A community garden in the heart of the Elephant
Lamlash Garden was created by local people and their families and friends, supported by Hayles Tenants and Residents’ Association (Hayles TRA), and opened in November 2015. The garden was previously a rather grotty road in our neighbourhood and a favoured fly-tipping spot.
Residents transformed Lamlash Street into Lamlash Garden, which now includes a mini orchard including heritage apples, quince, greengage and medlar (fancy!); seating areas; a herb garden; raised beds for growing vegetables; raspberries and strawberries (both tame and wild, a particular favourite with local children); and, apparently, one of the largest sparrow colonies in south London…
Join us for our regular two-hour gardening session from 11.30am on the first Sunday of every month (except January!).
Lamlash Garden became a community association in 2017. Our Castle Place feasibility study to create a new neighbourhood hub for the Elephant runs until October 2018.
Lamlash Garden is like a little road to heaven!
– Angelo, Ice-cream Man
Lamlash Garden challenges common ideas of what a small park can be. I want all Londoners to have easy access to a local green space and, with your contribution, we are one step closer to realising that goal.
– Boris Johnson (former Mayor of London)