Acton Gardens blooms with free gardening kits for residents

Over the summer, Countryside teamed up with charity and social enterprise Cultivate London to donate free gardening kits to residents across South Acton and Acton Gardens.

Around 90 residents picked up their gardening starter kits of pots, seeds, compost and hemp sacks and received advice from Cultivate London on how to best care for their new plants. 


Auberon Bayley, General Manager of Cultivate London, commented: “I hope that a silver lining from the recent threat to our health, economy and restrictions to our lives is that we have seen the potential for plants to enhance our living space. What we wanted to do with the growing packs was give people a simple selection that can get you started on a windowsill, balcony or garden.”


The project was funded by the Countryside Communities Fund, which has been set up to support local charities and groups, food banks and others providing essential local services in locations where Countryside operates across the country. 


Daniel King, Managing Director, Partnerships West London & Thames Valley, Countryside, said: “Recent months have been extremely challenging for many, and so we wanted to give our residents a small boost by helping them spruce up their balconies and gardens. Having worked with Cultivate London throughout the regeneration, we’re delighted to continue this partnership and we can’t wait to see the gardens and balconies in bloom later this year.”

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