Sunnyside Community Garden was delighted to welcome Councillor Rakhia Ismail the Mayor of Islington, Jack Morris and the other trustees from the Morris Charitable Trust to open our new Morris Family Garden at Sunnyside Community Gardens. Sunnyside’s Friday volunteers have been working with community gardener Lorena Vila to make a child friendly “Cottage Garden” for families to sit in and enjoy. Families are now able to close the small gates and enjoy being in a garden whilst small children can run round without accessing the roads. Historically families were able to enjoy this area of Sunnyside Community Gardens, but after arsonists burnt down the volunteers building, families were no longer able to sit in a closed off area. Local residents many of whom live in flats without gardens spoke about how much they missed being able to relax in a garden with their children. The Morris Charitable Trust generously gave us a grant to make this very special family garden, and many local volunteers came and did all the digging and planting needed, and after a year of gardening it is looking lovely.
We had a grand opening this Sunday 6th October 2019, where local dignitaries and the general public joined us.