The judges, who visited Bankside in July of this year, were impressed with the variety of greening projects underway in the neighbourhood and appreciated the enthusiasm of the organisations and communities involved.
The judges were shown a variety of spaces, including Tate Community Garden, Warden's Grove, Ewer Street Burial Ground, the Metal Box Garden and Crossbones Graveyard. They also got a glimpse of projects recently completed including Keppel Row and Marlborough Playground.
Local Blooming Bankside Champion businesses Aros Architects and the London Fire Brigade met with the judges to show their ‘adopted’ micro green spaces they are helping to maintain with Better Bankside.
To add to the Gold success, the hard work of Better Bankside’s Urban Gardener Georgia Smith, has been recognised through her inclusion in Pro-Landscaper’s 2018’s 30 Under 30 campaign. This industry initiative was launched in 2015 as a way of recognising the work that young people across the horticulture and landscape sectors are putting into their career.