Flora Gardens green works

Work on green improvements to the Flora Gardens estate have been completed.

Environmental charity Groundwork London has been working to make a number of important climate change adaptations funded by Natural England. Four of the large roofs covering residents’ sheds have been converted into green roofs. Two rain gardens, a mini green wall and lots of new wild-flowers have also been installed.

A large area of previously-misused green space at the front of Flora Gardens has also been redeveloped as part of H&F Council’s housing estate improvement programme.

The space has been redesigned with a new planting scheme and knee rail, to prevent mopeds from using it and reduce dog fouling. A muddy area at the end of the space has been filled with two new raised beds.

Anita Konrad, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Programmes at Groundwork London said: “Adapting to a changing climate is one of the key challenges for urban communities. We are very pleased that the Flora Gardens project, which was part-funded funded by Natural England, has given us the opportunity to showcase a range of affordable, yet highly effective adaptation features such as green roofs, a green wall and drought-resilient and wildlife-friendly planting, with two rain gardens still to follow. These green features will help make the make the estate a more pleasant, greener environment for all residents.”

Cllr Andrew Johnson, cabinet member for housing said: “We are delighted to have worked with Groundwork London on this exciting project which has not only improved the estate visually but will ensure that it is in a better position to respond to our ever-changing climate.”

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