People standing in adventure playground.
Gardeners playground. Sue Blundell, Barbara Corr and Toks Osanife from the Fitzrovia Trust.

By News Reporters

Members of the Fitzrovia Trust put on their gardening gloves on Friday to plant new shrubs in the Fitzrovia Children’s Playground in Whitfield Street for an autumn horticulture session. The improvements to the gardens were carried out ahead of the Teddy Bears’ Picnic which is to be held on Saturday 5 October at the playground. 

Two men digging garden.
Zari and Stefano make light work of hard labour preparing the ground for planting.

Trust members Sue Blundell, Barbara Corr, Colin Bascom and Toks Osanife organised the replanting of the gardens. They were helped with digging the gardens by Bruce, Stefano and Zari from construction firm Sir Robert McAlpine, and Linus from the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association. The plants were paid for from a grant awarded by Derwent London.

Plants in garden.
A range of scented flowers were planted in the garden next to the adventure playground.

The Playground is on a site acquired by the Fitzrovia Trust in 2007. The Trust hold the whole site on a lease from Camden, and sublet the building to the London Early Years Foundation who run the Fitzrovia Nursery. The Fitzrovia Trust is a registered charity and buys property in Fitzrovia to provide housing and facilities to benefit the local community.

People placing sign on fence.
Colin, Toks and Sue put up a poster announcing the teddy bears picnic.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic: 3pm to 5pm Saturday 5 October 2013 at Fitzrovia Children’s Playground, 54 Whitfield Street W1T 4ER. There will be face-painting, food, music, juggling, conjuring, a pets zoo, and more…

The Fitzrovia Children’s Playground is open weekends and school holidays from dawn to dusk; and during school term time from Monday to Friday from 15.30 hours to dusk

Teddy bears and balloons.
Teddy Bears Picnic: 3-5pm Saturday 5 October