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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.
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VISIT OF HRH THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE TO KING HENRY'S WALK GARDEN

We were delighted to see King Henry's Walk Garden, one of our grant recipients, in the news recently when HRH The Duchess of Cambridge visited the garden to see how the project brings people together through gardening and food growing.

The visit also marked the announcement that The Duchess will be co-designing the RHS Back to Nature Garden at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.


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HRH The Duchess of Cambridge with Sue Biggs, Director General of the RHS and Nicola Freshwater, a Trustee of King Henry's Walk Garden and also an MPGA Committee Member.

Pictures courtesy RHS/Suzanne Plunkett.


136th Annual General Meeting

Our 136th Annual General Meeting held on 2 October at Nomura International plc was well attended by MPGA members, several London Mayors and representatives of many gardening organisations.

Click here to view our Annual Report and Accounts for 2017, which includes details of grants given.

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Cllr Dilip Patel (LB Havering), Cllr Sally Littlejohn (LB Waltham Forest), Cllr Reuben Thompstone (LB Barnet), Cllr Jenny Headlam-Wells (LB Camden)



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MPGA President Hugh Johnson OBE


Prior to the meeting, our guests were delighted to have the opportunity to visit the very impressive Nomura Roof Garden. Our thanks to Nomura for their superb hospitality in giving us the use of their stunning reception room, with outstanding views over the Thames.

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Nomura Roof Garden - picture courtesy of Diana Jarvis



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Sun setting over the Thames


THE LONDON SPADE AWARD was granted to the Garden Museum for their successful redevelopment, providing better accommodation and greater benefits for the local community. The Spade was accepted by Christopher Woodward, the energetic and inspired Director of the Museum.

Spade Award

Christopher Woodward (right) accepting the Spade on behalf of the Garden Museum from MPGA President Hugh Johnson OBE .

Christopher Woodward was also our Speaker this year and gave the audience a great deal to think about. A Reception was held following the meeting giving guests the opportunity to mingle and network.