Lavender Court Community Gardens

Food4families is in partnership with Thames Valley Police to create a temporary community garden on the site of former Civic Offices til they are re-developed in 5 years.

Study of the Victorian maps of the area that was demolished to make way for Civic Offices, Courts and Police Station show that there were many courtyards with edible connotations: Wine Court, Lavender Court, Cherry Court, Plum Court, Grape Passage. This may be indication of small holdings. Lavender Court was just where the herb garden will be.

See the concept design plan and document.

Photo gallery

Civic Centre
Civic Centre
Demolishing the Civic Centre
Demolishing the Civic Centre
Ground cleared
Ground cleared
Grass growing
Grass growing
Seating area in place
Seating area in place
Example of pergola
Example of pergola
Site for the ampitheatre
Site for the ampitheatre
Design for ampitheatre
Design for ampitheatre
Example of raised beds
Example of raised beds