Talbot Gardens family forest garden

LAND Region: 
EnglandEast of England
LAND Project Type: 
LAND Centre

The aim of the project is to grow low maintenance food and to increase biodiversity in a small urban back garden.

The aim of the project is to grow low maintenance food and to increase biodiversity in a small urban back garden.
The house is occupied by Rakesh's parents, who love gardening and growing their own food, but are getting too old to handle any intense physical work. They are therefore creating a low maintenance forest garden around the edges of the garden and have a synergistic growing space in the middle for a variety of conventional vegetables. The site will maintain space for people to enjoy the garden, as well as composting, drying cloths and other garden activities.
They are in the process of implementing a greywater treatment system, which will run into a newly created pond, with an overflow into one of the growing spaces. They will look to design a new shed-cum-greenhouse, with a green roof, which will also be used as a way to get access to the huge cherry tree which they have inherited.

Visits are by appointment only

Member Project known date: 
Friday, 13 January, 2012
Telephone number: 
07575 009 322
The raised beds at Family Forest Garden
Talbot Gardens Goodmayes
Ilford, Essex IG3 9TA
United Kingdom
Essex GB