Hanover School Towpath Garden

On Saturday 8th March there will be a community event that will involve unloading of soil from a boat and filling of planters. Please join us between 12 noon and 3pm.

Here is a sketch of a new garden that will be maintained in the name of Hanover School. This will run along the Regent's Canal towpath where it faces the City Road Basin.

To view or print a flyer for this project : click on this PDF file

Invitation from CRT's Volunteer Coordinator

Hanover School Towpath Garden, City Road - Volunteer Day - Saturday 8 March, 12-3pm

Canal & River Trust has been working with Hanover Primary School to transform an unloved patch of grass near City Road Lock into a community garden for the benefit of canal users and wildlife. The planting beds are in place and this Saturday (8 March) we're holding a volunteer day with Hanover School Association to fill them with 16 tonnes of soil, which is being delivered to site by boat. We need all the help we can get so if you live in the area please do come and join us between 12 and 3pm, more details on the poster attached.

Debbie Vidler
Volunteer Coordinator
Canal & River Trust
Toll House, Delamere Terrace, London, W2 6ND
Tel: 07825099167

photographs by @TowpathRanger


Registered Charity No: 1056568
Kindly supported and made possible thanks to:
Greater London Authority WHAT IF: projects Ltd
Join us to create the
Hanover School Towpath Garden

The Canal & River Trust are working with Hanover Primary School to transform what is now an unloved patch of grass (between the Pumphouse Cafe and Wharf Rd Bridge) into a welcoming garden and more attractive space for the whole community to enjoy.

As well as providing a valuable learning space for the children of Hanover School, the garden will encourage wildlife and biodiversity. It will be looked after by the children and school staff, local families, friends, neighbours and local businesses. All are welcome.

Work on the construction of the garden planters began in mid February, with planting starting in early March. We need many volunteers to help with clearing the space, painting the planters, filling the planters with soil, planting shrubs and trees and later with watering, weeding and general maintenance. Come join us!

The garden is being made possible thanks to a grant from the Mayor of London and GLA, (their Transform Pocket Parks scheme) and a generous donation from the Canal & River Trust. Join us between 12am - 3pm on our volunteer days:

Sat 1 March - lining, painting and preparation of planters
Sat 8 March - unloading soil from boat and filling planters
Sat 22 March - to be decided (planting, watering, litter picking, etc.)
Fri 28 March - to be decided (planting, watering, litter picking, etc.)
Sat 5 April - to be decided (planting, watering, litter picking, etc.)
More dates to follow. Email us to join our mailing list and find out more.
Come prepared for wet and cold weather. Bring tools if you have some.
Refreshments will be provided.
Email or call us before hand or simply come on the day!

Thanks for your help.
Hanover School Association

For more details contact: Suzy (07779 656 949) or Lisa (07979 593 113)

The Times, Monday 10th March 2014

BBC London - The Breakfast Show

Tuesday 11th March 2014
Penny Smith and Paul Ross talking to head teacher Amanda Rees and pupil Annie.

Click here to see a transcipt of this interview.


Click here to see some photographs of this event.