The Rookery is a magical garden at the top of Streatham Common, just up the road from my home in south London. When SCCoop, the community group managing the garden, appealed for volunteers to help with a redesign of the Rookery’s historic White Garden, I was in. I wrote this piece, published in London Landscapes (the journal of the London Parks and Gardens Trust), about the project, and this article for Common Knowledge, the newsletter of the Friends of Streatham Common. The new White Garden planting is all in now (this photo was taken on one of our planting days) and we’ve started on refreshing areas of planting in the adjacent Old English Garden. It’s already clear that – just as it did when this walled garden first opened to the public – colour will play a big part in our plans for this part of the Rookery.