Thursday, 23 July 2015

Community Garden, Shadwell

Had the pleasure this afternoon to visit a community garden in Shadwell, Tower Hamlets. It is housing association owned and beside a block of flats and 4 1/2 years ago it was rat infested waste ground and ear marked to be developed as a car park. Now it is a beautiful community garden with colourful flower beds which were alive with bees; a pond which is now home to frogs and newts. There is a Mediterranean like area, lots of seating and meandering paths where at each corner there is something new to be seen. This has all been achieved by one local resident and now a small team of volunteers who should all be commended. My few pictures below taken with my mobile phone really don't do it justice but give a flavour of it.

And a few fancy chickens!