Churchyard Update (7/9)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardner While the new gravel bed has been widely (but not universally) admired, this week sees the arrival of a similar quantity of sand. This will be the top layer and will wash into the gaps in the gravel over time. As soon as this is down, […]

Churchyard Update (30/8)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener   It is all about shifting material this week. The recycled brick, concrete and ceramic won’t have escaped your notice. Getting it on the new bed as a base is this week’s task, followed by a similar quantity of sand. Then we can start the dismantling […]

Churchyard Update (24/8)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener   This week (23/8 – 29/8) remodelling of the railings’ bed continues, with the emphasis on creating a low-maintenance and ground-nesting-insect-friendly site. Recycled building materials will be imported and used. There will be a lot of material to shift, so if anyone has the time and […]

Churchyard Update (18/8)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener This week (16-22 August), we continue to prepare the new railings’ bed, which will be stripped of vegetation and slightly landscaped in preparation for the base of recycled materials. This will be crushed brick, ceramic and concrete from a local supplier, with a covering of sand. […]

Churchyard Update (19/7)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener This week’s update? Some sunscreen is the short answer. As well as probably the best of the South border and Old Wall bed. We continue to take down the long grass as Yellow Rattle is harvested, as well as making inroads into the overgrown areas of the Vinegar […]

Tim’s Churchyard Update (5/7)

Churchyard Update for the Week of 5th July – 11th July   By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener   I used to welcome the rain; less so as we continue to try to get wet grass into big bags. But there is a full lushness to the South Border now as it runs up […]

Tim Hewitt Appointed Community Gardener

St Mary’s and the Parish of Walthamstow are pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Hewitt as Community Gardener. Tim has been St Mary’s Head Gardener since 2017; in that time, the churchyards have received national recognition by the Royal Horticultural Society, and through Tim’s successful ‘Burials in Bloom’ project, dozens of local residents now […]

Job Openings: Community Engagement Officer, Community Gardener

St Mary’s has two new exciting job openings – a Community Engagement Officer and a Community Gardener – both of which are funded as part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Creative Church project, which will regenerate St Mary’s ancient building. A synopsis of each job is below, as well as a PDF for each […]

Seed-Sowing Workshop (9/5)

This Saturday 9th May at 10am, we’ll hold an £8 seed-sowing workshop on Zoom led by our head gardener Tim Hewitt, who oversees the largest green space in Walthamstow Village and one of the largest green spaces in central Walthamstow. This is a particularly good event for new gardeners, with all proceeds to benefit the […]

Burials in Bloom 2020

Our popular Burials in Bloom scheme is back! Join in with other local volunteers as we care for graves that are no longer looked after by planting beautiful flowers around them. No gardening experience is needed, just an interest in growing and spending time outdoors in Walthamstow Village’s biggest green space. You can spend as […]