We are delighted to announce that National Lottery Awards for All is giving us funding to make the garden even more amazing.
Many of you love our ancient mulberry tree, which is thought to have been planted when the former ‘Rookery House’ and its gardens were established in the late 1700s. It sits in a small woodland area of the garden which needs some tender loving care. With the funding we will develop this mulberry glade area to:
- Showcase how shady and woodland areas can be managed to grow a variety of plants.
- Inform visitors on the history of the mulberry and about the wildlife that can be found in the area.
- Support existing wildlife and encourage a more diverse range of wildlife.
- Create a peaceful spot away from busy urban Streatham to sit and enjoy nature.
We know how much COVID-19 has impacted on so many people and we hope that this project will both inspire you and encourage you to become involved with the garden as the area is developed. Please look out for updates on our progress, how you can become involved, and how you can apply ideas on woodland planting to your own growing spaces.