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Help to spruce up central London's loveliest community garden

Written by
Ashleigh Arnott

The Phoenix Garden is one of those places that you don't really want to shout about too loudly. It's an oasis of calm tucked between Shaftesbury Avenue and St Giles, and the best bit of green in central London (it also happens to be right next to the Time Out office).

We've been deprived of our lunchtimes there this year, as they're busy building a community centre in one corner, and are getting ready to re-landscape some of the existing garden. If, that is, they make it to their fundraising target; at the time of writing they're £6,000 short of their £18,842 target.

As well as ensuring the garden can afford the improvements they need for their accessible paving, wildlife habitats, volunteer training and sunny lunch spots, helping The Phoenix Garden to reach its target will mean they receive an extra £10,000 pledge from the GLA. So give a tenner and you're basically giving double that, and you'll be able to enjoy the garden and its flora and fauna safe in the knowledge that you're part of the team that supports it.

The Phoenix Garden is due to re-open in late August. Help them to reach their funding target on Spacehive.

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