We are delighted to be renovating the communal garden at this vital centre which supports homeless young people in London.
We build all sorts of gardens…
…but the kind we enjoy making the most are where they can have a real, therapeutic impact on the people who need it most. That’s why we are so happy to be working with the Cardinal Hume Centre in SW1, improving three different spaces at their young person’s hostel in central London.
A flavour of the work we are doing there:
- building multiple raised beds from sleepers
- planting sensory garden areas, with plants that provide scent, texture, movement, colour & sound all year
- planting air-cleaning specialists near the road areas, just as the humble-yet-mighty ivy Hedera helix
- building a new compost bin
- planting pollinator-supporting areas, with plants that provide a long, consistent season of nectar & pollen, such as Viburnum tinus and Fatsia japonica ‘Spiders Web’ (both offering sustenance for winter-flying insects)
- creating a wild trail for children to explore and engage with nature in the city
We will be there all week, enjoying the spring sunshine and the opportunity to make our city greener, healthier & happier where it matters most. Just another little contribution to the London National Park City movement.