Work is finally underway in the Rookery to renovate the beloved Streatham Rookery Cascade and Rock Garden using elements of the Edwardian horticultural exotic style.
The total project will cost £148,132, of which £84,600 will come from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The lead project partners are SCCoop and Lambeth Council, who will contribute most of the other funding. Other partners are Friends of Streatham Common, Streatham Common Community Garden and Streatham Society.
Work started in early January and is hoping to complete by Mid March 2018.
The cascade and accompanying rockery were originally installed in around 1912 as part of the newly created Rookery public gardens. The Cascade stopped working a few years ago, and the gardens have been neglected following years of budget cuts.