Redbridge gardening enthusiasts team up to get the borough blooming

Community spirit was blooming in Redbridge as gardening enthusiasts of all ages and abilities came together to plant more than 1000 flowers across the borough – helping to brighten up local neighbourhoods.

Nearly 200 local people took part in Redbridge’s recent Community Planting Days, held in Oakfield Road, Ilford, and outside Seven Kings Station.

The day of social action brought together people of all ages and backgrounds ranging from a mum with her 19-month-old baby, students and young children to local businesses and older generations in the borough.

The popular green scheme, run across two days, was led by Redbridge Council’s Neighbourhoods Team to help boost biodiversity in the borough, teach new skills in the community and create attractive neighbourhoods.

Redbridge Council Neighbourhoods manager, Joanne Smallman, said: “Our Community Planting Days are always a big hit with local people of all ages and gardening ability. It was lovely to see everyone bonding over flowers and working together to create vibrant, colourful neighbourhoods that can be enjoyed by so many across the borough.”