Kings Crescent Community Orchard

Developed and implemented in close co-operation with local residents, this project transforms a left over space on the perimeter of the Kings Crescent housing estate into a communal ‘front garden’. The design comprises simple elements that respond to the garden’s setting – the multi-storey housing blocks, the Victorian terraced housing, and the Green Corridor leading towards Clissold Park. Planting sessions with a community gardener have established a regular presence by residents young and old, building a sense of ownership and connecting the estate to its surroundings. The scheme was part-funded by the GLA’s Pocket Park Programme.