Residents celebrate opening of new community garden

Posted on Thursday 19th June 2014

Local residents from the Cleveland Estate, Bethnal Green last week celebrated the launch of a new community garden to encourage the community to grow their own food.

More than 30 residents went along to the launch, organised by the Cleveland Community Garden group and Tower Hamlets Homes, to sign up to get their own plot.

As well as licensed plots, the garden boasts a communal growing space to get more residents living on the Cleveland Estate growing their own healthy and nutritious food.

The garden group is planning to provide plots for children in the near future and a raised bed for disabled residents.

Richard Aylwin, local resident and Chair of Cleveland Community Garden said, “It’s taken months of hard work to get to this point, but we are very happy with the outcome.

“We have some great people join the club - they will help us run the garden. We want all residents to come and enjoy it. I’d like to thank Tower Hamlets Homes for all the support we have had.”

Cleveland Community Garden is one of 24 food gardens managed by Tower Hamlets Homes residents with over 500 plots and 1500 local gardeners. To find your local food garden, visit our community food garden page.

Posted on Thursday 19th June 2014