Now it's the turn of Charlotte Turner Gardens to get a makeover - this open space north of Creek Road is not in Lewisham, it's just over the border in Greenwich, but it's managed by the Twinkle Park Trust and for all intents and purposes it still counts as Deptford as far as I'm concerned.
|(pic courtesy Twinkle Park Trust)|
Plans for the improvements were approved at the Trust's recent AGM and they hope to let contracts shortly with completion in time for the summer holidays.
The improvements are quite exciting - I particularly like the idea of planting an orchard and some cherry trees. More of this kind of thing please - perhaps Lewisham Homes should consider planting fruit trees in its many small public green spaces around Evelyn and Pepys?
The main features are as follows:
- A central grassed area with timber-retained mounds at each end – suitable for ball games and all kinds of play activities.
- A tidied and more attractive area between Carrick Mews and Brig Mews, with better views of the park and easier to maintain.
- A row of cherry trees, running the entire west edge of the garden, bringing colour in the spring and fruit later in the year.
- An orchard of old Kentish variety apples, which will also be ripe for harvesting later in the year.
- An improved surface for the existing Petanque court, with a nearby table tennis table, creating a more formal sports area.
- A more legible ‘trim trail’, using boulders and timber elements to add to the existing pieces of equipment on the grass next to Gilbert House.
- An entirely new Toddler Play Area, in the fenced area at the edge of MacMillan Street.
You can find out more details and follow progress on the website.