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Chiswick House Kitchen Garden

The seventeenth century walled garden at Chiswick House was under threat from around 2007. A lovely 2-acre brick-walled enclosure, originally built by Samuel Fox in the 1680s, was to be turned into a car park and retail outlet. After some colossal battles between the local residents, led by Karen, on one hand and Hounslow council […]

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Dealing with fruit gluts

Every year for the last decade Karen has helped people deal with fruit gluts through her charitable organisation Abundance London. We’ve picked over a tonne of apples that would have gone to waste – and taught a load of kids about fruit and fun. The BBC came to film us – watch it here.   

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Salopian Garden and the work of Cultivate London

In 2016 Karen led the design and creation of a new community garden for Cultivate London in Isleworth at The Salopian Garden held on a 25-year lease by the National Trust. The garden had become completely overgrown, with a few polytunnels struggling amongst the nettles and brambles. Karen led a team of volunteers and helpers […]

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Sweet pea and lavender
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Edible High Road & Herbal High Road for the Chelsea Fringe

In 2012 and 2013 Edible High Roads sprang up around London for the Chelsea Fringe, following Chiswick’s example. In Chiswick the Edible High Road featured some 50 fruit trees which later went on to be planted around the area in school playgrounds and community gardens. The following year the Herbal High Road featured 75 little […]

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