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Tritton Vale Pocket Garden

Funded on Spacehive 3 September 2016

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Tritton Vale Pocket Garden

Tritton Vale Pocket Garden

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We will transform a neglected strip of land into a beautiful garden for the whole community to enjoy! Our core commitment is to promote: community, biodiversity, education, art & enjoyment of nature.

Lambeth Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 03 Sep 2016!

This project is being led by local residents & has the support of Lambeth Council & the Mayor’s Capital Clean Up Campaign. The garden aims to: * Bring the community together * Create an area of natural beauty, reduce littering & dog fouling * Increase biodiversity, particularly for bees & birds * Provide a place for gardening & relaxation for residents without gardens * Provide space for community gatherings such as street parties * Provide a space for educational exploration, art installations & play for local children & pupils of Elm Wood We have received outstanding support & backing from local businesses & residents lending their talents, including: * Terka Acton, local resident & garden designer * The country's first Library of Things * Julie Norburn of Art4Space * Alleyn Garden Centre * Elm Wood School * Vale Street Community Shop * Pedder Estate Agent * Topps Tiles, West Dulwich * Volcano Cafe * West Norwood Bzz Garage

What we'll deliver:

  • Enable local school children to create mosaic paving stones to create a path through the garden (with Art4Space)
  • Fit a beautiful planter bench to enable people to sit & enjoy the garden

Why it's a great idea:

This strip of land is currently an unused local eyesore. It attracts lots of litter & dog poop. Pupils of Elm Wood school pass the land every day & know it only as a place that collects empty beer bottles & other rubbish. Meanwhile, there are many flats in the area which have no gardens or outside access; local schools have limited green spaces; and like many suburban areas, neighbours often don't know each other! Turning this neglected space into a beautiful community garden will be transformational for the area! Colourful plants & fruit trees will attract birds & bees; local residents will be able to enjoy a momentary escape from city life to relax & enjoy nature; children will have a place to play & learn safely; and we will all be able to come together as a real community to tend the garden, hold small events & even enjoy produce fresh from the ground!

Steps to get it done:

  • Planting weekend 1 (Sept 2016)
  • Planting weekend 2 (Sept 2016)
  • Procuring all materials: plants, wood for planters & balance bar, seeds, fruit trees
  • Community consultation meeting (June 25th, 2016)
  • Executing infrastructure work: leveling, perimeter fencing (Aug 2016)
  • Mosaic creation by Art4Space & Elm Wood School (July 2016)
  • Official opening ceremony (Oct 2016)


Location Lambeth

About the space


London Borough of Lambeth

How will the money be spent?Total £3,228

Plants, wood for planters, willow, gravel, wood chippings, sign - £1,500 (46%)
Mosaic workshop, materials & fees - £800 (25%)
Trees - £800 (25%)
Other - £128 (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.

Plants, wood for planters, willow, gravel, wood chippings, sign
Mosaic workshop, materials & fees
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £3,228

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.
  • 7 volunteers to support the two planting weekends with face painting and multi-sport activities.

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7 volunteers to support the two planting weekends with face painting and multi-sport activities.
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