Category Marchmont Community Garden

Bloomsbury Gardens and coronavirus

In the new world of the coronavirus outbreak, Camden Council made an early decision to leave all their gardens open 24/7 to ease the burden on staff having to lock and unlock. In last week’s sunny weather, locals understandably headed for the gardens for exercise and fresh air. Family groups with children were playing in […]

Goldfinches in Marchmont Community Garden

A lovely pair of goldfinches was spotted last week in one of the cherry trees in MCG as a volunteer was tidying up after the recent gales. This is the first such sighting since the early days of MCG in 2012 (see image). Quite a few great tits have been spotted – fingers crossed that […]

Broods of blackbirds

Ricci de Freitas of Marchmont Community Garden (MCG) writes: You won’t believe it, but I had noticed a female blackbird hanging around in the garden for a few weeks. I saw it fly into the green ivy wall a few times.Then I heard the familiar sounds associated with nesting and feeding young. After a few […]

Welcome signs of spring (2)

If you get round to the tiny Marchmont Community Garden very soon you might catch the first brood of young blackbirds to be born in 2018. I first spotted them yesterday when one of our younger garden users (aged 4) pointed them out to me. Judging by recent activity in the ivy wall, there are […]

Open Garden Squares Weekend in the Bloomsbury Squares 17 & 18 June 2017

Over 200 gardens in London are taking part this year.  In Bloomsbury many of the squares and hidden gardens will be open or have special activities. See the Open Garden Squares website to find details of which gardens are open on which days over the weekend and what’s on in each. There is a free […]

Bursting blooms and baby birds

These baby blackbirds were in the nest in the ivy wall of Marchmont Community Garden, but have fledged in the past 48 hours. A second pair of blackbirds is now nesting and frantically feeding their young further along the same ivy wall and a pair of great tits are in the bird box on the […]

Smallest Bloomsbury garden wins Camden in Bloom

The annual award for best communal or community garden was won this year by the Marchmont gardeners. Well done to all the volunteers who have kept it looking so great through the seasons. They also plant and maintain the beautiful tree pits on the Marchmont Parade outside the Brunswick which do so much to soften […]