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Harrow in LEAF's BIG Annual Plant Sale took place on Saturday 13th May 2017 from 11am to 1pm
Our ever popular Annual Plant Sale returned bigger and busier than ever!

This is Harrow's biggest independant charity Plant Sale where we saw 23 tables of various plants and horticultural stuff for sale. Mostly grown by allotmenteers, amateur gardeners or local Horticutural Societies there were ornamental, fruit and vegetable plants sold at bargain prices.

Refreshments prepared by our volunteers were available in our Pop-Up Cafe which people enjoyed al fresco in the sunshine.
Click to visit our Plant Sale pageThese cakes are really yummy! Many that attended commented on how good the event is and how much they support Harrow in LEAF and the events we organise.

The Harrow in LEAF Membership table was busy as many existing members took the opportunity to chat and renew their Individual Memberships for 2017/18. As in previous years we also welcomed some new members at the Plant sale and so say thank you to them for their support.
Click to visit our Plant Sale page
A tray of sweetcorn for £1,
you must be joking!
Anyone can hire a table to sell plants. This year, tables were £7 if booked in advance or £8 on the day.

Thank you to all who donated plants for Harrow in LEAF's own stall, which raises money to help run the charity.

Our BIG Plant Sale is held in May every year at the Harrow in LEAF HQ, West Harrow Allotments Site (large) HA1 4HE. Entered by the alleyway on the side of West Harrow Station, The Gardens off Pinner Road.

THANK YOU, thank you to our members and the Waitrose shoppers of South Harrow

Once again we have been awarded a donation of £300 via the Waitrose scheme - COMMUNITY MATTERS.

Our members and their kind South Harrow customers raised this money for Harrow in LEAF via their green token campaign in April 2017.

As your local horticultural charity Harrow in LEAF will be able to use these funds to promote horticulture and biodiversity around the London Borough of Harrow.

Can we help you make Harrow greener?

To find out more about our initiative to provide a small financial donation to help your idea come to life, and bring those green shoots to fruition.... ===> Click Here.

Supporting horticulture, beekeeping, biodiversity and allotments across Harrow.
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Trinity Square, Headstone Drive and The Edible Bus Stop scheme - Volunteers required
Harrow in LEAF have been contacted by The Edible Bus Stop Ltd. on recommendation from the Senior Health Improvement Specialist, Public Health, Harrow Council. They write.....
Click to visit The Edible Bus Stop website "We are part of a team working on the Trinity Square public realm improvements. We are creating a new planting palette for the square and Headstone Drive. Part of our role will be to engage with the community and draw their interest in joining in with gardening activities. Our scheme nods towards the ancient woodlands that were once part of the areas landscape with some edible/foraging elements. We are taking some artistic license, so it may not all be native planting, however, we believe it will provide an interesting narrative for those interested in gardening to discover.

Do you think your membership would like to be involved in helping with the planting and tending of the site?"
If you are interested in supporting this initiative then please write to info@theediblebusstop.org to register your interest to help or to obtain further information about this scheme and volunteering.

Now we begin -
Exhibitors sought for the 13th Harrow in LEAF Horticultural and Crafts Show


Harrow in LEAF together with the Harrow Beekeepers are delighted to present their Annual Show again. When? and where? you ask:

August Bank Holiday Monday 28th August.
12 noon until 5.00pm
In the Great Barn at the Headstone Village Show, Headstone Musuem, Headstone Manor, Pinner View, HA2 6PX

All details about our Annual Show and about the exhibit Classes can be found on our Official Annual Show website...

At this time of year, we publish our Show Schedule (ie a list of Classes for exhibits) and invite the public to consider whether they are interested in joining our regular exhibitors and having a go! It is fun!
This year we have 173 individual classes plus some extra group or special Classes covering a wide variety of skills and talents.

These Classes cover not only Horticulture but include Arts, Crafts and Photography and Classes for Juniors and of course for Beekeepers. Every year we also have a People's Choice voted for by the public and this year we celebrate 40 years since the first release of the Star War movies.

Click to visit the ON-LINE Show Schedule of exhibition Classes
Click here to view the ON-LINE 2017 Show Schedule...
So we do hope that you will support us by entering an exhibit, but if not maybe you might consider volunteering with Harrow in LEAF.


Click here....and take a stunning flight by drone around the beautiful Headstone Manor site that we use as our Show Grounds.


FREE - Beginners' Gardening Course 2017, courtesy of Old Kenton Lane Allotments
10.00am - 12 noon
Sundays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th May
Old Kenton Lane Allotments, Old Kenton Lane, Kingsbury, London NW9 9ND

Starting gardening from scratch and need advice and guidance? Just got an allotment and want to learn more? Or are you a gardener but still have gaps in your knowledge?

Then this FREE course might be just what you are looking for.

Our tutor will take you through all the basics, using the allotment site and greenhouse for practical demonstrations. Topics covered will include soil structure and testing, composting, tree pruning, pests and diseases and mulching. Don't be shy - we are friendly and helpful, and love answering your questions.

Click to view the details in PDF
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This is a free course provided by the Old Kenton Lane Allotments Association.

Places limited to 20 people. First come first served.

To book your place phone Viv Williamson on 07722581133 or email on oklallotmentsassociation@hotmail.co.uk

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HATCH END HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Visit to Myddelton House Gardens, Enfield

Thursday 25th May 2017 from 2.30pm

To include coach travel and a guided tour of the gardens when the national Collection of Irises should be at their best. Cost £18.
To book a place on a garden visit, please contact John Barton (tel 07980 970 663) or Dick Wootten (07710 367 548)

......more info on all events and venues


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Harrow in LEAF's "Guide for New Allotment Holders" is now available on-line

Yes, our excellent Guide is now available via the "Allotment Guidelines" button on the top Menu above - or just click on this front page image.

        Guide for New Allotment Holders
Published: 11th Nov 2011

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