This former garden centre sat empty until July this year, when the space began to be repaired, replanted and respaced by a local community group – the Highgate Bowlers.
In collaboration with ReSpace Projects, the group created a self-sustaining community space, with studio and workshop space, as well a permaculture garden to grow flowers, vegetables and healing herbs.
We proposed to the owners a Restoration Village – a place where traditional and cultural skills are revived and passed on from generation to generation. We hoped that the talents and skills of the Bowlers combines with ideas and skill in the local communty groups to share the space and turn it into a place that people can be proud of. We sent them this video.
We are pleased to announce that the owners have been inspired to create their own version of this idea called the Omved Gardens.
We wish them well with this venture and are willing to offer more help if required!
Respace Projects Ltd.