Our Green Spaces

The Green Project

Starting in Spring 2021, our Green Project will bring local children and families, schools and partner organisations together to transform our green spaces at Coram’s Fields. Led by a team of community volunteers, the project will empower our local community to take ownership of a number of previously underused green spaces across our seven acre site, creating growing hubs and developing natural habitats for our resident bees and other local wildlife.

In addition to improving access to and the quality of green areas for our community, our volunteers will benefit from having direct access to gardening, and training, accreditation and development opportunities. Volunteers will be also able to harvest their freshly grown fruit and vegetables to use at home, and for use in our social enterprise café.

Our green space and play facilities are a vital community resource, they support the mental and physical wellbeing and development of children of all ages. For many of our local children, we are considered as their back garden and families frequently visit us every day. We enable children to run around, discover nature and most importantly, play.

This Project wants to inspire our volunteers and local community to learn about gardening, growing food, the environment, wildlife, and the importance of biodiversity through educational sessions and workshops

Our Spaces

Lansdowne Terrace

Wildlife Garden

Pavilion area

Playground area

What are the opportunities?

There are many ways you can get involved with this project and no experiences needed

We promote all opportunities widely to all our local community, ensuring people of all ages and backgrounds can benefit from our improved green spaces, throughout the project and beyond.

Our volunteers have access to training and be able to gain accreditations, bringing long term benefits.

How to get involved

> Sign up here <

or contact Laure for more information:

laure@coramsfields.org.uk

What you can expect

All volunteers will need to attend a volunteer induction at Coram’s Fields or via video conference. You’ll receive weekly briefings, so you know what needs to be done for the week ahead. You’ll also receive ongoing support from our team on site. We want our volunteers to be able to travel in safely – if you’re coming from a distance, we may be able to provide parking on site. All volunteers will also receive a personal PPE pack with masks, gloves and hand sanitisers for use when working or travelling. If you’re staying with us for a whole day, we’ll also provide you with a sandwich lunch.

The Tim Seward Wildlife Garden

The Tim Seward Wildlife Garden, opened in April 2018, is one of the few open green spaces in Camden. It is open during park opening hours and available for anyone within the park to access- for free! You can find the entrance through the black gates at the top right corner of the park, right by the bright mural (painted by the Out of School Club).

What can you find?

The wildlife garden runs along the east perimeter of the park, hidden behind the colonnade buildings and features some new micro-habitats. These consist of two ponds, a log pile, wormery and compost area, rockeries, and beehives towards the end of the garden. These micro-habitats are still in their early stages of development, so keep an eye out for small creatures and insects moving in!

What can you do?

Pick up some activity worksheets by the entrance and take part in mini-beast hunting, explore the log piles and plants by the raised ponds and see what exciting things you can find.

Help us compost

We have two large compost bins in the wildlife garden and we need your help! Composting helps us to reduce our waste, and also produces a rich fertiliser that helps our plants to grow!

Things you can put in our compost bins:

  • Grass cuttings and dead flowers
  • Vegetable and fruit scraps/peels
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grounds, tea bags
  • Stale bread