Bernie Spain Gardens
Public Consultation on Improvements to Bernie Spain Gardens
The current phase of consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. If you didn’t get the opportunity to participate this time, there will be other opportunities to comment when we are further along with the project. In early spring 2017 we will publish the findings and provide an update on the project. For more details please email Louise King.
Like an oasis at the heart of the neighbourhood, Bernie Spain Gardens is enjoyed by local residents, local employees as well as the millions of visitors to the area.
Named after Bernadette Spain, a local campaigner on health and housing provisions for the area’s residents in the 1980s, the gardens are owned, managed and maintained by Coin Street Community Builders. In 2005 the south park benefited from new landscaping by award-winning landscape designer, Mary Reynolds and, in recent years new lighting has been installed. In 2014 a community garden area was created in the south park. Our Gorgeous Gardens gardening sessions are held regularly throughout the growing season open to anyone with an interest in growing regardless of age or ability.
In Bernie Spain Gardens there is colour and interesting planting all year round. Bernie Spain Gardens provides a venue for a range of events throughout the year including Totally Thames (previously The Mayor’s Thames Festival).