Community Gardening

Columbia TRA has been getting green fingered over the last few years.

We are working to provide ways for more residents to grow on our estates; to improve environmental awareness and sustainability; and to get outdoors and make new friends in the local community.

Lockdown has made getting outside, growing things and getting in touch with nature more precious than ever, especially since so many of us do not have a garden of our own. We want to make Columbia Road bloom seven days a week, not just on Sundays.

For more information download our community gardening leaflet here

If you would like to know more about planned events or about our group in general, contact us.

If you have ideas for projects you would like to happen near your block, we really want to hear them. Get in touch and let us know what you would like to see happen.

Gardening Virtual Meetups: 

The Community Gardening Group holds a virtual meeting on the last Saturday of each month. The meetups are open to anyone wishing to get involved in community gardening on our estates.

Future meeting dates are as follows:

27 February, 2021 at 5:00 PM, 27 March, 2021 at 5:00 PM, 24 April, 2021 at 5:00 PM
29 May, 2021 at 5:00 PM, 26 June, 2021 at 5:00 PM, 31 July, 2021 at 5:00 PM
28 Aug, 2021 at 5:00 PM, 25 Sep, 2021 at 5:00 PM, 30 October, 2021 at 5:00 PM
27 November, 2021 at 5:00 PM,  25 December, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Dates can be imported into iCalendar systems via this link.

The meetings are hosted on Zoom via this link (the same link will be used for every meeting).

Meeting ID: 993 6212 1916
Passcode: 314081


Adopt a Bed Scheme

Is there an unloved patch of ground near your front door or by your block? Would you love to see it turned into a mini paradise that cheers you up every time you see it, rather than depresses you with all the weeds and litter? We want to turn all those uncared for bits of ground into something special, whether it is a patch of grass or the bit of dirt at the base of a tree.

Whether your ambition ranges from putting a handful of nicer plants in and keeping the weeds down, to a full on display worthy of the Chelsea Flower Show, we want to hear from anyone that wants to adopt a bed and make it something special. Just get in touch and we can help get you started.