Community garden in Plaistow celebrates first Birthday

MP Lyn Brown cuts the cake at the first anniversary bash for the Urban Wilderness garden

MP Lyn Brown cuts the cake at the first anniversary bash for the Urban Wilderness garden - Credit: submitted

A community garden has celebrated its first anniversary with a Birthday bash.

West Ham MP Lyn Brown cut the cake at Urban Wilderness in First Avenue, Plaistow, which was set up as a place for residents to grow vegetables and flowers, and hold social events.

Young people gave musical performances while food and refreshment stalls were put on.

The committee behind the garden aims to develop the garden in a sustainable way while using the garden as a place where residents can get to know each other.

It is hoping to use the garden as a venue for private as well as community events.


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Events already held at the park include a Halloween party, a time capsule burial, and a food growing day.

Plans to develop a pond, sensory garden, and children’s play area are also underway.

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The garden is looking for volunteers to get involved.

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