Octavia Hill, social reformer and co-founder of the National Trust, created this garden in 1887. Octavia’s cottages and hall overlook the garden, all integral to her vision for better housing, connection to nature and arts for the working poor. Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) worked with supporters to restore the garden, after its degradation following the war. The project included recreating the pond with bridge, bandstand, flowerbeds, lawns and benches. Red Cross Garden is a community garden managed by BOST, with volunteers helping to maintain it. The garden has received the Gold RHS Small Park award (2017) and Green Flag Award.