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Merton Garden Streets

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Merton Garden Streets

Merton Garden Streets

Merton Climate Action Group By Merton Climate Action Group

Encouraging the local community to get out and get planting with family and neighbours - improve wellbeing and enhance biodiversity- great for the mind, body and planet.

Merton Delivery stage

pledged of £4,614

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

We want Merton residents and businesses out turning their streets green by planting under street trees, de-paving (where possible) and planting in their front gardens, window boxes, hanging baskets or building green roofs on bike and bin sheds. In just 1 week- 45 streets registered and counting... Go to Join us on Facebook: Merton Garden Streets Instagram: MertonGardenStreets, please share pictures of your planting, tag us at #mertongadenstreets Twitter: @ClimateMerton

What we'll deliver:

  • Purchase soil, compost, plants and seeds for those wanting to join but can't afford these.
  • Prizes for winners in various categories (best overall street, most wildlife friendly, best upcycled material, others)
  • Pay for flags, stickers or other signage in areas which have been newly planted on
  • Pay for any postage, trasport, logistics costs for distributing leaflets and planting material

Why it's a great idea:

The plants will beautify the streets but more importantly will increase biodiversity locally, adding important food for pollinators, habitat for wildlife and many co-benefits. The increased vegetation cover will improve air quality and contribute to cooling in the hot months. De-paving front gardens and extra planting will improve surface runoff after downpours. Getting people outside planting on their streets will increase engagement with neighbours and contribute to pride, health and well-being. It’s also an activity that can be done socially whilst still practicing social distancing.

Steps to get it done:

  • The 3 community planting days on 15 May, 19 June and 17 July

Location Merton

About the space

London Borough of Merton


London Borough of Merton

How will the money be spent?Total £4,613

Wild flower plug plants - £1,194 (26%)
Soil & compost - £1,000 (22%)
Bedding plants and seeds - £1,000 (22%)
Flags, signage and sticker printing - £500 (11%)
Bedding plants - £375 (8%)
Flyer and poster printing - £125 (3%)
Flyer and planting material distribution - £100 (2%)
Insurance - £95 (2%)
Other - £224 (5%)

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.

Wild flower plug plants
Soil & compost
Bedding plants and seeds
Flags, signage and sticker printing
Bedding plants
Flyer and poster printing
Flyer and planting material distribution
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


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:

  • Extra prizes for winners

Total £4,613

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