Bonfire night: Saturday 05 November 2016
In view of the problems and potential consequences generated by unofficial firework activities in the Garden last November, the Warwick Square Company Board has decided with great regret that the garden will be CLOSED to all keyholders from 5.30pm until Midnight on Saturday 05 November to prevent any recurrence.
We apologize for this restriction to rule-abiding members, but last year a number of keyholders caused noise, damage and litter in the garden by letting off fireworks in private parties. The Company is not insured to hold any kind of fireworks event in the Garden, and the thick overhead tree canopy is more likely to generate an accident to a keyholder than if there were no overhead obstructions. The Company is therefore not willing to accept this risk and potential liability either to participants or to uninvolved bystanders.
A public Fireworks display intended for full family entertainment with supporting catering will be taking place that evening at Battersea Park: see the Battersea Park website (entrance by ticket only, which must be purchased in advance).
By order of the Board.
Blooming brilliant garden team win gold and silver – again!
Every year, two specialist English gardening organisations make awards for outstanding gardens, parks and community green areas within Greater London. We only began to compete a couple of years ago, and to our delight in 2015 we won Silver for the ‘Large Private Square category’ in the London Squares Garden Competition, and Gold for ‘Small Park of the Year’ awarded by London in Bloom.
I’m delighted to be able to tell you that our head gardener Sarah Syborn (pictured in the attached image receiving her award) and her three colleagues Mandy, Craig and Mick have excelled themselves even further this year, by retaining their Gold award (just announced) for London in Bloom, and raising the level of their award to Silver-Gilt in the London Squares Garden Competition. There are hundreds of applicants for these awards, so it is a major achievement to win either of the top ones once, much less twice over two years.
Please join the Company Board and me in congratulating our gardening team, preferably when you meet them in the garden! It is very encouraging that a small focused team like them, working with an entirely voluntary group of Board directors and Garden Committee members, can maintain the classic features of an historic, listed Grade 2 Victorian garden; while simultaneously adapting it into a Gold-medal winning garden, particularly admired by the judges for its deliberately environmentally-friendly aspects in a 21st-century context.
The Warwick Square Company Ltd
Warwick Square “End of Summer” Garden Party
6.30pm, Thursday 6th October
Residents of Warwick Square are invited to a picnic party in your beautiful garden. Come meet new and familiar faces and let’s build a sense of community. All totally informal – bring your own picnic food and drink and share!
From 6.30pm on Thursday, 6th October. All residents welcome!
Warwick Square Garden wins top London Squares award
The Warwick Square Garden has improved on last year’s silver in the London Squares awards by winning silver gilt this year. Congratulations to head gardener Sarah Syborn and her team.
Calling all photographers who enjoy Champagne!
We want to record the garden in its different moods and seasons over the next five months, so we are offering a magnum of Champagne each for the three best photographic images we receive.
Click here for full details. Entries close on Sunday 30 October 2016.
The Warwick Square Quiz
The quiz has now closed and the entries are being judged. The winners’ names and the correct answers will be posted very shortly.