Community Gardens

Greening neighbourhoods

Bee landing on flower

Grot Spots

The Ecology Service works with other Council departments to improve under-used, neglected and/or derelict areas in the borough, so called ‘grot spots’. To date, over 30 improvement projects have been completed, including installing sensory gardens, orchards, wildflower meadows, green roofs and street planters. 

Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) Projects

Funding is available through the NCIL to support community priorities, including projects to enhance parks and open spaces, and streetscapes. Residents, local community groups, registered charities and other groups can apply for NCIL funding, and, where appropriate, the Ecology Service provides support on applications and delivery of projects. Previously funded projects have included installing a pollinator paradise garden at the Olympia kitchen garden, and street planters.

For more information, please see our page on funding opportunities.

Last updated: 23 February 2023