Londoners go green

PUBLISHED: 10:11 10 June 2010 | UPDATED: 18:00 25 August 2010

Monthly winners of the Archant London supported Green Corners competition.

Monthly winners of the Archant London supported Green Corners competition.

THE capital's horticulturally minded citizens have been putting in the hours to bring colour to the greenest pockets of London.

The Green Corners competition is encouraging the fightback to boost wildlife habitats in the capital's urban jungle as well as brightening up the streets.

The awards are run by the Conservation Foundation and are being supported by Archant London, which publishes the Bromley Times.

Monthly winners are being chosen for each category, and the awards want to hear from anyone across Bromley who may have seen a garden transformed with plants or flowers, and is inviting everyone to get involved, whether you have a garden or not.

Some of the nominations received this month include the Phoenix Garden, near Centre Point in the West End.

Nominated by Follie Gioir, she said on a visit to the area she was looking for a shortcut.

"I wouldn't normally have walked down it, it being one of those passageways where one is cautious about where one will end up.

"Yet I went on and as I turned the bend in the passage, I was stopped in my tracks as a huge flourish of greenery presented itself to me.

"I was captivated, peering in and seeking out the entrance. It was Phoenix Gardens."

Other nominations include The Quaker Gardens, in Islington, part of the Sacred Spaces categories.

The gardens are well used and much visited by members of the Society of Friends and many others in this densely populated area in the capital's borough, which has the least open spaces.

The deadline for June entries is Friday, June 25.

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