Growing Connections

Growing Connections is a three-year project funded by the National Lottery which aims to promote health and well-being, teach people new skills and bring people together through gardening.

It is a lovely hot, sunny summer so far and what better way to enjoy it than being outside in the garden? No matter what your experience or where you live you are always very welcome to come and join in any Growing Connections activities here at St Luke’s. Just remember your sunhat and sun-cream! Even if you don’t want to do any gardening please do come and say 'hello' and find out what we are up to, or join us for tea and biscuits at the end of the session.

Growing Connections and the EC1 Multicultural Women's Group
Growing Connections and the EC1 Multicultural Women's Group are taking a summer trip to Kew Gardens, on Tuesday 21st August.
Full information here.

St Luke’s Gardening Group – every Tuesday, 2-3.30pm. Meet on the First Floor Terrace.
This group focuses on learning different gardening skills and techniques, specifically growing in small urban spaces. Themes for July include a trip to Middle Temple to see their beautiful vegetable garden, growing grasses in pots, boosting flowers through the summer and preparing our plants for the terrace renovation.
For more information please contact Catherine on [email protected]

St Luke’s Food Growers – every Thursday, 2-3.30pm. Meet in the Edible Yard at the back of the building.
This group is also open to anybody and focuses on growing a variety of food plants from around the world. This is the busiest time of year planting seedlings, weeding, harvesting and lots and lots of watering! There’s normally always a few fresh organic vegetables and herbs to take home each week too.
For more information please contact Marco on [email protected] or 07951 039 113.

Sunset Social Gardening - Monday 20 August, 6.30-9pm
Please join us for some therapeutic after-work gardening - a great opportunity to relax after a hard day’s work, boost your wellbeing and meet other local people. Garden cocktails and nibbles will be provided for a small donation. There will also be the chance to take part in some botanical art activities. There are a limited number of places for this session and advance booking is required so that we know how many people to expect and cater for.
For more information or to book a place please contact Marco on [email protected] or 07951 039 113.