Edward Street

Edward Street

Corner of Edward Street and Kingston Road

About this garden

Edward Street is our largest community patch with three types of composting on site.

We garden here with our weekly volunteers and in collaboration with NOAH, St Matthew's Primary School and Richmond Hill School.

Grapevine

Three-tier raised beds

Leaf mulch cage and compost

Basil the scarecrow

What you can do here

  • join our gardening sessions

  • help us keep the grass trimmed

  • help us water

  • harvest lettuce leaves (most are 'pick and come again')

What's growing this season

Fruit

  • Plums

  • Rhubarb

  • Redcurrants

  • Blackcurrants

  • Raspberries

  • Apples


Vegetables

  • Garlic

  • Potatoes

  • Spinach

  • Broad beans

  • Tomatoes

  • Sunflowers


Herbs and flowers

  • Lavender

  • Curryplant (Helichrysium Italicum)


What else grows here

  • Mature sycamore tree

  • Mature tree TBC

  • Grass

What's great here

  • fantastic raised beds

  • lovely tree

  • loads of variety

  • enough space for a garden party

What's challenging here

  • shady at the back

  • cats love it as a loo

  • notorious for fly tipping on one corner

Longer-term plans

Rainwater harvester

You can already see the bowser that we'll use to collect the rainwater in.

We're installing a roof (design has changed slightly since the drawing was made), so this should make us more independent from water taps.

Saying that, we're always looking for watering volunteers - could it be you?