Culpeper Community Garden is a unique community garden project, named after the herbalist Nicholas Culpeper. This green oasis comprises small plots for local people and community groups to tend, and opens to the public 365 days a year. The garden has a communal lawn, ponds, rose pergola, wildlife area and a dry garden, inspired by Beth Chatto as part of Islington’s climate-change adaptation strategy. Culpeper Community Garden works with disadvantaged community groups and provides a teaching resource to local primary schools. It also stages a number of events and activities for members and local people. In 2017 the garden received an ‘Outstanding’ rating in the RHS ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ scheme. It has also received the prestigious RHS National Certificate of Distinction and came second in the Best Community Garden category in Islington in Bloom.