NGS Sunday 20th May 2-5pm

National Garden Scheme, our floating gardens open for charity £ 4 on the door for this garden only

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OGSW 9th & 10th June 2018 2-5pm

£ 4 to view this garden only www.opensquares.org

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Raquel Macartney and her dance troup performs Dance4Jo Sat 17th June 15.30hrs

https://raquelmacartney.com/dance4jo-great-get-together-2017/

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If you missed Gardeners World BBC2 episode 11, you can still see it

Watch our floating gardens and our amazing gardener Sophie Tatzkow being featured http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08t099g

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We opened our gardens for the NGS on 21st May 2017

If you missed out this year, look out for next years dates . www.ngs.org.uk

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Publication featuring our floating gardens

‘my tiny veg plot’ was published in 2015 and is written by Lia Leendertz with photographs by Mark Diacono

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Our open day for the NGS was a success with more than 300 visitors

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London Landscapes Magazine – Tower Bridge Moorings At Downings Road Are Under Threat

London Parks & Gardens Trust aims to increase knowledge and appreciation of parks, squares, community gardens, cemeteries, churchyards – all those places that form London’s open space network. www.londongardenstrust.org

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BBC – The A to Z of TV Gardening – Original Series

Fast forward to 18 min for floating gardens

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The Guardian – London Panorama

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Classic Boat Magazine – At Home On A Dutch Barge

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Hendrik

On June 21, 1933, a boat named Tijdgeest sailed from the Volharding yard in Groningen, in the northern Netherlands, for the first time. Tijdgeest, Hendrik’s original name, means Spirit of […]

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The London Garden Book A-Z

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Dora-May

Dora-May is a 1913 luxemotor built by Pannevant, Alphen and De Rijn.We believe that her original name was Corn Flower but we have no idea of her original function. When […]

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Medrain

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ILKA

‘ILKA’ was built as a sailing barge in 1904 in Zwartsluis, Holland, most likely carrying dry agricultural cargo and building materials. A large coastal type Tjalk Dutch barge, she was […]

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Chalo

Chalo is a 22metre Luxemotor, built by Jong Smit and Sons, Rotterdam in 1926. When built Chalo was probably much longer in length as she has a beam of just […]

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Dankbaarheid

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Nooit Gedacht

Our boat, Nooit Gedacht, was built in 1927 in Dordrecht, Holland. She is a Luxemotor, and was owned by the same family, that commissioned to have her built, for over […]

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Petronella

PETRONELLA built in 1924. One of the first diesel engine powered barges. Known as a Pakshuit Barge Built by D. Boot in Alphen A/D Rijn Holland fitted with Industrie ‘Hot […]

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Sagitta

Originally named Liberté ex Twee Gebroeders this Luxemotor was built in 1924 in Rotterdam. Her name was shortened to Liberté in 1937, and she became Albatros 2 in 1977. The […]

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Nigel Slater – Simple Suppers

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Serenity

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Tower Moorings on cBeebies

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La Baronesse

La Baronesse was built in 1912 at Dordrecht in Holland. At the end of the Second World War her name was changed to “Vrijheid” or “Freedom”, as were 98.2% of […]

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Petronella Catharina,1911

A historic Dutch Hagenaar ship, originally built from steel as a sailing barge. Located in Vreeswijk, Netherlands from 1920 until she was moved to London in 2011. Owned by Richard […]

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MV ‘IJsselmeer’

IJsselmeer is a 1909 Klipperaak 86 built by Foxholterbosch in northern Holland. She’s constructed in riveted steel, and the 86 refers to her length in feet – odd, since the […]

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Mooi Maisga

Mooi Maisga Mooi Maisga is a Skûtsje Tjalk, a type of Dutch sailing barge from the northern province of Friesland. Built in the city of IJlst in 1898 by Jelle […]

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Vrijheid

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OGRODY Polish publication

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Verwachting (meaning ‘Hope’ or ‘Expectation’)

Verwachting was built in Groningen, northern Holland in 1904. She is a Dutch Hasselter Aak. She worked as a commercial barge until the late 1970s when she was partly converted […]

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Norma

Norma is a riveted ‘puddle’ iron Dutch barge of the Tjalk type originally built as a coastal and sea going sailing freight barge. She was built in 1891 by ‘Vrijban’ […]

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Skua Upstream

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SKUA DOWNSTREAM

Mr and Mrs Turtle moved into Skua Downstream in April 2009. We have spent 4 happy years here and recruited two ship’s cats to keep us company just over a […]

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Surpass Offshore

1960’s British Lighter Barge Surpass is the garden barge situated at the near end of the moorings, with  deck views of Tower Bridge. Its gardens are well established.  If you […]

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Spes

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Unitan

Unitan was built in Paull, near Hull, on the River Humber in 1950, by J.R.Hepworth Ltd. She is a Sheffield sized Humber Keel motor vessel of clenched steel construction and […]

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Dora

Dora is a converted Dutch Klipper. She was built 100 years ago in Rotterdam and worked the Dutch canals as a cargo boat. She was converted into a double decker […]

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IL

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The Guardian – Anatomy of a Garden

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