CURRENT NEWS



AGM 21 OCTOBER 2020

Our 138th Annual General Meeting was held on 21 October, online due to Covid. The zoom meeting was well attended by MPGA members, several London Mayors and representatives from many of London's gardening organisations. A video of the meeting can be seen above.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the LONDON SPADE AWARD, it was decided to present the award this year to two worthy recipients:

Deptford Folk, led by Trina Lynskey, for the improvement, preservation and protection of Deptford's Parks
Tony Leach for his outstanding contribution to London's green spaces

The engraved spades were presented to Trina Lynskey and Tony Leach virtually by MPGA President Hugh Johnson OBE.

Tony Leach gave us a talk about his work and Trina Lynskey showed a lively video which had been made in Deptford's Parks.

Click here to view our Annual Report and Accounts for 2019, which includes details of grants given.
For previous reports go to Archived News




VICTORIAN FOOTPRINTS EXHIBITION EXPLORING BETHNAL GREEN IN THE 19TH CENTURY

This Exhibition can be seen at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London E2 6HG.

An item in the exhibition 'Grave Matters' is of particular interest as it features Meath Gardens and its transformation by the MPGA from one of the worst cemeteries in London.

Grave Matters

 


 

 




How Hamstead Heath was saved

A fascinating book by Helen Lawrence about how Hampstead Heath narrowly escaped the developers. Sounds a familiar story! An excellent read for all lovers of the Heath.
ISBN 978-1-913213-00-8