Two local community gardening projects you can get involved with

Anne-Marie has been in touch about two brilliant local gardening projects:

I'm writing on behalf of two new community gardens local to Brockley, one in Breakspears Mews and the other is at Telegraph Hill Centre on Kitto Road.

Both spaces are right at the beginning of setting up their new community gardens and are appealing to local residents to join them for a couple of hours over the summer.

Breakspears Mews

Carol Hooper is the project manager setting up the Breakspears Mews garden, off Ashby Road. 

She has helped master mind the removal of tonnes of illegally dumped material from the Mews. To celebrate the new garden, Jane is hosting an Olympics themed event on Saturday 14 July. There will be a bouncy castle and tug of war and other competitive events.

Breakspears Mews is about to be transformed! The immediate vicinity has been blighted for years by dumped rubbish, abandoned cars and hundreds of dumped tyres.

The Breakspears Mews Community Gardens Association is now working to transform it into a community garden for all to enjoy. Already scores of people have joined in the clean up.

Once cleared plans include food growing and fruit trees. Get in at the start of a new project!

The Association are hosting an Olympics-themed Open Day at the Mews for all the family on Saturday 14 July.

Kitto Road

This soon-to-be-community garden is based at the busy Telegraph Hill Centre. The Centre has big plans to transform ‘The Cage’ into ‘A Garden!’

A successful plant swap was help back in March and now the don'tre is inviting local volunteers to help turn an unloved piece of land into a beautiful and hopefully productive space for community use and enjoyment. 

So if you dont have gardening space of your own or have a few hours free this summer, why not go along and help create something beautiful? Jane Hartley is the project manager, to find out more please call her on 020 7639 0214