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King Henry’s Walk Community Garden

A community garden for all to enjoy.



CHALLENGE

To find out from the community what was their ambition for a back lot, which had become run down. The ground had significant contamination and there were several brick structures on site.

INNOVATION

The creation of a new community garden was proposed and take to pubic meetings.  Mildmay residents were united in wanting to develop a community garden and Anna was tasked with developing a cost effective design that could be phased. Anna drew up initial proposals based on residents suggestions and these were costed. This enabled the residents to form a group that took the garden forward to completion.

IMPACT

Today the King Henry’s walk Garden is a delightful space; the final designs were drawn up by a resident and the information provided on remediation and costs enabled residents to make appropriate decisions for their space. Anna is delighted with the way the community really got behind the project and likes to keep an eye on the latest developments; you can see them here www.khwgarden.org.uk

PROJECT FACTS

Project Name: King Henry’s Walk Community Garden
Project Type: Landscape Design, Regeneration
Location: Mildmay, Islington, London
Date: 2004-5
Contract Value: £25,000 seed

EXPERTISE

Landscape Architecture, Regeneration, Sustainability Design, Community Development, SUD’s