Melior Street Community Garden, is a project run by volunteers in partnership with St Mungo’s, the foundation for preventing and alleviating homelessness.
An unused plot has been turned into garden and small park, a peaceful place to tarry a while amid the rush of the city. The Melior Street Community Garden is located behind the Home Office on St. Thomas Street (60-68 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 3QU). Once you turn right onto Fenning Street you’ll immediately see it.
Team London Bridge, Southwark Council and community volunteers, rejuvenated this open space on Melior Street in 2009, into a wonderful veggie garden from which produce is being sold to a local restaurant.
The space is run by St. Mungo’s, and supports people with experiences of homelessness to get involved in activities, develop employability skills and move onto training. It includes six raised beds and a seating area where people can enjoy this beautiful green space. The garden has a dozen volunteers who visit one to two days a week. They are provided with responsibility for the garden and gain a sense of achievement as they work to maintain the space, whilst gaining useful work experience.