Horticulture Project

In partnership with Cultivate London
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Horticulture project continued in 2018. The idea for the Horticulture Project was borne from the original consultation with the local residents in 2012/3. HBL identified the woodland, four gardening or growing projects in the HBL area and an orchard trail across the HBL area leading towards Brent Lodge Park and linking to other projects in the wider community.
This project started in 2015 and the plan was:

  • Developing the Conservation Woodland area into an accessible outdoor wildlife classroom

  • Food growing project on Copley Close

  • Food growing project on High Lane

  • Hanwell Community Centre Memorial Garden revival

  • Orchard trail across the whole area

  • Food growing/ community garden project on Gurnell Grove (to be decided by residents)

Cultivate London is manging the project on behalf of HBL.

Project progression

Overall, the project is going really well. Cultivate London developed three growing sites – Copley Woodland, Paddington Court veg garden, and a sensory garden at Gurnell Grove.

Two apprentices from the local area are progressing well.  They are a great asset to the project. The apprentices have been managing the woodland at Copley Close by controlling the growth in the trees.

Cultivate London has designed and has developed the woodland area to allow it to be used by the community and utilised as an outdoor classroom encouraging wildlife and engaging local people in connecting with nature.

Cultivate London organised 9 Tree Planting days during February and March 2018. These planting days were planned for local residents, so they can get involved in green spaces where they live.

This is a project with huge potential for making change in the community physically and inspiring additional improvements throughout the community.


Get involved in your local horticulture projects!
We are developing growing projects and creating an orchard trail across Copley Close, High Lane, the woodland behind Cheyne Path, Gurnell Grove as well as refreshing the memorial garden at Hanwell Community Centre.
Join us in this community venture to help Hanwell turn GREEN!

Let us know what you think of the project

Come to our planting days

Volunteer! Become a Horticulture Champion

Join our new Green Hanwell Committee

Are you interested in being part of the decision-making about how far this project could go? We are looking for enthusiastic and interested people to create a committee that will ensure that we retain the rights to the conservation land and our growing project in many years to come.

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Get in touch with HBL at hbladmin@empowering-action.org.uk for any enquiries.

For more information about Cultivate London, please click on: https://cultivatelondon.org