Upton Park roof garden transformed

The transformed garden in Green Street, Upton Park

The transformed garden in Green Street, Upton Park - Credit: Archant

A roof garden in Upton Park has been transformed thanks to a team of volunteers from BT.

Volunteers helped transform the roof garden in Green Street, Upton Park

Volunteers helped transform the roof garden in Green Street, Upton Park - Credit: Archant

The group spent a day clearing flowerbeds and planting bulbs, shrubs and tomatoes in the garden which tops the roof of Hamara Ghar in Green Street.

Volunteers, who were assisted by residents, also installed a new shed.

Almost 150 over 55s live in Hamara Shar, which provides 120 flats for Asian and ethnic minority people.

The scheme was established in 1995 and is managed by Genesis Housing Association.

Rajpal Singh, the association’s service manager, said: “Residents here can be quite isolated and we try to arrange events like these as often as we are able, as they can really help to encourage people to leave their flats and mix with others.

“The garden has loads of potential and we are trying to encourage residents to form groups and have meetings here as there is a lot that can be done with this space.”

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