This award-winning community garden lies within a peaceful tree-lined residential square between Haggerston Park and Regent’s Canal, onto which it opens. Gloucester Square was built in 1987 as affordable housing on a former industrial site. After years of neglect, residents decided to rejuvenate the flowerbeds in 2009. The gardens have different themes and styles to reflect residents’ interests in gardening aesthetics. There is a small woodland garden, a central planted landscaped sanctuary and two flowerbeds where plants, herbs and vegetables are seamlessly planted within borders. The community garden received the Gold award for Best Community Project in Hackney in Bloom (2013) and the Bronze award for Best Community Garden (2014) from the East London Gardening Society.