Celebrate Your Green Corners

By Lindsey Last edited 103 months ago
Celebrate Your Green Corners
Previous winner: North Kensington boot garden
Previous winner: North Kensington boot garden
Previous winner: Sarastro Restaurant, Drury Lane
Previous winner: Sarastro Restaurant, Drury Lane

Previous winner: North Kensington boot garden
Not only busy with the elm experiment, the Conservation Foundation has launched Green Corners 2010 to find the prettiest, wittiest, most unusual and unexpected, gorgeous green corners of London.

The awards are running over the course of a year, acknowledging that different green spots have different seasonal bests. Monthly certificates will be given across categories as diverse as community areas, roof gardens, dodgy cut throughs and alleys, blooming mews and green garnish to bus stops and stations (a full list of categories is after the jump).

Monthly winners will go forward to the final judging in 2011 and overall winners will get special prizes, with - importantly - the nominators scooping a bottle of bubbly. And that's where you come in.

Anyone can nominate a green corner. You just need to email the Conservation Foundation with 2 photographs of the patch and a few details. You can get some inspiration from our Nature-ist series and if you let us know what you're nominating, we'll cover them for Nature-ist too. Deal? Deal. So, where's looking its springy best right now?

See all categories after the jump - we're particularly keen to find out about your 'No Man's Land' spots and 'Edible Corners'.

  • Community Green Corners - urban green spaces cared for and shared by people living nearby (supported and judged by Archant London)
  • Edible Green Corners where herbs, fruit and vegetables thrive (supported and judged by Capital Growth's campaign for 2012 new food growing spaces).
  • Green Corners for Health and Wellbeing - in offices and public buildings, as well as shops, hotels and restaurants which boost physical and mental wellbeing
  • On The Move - green corners on boats, bikes, buses, trains, tubes, taxis or at stations and bus stops and visible from them as you pass.
  • Mews Green Corners made colourful by green fingered neighbours (sponsored and judged by Lurot Brand).
  • No Man's Land - unloved and uncared for strips of land, alleyways or cut throughs.
  • Pavement Green Corners - pavement patches and tree wells (in association with Guerrilla Gardening's Pimp Your Pavement).
  • Roof terraces, balconies and window sills with bird and insect loving plants (sponsored and judged by Capital Gardens).
  • Sacred Spaces - peaceful places for quiet reflection (sponsored and judged by Natural England).
  • School Green Corners where pupils and teachers get together to turn grey spaces green (in association with Tools Shed).
  • Water-wise Green Corners planted to flourish whatever the weather (sponsored and judged by Thames Water).
  • Young Londoners - green corners created by young people under 25.
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    Previous winner: Sarastro Restaurant, Drury Lane

    Visit www.conservationfoundation.co.uk for more information.

    Last Updated 08 April 2010