PVG Dog Show Announcement

We are pleased to announce that we are holding our first Dog Show as part of our Coronation Picnic Fun Event on Sunday 7th May in Pinner Village Gardens.

Registration will take place in the park for the Dog Show between 12 pm and 2 pm, it’s important to come on time for this as there is keen interest. Judging will commence at 2:30 pm.

1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category will be awarded rosettes and all entrants will be sent a certificate.
Entry is £1 per dog per category with funds raised going towards maintaining the park.  
The fun categories are:

  • The Waggiest Tail for all age dogs;
  • Be Good sit, down, stay – adult dogs;
  • Happy Puppy under 1 year.
  • Old Grey Whisker Test for dogs over 9 years;
  • Most Regal Promenade, where the handler must be in royal fancy dress, but not the dog.

The Friends of Pinner Village Gardens are all looking forward to the Coronation Event and Picnic and hope you are too. For further information on the overall event, please see our announcement here.

Coronation Picnic and Fun Event

The Friends of Pinner Village Gardens are finalising plans for the Coronation Picnic and Fun Event on Sunday 7 May.

The event will take place from 12 noon to 4 pm. There will be live music including Harrow Steel Band, children’s rides, stalls, and food. 

Understanding nature pond dipping will take place around 1.30 pm.

The Dog Show takes place at 2.30 pm and includes fun categories such as ‘Most Regal Promenade’ where the handler must be in royal fancy dress, but not the dog.

To take part in the Dog Show register in the park before 2 pm, £1 per category.  Other Categories are: Old Grey Whisker Test for dogs over 9 years; Be Good sit, down, stay adult dogs; Happy Puppy under 1 year; and the ‘Waggiest Tail’ for all.

There will be stalls and local trades participating for a donation towards the upkeep of Pinner Village Gardens.  The Friends of Pinner Village Gardens need to raise about £4,000 a year to keep the park looking lovely.  The Friends welcome donations of any size to help this work.

To volunteer for the event, apply to host a stall or if you have any questions Contact the Friends via our contact form here. Get your picnic packed for Sunday 7 May!

Winter Tales and Bird Walk

We are pleased to announce two upcoming events for families and children.

We are pleased to be joined by Claudia Mernick and Pippa Reid for The Mayor’s Golden Boots and other Winter Tales, a storybook session that will take place on Sunday, 6th February at 11 am near the climbing rock within the park, under a marquee. Suitable for families and children of all ages.

Tickets are required for Winter Tales, and we request a donation towards FoPVG to cover organisational costs. Sessions are limited to only 10, and tickets can be reserved at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/storybook-session-in-pinner-village-gardens-tickets-243110378687

We are also pleased to announce a bird walk to be conducted by Ian Jackson from Pinner RSPB. This will be taking place on Friday, 18th February between 10 am and midday. Warm, dark coloured clothes are recommended and if you have your own binoculars then that will be helpful. Ian will take you on a walk around the park, looking out for the birds you might otherwise overlook. Meet at the Whittington Way entrance.

Upcoming Tree Planting Ceremony

We are pleased to announce that the Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Ghazanfar Ali, will be attending Pinner Village Gardens on Sunday 12 September for a tree plaque unveiling ceremony.

With thanks to Harrow Sikhs and The Potohar Association UK, who have supported the work of the Friends, you are invited to attend the ceremony at 1:30 pm.

Following the ceremony, there will be refreshments, children’s games and a first aid demonstration.

The Children’s Fun Run 2021

It was so pleasing to see everyone this morning for our inaugural Children’s Fun Run to support the foundation of the Pinner Junior Parkrun. We had a huge number of attendees, who were all just as excited as we were to see everyone out and enjoying the park.

For those who took part, please download your participation certificate from here: https://www.pinnervillagegardens.org.uk/fun-run-certificate/

We were even lucky with the weather, as there were only a few spots of rain as the runners set off around the two-kilometre course. A huge thank you to everyone who attended, as well as the ongoing support of running club Metros and the Pinner Rotary Club who lent us the equipment to put on today’s event.

It was also great to hear feedback from parents who were keen for us to start up the Junior Parkrun so that we can do this every Sunday. We are thankful for their donations at the event, and a few suggested that we put out a donation link. So if you’d like to donate to the efforts to bring a Parkrun to Pinner Village Gardens, then you can do so via PayPal with this button:

Our Upcoming Summer Event

The Friends of Pinner Village Gardens are pleased to annouce that we are hosting a summer family event on Sunday 27th June, between 11am and 3pm. This will be held next to the climbing rock in the middle of the park; details have been added to our events calendar.

There will be a plant sale, nature activities for children and families, and we are pleased to announce that our 2022 FoPVG calendar will go on sale on the day. Members of the FoPVG Committee will be in attendance and ready to answer all your questions about upcoming projects and plans for the park.

We are also delighted to have local women’s signing group Capital Connection who will be singing from 12pm and looking for new people to join their fabulous group.