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Prolandscaper Magazine: Queen’s Drive project

It’s an honour to have the planting for our Queen’s Drive garden featured in the July 2018 edition of Prolandscaper magazine – and a great opportunity to credit the client, landscaper and plant supplier for their roles in this very collaborative project!

From the drawing board

It’s been a busy start to 2018! This week will see a survey for a new project in Camden, a consultation on a Gipsy Hill garden, and a site visit to a garden being built in Crystal Palace. Meanwhile, plans for a courtyard garden in West Norwood are with the landscapers.

If you’re thinking of having your garden designed in 2018, don’t hesitate to get in touch: I’ll be delighted to talk through your ideas and see how I can help.

Tritton Vale Pocket Garden

Pocket gardens, pocket parks, urban greening and green space in general are all incredibly topical. As with so much else at present, it feels as though the pieces making up the future of our green spaces have been thrown up into the air, and that those pieces are still swirling. It’s not yet clear how they will fall: on the one hand, funding for parks continues to be cut, but on the other, ideas like the Greater London National Park City initiative are gaining ground.

Community projects are seen by many as part of the way forward. I have written in earlier posts about working with Streatham Common Common Co-operative and the West Norwood Bzz Garage, and earlier this year I joined forces with an amazing group of people to create a new pocket park in a built-up area of south east London.

This is the story of that space – the Tritton Vale Pocket Garden – as told on the excellent Richly Evocative blog. For updates, see the Tritton Road Facebook page. Several of us share the job of keeping this updated, and it has turned out be essential to the life of the project: we use it to raise funds and working parties, celebrate successes and thank the many people and organisations that make up a project community reaching far beyond geographic proximity.