On 14th January, 18 local West Ealing residents attended a free coach tour visiting two community gardens. The aim of the tour was to demonstrate the key aspirations for the refurbishment of Dean Garden, due to begin in Spring this year.
During the tour the group visited Meanwhile Gardens, located on the border of North Kensington and Westminster, which is a fully community run garden. They have been running 40 years and host a great range of events and activities with local charities, the community and schools.
The group also visited Normand Gardens in Hammersmith, which showcased many of the ambitions for the community garden beds proposed for Dean Gardens. The park is open access and boasts an exciting kid’s play area, with facilities for all ages, an outdoor gym, a kiosk and fields.
Overall the day was enjoyable for all, and we received lots of tips and feedback which will help us with our plans for Dean Gardens.