With help from volunteers, the Harrow Rec Users Association has been gardening in the park for a number of years. Initially this involved tidying the borders and cutting back any unruly shrubbery and planting bulbs.
A few years ago, following the completion of the flats by the Roxborough Road entrance, our expert gardeners, Karen and Lynda, decided to replant the empty border. The developers agreed to fund the project and plants were bought, volunteers recruited and gradually the garden seen today started to take shape.
Following this success, the gardeners embarked on a more ambitious project of re-designing the Quiet Garden which sadly had become an area attracting anti-social behavior, as the shrubs had grown so large the area was hidden from view. With help from Harrow Council Green Team, the overgrown plants have been removed and a large new flower bed has been created and planted out.
We are fortunate to have the support of ONEJAIN who have formulated a 5-year financial plan to fund our work in what is now known as “the Ahimsa Peace Garden”. They also provide volunteers who help weed, dig, plant and will assist with future maintenance.
Community gardening generally takes place on the first Monday and fourth Friday of the month and we welcome anyone who would like to help, no matter how green your fingers, and how much time you can spare. Come and join us – it can be great fun and very rewarding. For more information, or to tell us you are coming, please use the "Contact Us" form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
Keep an eye on our Facebook group for news about gardening team activities: http://facebook.com/groups/friendsofharrowrec
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