Urban Growth London is being featured in the Social Summer campaign – a showcase of ethical Summer holiday activities in the UK which highlights organisations which are giving something back to their communities.
Urban Growth London are running sessions at The Jetty in Greenwich every week to improve your gardening skills in a beautiful riverside location.
It’s now been 4 days on site at the Hampton Court Flower Show. And we’ve been reminded more than once that a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
We are delighted to have been asked to build our first show garden, for veteran designer Charlie Bloom, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018. The opportunity arose thanks to a conversation with tenants at one of the communal gardens we maintain, Art4Space, who told us about the mosaic they were making for […]
London’s Regents Canal is an iconic piece of the capital’s history, fuelling Britain’s Industrial Revolution as goods from around the country made their way to London’s docks, whilst the raw materials which made such a revolution possible arrived from around the world, and travelled in the opposite direction. These days, […]
Thank you to all of our friends and supporters who have helped us thrive and grow over the past 3 years. Our staff team has grown to 6 people, who look after a range of communal gardens from Camden to Norwood to Greenwich. We have grown over £3000 worth of chemical-free […]
With the arrival or spring, Pop Brixton has been replanted with tropical monsters! The winter roof came down from the site, so we could finally restore the greenery in all its glory. The polytunnel also got a full replant, removing the winter coloured cyclamen and spring bulbs for summer flowers […]
There are times when it feels like the stars and planets align to give assistance to a noble cause. It felt that our community day on Saturday was such an occasion. If we were to get anywhere near our goals of planting some 25 trees and building tree guards around […]
Thursday was an exciting day on site as we took delivery of our ornamental plants, in preparation for two huge days of planting. Friday was our corporate and school volunteer day. We were joined by a team of 9 immigration lawyers from Fragomen, and 19 pupils from two local primary schools. We’ve shifted some […]
One of the best things about working on community gardening projects is the people you meet, and the times you share. One of the endearing memories from today will be of Shaquille – and a string of willing but unsuccessful helpers – trying to get his size 12 right foot out […]