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Harleyford Road Community Gardens (1986)

In 1984, local residents began to grow vegetables on some wasteland adjacent to Harleyford Road.  The Harleyford Road Garden Association was set up to undertake a feasibility study to turn the wasteland into a community garden.  The garden was designed and laid out between 1986 and 1988 and continues to be maintained by local residents.  The gardens have a mix of wild and formal areas.  It is the only accessible wildlife site in the neighbourhood.

The garden includes a children’s play area, picnic facilities, pond and a short cut through to Bonnington Square from 10:00 to 17:00. Also worth a visit is the Bonnington Square ’Pleasure’ Garden.