Wanstead Community Gardeners is a community group open to all people of any skill level, who are interested in transforming Wanstead’s neglected public spaces.

Our projects and spaces include:

  • Corner House Garden
  • Most of the High Street flower beds
  • Nine patches in the shrub planting around Wanstead Station
  • Wanstead Station Car Park bed
  • Fountain beds round the old Victorian Drinking Fountain (Corner of the Green)
  • Wanstead Place – Doctor’s Surgery and Christ Church grass verge
  • Nightingale Green
  • Snaresbrook Station Wall Garden
  • Library Tree Pit
  • Co-op Tree Pit
  • Grove Park Linear Bed
  • Cherry Pye Bed – near The George
  • Island Bed – near The George car park
  • Mansfield Road Tanks

We’re a good mix of Wanstead people – families with children, retired people and 9-5 workers and we all play our part in creating little patchwork gardens in each neglected space.

Some of us are gardeners, some have the oomph to get rid of unwelcome sycamores, shift heavy sacks, fix up trellis and all the extra stuff needed when creating living gardens, while some know little but want to be involved.

How do we do it?

We have fun! We run on enthusiasm, dig and delvery and a good amount of plant knowledge. We have no formal funding or grants, and we tend to use plants from our own gardens and allotments. We are grateful to others who donate plants and to Daisy the High Street flower shop and Co-op who gives us their walking wounded. We plant them and they dance.

We happily accept donations of time, funding, and plants.

Would you like to join in on the fun?

Wanstead Community Gardeners is a great way to get to know new people and to have a positive impact on the community. If you would like to join please contact us via email at Wanstead.Community.Gardeners@gmail.com, or drop a note in to the Wanstead Library to “Wanstead Community Gardeners”. You can also follow us on twitter @WanComGardeners and Instagram. We hope to see you soon!

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