5 September – Volunteer Gardening at Lucy Brown House

  • Date Thursday, 5 September 2024
  • Time 9:30am 4:30pm
  • Address Lucy Brown House, 27 Park Street, London, England SE1 9EG
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In September,  we’re teaming up with Leaves Breathe again to host a full day volunteer gardening event at Lucy Brown House, a sheltered housing unit near Borough Market.

Join volunteers from other Bankside businesses as you work under the expert guidance of the Leaves Breathe team to help bring this ‘secret garden’ back to life so that the residents can enjoy this tranquil green space.

Day outline

9.45am – Welcome and Health & Safety briefing.

10am-12.30pm – Gardening Activity: tasks may include planting bulbs, pruning shrubs, weeding, and tidying the communal garden areas; helping to tidy and plant beds in the public areas outside Lucy Brown House.

12.30pm-1.30pm – Lunch break and opportunity to meet some of the residents.

1.30pm-4pm – Gardening Activity continues.

4pm-4.30pm – Afternoon tea with residents and ‘Golden Glove’ award ceremony.

You don’t need to be an expert gardener to get involved, as the Leaves Breathe team will lead the activities and brief you on the tasks you are assigned.  All tools and refreshments will be provided, but please make sure you wear appropriate clothing for an outdoor activity, including closed-toe shoes.  We also recommend bringing a bottle of water, a waterproof jacket, a hat, and sunscreen so that you are prepared for weather conditions on the day.

As places are limited for this event, there is a cap of 5 people per business. This also means the group will be made up of a mix of Bankside businesses, making it a great way to get to know your neighbours!

If you register but can no longer attend, please cancel with as much notice as possible so that we can reallocate places.

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5 September – Volunteer Gardening at Lucy Brown House