Tag: gardens

7th May 2019

Sustainable Urban Beekeeping at The Charterhouse

Dale Gibson, founder of the sustainable beekeeping practice Bermondsey Street Bees, runs the three Charterhouse hives on the Queen’s Walk. Here, he discusses some of the issues affecting urban bees. Globally, habitat loss is acknowledged as the key threat to honeybee welfare. While bees have existed... continue

15th April 2019

Spring in the Charterhouse gardens

Posted by Kate Robinson, Head Gardener As I only started as head gardener here at the end of last summer this was my first March in the Charterhouse gardens. I am happily surprised every day as the crocuses, daffodils and bluebells start pushing their shoots up through the soil in unexpected places.... continue

Holly and the Hives

6th December 2018

Tucking up our bees for the winter

Here at the Charterhouse we’re the proud custodians of three hives which now live up on the Queen’s Walk and which are cared for by our beekeeping partner Dale Gibson of Bermondsey Street Bees. Our lucky bees have the run of the Charterhouse gardens, and we were very excited by our first harvest... continue

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