Camden in Bloom Best Business Garden 2016
The garden at Cecil Sharp House, a permaculture LAND project, and Permablitz London's showcase garden has won Best Business Garden for Camden in Bloom 2016. The judges praised the diversity of plants, the care of the soil, the creative application of agroforestry principles and the way that the garden involves a wide range people.
Kayode Olafimihan,who designed the garden, said "I'm delighted that we have won Camden in Bloom for the second time, and that all the hard work of garden volunteers and permablitzers has been recognised in this way"
Camden in Bloom Best Business Entrance 2014
Cecil Sharp House's Operations Director, Rosie Baker, said: “We are very pleased to be the winners of Camden in Bloom 2014 Best Business Entrance award.
We owe enormous thanks to our friends at London Permaculture without whom this would not have happened. The Permaculture team of volunteers led a ‘Permablitz’ on the entrance garden to Cecil Sharp House in March 2014 and transformed it completely beyond our expectations into a beautiful space with an abundance of wildlife, fragrance and colour.
They achieved all this with no budget but with hard work, dedication and generous donations of plants from the community. We are so grateful to all who contributed their time and plants and are thrilled to see this stunning entrance garden welcome our visitors to Cecil Sharp House.”
The judges gave high praise to the garden, with comments such as:
On receiving the award, Kayode said: "Cecil Sharp House generously hosts the annual London Permaculture Festival. It's been a pleasure to contribute a permaculture entrance garden by way of a 'thank you."
The London Permaculture Festival (every July) offers a huge range of activities on permaculture, sustainable living and growing. With workshops from leading teachers and experts in the field, to music, plants, book, and clothing stalls, children's games and local organic food, the festival is a great introduction into permaculture and Cecil Sharp House is a fitting place for a demonstration permaculture garden.