Community mission

Garden on the Dock of the Bay

4 GoodGymers made their way to help the Ballast Quay Community Garden in Greenwich.

  • Vic
  • Sarah Hornsey
  • Laura Grant
  • Sarah M
Sunday, 12th of February 2023
Led by Rachel Henry

A grey Sunday afternoon saw 7 GoodGym-ers gather for a tidying-up Community Mission at the hidden gem that is Ballast Quay Garden in Greenwich. A garden on the banks of the Thames with fantastic views over the docklands and Greenwich, Ballast Quay Garden is a tranquil spot in a busy area in East Greenwich, featuring plenty of greenery, sculptures and an impressive fig tree whose crops are in high demand by the local wildlife. After a quick briefing by our host, Diana, we set to work clearing leaves & litter, chipping away at those pesky but hardy inter-paving grasses & weeds, and trying very hard not to annoy too many earthworms. The time flew by as we compared notes on recent GoodGym tasks, upcoming events and how amazing the garden is in summer, to the tune of clippers whooshing along the Thames and waves breaking on the beach. The ultimate test of our work was an inspection by Tom, Diana’s dog, who wasn’t in the mood to pose for photos but did get lots of fuss from all involved and has definitely become quite the Greenwich GoodGym celebrity. Thanks to all involved and have a great week!

Report written by Sarah M

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Sarah Hornsey
Sarah Hornsey
Thursday February 16th, 2023 12:05

Great run report, Sarah!

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