The project aims to raise awareness of this forgotten piece of Southwark and to contribute to the longer-term social and economic improvement of the area. It looks to actively encourage community participation asking local businesses and residents to contribute potted plants to the garden allowing it to grow and evolve, taking on a life of its own past its official launch this summer.
Community gardening has so many benefits; not only re-vitalising forgotten areas but also bringing people together. Community gardening and gardening in general can improve mental wellbeing. Community gardens and allotments can provide vital social connections, which is especially important to elderly people living alone in cities.