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Prakti stove – perfect for a winter BBQ!


Good for outdoor cooking. Easy to light and fires up fast. It can also be lit in windy weather. I am rather fond of this red charcoal burner stove by Prakti from a local company based in […]

Westwood Hill House


Westwoodhill House is a Victorian country house hidden away in deep south London. Situated in Upper Sydenham, it’s a five minute walk from Sydenham High Junior School. It’s an amazing venue that simply blew me […]

Meet Fran, owner of The Fresh Flower Company in East Dulwich


I meet Fran Bailey, owner and founder of The Fresh Flower Company on a hot muggy afternoon in the little coffee garden of Blue Mountain on North Cross Road; she has a bit of a […]

Open Garden – 100 College Road


You are invited to an open garden on Sunday 12 July in the stunning gardens of 100 College Road from 2pm – 6pm. Established in 1867 this lovingly maintained garden has lots of history and beautiful plants to admire. The house itself also […]

Sunset Soiree in Dulwich Village


You are invited to an evening of good food, good wine and good music on Sunday 21 June in the stunning garden of 39 College Road from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. This gorgeous contemporary garden was designed to […]

“SLUGS” open their gardens – the Court Lane Garden Group

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Four members of SLUGS, the South London Urban Gardens Society, are opening up their gardens in Court Lane and Court Lane Gardens for charity on Sunday 14th June. The gardens are an interesting and inspirational […]

Dulwich Gardens open for Charity – full swing in June

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Dulwich is a green oasis bejewelled by its gardens – many magnificent, all inspirational, all different, and all backed by astonishing depths of gardening knowledge. There are some 40 local gardens opening for charity in […]

Saved: the old concrete house of Dulwich

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In 2009, Lorenzo Ali investigated one of Dulwich’s architectural curiosities – The Concrete House. The Grade II listed building, was built in 1873 by Charles Drake, using his cutting edge Patent “concrete builder”. It represents surviving […]

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