Get Involved!

Join the Garden Management Subcommittee.  We need help!

Please come to the next AGM or contact us if you would like to join the Garden Management Subcommittee

Requirements are not onerous: Garden Charge-payer; attendance of 4 - 6 Subcommittee meetings annually, lasting approx 90 minutes each, held on weekdays at 20.00 hrs; no specialist knowledge of plants or gardening required (though very welcome!); skills in demand include database management, website maintenance; ability to assist with key administration and calling out electricians etc when required.

Many Garden Squares now employ managing agents to deal with all the things - key administration, finances, engaging gardeners, arranging works - which we as a Subcommittee do as volunteers and this is reflected in the much lower level of Garden Charge in Earls Court Square than in nearly all other Garden Squares. Our ability to continue to do this on behalf of all residents is dependent on sufficient residents being prepared to devote a little time to help run our glorious, unique garden.

Do contact us if you can help us!

We occasionally arrange gardening days (usually on weekend afternoons) when all residents are invited to come help us keep the garden in shape, supplementing the work done by our professional gardeners.    If you are interested please contact us .


Get In Touch!

E-mail Us: info@ecsgarden.org.uk

Post:       Earl’s Court Square Garden Management Subcommittee, 32 Earl’s Court Square, London SW5 9DQ

Feel free to get in touch and give us your ideas on the running of the Garden.

The Members of Your Garden Management Subcommittee

Katrina Quinton, Chair  Katrina was first introduced to Earls Court Square in 1997 and became a resident of the square in 2001 and has loved and enjoyed the garden and its breath of air since she first entered it.  The square has been a wonderful place to escape to from a basement flat and has also witnessed two step-daughters changing from young girls to young women and two sons learning to crawl, walk, play and making friends.   

A love of flowers and growing things has always been part of life which has been somewhat thwarted and frustrated by a north facing basement flat (saying that the hellebores and camellias are rather good and paeonies and clematis make a good effort!).  The decision not to move to a house and garden meant that the invitation to join the garden committee was welcomed with open arms and has generated friendships and a wonderful opportunity to get muddy and relish plant catalogues.

 

Anastasia Bouvier, Secretary 

Stacey is currently handling the issue of keyfobs to residents. She has served on the Garden Subcommittee for over 30 years.

e-mail: stacy@abouvier.com

Victor Smith, Gardener Emeritus Victor has lived in the square from 1967.  He has been a member of the Garden Committee for twenty years.  He was employed as the gardener for many years and during that time obtained for the garden a recommendation, a third prize, a second prize and a first prize.  He drives a Mercedes and is a keen cyclist.  His favourite sport is sailing and he keeps a yacht on the Solent.

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Tom Brown, Treasurer

Tom moved to Earls Court Square in 1996 from Barkston Gardens, where he had been Treasurer and introduced spreadsheets into the garden! He comes from a distinguished family of botantists and horticulturalists (his uncle was Regius Professor of Botany at Edinburgh University) but his own gardening skills have been mainly confined to window boxes and a cottage garden in the Cotswolds. He has previously been Chair of Governors at St.Cuthberts with St. Matthias School and a member of the committee of the Residents’ Association.

e-mail: treasurer@ecsgarden.org.uk

Kevin Colgan 

Heidi Bradner

Useful Links

Earl’s Court Square Residents’ Association Website

RBKC Website - Garden Squares Information Page


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