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Greening Flora Gardens

Location: Hammersmith
Client: London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Natural England
Capital Cost: £50k

The project evolved from finding a solution to dog fouling on a forgotten patch of grass, to developing a community’s pride of its outdoor space through soft and hard landscaping, and retrofitted sustainable drainage. The project has brought colour, wildlife and improved green infrastructure to this estate.

The estates green infrastructure was improved in the following ways:
  • Unused grass areas were converted into planted gardens, bringing form and colour.
  • Green roofs were installed on low sheds, improving the outlook for residents in the higher flats and reducing runoff.
  • Rain gardens, green walls, tree planting, and wildflower areas developed new habitat areas and allowed for rainwater to be naturally absorbed back into the ground.
  • Bold planting patterns break up the grass and both provide vital visual amenity and successfully discouraging dog owners from using the space
The Landscape team developed the project with Groundwork London's GIS, Community and Green Teams, and worked with The Grass Roof Company and other contractors to deliver the scheme. The scheme has been welcomed by the residents, and has reinvigorated community involvement in the estates green spaces.