Help make Tower Hamlets a great place to live, work and play
Hello - we are a gardening group called Bethnal Green Fingers based in London E2 and support the gardens on our estate which is owned by a Housing Association. It is run by a resident Antony Nelson who is a Landscape Architect with horticultural training. We have been going for 12 years, and in that time have transformed our space. Unfortunately about two years ago our Housing Association stopped funding us and took away our paid professional gardener that supported us. Although we try hard and do our best as volunteers, without any funding we are finding it difficult to replace plants and continue adding to the gardens and securing its future. It's a lot of work all year round and we always counted on some part time professional help, which we can no longer have as support.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The benefits in supporting us will: - Increase the number and the variety of plants and biodiversity. - Specifically attract pollinators that are in decline, such as bees. - Create a richer, more verdant setting for the community to enjoy. - Help maintain the gardens and reduce litter and anti-social behaviour. - Buy secateurs and gardening gloves for volunteers. - Help in educating and training families and children on the estate through regular gardening events, with the benefits of plants, water management and biodiversity emphasised.
Steps to get it done:
For all those that support us we would encourage you to visit us. We are also happy to show you around and treat you as a 'friend' of the gardens. We will happily sit with you outside as well and share a cup of tea (or wine) and tell you about our neighbourhood. You have a friend in this vibrant area of east London! We can check us out on Instagram and appear on it. Look for Bethnalgreenfingers.
About the space
London Borough of Tower Hamlets