Bankside Open Spaces Trust is an environmental and volunteering charity. We’ve been protecting, preserving and enhancing parks, gardens and other amenities in London’s SE1 and surrounding areas for 20 years. We were set up in 2000 by a group of local residents with the aim of improving people’s health and wellbeing by making where they live and work greener and more beautiful.
What we do:
Our aim is to provide outstanding green spaces and outdoor activities that enhance the health and wellbeing of urban communities.
To do this, we manage and maintain open spaces, welcome volunteers from both the community and the corporate sector, run regular gardening groups, support park steering groups, organise and take part in public events and educational projects, and offer advice to others. We collaborate closely with local residents and businesses to champion green spaces.
Thousands of people enjoy our open spaces every day. Each of our sites is unique, with its own atmosphere, identity and sense of place. Our spaces include Red Cross Garden, Marlborough Sports Garden, Waterloo Millennium Green and Tate Community Garden.