Tag: public open spaces

  • Pergola repairs and spring wildlife at Crabtree Fields

    Pergola repairs and spring wildlife at Crabtree Fields

    Contractors working for Camden Council completed repairs to the pergola at Crabtree Fields earlier this month, in time for the main bird nesting season and before the wisteria (pictured) came into bloom. The Friends group had pressed Camden’s parks department for the past few years to make the repairs after the volunteers had had to […]

  • Tree planting December 2021 at Crabtree Fields

    Tree planting December 2021 at Crabtree Fields

    This December we planted around a hundred trees to restore the hedges at Crabtree Fields. Saplings of hawthorn, rowan, blackthorn, silver birch, hazel, and common oak were added to the park to increase greenery, improve biodiversity, provide a habitat for wildlife and enhance the appearance for the public park. The trees were provided free by […]

  • Repairs to children’s playground

    Repairs to children’s playground

    Camden Council has closed the children’s playground at Crabtree Fields because parts of it are in need of repair. However, Camden says they want to remove and replace most of the equipment. “I write to inform you that we have been advised that wooden play features at Crabtree Fields have reached their end of life […]

  • Autumn maintenance and planting at Crabtree Fields

    Autumn maintenance and planting at Crabtree Fields

    Now that the main nesting season is over we can start our programme of autumn maintenance and preparation for planting of trees at Crabtree Fields. The beech hedge has already been trimmed and the other hedges are due to be cut over the next few months. Camden’s contractor idverde is expected to trim the hedge […]

  • Autumn and winter maintenance and planting at Crabtree Fields

    Autumn and winter maintenance and planting at Crabtree Fields

    The Friends group and Camden’s contractor idverde have completed the first stage of the autumn and winter pruning of hedges at Crabtree Fields in readiness for planting of new trees and shrubs. The autumn trim will make it easier to sweep the hard surface areas. The vines on the pergola have been cut back so […]

  • Please keep away from fenced-off area in Crabtree Fields until repair is complete

    Visitors to Crabtree Fields public open space are advised to keep away from the fenced off area under the pergola until repairs and urgent maintenance is completed. The area affected has been marked off with hazard tape. The Friends group have completed a small repair and put the hazard tape up to make the area […]

  • Repairs and maintenance at Crabtree Fields this autumn and winter

    The Friends group have asked Camden parks’ department to make a repair to the pergola at Crabtree Fields after a section of timber broke on Friday 11 October. The Friends group fenced off the area under the pergola and alerted Camden to carry out an urgent repair. The Friends have identified further repairs where sections […]

  • Saturday morning clean up and wildflower planting in Whitfield Gardens

    Volunteers from the Friends group spent an hour cleaning and planting in one part of Whitfield Gardens this Saturday morning. The volunteers did a “community clean up” and worked with Camden Council’s contractors Veolia and idverde. On a rainy morning the Friends cleared a bin bag full of rubbish at the foot of the Fitzrovia […]

  • Native hedge planting in Whitfield Gardens and Crabtree Fields

    This month volunteers from the Friends group have been planting native hedges in Whitfield Gardens and Crabtree Fields to replace missing or damaged shrubs. In early April we planted around 50 bare root saplings: mostly blackthorn, with a mix of hawthorn, hazel, field maple, wild cherry and dog rose in two areas of Whitfield Gardens […]

  • Wildflower planting at Whitfield Gardens, Saturday 7 April 2018

    Following up from our winter planting, we have been successful with an application for native wildflower seeds which Camden parks are encouraging Friends’ groups to get involved with. Come and join our planting morning this Saturday when we’ll be sowing five collections of wildflower seeds in an area of Whitfield Gardens that we’ve specially prepared.