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Godolphin Road Community Garden Hammersmith & Fulham
Summary: Godolphin Road Community Garden was created on a former bomb site, leased for a peppercorn rent from Hammersmith & Fulham Council by Godolphin Road Community Garden Association. The formal part of the garden was re-designed in March 1996. It is laid out with grass, trees, hedges and raised beds that were created with disabled gardeners in mind, a play area and paved area with seating. A pond was dug in 1990, which is of ecological interest. In May 2009 work began to erect an Eco-shed in the garden.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Godolphin Road/St Stephen's Avenue
Postcode: W12 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Gardens
Date(s): Post WWII, redesigned 1996
Listed structures:
Borough: Hammersmith & Fulham
Site ownership: LB Hammersmith & Fulham, leased to Godolphin Road Community Garden Association
Site management: Hammersmith Community Gardens Association
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities: playground
Public transport: Tube: Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith & City). Bus: 94, 237
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2011
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

When Hammersmith and Fulham won a silver medal in 2008 London in Bloom, Godolphin Road Community Garden was among the gardens commended. Since 1988 the garden has been managed by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association, which was founded in 1984 and now runs four garden projects, Loris Road Community Garden (q.v.), community greenhouses at Ravenscourt Park (q.v.) set up c.2004, and in 2007 a farm was established at Phoenix High School. The Association runs sessions in garden maintenance, food growing and composting, wildlife gardening and medicinal herbs for volunteers, with after-school gardening clubs, family play schemes. It also gives environmental advice to other local groups. Nearby is a large traffic-calming bed of mixed planting and St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, originally St Andrew's Anglican Church, which has mature evergreen trees.

Sources consulted:

John Archer, Daniel Keech 'Nature Conservation in Hammersmith & Fulham', Ecology Handbook 25, London Ecology Unit, 1993 p64; Hammersmith Community Gardens Association website
Grid ref: TQ227798
Size in hectares: 0.08
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Local Importance
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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