Monday, 8 June 2015, 12.30pm start, about an hour
No booking required, all welcome. Meet at The Corner Shop, Bonnington Square, London SW8 1TE
Your guide: Jenny Vuglar, Vauxhall gardener
Not deliberately concealed but delightfully off the beaten track yet oh-so-near to it, the delightful Bonnington Square Garden and http://da.org.za/non-prescription-viagra Harleyford Road Community Garden were created in 1984 by the people who live around them. Residents sought to create peaceful, neutral spaces to foster the sense of community. These garden-minded volunteers also established plots at each corner of http://tropicalfiji.com/cheapest-viagra-prescription Pennington Square and lined the streets with the trees you see there today. Yet the Bonnington Square garden had been a bomb site, while the natural viagra Harleyford Road site had been cleared of buildings partly as a result of bomb damage and partly to make way for a grandiose yet doomed scheme to build a flyover at Vauxhall Bridge. The gardeners won some funding from the Greater London Council, but Vauxhall’s hidden gardens are now maintained and funded by local people. These two little gems of green cheer the heart in this congested, polluted part of London.
Both gardens have regular work days. The Bonnington ‘Pleasure Garden’ holds workdays as required throughout the year; Harleyford Road Community Garden holds a regular work day the first Sunday of each month. Come along and help – you’d be made to feel very welcome. Our walk is free, but if you feel like parting with a little cash to help with the gardens’ upkeep, your guide (and gardener) – resident Jenny Vuglar – will see it’s used well. The Bonnington Square and Harleyford Road Gardens take part in the London Squares Weekend (13 & 14 June), when the fun includes music and cream teas as well as these two lovely gardens.
This Vauxhall Society walk is free by courtesy of Vauxhall employer CLS Holdings.