Southwell Road residents garden

The garden had originally been a tarmac strip behind the council block which was completely derelict.

existing-x

Residents now have a place to enjoy the sunshine, grow their own food and socialize with their neighbors.  The design was carried out in line with tight budget constraints.  The zigurat form stems from the residents request to not have people looking directly through their windows.

The garden has increased the sense of community in the block with many residents meeting their neighbors for the first time.Southwell Patch.dgn

The original plan for the garden.

panorama

Panorama of the garden following initial planting

high-level-02x

View of the finished garden from above

13422391_1710708215849006_3150383220160034163_o-x

View through to the garden from the food growing area

IMG_1716x

Central decking area.

 

IMG_1720x

Gabion seats help to use up some of the old brick which was on site.

IMG_0157IMG_0131IMG_0139IMG_0140IMG_0149IMG_0150

Some shots from the opening day in 2015

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Links
The garden got a short mention on the BBC News, Science and Environment, web site.  See the article here

Save