With the coming of autumn, one of the big events in the Barbican Wildlife Garden is the annual scything of the Meadow. Afterwards the City of London police horses visited to help break up the ground which will aid with the bedding-in and germination of the newly fallen seeds.
Wednesday gardening sessions are now being kept to groups of six or less in order to meet both new government guidelines and City Garden's requirements on social distancing. Because of this, we are still not able to run Health and Safety Inductions for new members at this time.
Above from left: Before scything looking south; before scything looking north; after scything looking east; the view from the podium after scything.
Above from left: Traditional scythes used to cut the Meadow; afterwards cuttings are raked into "stooks"; Trug and Clyde with the Barbican in the background; breaking up the ground.