It provides activities for the over 50's and adults who have
experience mental distress, homelessness and addiction who live locally in
one of Providence Row projects, maintain the care and plant growing expertise of
the gardens. Together with Link Age plus they offer the rewarding activity of
gardening which contributes to improving people’s mental and physical
The whole garden survives on donations and voluntary effort.
Corporate donations and charitable giving help to enhance the facilities and
structures of the gardens, raised beds and borders. A recent contribution has
been the new
plastic storage shedfrom ShedStore to replace the collapsing wooden shed
that houses the tools.
One of the recent projects included removing the concrete
path and using the rumble to build an acoustic bank in an attempt to reduce
traffic noise and enhance the tranquillity of the gardens. A fence has been
donated byBuyFencingDirect to
further screen the visibility and sound of the traffic.
LinkAge Plusis funded by Tower Hamlets Council and Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning
Group. The service is delivered by five community organisations located across
Tower Hamlets; The Sundial Centre (Peabody), Toynbee Hall, Sonali Gardens (St.
Hilda’s East Community Centre), Age UK East London and Neighbours in Poplar. Each Centre offers a wide range of
activities and a team of outreach workers providing one to one support to older