Patmore Forest Garden – Final Planting Day this Sunday!

Patmore Forest Garden – Final Planting Day this Sunday!

This Sunday will be your final chance to join us on site at Patmore Forest Garden, to help us complete the planting of hundreds of edible plants! We have already completed two planting sessions over the past fortnight, and we were joined by a huge crew of local kids, who amazed us with their enthusiasm […]

Bancroft Science Garden Update

Bancroft Science Garden Update

We’ve been working on Bancroft TMC Estate in Bethnal Green for a little while now, transforming a forgotten corner of the estate into a brand new educational space for families. Tucked away at the end of a residential road is a little fenced-off area that was once used as a area for dog training, but […]

Growing Gardeners at Max Roach

Growing Gardeners at Max Roach

We are teaming up with the Healthy Living Platform to offer free gardening skills workshops for people who sign up to become ‘Garden Ambassadors’ at Max Roach Adventure Playground in Brixton. The Healthy Living Platform are looking to build a team of β€˜Garden Ambassadors’ to help maintain the food growing spaces at the Max Roach […]

Patmore Forest Garden workshop dates

Patmore Forest Garden workshop dates

We have announced the dates for our planting workshops at Patmore Forest Garden – our new garden on Patmore Estate in Nine Elms, created in partnership with Edible Avenue SW8, and funded by the Mayor of London’s Greener City Fund. The garden will be planted up using Forest Gardening principals – Forest gardening is a […]

Ruskin Park Wildlife Garden Upgrade Works

Ruskin Park Wildlife Garden Upgrade Works

We’ve spent this week in the beautiful Wildlife Garden at Ruskin Park in Camberwell. The amazing spring weather certainly helped, but this garden space is a gorgeous place to spend time in any weather! The Friends of Ruskin Park asked us to carry out some upgrade works in the garden, so that a new bog […]

Our educational work in schools and with families

Our educational work in schools and with families

Urban Canopy was formed in 2016 when two friends got together to host educational workshops for local schools at Kennington Park, during the restoration of the formal flower garden there. Following the workshops, we were contacted by the schools who were keen to take the learning we had been delivering, and bring it onto the […]

Growing communities and improving outdoor spaces on estates

Growing communities and improving outdoor spaces on estates

Urban Canopy is a partnership of gardeners and teachers that work with residents to improve green space, develop the community and build skill sets. We believe that introducing a community gardening scheme to an estate can have many positive impacts for local residents. Gardening activities offer a great opportunity to bring a diverse range of […]

Our horticultural installations and project-based work

Our horticultural installations and project-based work

We’ve had the opportunity over the years to partner with a variety of organisations to design and create horticultural installations that bring people together in their creation, and inspire communities through their messages and outcomes. Our four-part Sundial Gardens installation on Patmore Estate, which formed a part of the Chelsea Fringe in 2018, inspired children […]

Our educational work in schools and with families

Our educational work in schools and with families

Working with students and school communities to create gardens and develop educational programmes and resources. After-school gardening clubs, forest schools for pre-nursery children and horticultural learning through outdoor play. Learn More