The Phoenix Garden was created by local volunteers in 1984 and is the last of the Covent Garden Community Gardens. It provides a peaceful green retreat for local residents, workers and tourists and is a haven for a diverse range of urban wildlife. Formerly a car park, the garden's bedrock of rubble has required a careful selection of plants that suit difficult conditions. The garden opens daily and is a registered charity, managed by a team of volunteers and funded through donations and grants. Awards received include Natur im Garten ecological garden (2016) and a Camden Design Award (2017) for the new community building.