Future Wood Green (BID), Wood Green’s Business Improvement District (BID), was awarded funding through the Mayor of London’s Greener City Fund Community Grant Scheme to transform the grounds of the Library on the High Road. Working with Haringey Council, the BID submitted an application for funding to create a new community garden outside Wood Green Library.
The BID partnered with local social enterprise GrowN22 C.I.C. to create and manage these new green spaces. We are keen for as many people of all ages and abilities to be involved in this project.
The new Library Garden project started on the 14th March 2020. Local residents and volunteers joined the Future Wood Green - BID and GrowN22 to begin planting a wide range of plants in four distinct community gardens;
(1) The Rock Garden
Each green space provides an abundance of greenery and enables wildlife to thrive in these four new spaces. To celebrate the new library garden, we launched a nature themed competition for Haringey's young budding writers. You can find out more about the competition and submit an entry via our competition page.
Local residents planting in the new Library Garden 14/03/2020
“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson
GrowN22 conducts regular community workshops focusing on the gardens upkeep and tending to a lovely range of pollinating plants. The gardens were created by local residents and volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer with GrowN22 and help look us look after the new Library Gardens then please get in contact with us.
Volunteering Tasks: General gardening tasks such as weeding, planting and watering,
Perks include free visits to Kew Gardens, learning new skills, and making new friends.
Thank You 🌱