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Bandstand Garden

Bandstand Garden

At the end of Figgy slope (from Figgy Garden), we have created a new garden, the Bandstand Garden. The Surbiton Farmers’ Market has made a kind donation which will be put to good use here. At its centre is a gloomy raised seating area, once a band stand (here’s a link to an interesting paper from local historian, Dr David Kennedy regarding the bandstand on Queen’s Promenade), which has received Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy funding NCIL and will be restored and renovated in 2024.

We created two flowerbeds which had their first planting on volunteer afternoon on Wednesday 4 October 2023.

Bamboo Woodland Trail

Further up from the Bandstand Garden is a bamboo grove. Planting is difficult here as it is so shady. We’ve created a trail for children and big kids alike! We’ve used local London plane tree wood chip, supplied by ATS Tree Services for the trail and have affectionately nicknamed it the ‘Yellow (Brick) Chip Road’.

We’re also getting in on the latest gardening trend of dead hedges and will be adding these along the top border to encourage wildlife and biodiversity.

The arch

We commissioned Wild reclamation to build us an arch as an entrance to our trail, and we are delighted with the result!