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Community Garden for Ray Park

Funded on Spacehive 16 December 2022 Delivered 31 August 2023

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Community Garden for Ray Park

Woodford Greeners By Woodford Greeners

Help us create a brand new community garden in Ray Park, Woodford Green!

Woodford Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 16 Dec 2022!

Within Ray Park there is an octagonal 18th century walled garden with little public access. Inside is a wild natural habitat, but some areas have become overgrown which will impact on the site's heritage value. Woodford Greeners is now looking to raise funds to restore a small section of land to create a community garden with help from local volunteers. Our plans are to start by clearing a small area, then install a standpipe and irrigation hoses so we have a regular water supply. The area will include a medicinal garden as well as a growing patch of colourful perennial flowers which will be grown from seed and when full, moved to public planters around the neighbourhood. We will also erect a timber pergola-style gazebo to provide a sheltered area so that throughout the summer we can hold regular workshops in gardening, arts & crafts and food growing. With your help, our local volunteers can come together to create a small area of natural beauty that the whole community can enjoy.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create a medicinal garden
  • Install a standpipe and irrigation hoses
  • Erect and install a timber gazebo

Why it's a great idea:

Our project will help to bring to life an unused area of the park and make it more accessible to the public. It also presents a wonderful volunteering opportunity for local residents in Woodford Green to come together to learn about gardening, forge friendships and be physically active outdoors. All the perennial flowers when fully grown will be transferred to public planters in the community including in the high street, along residential roads and around local schools. The new gazebo will provide an invaluable space for workshops enabling more local people and Redbridge residents to get involved and learn new skills.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buy gardening tools & purchase gazebo
  • Clear area of weeds and poisonous plants, lay compost and level out ground for planting
  • Contractor digs trench to water main and installs standpipe
  • Contractor digs holes gazebo legs and adds postcrete
  • Contractor assembles and installs gazebo
  • Strong box tool storage placed on site
  • Collect donated seeds and seedlings from volunteers
  • Volunteer gardeners plant up growing patch for perennials
  • Clearing and seeding of medicinal garden area
  • Supervised access to public begins with workshop programme in early Spring

Location Woodford

About the space

Walled Garden, Ray Park


London Borough of Redbridge

How will the money be spent?Total £6,128

Labour and installation of water stand pipe - £2,274 (37%)
Labour and installation of gazebo - £1,198 (20%)
Gazebo - £860 (14%)
Tool storage strong box x 2 - £744 (12%)
Gardening tools full set x 2 - £200 (3%)
Gazebo roof shingle kit - £175 (3%)
Perennial seedling plants - £150 (2%)
Seeds for perennial plants - £80 (1%)
Irrigation hose drip system - £34 (1%)
Other - £413 (7%)

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.

Labour and installation of water stand pipe
Labour and installation of gazebo
Tool storage strong box x 2
Gardening tools full set x 2
Gazebo roof shingle kit
Perennial seedling plants
Seeds for perennial plants
Irrigation hose drip system
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:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Seeds and plants for the garden
  • Additional gardening tools

Total £6,128

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.

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