The half-hectare site at Winsford Gardens was bequeathed to the London Borough of Bromley (LBB) in the 1970s. In 2011, The Conservation Volunteers worked with LBB to establish a ‘Green Gym’ on the neglected site. Since 2013 the Friends of Winsford Gardens (Penge Green Gym Community Group) have worked tirelessly to transform the gardens into an attractive community space. Original features include formal rose beds, mature trees and lawns. The ‘Friends’ have created sustainable food-growing areas, increased wildlife habitats (including bog garden, wildflower meadows and native hedgerows) and encouraged the local community to take time out in the park, creating natural seating areas and a children’s play area.