Transforming Tolworth, one community garden at a time


Transition Tolworth is a local voluntary community group based in Tolworth focusing on projects to create green spaces and help local residents grow vegetables and herbs. We were enabled by a small award from the Council's "Your Money You Decide" initiative in 2012.


We printed post-cards and encouraged all sectors of the community to join us: schools, faith groups, the Council, local businesses... With the help of local residents we tidied and cleared an area and planted a community garden on Broad Oaks, and in 2013 we handed on this project to the local community, who still look after it. Regular gardening and tidy-ups currently take place at 10.00am on the 1st Saturday every month. 

TT is linked to Transition Town Kingston, a local environmental group whose members helped with plants, advice and time - and TTK is still around to help any community group in Tolworth or anywhere else in Kingston that would like to start a similar project.

Community garden at Cambridge Road