Mobile Garden City is a temporary community garden located on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Designed specifically to be movable, the garden takes advantage of a ‘meanwhile’, pre-development site, and will move to another area of the Park when work commences on the Chobham Manor development.
In response to the growing pressure on land in big cities, Mobile Garden City provides a community-directed space where local residents and community groups can connect with nature, network, and learn new skills in food growing through our programme of workshops and training.
Since March 2015, we have been busy planting for the garden with over 450 plants including borage, rainbow chard, sweet peas, squash, tomatoes, spinach, beans and nasturtium peas.
In November 2016, Mobile Garden City was awarded Highly Commended at the Landscape Institute Awards - read their case study here.
The Mobile Garden City is located on the corner of Temple Mills Lane and Honour Lea Avenue on Chobham Manor, near Chobham Academy. See Map.
There are many ways to get involved in the garden including, gardening, joining the steering group and taking part in workshops and training. The garden also offers opportunities for new projects and initiatives to use the space to develop or set up new projects or workshops. To register your interest in using the space, please download this short project opportunity form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the below flyer for upcoming workshops and opening times.
[Updated flyer coming soon!]
The Market GardenMobile Garden City has set up a market garden! Led by one of Groundwork's Community Gardeners, volunteers can get involved in a range of tasks from sowing, planting, harvesting, watering, prepping, packing and distributing produce that has been freshly grown at Mobile Garden City. Currently we provide local restaurant Shane’s on Canalside with fresh produce, hand-picked by our dedicated and much valued volunteers.
Please feel free to visit the garden on Fridays from 1-3pm to speak to our community gardener, learn about what we are growing and how to purchase.
For more information, contact email@example.com or visit the Make Grow Do Cluster on Project Dirt.
Mobile Garden City is delivered by Groundwork for Our Parklife on behalf of LLDC, with support from Pro Bike Service.