Wendell Park Gardening Friends

Funded on Spacehive 27 November 2017

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Wendell Park Gardening Friends

Wendell Park Gardening Friends

Simon Grange By Simon Grange

Wendell Park Gardening Friends is a community group, open to volunteer gardeners of all ages and abilities, which is engaged in maintaining, improving and embellishing Wendell Park, W12

Hammersmith and Fulham Delivery stage

44
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£9,390
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This project was funded on 27 Nov 2017!

Wendell Park Gardening Friends is a community group, open to volunteer gardeners of all ages and abilities, which is engaged in maintaining, improving and embellishing Wendell Park, W12 The group was set up in the summer of 2017. The group will meet on at least one Saturday a month to plant, weed, feed, prune, tidy and otherwise embellish the herbaceous borders and flower beds in the park. Over time, it is envisaged that specific areas of the park could be given over to specific gardening ideas or themes, such as sensory planting (scent, texture, sound, flavour), children's gardening, etc. The group aims to encourage local people of all ages, backgrounds, skills, and abilities to take an active interest in their local park and to spend quality time outdoors doing something positive for the community and getting to know their neighbours

What we'll deliver:

  • Transform and replant the herbaceous border on the south side of the park
  • Plant naturalising drifts of daffodils, narcissi and other spring bulbs in various locations
  • Redesign and replant the beds throughout the park
  • Maintain, feed, weed and prune the existing shrubbery

Why it's a great idea:

This is a great opportunity for local people of all ages, backgrounds, skills, and abilities to take an active interest in their park and to spend quality time outdoors doing something positive for the community and getting to know their neighbours.

Steps to get it done:

  • Clearing the existing borders of snowberry
  • Preparing the ground for planting spring bulbs, fertilising and mulching
  • Sourcing and buying bulbs
  • Arranging planting day with Wendell Park School
  • Agreeing list of approved plants with LBHF
  • Obtaining funding to acquire plants and tools
  • Setting up group bank account and arranging insurance as required

We are in contact with local schools and charities to arrange gardening activities for children, the elderly and any other groups who would find some "gardening therapy" beneficial.

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Location Hammersmith and Fulham

Hammersmith and Fulham has 24 other projects and £1,265,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Wendell Park, London W12

Council

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

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How will the money be spent?Total £9,415

Shrubs for herbaceous border, 400m2 @ £20/m2 - £8,000 (85%)
Gardening tools and equipment, 15 tools @ £20 - £300 (3%)
Mixed Spring bulbs, 2,000 bulbs @ £150/1,000 - £300 (3%)
Insurance - £150 (2%)
Publicity - £100 (1%)
Other - £565 (6%)

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.

85%
Shrubs for herbaceous border, 400m2 @ £20/m2
£8,000
3%
Gardening tools and equipment, 15 tools @ £20
£300
3%
Mixed Spring bulbs, 2,000 bulbs @ £150/1,000
£300
2%
Insurance
£150
1%
Publicity
£100
6%
Other
£565
  • Spacehive fees
    £443
  • VAT
    £89
  • Transaction Fees
    £34

Total £9,415

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  • We would be thrilled to receive any donations of mature shrubs, hardy plants, bulbs, gardening tools and equipment
  • Web designer skilled in Wordpress to help us improve our website

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