The Mayor of Islington with two of our youngest visitors of the day!
As well as all the fun of juggling, yoga, mini-cycling, the Garden Classroom, painting and drawing, we were treated to delicious sandwiches and cakes from Sandra at the Duncan Terrace Cafe.
Below, Councillor Claudia Webbe, Executive Member for Environment & Transport at Islington Council, with Frank, Islington Parks Service, who leads our horticultural team at Duncan Terrace Gardens and myself.
Councillor Webbe came to help us launch Islington in Bloom. She was very interested in our Community Garden project at Duncan Terrace & Colebrooke Row Gardens and was very glad to see the progress we had made. She had lots of good ideas which she shared with us before she headed off to see other Islington in Bloom launch events.
Here is a great group picture – from the left, Andrew Hillier, Acting Assistant Parks Manager for Islington South, me, Jeff, one of our brilliant volunteers, Councillor Webbe, Frank and Ciara, another of our wonderful volunteers. At the rear, our very special guest juggler!
It was lovely to see lots of our regular park users, our volunteers & supporters, so many of the Islington Parks team and many new friends who were keen to learn more and enjoy the day with us. All in all, a wonderfully sunny and successful day!