First native English hedgerow planted in Hornsey Park in 300 years

Residents turned out on Saturday to plant what is probably Hornsey Park's , and certainly the first since the pastures of Ants Croft and Cocks Fields gave way to our streets 125 years ago.

The hedge, next to the Hornsey Park Surgery in Hornsey Park Road, contains Hawthorn, Crab Apple, Field Maple, Common Dogwood, Blackthorn and Dog Rose, and, as well as being colourful in late summer, will encourage wildlife to our area. The plants were bought by residents through the Hornsey Park Community Garden Project, with support of local businesses in nearby Clarendon Road. Our thanks go to them and all who help on the day.

The Community Garden Project meets at 10am on the first Saturday of each month. Please do join us, to share ideas on what the Project could do next to help improve our area, or to join in.

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