April 2021

We are giving away starter packs of good qualitiy, easy-to-grow vegetable seeds to novice gardeners, with the aim of encouraging the healthy outdoor activity of growing edibles, even in small spaces or on balconies. We hope that new gardeners will enjoy growing and eating their own vegetables and that success will inspire a long-term interest in growing your own food.

Pick up a pack containing a couple of seed packets (there's a choice) + some advice on growing and where to go for further help, from various public places during April 2021, including those listed below. Look out for a small display box of packs, as in the photo on the right.

There will be prizes: share photos of your seeds' progress on TTK's Facebook page, and contact us to acknowledge receipt of your seeds and register for our virtual Harvest Festival later this year, when there will be prizes for the most impressive crops, the best photo-storoy from planting to eating, and the most unusual growing spaces or containers. 

Collection points (Covid-safe, outdoors or easily accessible):

North Kingston:

Canbury Community Garden, Canbury Gardens, next to Canbury Secret cafe

Central Kingston:

KVA, Siddley House50 Canbury Park Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6LX [All taken the day we put them out!]

Hogsmill Community Garden, Swan Path, Vineyard Close, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3GB

New Malden:

Kingston Environment Centre, 1 Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3PE

Surbiton/Berrylands:

Save the World Club, The Circulatory, Chiltern Works, Chiltern Drive Surbiton KT5 8LS (All  taken on Seedy Sunday at KEC)

The Museum of Futures, 117 Brighton Road, Surbiton, KT6 5NJ

Outside 62 Kings Drive, Berrylands, Surbiton KT5 8NH

Stears Greengrocers, 155, Surbiton Hill Park KT5 8EJ

South of the Borough:

Baking Ideas, Tolworth Station, Kingston Road, KT5 9NX 

 

Get help 

You can also pop in to community gardens and green hubs around the borough, including these below, to meet other gardeners and get help or advice. Some may be able to offer plant pots and/or compost or lend tools (Kingston Environment Centre has a tool lending scheme) Check out their websites or social media for opening times, and have a look at this developing map of Kingston's green assets to find them and other green/growing spaces in our borough.

Canbury Community Garden, Canbury Gardens, next to Canbury Secret cafe

Hogsmill Community Garden, Swan Path, Vineyard Close, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3GB

Kingston Environment Centre, 1 Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3PE 

 

With thanks to Kingston Council for the Community Award that enables this project, and to Suttons seeds for a group discount on our purchase of seeds.