Help Nurture Our Rare Little Green Space

Funded on Spacehive 28 May 2022

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Help Nurture Our Rare Little Green Space

Chenies Chambers Gardeners By Chenies Chambers Gardeners

Our delightful little communal garden needs a bit of cash support for us to take it to the next level and to ensure it will continue to flourish this year and for years to come.

Fitzrovia Delivery stage

10
backers
£395
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This project was funded on 28 May 2022!

We are fortunate to have a small but thriving central London courtyard garden which continues thanks to efforts of residents over the years. Having transformed a tarmac area into a miniature nature reserve, residents have worked magic with limited funds, attracting many birds, butterflies, bees and even bats! But now, essential tasks are proving difficult if not impossible without purchasing new equipment. We need necessary items such as a proper new hose, soil, bedding containers, and tools to help with our garden maintenance and improvement. We want to re-establish what was a historic garden for residents and their friends and encourage our residents to keep it going as well as being an inspiration to other communities to do the same.

What we'll deliver:

  • A proper collapsable watering hose so that we do not lose precious trees and plants over the summer.
  • New and improved flower beds, fresh plantings, bird bath etc.
  • A delightful, garden easier to maintain in the long term
  • A welcoming oasis for our residents and friends and an attractive place for our wildlife such as birds, bees and bats!

Why it's a great idea:

We are nurturing a much needed green space in Central London, which is already home to a variety of birds, and wildlife! We are fortunate to have residents who have the energy and volunteer their time to keep the space going for the quiet enjoyment of all residents and their guests. From what was a tarmac area for generations, we have reclaimed the space and again created what was once an original historic garden at Chenies Street Chambers. This not only benefits our residents, but seamlessly connects to the green corridor running throughout Central London. Many residents can enjoy the green and flowering garden and birdsong from their windows and others will be able to enjoy sitting in the garden with their guests, or even participate in planting, pruning digging and creating a wonderful community project.

Steps to get it done:

  • By early June - purchase a new garden hose
  • By mid June - purchase soil and tools
  • By end of June - funds allowing, source and purchase planters and plants

We are also applying to Community Investment Fund to boost our funding for landscaping items

Location Fitzrovia

About the space

Chenies Street Chambers

Council

London Borough of Camden

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How will the money be spent?Total £260

8 bags compost - £80 (31%)
2 x Planters or similar (to replace plastic) - £69 (26%)
Garden Hose - £47 (18%)
New Bird Bath - £20 (8%)
Secateurs - £11 (4%)
Other - £33 (13%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

31%
8 bags compost
£80
26%
2 x Planters or similar (to replace plastic)
£69
18%
Garden Hose
£47
8%
New Bird Bath
£20
4%
Secateurs
£11
13%
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£33
  • Spacehive fees
    £19
  • Transaction fees
    £11
  • VAT
    £4

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Upgrade more planters, landscaping stones, better birdbath
  • New Washing Lines + Pegs
  • Buy Paint and re-paint concrete washing line poles

Total £260

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Professional, experienced Landscaping Advice - someone who can visit and offer practical advice Professional Gardening Advice - someone who can visit to offer horticulture advice Arborator - someone who can help prune overgrown trees
  • New Garden Tools Plants New or Used Planters, Soil, Landscaping items such as stone and Garden Railway Sleepers External Paint for Clothesline posts

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