Ray enjoys Good Life with winning name for Thamesmead garden
PUBLISHED: 15:58 05 March 2012
A community garden in Thamesmead has just been given the same name and the gardener who suggested it has won a shopping voucher. Thamesmead resident and member of the community group Moorings Action Together Ray Woodage won the Birchmere Community Garden project naming competition.
He said: “I thought The Good Life Garden flowed well and I wanted it to be positive, as there is so much doom and gloom in the world right now, I wanted to use the word ‘good’ in the title. As for ‘life’ the garden will be nurturing plants and trees and help community groups to grow, so I couldn’t think of a better word.”
Trust Thamesmead’s community development officer Linda Delieu who presented him with his prize said: “Volunteers of the Birchmere Community Garden project asked that we name the garden, so it had its own identity from the park.
“We asked Thamesmead residents to suggest names via Trust Thamesmead’s website, social media sites and at a Trust event held last month.
“We had a very positive response to the competition and some very good suggestions, with the committee having the hard job of agreeing the winner. After much deliberation, ‘The Good Life Garden – Birchmere Park’, as suggested by Thamesmead resident Ray Woodage, was the winner.”
Judges from Trust Thamesmead, the London Wildlife Trust and Groundwork had a hard time deciding on the winning name for the garden in the park off Eastern Way.
It is open between 10am and 4pm on Thursdays and potential volunteers should contact Linda Delieu on 020 8320 4470, or firstname.lastname@example.org