This is a Kensington Residents’ Association event – grown from a resident’s suggestion and supported by your KRA.

A Spring plant swap will be held in Borthwick Park for residents to trade seedlings, cuttings or saved seed.

Living in a unit? Renting? Container gardening is for you! Many plants grow well in containers, and you can take them with you if you move. Jungle up your bathroom! Turn your patio into a herb patch!

Don’t know much about plants and gardening? No worries. Learn some tips and tricks from Kensington gardeners in Borthwick Park on 13 November.

Register via Trybooking to give us an idea how many plants, people, and plant-people we’ll be hosting. This is a FREE event with a few basic “ground rules”:

  1. Plants and soil need to be pest-free and healthy.
  2. Bring 1-10 items to trade e.g. struck cuttings potted in individual containers, or collected dry seeds in envelopes, or fresh cuttings in a bucket of water (without water is fine for succulents).
  3. Ideally swap items should be labelled with the name of the giver and simple tips for success e.g. “succulent from Liz, water sparingly” or “mystery plant from Barbara, likes shade in summer” or “lemon thyme from Jane, sprawling, flavour for cooking”. We’ll have blank labels and pens at the swap if you need.  Or skip the labelling and share your growing tips whilst chatting.

Let’s have a bit of fun with plants and neighbours who enjoy growing stuff or would like to give gardening a go. Leftovers will be used to stock a Kensington plant exchange. For further info email