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Bonnington Square is located in Vauxhall in South London and it was constructed in the 1870s as housing for railway workers. It was scheduled for demolition in the 1980s but this was prevented by the legal actions of a Turkish shopkeeper. Squatters shortly moved into all of the buildings, formed a housing cooperative and negotiated with ILEA for the right to lease out the housing.After this, the squatters created a volunteer-run vegetarian café and community garden, creating the Bonnington Square Garden Association. This charming community garden is fully run by the residents and it includes exotic, tropical and Mediterranean plants as well as species native to Britain.

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Bonnington Square Garden Association and the Chelsea Fringe Garden Volunteer Day

Saturday 17 May
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come and help out for a day of gardening and fun exercise and be part of the Chelsea Fringe.

No experience needed. All welcome

Even an hour of your time would be much appreciated.
The garden is entirely looked after by volunteers.

http://www.bonningtonsquaregarden.org.uk/contact/

The Chelsea Fringe runs from 17 May to 8 June 2014 www.chelseafringe.com


This is square we stand!

We’ve got something new in town! Breathing new life into the area, its the piazza! This ¬†development adds to the already highly acclaimed Bonnington Square.

Still in the building phase, it is already looking great! The new piazza gives the community a stage to host events like last year’s brilliant Bonnington Square Festival. Imagine sitting with a bowl of pasta on a sunny afternoon, facing the garden. Taking in the tranquility in this peaceful slice of London. Who wouldn’t want that? The piazza would let you do this.

Hopefully this extra special square would be finished soon and we can continue to admire this exceptional community.

Abhinav Mahesh