The TRA is working with the community on several gardening projects. This is achieving great things

These bring many benefits to the Residents, such as:

  • they improve estate communal spaces and biodiversity in the estate
  • they get people together and help form friendships
  • residents feel safer and they are proud of the spaces they have helped to improve

Here’s a couple of projects we have been involved here since 2019.

Grow back greener fund: gardening events across the estate

We worked with Incredible Edible Lambeth to get funding from the Grow Back Greener funding by the Mayor of London.

With this funding and the support of Metropolitan, Notting Hill housing Association and Pinnacle, we started gardening groups in Abbots Park and Challice Way.

Residents got together to transform their green spaces, and plant flower beds and vegetable gardens.

We had really good days, with a professional gardener teaching us the secrets of good gardening, and food and drinks. The residents got to know each other and are now looking after the places together.

Abbots Garden
Challice Way – before and after
lots of vegetables and flowers!

Huggins Corner

We got a grant of £2,575.00 from Near Neighbours, and we commissioned Social Landscapes to lead a series of workshops with a group of residents.

Together we redesigned an abandoned area between Roupell Road and Christchurch road into a garden for people to enjoy.

The Residents renamed this area Huggins Corner, from Margaret and William Huggins, the astronomers best known for their pioneering work in astronomical spectroscopy, who lived just around the corner, at 90 Upper Tulse Hill.

some images from the 3d model of the new garden

We are now going to look for funding to make the garden happen. We have already got some support from Metropolitan and Pinnacle.

If you’d like to be part of our gardening projects, or suggest an area for improvement, please get in touch with us!