Trees for Cities’ Youth, Community & Education team are continuing to work in Ruskin Park with the Friends of Ruskin Park and Lambeth Council in London.
Following on from last year's project, when the charity expanded the old park orchard with more fruit trees, a fruit maze and a new wildflower meadow bank, this year Trees for City has focused on landscaping and planting on the old bowling green, based on a previously developed design. Ruskin Park is also part of the Pocket Parks Project.
Working with the Friends of Ruskin Park, Trees for Cities carried out engagement activities with local residents and park users on the plans for the bowling green. They delivered school planting workshops on the bowling green and in the community orchard with children from local schools.
The project is ongoing, and is supported by RE:LEAF Community Grant Scheme, Barclays, WREF, Big Lottery Awards for All and the Big Tree Plant.
The Pocket Parks Project is part of the Mayor’s London’s Great Outdoors - the programme will work improve streets, squares, parks, and canal and riverside spaces across London. The Pocket Parks initiative aims to deliver 100 new or enhanced pocket parks.