Energy Garden

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    Energy Garden empowers communities to regenerate London from seed to solar power

    We support communities across London to turn Overground platforms into biodiverse, productive gardens with solar-powered station amenities. The sale of electricity from our solar portfolio provides funding for all of Energy Garden’s operations and social impact programmes.

    By developing green spaces on transport infrastructure, Energy Garden supports healthier communities.

    The Energy Garden network is made up of 34 gardens that stretch across the London Overground. These gardens turn grey, unused space into thriving green zones. At the heart of this network are strong community groups. Each garden is nourished by a team of local residents, who care for the garden and learn from each other. Over 300 volunteers regularly commit their time to working alongside each other, and we are fuelled by the work that they do.

    Each garden is unique and offers something different. From solar powered hoses at Brondesbury Park, to rewilding and biodiversity surveys at Rectory Road, we are consistently inspired by the composting, sowing, harvesting and giving that each group creates. Since 2011, we have been growing and establishing Energy Garden, and ten years later we’re busier than ever. 

    Making London a more liveable city

    Energy Garden supports these volunteer groups with access to work on the stations. The platform gardens make commuting a more enjoyable experience, something that has been recognised directly by TfL and researched by Imperial College London, whose reports show that stations with Energy Gardens consistently have the highest Customer Services Scoring across the rail. The gardens create awareness of climate issues, including air quality, urban biodiversity and the importance of renewable energy. The groups align their ideals with thousands of other local groups and projects that are striving to make London a more liveable city. 

    Get involved with Energy Garden

    We are always expanding and open to ideas and collaborations, and of course new volunteers! Energy Garden actively seeks businesses that have rooftop space and are interested in developing solar PV infrastructure that generates revenue to benefit the individual business and the wider community. The revenue generated also supports the garden programme, paid youth training programmes, school workshops and a wide range of community projects.

    Want to see your local station transformed into an Energy Garden? Talk to us. We want to hear about any interest from local residents, commuters, community groups and business owners who’d like to work with us to create an Energy Garden in their local Overground station. 

    Read more about ways you can support and get involved: https://www.energygarden.org.uk

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    Blue Star House, 234-240, Stockwell Road, Stockwell Park, Stockwell, London Borough of Lambeth, England