair is complete

Repairs and maintenance at Crabtree Fields this autumn and winter

The Friends group have asked Camden parks' department to make a repair to the pergola at Crabtree Fields after a section of timber broke on Friday 11 October. The Friends group fenced off the area under the pergola and alerted Camden to carry out an urgent repair. The Friends have identified further repairs where sections … Continue reading Repairs and maintenance at Crabtree Fields this autumn and winter

Saturday morning clean up and wildflower planting in Whitfield Gardens

Volunteers from the Friends group spent an hour cleaning and planting in one part of Whitfield Gardens this Saturday morning. The volunteers did a "community clean up" and worked with Camden Council's contractors Veolia and idverde. On a rainy morning the Friends cleared a bin bag full of rubbish at the foot of the Fitzrovia … Continue reading Saturday morning clean up and wildflower planting in Whitfield Gardens

Native hedge planting in Whitfield Gardens and Crabtree Fields

This month volunteers from the Friends group have been planting native hedges in Whitfield Gardens and Crabtree Fields to replace missing or damaged shrubs. In early April we planted around 50 bare root saplings: mostly blackthorn, with a mix of hawthorn, hazel, field maple, wild cherry and dog rose in two areas of Whitfield Gardens … Continue reading Native hedge planting in Whitfield Gardens and Crabtree Fields

Wildflower planting at Whitfield Gardens, Saturday 7 April 2018

Following up from our winter planting, we have been successful with an application for native wildflower seeds which Camden parks are encouraging Friends’ groups to get involved with. Come and join our planting morning this Saturday when we'll be sowing five collections of wildflower seeds in an area of Whitfield Gardens that we've specially prepared. Field Flowers: … Continue reading Wildflower planting at Whitfield Gardens, Saturday 7 April 2018

Meeting: Friends of Fitzrovia Parks, 6.30pm Thursday 5 April 2018

There will be a meeting of the Friends of Fitzrovia Parks at 6.30pm Thursday 5 April at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX.  We will be discussing Whitfield Gardens and Crabtree fields. We'll also have an update on the planned new park at Alfred Place. If you are not able to attend … Continue reading Meeting: Friends of Fitzrovia Parks, 6.30pm Thursday 5 April 2018

We are looking forward to using our Grow Wild seed kit

We are bouncing up and down with excitement as we've just received in the post our Grow Wild seed kit from Kew Gardens, ready to sow native wildflowers in Whitfield Gardens. The seed kit was the result of a successful application to improve part of one of Fitzrovia's open spaces. There are five different collections … Continue reading We are looking forward to using our Grow Wild seed kit

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

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. … Continue reading We’ve been planting daffodils, snowdrops, and other bulbs in Whitfield Gardens