The pleasure garden at Bonnington Square was once a bombsite and then a derelict playground, before it was imaginatively re-designed by the Bonnington Square Garden Association. This association consists of a group of local residents, led by Evan English, who have backgrounds in film, art, design and horticulture. The garden has been funded by grants and local sponsorship and includes a nine-metrehigh Industrial Revolution iron waterwheel, a huge Helping Hand sculpture and evocative sub-tropical planting. Further planting has taken place under the umbrella of the Paradise Project, and includes trees, ground cover planting, vines and endless street gardens. A secret passage links the Square with Harleyford Road Community Garden.