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In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, we have taken the decision to postpone the 2020 Blooming Lambeth Awards. We will review at the end of April. The five categories we proposed are below, but we may decide upon very different categories to reflect our changed world.. The Ivor Picardo Award for community garden…

A really lovely space in front of the resident’s home that looks amazing throughout the whole year. The owners are really passionate about the ecosystem and take extensive care of the plants every single day throughout the whole year. The planting here has influenced the whole street, with other residents cheering up their plots too….

IEL is working alongside Lambeth Council to ensure that our green spaces are protected and enhanced; by following its Biodiversity Action Plan.

The winners for Blooming Lambeth 2019 have been announced, find out who got the honours by downloading the awards booklet. You can also download the slides from the presentation given on the evening.

Here’s a chance to visit one of our amazing members’ gardens –  Streatham Common Community Garden, set in the heart of Streatham Common. Streatham Common Community Garden is a historic walled garden situated within the Rookery public garden. Formerly a kitchen garden of the Rookery (the last manor house that stood at the top of…

Join us on 15 October to celebrate community growing in Lambeth and crown the winners of the Blooming Lambeth Awards 2019! 

We grow a large variety of local and tropical vegetables, herbs, fruit & flowers in this hugely productive wildlife-friendly community garden. We also do a lot of seed saving. All the produce is harvested and cooked on site so volunteers can enjoy free nutritious, organic, carbon-zero meals on a weekly basis. The garden also functions…

The Rosendale Community Orchard was planted in February 2016 on the Rosendale Gardens Estate. It was planted with support from Lambeth Council, The Orchard project and the residents of the Rosendale Gardens Estate. The trees were chosen and the planting was carefully designed by the residents in a series of open consultation meetings, taking into…

Hitherfield Primary School on Leigham Vale is an amazing Lambeth primary school. What adds to its amazingness, is its wonderful Edible Playground. It was created in 2014 with support from Trees for Cities, the school, the children and the parents. The growing area is full of espalier apple trees and a beautifully designed arrangement of…

Ruskin Park is a beautiful public park, one of 68 open spaces maintained by Lambeth Council. We are an independent charity led by local people, working to preserve, protect and improve the park. We are currently growing three rare strains of heritage winter wheat (Miller’s Choice, Madeiran Landrace and Purple Naked Spelt), buckwheat and two…