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Dear Penge Green Gym Supporters


Happy Easter from Winsford Gardens

We have had a busy couple of months here at Winsford Gardens. Our winter projects have included building raised beds at the Croydon Road entrance, these are now complete and we will be filling them with soil in preparation for new plants that will brighten up the entrance and encourage new visitors to the gardens.  

We have also been expanding the 4th rose bed and creating a hazel fence around it.  It has now been filled with roses that were bought with a grant from the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association.  This is the second grant from the MPGA for our formal rose beds.  Many thanks to them for all their help.


Spring is also well and truly on the way and we have been using our brand new cold frames to keep our new seedlings warm.  

Also, thanks to a generous donation of rocks, we have built a new rockery wall near to the Garden Road entrance.  We will be able to plant this up with rockery plants in the next few months.  

Thank you

We would like to say a big thank you to all the local people who come to the gardens and tell us how much they like what we are doing.  It is always very gratifying to hear that our work is appreciated.  We'd especially like to thank the lady who brought us a box of biscuits to say thank you.  They were lovely!


We have been lucky enough to welcome some new volunteers to our ranks over the last couple of months. It is always exciting to hand out our t-shirts on the volunteers 4th session.  


Other volunteering projects

ZSL are running a river monitoring initiative on the River Ravensbourne.  For more information about how to get involved contact



You can still also use Easyfundraising is an easy and free way to support the Penge Green Gym.  When you buy items on the internet from well known shops such as John Lewis and Amazon, you can sign up to Easyfunding and they will donate a percentage to Penge Green Gym.  To sign up, go to  

It only remains for me to wish everyone a very merry christmas and a peaceful new year!





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