Published: 22 June, 2012
by PETER GRUNER
CULPEPER Community Garden is holding a 30th anniversary party tomorrow (Saturday).
Founder members of the garden in Angel will be celebrating along with current supporters, volunteers, and neighbouring residents.
The party starts at 3pm with a few words about the garden and the cutting of a cake, followed by performances from refugee choir Woven Gold, 60s singer Julie Rayne and local quartet, The Light Brigade.
There will also be a photography exhibition with images from garden life over the years.
Invited guests include the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Islington Mayor Jilani Chowdhury, Green politician Jenny Jones, and local councillors Catherine West and James Murray.
Award-winning Culpeper, described as a much-loved “little oasis”, is an independent registered charity. It provides plots for local people without gardens and Islington-based community organisations, schools workshops and arts and children’s events.
A former derelict site, Culpeper was saved from developers following a campaign by residents 30 years ago. The garden was opened by pop singer Lulu and regularly wins awards. It featured on the BBC TV Gardeners’ World programme.
Visit www.culpeper.org.uk or call 0207 833 3951.