On this episode of the garden podcast:
Peter Donegan meets with Ben Brace of London National Park City.
Of London National Park City, they say:
Let’s make London the world’s first National Park City. A city where people and nature are better connected. A city that is rich with wildlife and every child benefits from exploring, playing and learning outdoors. A city where we all enjoy high-quality green spaces, the air is clean to breathe, it’s a pleasure to swim in its rivers and green homes are affordable. Together we can make London a greener, healthier and fairer place to live.
For those who may not know Ben, he is a Chartered Landscape Architect and fully qualified Horticulturist. He has worked literally worked from the ground up; as a landscape contractor, in landscape maintenance private and commercial, selling plants as a market stall trader and also for a small independant nursery and large commercial organisations. From these beginnings he worked his socks off to get himself qualified in the things he loves most – plants and design.
— LDN NationalParkCity (@LondonNPC) December 15, 2016
Aside from the day job, he is a Volunteer Tree Warden and a balcony gardener, a soon to be RHS mentor and an Ambassador for Landscape (for the Landscape Institute). He is a volunteer project leader for the Chelsea Fringe and for the Open Squares Weekend, a picking coordinator for Abundance London a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and an Associate Member of the Arboricultural Association. Of the Greater London National Park City initiative he describes himself as a general foot soldier. Show Links: London National Park City:
And also this…… beautiful. 😉
If you’re alone on Crimbo day, don’t be. Come to the Alex, we’ll give you a FREE turkey roast & buy you a beer. No strings, just come. pic.twitter.com/MW7NaIqpWM — The Alexandra (@TheAlexSW19) December 7, 2016