Barking Grow Club

ONLINE: Our Garden

16 March – 30 April 2020

Online and on social media
Streaming from:
Company Drinks at the Outdoor Bowls Club
in Barking Park

Join us in the Company Drinks Garden *ONLINE*. Through this difficult period of social distancing and quarantines, as a result of the ongoing spread of Coronavirus, we'll be bringing you updates from our Grow Club garden in Barking Park. Spring is here: so Shaun and Alice will be bringing you the latest progress of our herbs and flowers, plus easy tips and activities you can follow at home in a garden, on a balcony or windowsill.


The Barking Grow Club volunteer sessions might be on pause, but the garden certainly hasn’t stopped growing! This week we’ve been giving our seedlings, which we began sowing in February, a little more room.

The Cosmos, Nasturtium, Sunflowers (and more) are not part of our herbal tea range but provide forage for pollinators as well as bringing more colour to the garden.

Over the coming weeks we will have more videos showing simple gardening techniques that you can try at home – garden, balcony or windowsill.

  • Check our Vimeo for a tutorial: Potting on overgrown seedlings.
  • If you would like to share with us your own Potting progress, tag us on social media @goingpicking, or send photos and ideas to







Do you need any help or support?

The council, in partnership with BD Collective, have launched a Citizens Alliance Network (CAN), to support vulnerable people during these difficult times. If you, or anyone you know, needs help or support, you can find out more on the CAN website.

Please contact us via email if you have any questions about our activities or concerns about the situation and how it might be affecting you in Barking & Dagenham.