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Kath Gillmore Community Garden

Kath Gillmore Community Garden
(Photo: Carole Wright)
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The Garden

The Garden, located on the Peabody Blackfriars Housing Estate, was created from a disused tarmac courtyard in 2013 and consists of 14 raised beds which residents use to grow food and nectar-rich plants. A planted courtyard with fruiting hedge and herbs provides an enchanting entrance to the garden. For Peabody’s 160th anniversary in 2022, there will be estate tours, a pamphlet and plant sales. Architects Farouk Agoro and Dele Awoyemi reveal details of the garden project ‘More Than a Shed’, a collaborative project with residents commissioned by Blak Outside working in partnership with Peabody and contractors Gingko Horticulture.

Gardening Co-ordinator: Carole Wright

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 12:00–17:00
Activities
Pollinator plants, seeds and information leaflets for sale. Local community gardens and Permaculture information stall, upcycled crafts, henna hand painting and refreshments available.
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
Between Blocks S & T of the Peabody Blackfriars Estate on the Blackfriars Road
Nearest postcode: SE1 8HT
Buses
40, 63
Stations
Southwark, Waterloo, Elephant & Castle
Cycle hire station
Webber Street (Map)
Public toilets
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (Map)
Open Saturday 10:00-18:00
Open Sunday 10:00-18:00
Access
Level access
Dogs
Dogs on leads

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