A disused tennis court has been transformed into a community kitchen garden where local residents grow their own fresh produce. The site is used by nearly 100 local people and groups to grow a huge variety of fruit and vegetables.
The garden consists of 48 raised wooden beds and provides a local food-growing centre. The design of the site maximises food-growing space and allows the garden to look attractive. Plotholders are encouraged to grow a mix of fruit, vegetables and flowers.
The garden has an amazing ambience, which has helped foster a great community spirit between plotholders. It shows what can be created on an under-used and neglected open space.
In 2016 St. Quintin's achieved an Outstanding classification in the London Its Your Neighbourhood section of London In Bloom, which described us as 'a green oasis'. In 2015 the garden received the London in Bloom Excellence in Gardening Award.
St Quintin's Garden won second prize in the community food-growing category in London in Bloom in 2010, and several plotholders have won individual awards. The garden was also runner-up in the allotment section of London in Bloom in 2014.
The garden featured in The Great British Garden Revival
series on BBC2 in 2013.
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