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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.

Basic Details

Site location:
Godolphin Road/St Stephen's Avenue

Postcode:
W12 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Gardens

Date(s):
Post WWII, redesigned 1996

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

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

Events:

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. www.hcga.org.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ227798

Size in hectares:
0.08

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

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:
No

In Conservation Area:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - Local Importance

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

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

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