Tower Gardens is a hidden gem of a park situated in the middle of the renowned Tower Gardens estate, located just off Lordship Lane.
The Gardens are full of character and history, with its distinctive layout and style relating to the time it was first laid out, between 1904 and 1928.
Tower Gardens was one of the first municipal ‘cottage estates’ in the world. Now a conservation area it was built by the London County Council. It was one of the first ‘garden suburbs’ in the world, characterised by good quality and practical buildings that show innovative use of materials and vermicular motifs typical of the Arts and Crafts Movement. 954 houses are arranged in 24 streets with Tower Gardens Park being at the heart of the community.
In 2012 Haringey Council commissioned Groundwork London to work with the community to identify potential improvements to the Gardens and empower groups to carry out their own horticultural tasks within the Gardens, in partnership with the council’s Parks Service.
A Community Action Plan (PDF, 291KB), along with worksheets detailing Orchard pruning and bulb planting, was devised and agreed by all parties and is now in place detailing tasks that can be done within the Gardens on an annual basis, and by whom.
If you would like to get involved with community activities within Tower Gardens please contact the Friends of Tower Gardens: firstname.lastname@example.org
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