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Burials in Bloom

While away the hours in a peaceful corner of Walthamstow tending a mini garden of your own

St Mary's Churchyard, Walthamstow

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Chingford Ridgeway Park Green Gym

The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym Programme

Ridgeway Park Chingford, Chingford

The Green Gym enables volunteers to get physically active whilst improving the environment and their local community. All sessions are FREE, run weekly and everyone is welcome regardless of experience, ability or fitness. Each session provides a range of new and interesting outdoor practical conservation experiences to improve strength and stamina, boost practical skills and give the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. On each day our projects cover a range of activity from practical conservation of existing habitats, to planting new wildlife gardens, orchards or developing allotments and community food growing spaces. On the day tasks can range from planting wildflowers, bulbs, shrubs and trees, to fencing and building paths and steps, to the removal of invasive species.

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Leyton Jubilee Park Green Gym

The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym Programme

Leyton Jubilee Park, Leyton

Green Gyms are fun and free outdoor sessions where you will be guided in practical activities such as planting trees, sowing meadows and establishing wildlife ponds.

Unlike other conservation projects, the emphasis is very much on health and fitness! Volunteers warm up and cool down in preparation for a range of light to vigorous activities to suit all abilities.

In fact, almost a third more calories can be burnt in some Green Gym sessions than in an average aerobics class!

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Lloyd Park Green Gym

The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym Programme

Lloyd Park, Walthamstow

The Conservation Volunteers' Green Gym program aims to provide people with a way to enhance their fitness, health and general well-being while taking action to improve the outdoor environment. Green Gyms also enhance mental wellbeing through increased contact with nature, the social benefits of group activity and helping people contribute something positive to their community. TCV work closely with partners, including mental health charity Mind, to continually innovate Green Gyms to ensure that they maximise the benefits for participants.

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Haseya Apothecary Garden

where Mindfulness meets spiritual gardening

Haseya Apothecary Garden, Chingford

Based in Chingford Mount, Haseya Apothecary Garden is a sacred space where people of all ages, background and circumstances are welcome to learn, work, relax.

Our mission is to build a community that embodies all the elements of Mother Nature to bring about harmony within our mind, body and spirit.

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The Collaborative Herbarium Project

Lea Bridge Road Underpass, Leyton

The Redundant Architects Recreation Association and The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Ranger Service collaborate to create an art gallery in an underpass.

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Leyton Boundary Garden

Community Garden near the Cricket Ground in Leyton

Leyton Boundary Garden, Leyton

A brand new Community Garden located in friendly competition between Leyton Cricket Ground and Brewster Road play area.

Upcoming events will include natural dye workshops and food growing workshops.

There is the chance to meet the locals developing this new green space.

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Francis Road Planting

The volunteers of Francis Rd Planting, Waltham Forest, Mark Cummings Garden Design and Urbaser.

Francis Road, Leyton

A vibrant residential and commercial street newly planted with a diverse range of bulbs perennials shrubs and trees. The plants are particularly easy on the eye (and proboscis as pollinators needs were made top priority). For Forest Flora we have painted the trees that unfortunately died through the hottest summer last year. We should always consider the need for the correct amount of irrigation. New trees will be planted next year and the street will continue grow as the plants find their roots.

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Linear Park

A brand new park occupying a slender strip of land

Linear Park, Leytonstone

This project is a collaboration between Matter Architecture and the artist Lucy Harrison, building on our knowledge of the borough and experience of working with communities to explore social history. This park is open all year round and free to view.

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Richmond Road Pocket Park

A small collection of planters cared for by the local community

Richmond Road, Leytonstone

An award winning small pocket park in Richmond Road cared for by a team of dedicated volunteers.

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