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London in Bloom

London in Bloom

The Friends of Margravine entered the LIB event in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category. We produced a portfolio for the judges and took them round the cemetery on July 17th . We were judged as ‘Thriving’ – a great result – only second to ‘Outstanding’. There is a bit of a step […]

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Gardening

Gardening

As early as 2006 – soon after the Friends group was formed – we managed to get a Lottery grant.  This helped us to get started on some planting. The council and BTCV were our partners. Each year we have helped prune the shrubs and hedgerows that we had planted. […]

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2013

2013

November – December 2013 Visitors to the cemetery will have noticed that the chapel is being renovated. This will be the new centre for the gardeners once West Lodge is sold. The exterior and interior of the chapel will be renovated and all services will be installed including water and […]

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2012

2012

November-December 2012 We have had our annual walk round with our borough’s tree officer. A safety check was made earlier in the year and some of the most ailing trees will need to be felled. We have a high number of mature ash trees in the cemetery so are wondering what […]

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2011

2011

October – December 2011 We find our big noticeboard in the cemetery near the northern gates is proving useful for keeping local people informed of surveys and events. One notable event was that the George Broad bronze memorial (George being often refrerred to as ‘the man who cast Eros’) got pushed over. We […]

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2010

2010

We had a successful (AGM) meeting in November, finishing with an interactive debate over how to maintain a Victorian cemetery with its history of formal and sometimes adventurous planting, and at the same time foster biodiversity and a more informal planting.The round bed next spring will be more in the style of […]

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