Wickham Gardens in Lewisham

London Gardens Online tells me that ‘…Wickham Gardens is a cul-de-sac off Wickham Road, the houses surrounding a garden that was protected under the London Squares and Enclosures (Preservation) Act 1906, which prohibited building on the enclosure.

Ladywell Cemetery in Lewisham

London Gardens Online tells me that ‘…Ladywell Cemetery, originally called Lewisham Cemetery, was opened by Lewisham Burial Board on a plot of agricultural land purchased from the Trustees of the Earl of Dartmouth. A competition to design the cemetery was won by Messrs Tinkler and Morphew, who were also appointed by Deptford Burial Board who…

Six on Saturday in The Fortnight Garden

The tidying up is going slowly and so I thought today should be more about enjoyment – isn’t that what this is about?

Brockley Cemetery in Lewisham

Years ago a cemetery would have been an unlikely place to include amongst gardens, but as the years have passed they are increasingly seen to have potential as wild gardens as well as gardens of remembrance. Brockley Cemetery in particular certainly fits this bill. The two cemeteries, Brockley and Ladywell, cover an area of 37…

Six on Saturday in The City Garden

It has been a busy week followed by a grey and wet Saturday which was not conducive to gardening. However, there was a little window in the wind and rain and I popped out for an hour. Unlike The Propagator my bulbs are still looking accusingly at me – next week!