Display of competition entries at Streatham Library

Earlier in the year, we held a competition for local primary schools to redesign the Rookery Centenary flowerbed, the circular raised bed near the main entrance to the Rookery. We received over 40 entries from children at Crown Lane, Woodmansterne, Sunnyhill, and Hitherfield Primary Schools.

We are delighted to say that a display featuring the winning entry and the runners-up is now up at Streatham Library in the room adjacent to the Children’s Library. Make sure you take a look next time you are visiting the library!

We have commissioned Kernock Park Plants to create the carpet bedding display based and they are currently growing over 900 plants for it. The bed will be installed in late August. In the meantime, we are sorry that the Centenary bed is not looking its best but we are confident that it will be worth the wait!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the participants for their inspirational entries – it was great to see the Rookery through your eyes.

New Heritage Trail on display this Sunday

Have you ever wondered what The Rookery was like before it was a public garden, where the old Rookery house used to stand, or which plants in the Rookery come from South America? Now is your chance to find out!

This Sunday, as part of Open Garden Squares, we will be running a Heritage Trail around the garden. The trail has been created the Rookery Garden Volunteers and offers a glimpse in to the Rookery’s fascinating history and horticultural heritage.

You could be in with the chance of winning £50 worth of plants inspired by The Rookery if you manage to answer all ten questions correctly! Come to the Rookery between 10am-5pm this Sunday and ask for Quiz Sheet at the gazebo by the main entrance.

We hope to see you there!

From all the Rookery Garden Volunteers