The London Parks & Gardens Trust (LPGT) has received a grant from the National Park City Festival to enable us to take part in this exciting week-long celebration of our capital and its green spaces. This means that there are some exciting opportunities available for volunteers to help us out with our project, the Green Heritage Challenge.
The Festival comes to London between 19th and 26th July 2019 for the first time. It is organised by London National Park City, which is a charity that – put simply – aims to improve life in London. It is a place you can explore, a vision you can share and a community you can join. It’s a celebration of everything that has been done to make London’s landscape, ecology and culture enjoyable. It is a large-scale and long-term challenge to improve life in the city through many small and achievable actions.
Therefore, in the spirit of the Festival and of the LPGT itself, we have developed the Green Heritage Challenge.
About the Green Heritage Challenge
We want to use this grant to promote and engage with the fabulous parks and gardens that have previously been involved in the OGSW weekend but which, for logistical reasons, we did not include this year.
So we developed the Challenge which – part-photography competition and part-garden trail – will get people exploring the history and current features of beautiful London gardens and sending us their best photos.
We are keen to create activities that promote famous or unknown features in the open green spaces across London. We aim to create a series of downloadable resources that give clues and information about various heritage parks in London. Participants would register, complete the working sheets and send in pictures confirming they have visited the location. There will be category prize-winners.
What opportunities are available?
You would be part of a team of volunteers working on this one-off project, researching the parks for special features and writing clues, and developing the project administration throughout June and July 2019.
So whether you have an in-depth knowledge of London and its green spaces, or if you just simply like the sound of it and would like to help us out, we would really benefit from any time you could make to work on our project.
How can I find out more?
Please view the role outline for full details of the Challenge. The National Park City Festival website has general information on the Festival and the charity behind it. The website for the Green Heritage Challenge will be launched in due course.
How can I get involved?
If you are interested in being involved, we’d love to hear from you! Please email Ruth Holmes at Ruth.Holmes (at) londongardenstrust.org and she can discuss this with your further.
Look out for updates on the Green Heritage Challenge on our website, newsletters and social media channels.