Angel Community Garden
Project Category: Public Sector organisation
Angel Community Garden forms part of Angel Gardens – a new 1.5 hectare public park located to the east of Rays Road, Edmonton.
Angel Gardens is a former railway/industrial site that has been derelict for many years, and an extensive operation to remediate the site was completed by Enfield Council in September 2013. The area offers an opportunity to create a unique, dynamic public space built on existing features, vegetation and traces of site history.
During the consultation process, residents requested that a Community Garden was included within the new park, to allow them to grow their own fruit and vegetables. The detailed design of this was endorsed by residents in September 2014. It includes raised timber planters of various heights, fruit trees and edible climbing plants.
The Community Garden will be delivered as Phase 2 of the Angel Gardens project, with completion due in Spring 2015. It is being delivered with support from the Greater London Authority through its Pocket Parks Programme.
Enfield Council is currently working with residents to establish an Angel Community Garden Group, who it is hoped will make it their own and promote use by local groups and schools.