For green and open spaces, we identified several areas locally to be developed by gardening groups supported by The Pimlico Million, which included building on the projects led at Peabody Avenue and Close, and creating new projects at Churchill Gardens, Ebury, Wellington and Chelsea Estates plus workshops in two sheltered housing centres.
The Peabody Avenue and Close Gardening Club has gone from strength to strength, and this year we have funded their work in developing whole new garden areas as well as permaculture projects and peer to peer learning and teaching.
Ebury’s Gardening Group was given funding for computer and for plants to give out at community fun days.
We have also worked with Churchill Gardens residents to identify larger open spaces and gardening projects they want to develop and have brought in the organisation Think Outside, to deliver a 6-month programme of work with residents and existing gardening groups and projects on the estate.
184 participants throughout the gardening projects
30 people took part in the Gatliff Summer Fair
30 people took part in the Churchill Gardens Summer Fair
40 people took part in the Churchill Gardens summer festival
"Funding allowed the garden club to engage the community in a meaningful way. For some, this was their first exposure to gardening. We've transformed the only green space on the estates into a dynamic community asset." Peabody Avenue and Close Gardening Club