London Design Festival – Fix Our City Exhibition

19 – 23 September, 2016 The Fix Our City exhibition, as a part of London Design Festival, is a week long exploration of “new approaches towards the roles of citizens and maker spaces in the transformation of city life.” The goal of the event is to examine through workshops and demonstrations real-life approaches to sustainable […]

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Stephen Williams MP visits the Walled Garden

On Tuesday the 10th of June we were very pleased to welcome Stephen Williams MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to Bedfords Park Walled Garden. The minister made the visit on behalf of the Social Investment Business Group (SIB) grants, which is funded by the Department for Communities and Local […]

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A large new grant for the Walled Garden!

Breaking news: we have just received a major grant from the SIB Group. DCLG Minister Stephen Williams announced the names of the 17 successful recipients of the Community Ownership & Management of Assets Capital Grant today, who will receive capital investments totalling just over £5m for ambitious and innovative ideas for a local building or […]

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November 2013

PROJECT NEWS PLACEMAKING AWARDS 2013 SHORTLISTED x2 We’re delighted to say that two of our projects have been shortlisted for the Placemaking Awards 2013, which “recognise and publicise projects, plans, people and organisations that are making places better”. Our Alley Links project was shortlisted for “public participation in planning”, while Small Works Hackney was selected […]

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Schools Harvest Festival week

Almost 650 children aged 5 to 10, including 30 disabled children and young adults, visited the Walled Garden in Bedfords Park for our Harvest Festival week. The festival was jointly organised by Clear Village, the London Borough of Havering and Essex Wildlife Trust. We taught the children that the original carrot from Afghanistan was purple […]

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Magical Midsummer’s Night in the Walled Garden

Midsummer’s night lived up to its magical reputation in the garden. The night of the 21st of June saw around 100 people come for the first public viewing of the garden in over 200 years. Guests walked around the newly planted beds while garden experts explained the methodology and purpose behind some of the more […]

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Big Dig in the Walled Garden

With the growing season upon us, the garden team needed to get the walled garden ready to plant. The polytunnel walls were recently refurbished by Havering Parks and made a perfect, protected space for garden seedlings to grow. Unfortunately, the area within the tunnels had been overrun with chest-high weeds and brambles, and our gardeners […]

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The Walled Garden featured in the Ecologist

Freelance journalist, researcher and editor Laura Sevier has written an insightful article in The Ecologist about The Walled Kitchen Garden. The open-aired Lab took place in Bedford’s Park, near Romford (Essex, UK), and aimed to restore a neglected, walled kitchen garden for the community’s Food Growing. Clear Village provided staged actions and design advice that revitalised the garden and community. […]

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