Tag Archives: Saffron Central

Taberner House build delay sees site revert to Plan Bees

With no building work planned for the town centre site at least until the autumn, a key plot opposite the Town Hall has turned to Plan Bees. From saffron farm to bee haven, the Taberner House site is undergoing transformation … Continue reading

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Pop-up farm seeks new homes for 20,000 crocus corms

Ally McKinlay has got a few thousand crocus corms on his hands, and he needs your help to distribute them. Saffron Central was the pop-up spice farm set-up on the site of Taberner House, next to Queen’s Gardens in central … Continue reading

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Bloomin’ marvellous: volunteers wanted for saffron harvest

Croydon is about to have its first mass harvest of saffron since Roman times, and you could play a part. The spice that’s worth more than its weight in gold is gathered from crocus flowers, and across the borough, in … Continue reading

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First green shoots sighted as work goes on at Saffron Central

Croydon’s going potty for crocuses, with a topping-up session held today at Saffron Central, the pop-up crocus farm on the site of Taberner House, the council’s former office block. More than 16,000 pots were filled with compost and Crocus Sativus … Continue reading

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Community blooms as the sun shines on Saffron Central

The sun shone on Croydon’s “Central Park” yesterday, as volunteers came together on the Taberner House building site for the #BigPotUp to plant 21,000 crocus corms. Photo-journalist LEE TOWNSEND was there to capture the day exclusively for Inside Croydon Croydon … Continue reading

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