Green boost for Willesden with new Ecology Garden

29 June 2018

Willesden Green Town Team’s Gardening Group are planting a new garden-orchard and Green Wall at Willesden Library in July.

 

The use of Council land for this purpose is all part of the Council’s vision of making Brent a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live.

 

The Ecology and Orchard Garden will support local wildlife and will include apple, cherry and pear trees. A green wall with 150 thyme plants will also be installed. There will also be hundreds of different herbal plants in the pots including; Evening Primrose, Marsh Mallow, Meadowsweet, Ramsons, Salad Burnet, Selfheal, Sneezewort, Sorrel, and Vervain.

 

The plants will help alleviate air and noise pollution, stress, heat sinks and hopefully, anti-social behaviour.

 

The Willesden Green Town Team, who are all volunteers, have been helped by a host of local groups including the Kindness Offensive who donated 4 apple trees in pots, and have secured funding of £2500 for the project from Groundworks.

 

Cllr Krupa Sheth, Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

 

“This is a wonderful project that will bring a much needed green space to this part of Willesden. Once completed it will provide a mini-orchard for children to experience fruit growing and educational school visits, as well as an area for them to play under supervision by parents. It will also provide food and habitat for local wildlife.”

 

There will be a new Garden Club, initially based at the Library, to help plant and maintain the garden and the Town Team want local green fingered volunteers to get in touch to help play a part in this exciting project.

 

If you would like to get involved please contact: Grace.Nelson2@brent.gov.uk