Category: Community

Summer-Autumn 2018

We eventually came to the end of the most serious drought for half a century. Combined with very high temperatures the trees have suffered. The grass turned gold. The Friends have kept all our new plantings well watered so hopefully, all should survive. Green Flag was retained and we are […]

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OUTSTANDING again in 2016

The Friends of Margravine Cemetery again did well in the  London in Bloom awards 2016. We were judged as ‘Outstanding’ in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category, and gained a silver-gilt in the ‘Our Community’ award. Pruning, planting, watering, planning, caring for the buildings and memorials, researching the history, carrying out surveys, leading walks are all part […]

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Success last summer

The Friends entered the It’s Your Neighbourhood category for ‘London in Bloom’ as usual but in 2015 were judged ‘Outstanding’ for the first time. This was in addition to the successful retention of our Green Flag.   For the RHS London in Bloom, we had to prove our credentials – pruning […]

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Repairs to statues

You may have noticed that earlier in 2015, some of our angels were missing but have now been restored. They spent time in the stone mason’s workshop being repaired, following the incidents where someone damaged statues in the borough’s parks and cemeteries November 2014. We keep a sharp look out for anyone acting […]

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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

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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