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6–7 June 2020

6–7 June 2020

John Betts House

John Betts House
(Photo: Nigel Dixon)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 13:00–17:00

Activities

Home-made cakes and plant sales.

Picnics allowed.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Goldhawk Road / Rylett Road
Nearest postcode: W12 9NJ

Buses

94, 237, 272

Station

Stamford Brook

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

John Betts House is a private communal garden for older people and is part of the Hammersmith United Charities’ Almshouses. The enclosed  garden won first place and the Challenge Cup for best small community garden from The London Gardens Society in 2017 and was named runner-up in the same competition in 2018. The well-planted garden features many interesting varieties as well as hanging baskets, a greenhouse, raised vegetable beds, a water feature and balconies with residents’ container gardens. The residents are rightly proud of their delightful and peaceful garden which also boasts a wall mural project painted by residents, local schoolchildren and a local youth club.

community horticulturist: Jackie Thompson
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 13:00–17:00

Activities

Home-made cakes and plant sales.

Picnics allowed.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Goldhawk Road / Rylett Road
Nearest postcode: W12 9NJ

Buses

94, 237, 272

Station

Stamford Brook

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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