Encourage guerilla gardening

Encourage guerilla gardening maybe a competition to brighten up our streets. Its a joy to see places in london with kerbside and tree base plants around  the city brightening up places like deptford and aldgate. People may start to take more care about how things look and care more...... Although that is a leap of faith at times

From: Yvonne, Bristol

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Who will benefit from your idea? everyone
How would your idea be funded?
Self funded although you may have spare plants left from parks and gardens that could be made available.

by user441477 on November 15, 2013 at 03:23PM

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Average rating: 4.1
Based on: 16 votes


  • Posted by user372062 November 21, 2013 at 10:56

    Great idea...some places already do this, but it would be a big step to actually endorse and encourage it - would get so many more people involved, and outside, not just hippy-types.

    When you're thinking about it, the potential spaces for little bits of gardens are just about everywhere! :)
  • Posted by user734334 November 24, 2013 at 12:00

    Great! If we combine this with other gardening ideas posted we will really make a big difference.
  • Posted by user753042 December 08, 2013 at 06:27

    The St Werburgh's area around the city farm is a great example of where planting and paint have been used to transform a neighbourhood to make it much more livable for the people there.

    Let's have lots of community led projects showcasing how to be a modern green city by redesigning streets for people along the lines of "Playing Out" in Bedminster or Sustrans' DIY Streets.
  • Posted by user206080 December 09, 2013 at 14:19

    As i'm stomping around Bristol I often wish for this.
    We could grow loads of fruit and veg. There are so many empty spaces which could be used by communities for growing. Allotments are being closed and the cost of them is rising so this would be a great compromise.
  • Posted by user411811 January 14, 2014 at 12:32

    I've been doing this for the last few years and it's always a pleasure seeing colour in areas where there was little or none. And there are always more seeds than are required for your garden. The amount of seed heads that are composted must be mind blowing. Collect and share about in derelict spots!
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