Friends Of Friends


Anna French –  landscape architecture and ecology practice designer of the park refurbishment in 2007

Balfour Street Housing Project  

Community Action Southwark

The Conservation Volunteers  – laid the first part of Nursery Row Park’s Wildlife Hedge

Dionysis Kouris – multimedia video of the park in 2010

Elephant Amenity Network – local community members’ group in response to The Elephant regeneration project. Elephant Amenity Network’s submission to the Elephant and Castle Supplementary Planning Guidance consultation in which Nursery Row Park is located. This is the Adopted Supplementary Planning Guidance.

Elephant and Castle Urban Forest – Active Campaign to protect the 500 mature trees on the Heygate Estate site from the new masterplan development

Friends of Burgess Park – Walworth’s biggest open space


London College of Communication – a team of students re-branded the Friends group in 2012

London Orchard Project – provided ten old English apple, pear, and plum species in our Community Orchard and are helping us care for them

London Permaculture – a record of urban permaculture, urban food production and sustainability in London

Mobile Elephant Gardeners – Informal group of local people making use of the gardens of Heygate Estate flats whose residents have been evicted to grow vegetables

Mobile Gardeners at Wansey Street – The first successful Meanwhile Use project on part of the Heygate, looking for new volunteers and gardeners

Pasley Park

Pembroke House – an active local community centre with Gardening Club, Pocket Garden, and a Play Project.

Peoples’ Republic of Southwark – independent community information resource

River of Flowers – We are pleased to be part of this project which is looking to connect urban meadows such as ours with ‘pollination streams’ or ‘green corridors’ to help our pollinators – bees, butterflies and hoverflies – find forage in the city

Salisbury Row Park –

Save the Crown Unsuccessful campaign to preserve the Crown pub in Nursery Row Park – demolition plans now being reviewed by Southwark (July 2012)

Southwark Council Park and Open Spaces – owners of Nursery Row Park

Southwark Friends of the Earth – provided us with lots of expert advice

Southwark Living Streets – a key supporter of the nearby Salisbury Row Streets for People scheme

Southwark Notes – excellent blog about the regeneration of the Elephant and Castle and its effect local people

Surrey Square Park – who have achieved Borough Open Land states for their park – a key goal for the Friends of Nursery Row Park

Tom Wolseley – Haystack Project

Victory Community Park

Victory Park –

Volunteer Centre Southwark

The Walworth Society – campaigning to protect Walworth’s heritage

Walworth past and present – Hundreds of photos Walworth