Kath Gillmore Community Garden
(Photo: Celia Lowe)
This Peabody housing estate, built in 1871, is listed grade II. The community garden was imaginatively designed in 2013 to make use of a disused tarmac courtyard. It comprises 14 raised beds, which residents use for growing food and nectar-rich plants.
The garden is entered by an enchanting planted courtyard, with fruiting hedge and herb plants. It has played host to gardening clubs, theatre performances and bike workshops and is run by a local beekeeping resident (yes, there will be kids' bee suits to try on!), with the support of residents on the Peabody Blackfriars and surrounding estates/housing lands.
- Saturday 12:00–17:00
- Observation beehive, pollinator planting guides and bee suits for children. Candle-making, crafts, face and henna hand painting. Plant sale. Self-guided estate tours. Screening of estate film 'Changing Lives'. Refreshments.
Between Blocks S & T of the Peabody Blackfriars Estate on the Blackfriars Road
Nearest postcode: SE1 8HT
- 45, 63, 100
- Southwark, Waterloo, Elephant & Castle
- Cycle hire station:
- Webber Street (Map)
- Public toilets:
- Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park:
Saturday 10:00-18:00 + Sunday 10:00-18:00 (Map)
- Level access
- Dogs on leads