Ginger and Gorgeous Group at Greenhouses this autumn

There’s a packed programme in Brockwell Park Greenhouses this autumn and winter. Here’s a guest post from director, Kate Sebag, about the events you can take part in:

All year we’ve been growing Ginger plants in our lower greenhouse. Now it’s time to celebrate all things Ginger and our Ginger Fete next Saturday 16th September from 2pm to 5pm is set to be a giant Ginger Tea Party – a celebration of all things Ginger. There’ll be Gingery edibles, Gingery stories and Gingery facepainting and plenty of games and crafts.  To secure tickets, and to help us know how many ginger bread men to bake, do book in advance.

Sunday Pizzas September 24 @ 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm – sold out
Sunday Pizzas October 15 @ 12:45 am – 2:30 pm – last chance this year

We are firing up our cob oven, and rolling out our dough! Book your £2.50 Pizza Ticket now!


Chris’ Border Workshop building gardening confidence runs for 12 sessions over a year and is now in its third season. Participants can plan their own garden space and then grow plants for it whilst learning what to do each month by working on the Hot! border. This year we will be focussing on a palette of 100 super reliable perennials. Places are limited so book your place now

Year 3 Designing and Maintaining an Ornamental Border
October 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our Ginger House exhibition was built and grown by a dedicated Ginger Group of volunteers. Next year’s exhibition is to be Gorgeous Gourds and the Gorgeous Group will help to turn the greenhouse to be a jungle of gourds. This is a workshop for practical, creative people who want to join a group to build something special. This workshop is also taking place once per month over an entire year. Places are strictly limited for this popular series so book now.

Gorgeous Group
October 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Demijohn Terrarium Workshop October 7 @ 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and join Jar and Fern at the Greenhouses to make your own Demijohn Terrarium. This is a Paid for Workshop. Book with Jar and Fern.

British Native Aquatic and Bog Planting September 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn more about British native bog and aquatic plants from Paul Richens. Using the planting from around our own pond and talking from his wide experience, Paul will give us many insights into the wonderful world of pond plants. This is a free workshop, thanks to Western Riverside Environmental Fund.

Screen Printing at the Greenhouses September 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nicole Line is holding a Screen Printing Workshop at the Greenhouses in late September. Nicole teaches at the University for the Creative Arts and has been running workshops since 2014. For more details and to book go here


Gig@the Greenhouses – Oysland Band October 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Top-notch contemporary Klezmer! Seven-piece band, Oysland, embody the new generation of Yiddish roots music, serving up an exuberant and soulful cocktail of wedding songs and lamenting lullabies. £7 Tickets (£5 concessions) available here  direct from the Herne Hill Festival


Our new natural play kitchen is open from Thursday to Sunday 10 – 5 with a mud kitchen, willow wigwam, welly boot planters and much more natural play kit.

Story Stompers, a New Weekly Club for 2 to 4 year olds launches on Tuesday September 19th 9.15am to 10.15am. Join us for storytelling with Helen Tozer, explore the gardens and enjoy natural play and craft, whatever the weather!  £4 child, £2.50 concessions.

September storytelling for under 5s September 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tis the season for harvesting. Come down to the garden and see what might be ready to eat and enjoy some tasty tales whilst you’re here! Free event but please book a space.

October storytelling for under 5s October 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

How are the animals in the garden preparing for winter? Come along, wrapped up snug, to find out and learn how you can help them. Free event but please book a space.

And….keep your eyes open on our website for our exciting series of Friendly Bacteria Workshops for Children that we will be running during October Half Term.

We’d love to see you soon.

With best wishes



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