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Greening Urban Spaces

Thursday, 12 April 2018 08:14

Pages Park Community Garden, Leighton Linslade Pages Park Community Garden, Leighton Linslade Barry Halton


Greening Urban Spaces is a new award for 2018 set up to recognise initiatives which seek to enhance our urban spaces.

This could include:

• Pocket parks
• Community gardens
• Public spaces


Projects should include one or more of the following:

• Collaboration between local groups

• Community involvement in any or all of – design, maintenance, promotion, use of site

• Increased biodiversity

• Imaginative use of space

• Initiatives to promote access for all

  • Regeneration of brownfield or derelict areas




Pictured is Pages Park Community Garden which won a CPRE Mark in 2016 in the Biodiversity & Landscape Improvement category.

Our judges wrote:  This spectacularly colourful garden has been established in collaboration between local organisations including the Council, the Rotary Club, a ramblers group and a supermarket. Some 25 volunteers now tend and develop the amenity, which features wide winding paths accessible by wheelchair and numerous ingeniously designed and planted flower beds. Arches and benches are included in the layout, which mixes sensory and insect-friendly plants and grasses with vivid herbaceous beds to create a much appreciated space for local residents and visitors to the adjacent narrow gauge railway.


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