About Harlesden Town Garden
This community garden has been created through the hard work and generosity of the Friends of Harlesden Town Garden, which consists of local volunteers, charities and funders. The main aims of the garden are to promote health and well-being in the local community by providing a tranquil green space where local people can exercise, grow food, enjoy nature and ensure that biodiversity can flourish in this urban environment.
The Friends of
Harlesden Town Gardens
FHTG is all about supporting local people to grow food in a sustainable way that allows wildlife to flourish. With this aim in mind, our keen volunteers have created raised beds, planted flower borders and fruit trees, and run workshops and events —and continue to do so. We have won several prestigious awards that celebrate our beautiful garden and honour community efforts.
Our Key Aims
Harlesden Town Garden provides a local green space where people can:
Local residents can learn about the importance of biodiversity, food growing, and gardening using sustainable practices and why these practices matter.
FHTG hope to contribute to outcomes such as the consumption of fresh produce, a reduction in carbon emissions and an increase in individuals eating a healthier diet and improving overall health ― and the steps they can take to achieve that in their own homes.
We have taken Sustain’s Growing for Change pledge.
This means that alongside our aims, we agree to the following Core Values and Guiding Principles:
To find out more about Sustain you can visit their website.
A brief history of
Harlesden Town Garden
Over the years, Harlesden Town Garden has developed with volunteers contributing their expertise to plant and extend the borders, train, plant the meadow, paint murals, run events, build a Hub House and more to make it what you see today. It continues to change and grow, and we welcome any contributions.