The garden had originally been a tarmac strip behind the council block which was completely derelict.
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.
The original plan for the garden.
Panorama of the garden following initial planting
View of the finished garden from above
View through to the garden from the food growing area
Central decking area.
Gabion seats help to use up some of the old brick which was on site.
Some shots from the opening day in 2015
The garden got a short mention on the BBC News, Science and Environment, web site. See the article here