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A display of heirloom bean varieties.

Saving Our Seeds: Diversity & Communities

Important new research has been published which illustrates the importance of community seed projects, thanks to the work of our much-missed, former Urban Growth team member, Charlotte Dove. She will be talking about her recent research trip to America, at the prestigious South London Botanical Institute, as part of Seedy Saturday, […]

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A New House for London – Garden Creation

A New House for London – Garden Creation

We are delighted to have been commissioned to design and install the planting at an innovative pop-up exhibition by Carl Turner Architects. The project addresses the challenge of London’s housing crisis, by looking at small-scale, affordable & quickly-created domestic spaces. Accordingly, we have created a variety of planting styles, showing […]

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Recruitment: Urban Growth is Growing!

Recruitment: Urban Growth is Growing!

We are pleased to announce a number of part time roles for which we are recruiting. Please see below for details – there is a Dropbox link to the job descriptions and staff handbook. If you cannot access this, please email us to request the relevant documents. The process is […]

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Summer Solstice & Our 1st Anniversary!

Summer Solstice & Our 1st Anniversary!

The longest day of the year approaches, and we have got activities to fill all those sunny hours across our sites from Brixton to Rotherhithe. The big news this season has been the opening of PopBrixton (www.popbrixton.org), where we are managing the green spaces, including a vast polytunnel cafe/dining room. […]

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Spring Update

Spring Update

Outdoor activities are in full swing, and we’ve been busy setting up exciting new projects with collaborators from Canada Water to Brixton. We are finishing off the main features of the garden at Surrey Square, laying a path with aromatic herbs creeping between flagstones and mulching the beds – which conserves […]

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Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the Air!

London – its plants & people – has noticed the warmer, brighter, longer days! We are all more willing to poke our head out of doors, and the cherry blossom and spring bulbs are popping up in sunny spots. We spent two days communicating this enthusiasm to the students of […]

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