A rain garden in Vauxhall, a dinosaur playground in Hornsey and edible gardens along a south London bus route, are among the 25 hectares of community land across the capital that have been converted into new enhanced green areas with £2million of funding from the mayor, according to the mayor's office.
This was match-funded from the Boroughs, as well as grants from businesses and trusts. Proposals to develop the scheme nationwide are being considered by the government.
The mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "From what started as a green shoot in 2012, dozens of glorious spaces have sprouted up across almost every corner of the capital, offering an oasis of calm from the hustle and bustle of city life.
"They may have been pocket-sized pieces of previously forgotten land, but they pack a real punch in what they now offer local people, thousands of whom have given up their time to make the capital greener and more resilient. It really underlines London’s status as one of the greenest world cities."