The TRA is working with the community on several gardening projects.
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
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.
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.
We are now going to look for funding to make the garden happen. We have already got some support from Metropolitan and Pinnacle.