As you know the Streatham Common Cooperative who look after the Rookery were successful in their bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund who awarded them nearly £90,000 to renovate and replant the Cascade. Contributions from SCCoop and Lambeth Council bring the total pot to a fantastic £150k.
Research, Design and Replant the Cascade Gardens – Get involved!
A big part of the project is to replant up to 100m² of the garden. This is where you can get involved too. You will be working with professional designer, Lee Heykoop. Working as a group you will research some of the history and plants that would have originally been used and update these ideas into a modern design for the garden. Your ideas and input on the planting design will ensure the Cascade remains a much loved feature into the future.
All levels of experience catered for! You’ll have to hurry we only have 10 places available!
In the first instance please drop Lee an email – Lee.Heykoop@sccoop.org.uk
Construction work has already started on the renovation of the Cascade. As you can see from the pictures below, a huge amount of rubble and sludge has been removed from the pools. Already the original pools have been repaired and rendered. The long process of layering with 3 layers of fibreglass has begun. Construction work to the cascade should be complete by early March and water should be flowing again by Spring. Exciting times!