The Phoenix Garden Blooms

The Phoenix Garden Blooms

The Phoenix Garden By The Phoenix Garden

The Garden is about to reopen after the construction of our new community building. We want to re-landscape and refurbish the garden for our new visitors!

Camden Delivery stage

189
backers
£18,683
pledged of £18,929
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This project was funded on 31 Aug 2016!

The garden gets over 400 visitors every lunchtime during the summer. We also provide a valuable habitat for a number of species, such as frogs and stag beetles, not found elsewhere in Soho or Covent Garden. We want to accommodate both more effectively in the future. We want to remove rubble to build new spaces for visitors to sit in and for training, volunteering and social events to held. We want to create new habitat areas to encourage different species. We also want to build new seats, rebuild walls for raised beds and reinstate accessible paving, so as many people as possible can enjoy the gardens. Part of this programme is to facilitate and train local volunteers to execute most of the works. The garden has a great track record in delivering volunteer sessions - but after being closed for a year, we need to invest in new tools and recruitment to reinvigorate our workgroups.

What we'll deliver:

  • Re-landscape the garden
  • Reinstate accessible paving
  • Rebuild retaining walls
  • Create new habitats
  • Deliver volunteer training and work sessions
  • Add more seating for visitors

Why it's a great idea:

Our garden is located in a very diverse part of London. Over 47% of local residents were born outside the UK. We also welcome many local workers and tourists from all around the world. Our project will benefits huge numbers of visits and give them a great impression of this part of London. It will also make it easier for people to access the garden. Our project will bring local people together and give them the chance to learn new skills and meet new people and their neighbours. It will create habitats that encourage greater bio-diversity in the city.

Steps to get it done:

  • Completion of re-landscaping
  • Completion of retaining walls
  • Creation of new seating
  • Delivery of new habitats
  • Reinstatement of accessible paving

The development of the new landscaping in front of the Phoenix building will further our financial sustainability by maximising available garden space at fundraising events.

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Location Camden

Camden has 61 other projects and £150,000 in potential grant funding

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London Borough of Camden

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How will the money be spent?Total £18,929

Hardcore removal and topsoil - £4,972 (26%)
Wall building material and railings - £2,400 (13%)
Benches and gabion materials - £2,200 (12%)
Paving materials - £2,000 (11%)
Equipment - £2,000 (11%)
Volunteer workshop facilitation - £2,000 (11%)
Turf - £2,000 (11%)
Planting - £501 (3%)
Other - £857 (4%)

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.

26%
Hardcore removal and topsoil
£4,972
13%
Wall building material and railings
£2,400
12%
Benches and gabion materials
£2,200
11%
Paving materials
£2,000
11%
Equipment
£2,000
11%
Volunteer workshop facilitation
£2,000
11%
Turf
£2,000
3%
Planting
£501
4%
Other
£857
  • Spacehive fees
    £404
  • Transaction Fees
    £372
  • VAT
    £81

Total £18,929

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