The Sunday before Summer Solstice


The longest day is nearly upon us and we don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

It’s been great to watch the sun loop higher and higher above Bernard Weatherill House but this will start to reverse from Monday 20th June!

Why not pop by the day before with a Marjoram/Oregano or Lavender plant to help keep the bees happy over the summer?

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) will be visiting us on Monday 27th June as part of their “It’s your neighbourhood” campaign.  We’d like to get the space looking as good as possible on Sunday 19th June from Noon – 7pm.

Other bee friendly plants are welcome and there are a number of gardening tasks available on the day.IMG_9148 (2) If you would like to help please contact Croydon Saffron Central through this website and arrange a time as there is a limit to how many people are allowed on site.


  • Marjoram/Oregano, Lavender & Bee Friendly Plants
  • Large plant pots
  • Bags of soil (John Innes Number 3 is perfect)
  • Bags of multi purpose compost (Ideally Peat Free)
  • Paints – Acrylic works fine
  • Paint brushes (any sizes)
  • Off cuts of plywood 3mm-12mm

If you’ve not been to Croydon Saffron Central before we are located in the old Taberner House site next to The Queens Gardens in Croydon.  Virtually opposite the Fairfield Halls if you’re by the fountain in The Queens Gardens look towards the blue glass building and you should see a flag with a bee on it (only raised when we are open).


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