RHS and BBC North West Community Urban Garden

Feature Garden

BBC North West Urban Community Garden demonstrates how even the most unlikely city centre spaces can be made into functional and accessible green spaces. The garden is set on a section of road that has been reclaimed for pedestrian use only and adapted into a community growing and gathering space.

The feature tree and surrounding planting emerge from a gap in the road and pavement to represent an effort to disrupt the norm of car-focused street design by bringing green space and biodiversity into all parts of our cities.

The plants have all been chosen to absorb maximum air pollution, which is particularly important to create a healthy space for the community within the roadside setting. Raised beds also allow urban residents to grow their own food in the garden.

Inspired by the work of We Are Mud

Thanks to the following company for their support: Ultrascape.

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