Biodiversity at Paddington Central

The Paddington Central Community Garden

Bringing together Education, Ecology and Community.

The Paddington Central Community Garden is a partnership between Paddington Central Businesses and the local community.  Proudly sponsored by Wipro Limited and supported by Kingfisher, the Paddington Central Community Garden will engage people of all ages in the health and wellbeing benefits of plants. Wipro Limited is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company headquartered in Bangalore, India with offices at Paddington Central.

This new green space will play host to local schools and community groups helping them to learn about the importance of (and take an active part in) local food production, healthy eating and action. 

Hear the students from Queens Park Primary talk about their learnings and Kishan, from Wipro CSR Head of UK & Ireland.

 

It’s somewhere people can grow food, meet, enjoy and learn new skills and with bird boxes, bug hotels, sedum roofs and pollinator-friendly plants to attract birds, butterflies and insects, it’s something truly special. 
Installed in November, the garden has been sponsored by Wipro and is supported by Kingfisher, Square Mile Farms (our rooftop farmers) and Willerby Landscaping. 

The Paddington Central Community Garden garden aims to inspire young people through the power of plants via a series of agriculture workshops led by Square Mile Farms and to create a space that’s enjoyable and attractive to visit. The garden will also help to boost work, rest and contemplation while contributing positively to the environmental quality of our neighbourhood. 

We have workshops planned for children from a local school and also will be holding workshops for the public to join once a month where all can learn about sowing, planting and harvesting. 

 

Paddington Central Garden Workshops:  Free & open to all

Take part in our free harvest workshops hosted by urban farming experts Square Mile Farms.  These workshops are open to everyone and will focus on tips for growing fresh produce at home and in the workplace and cover a range of topics from how to build your own planters, growing plants from seed, caring for your plants and when to harvest.  

Introduction to soil
Wednesday 12th May - 1pm
 

How to grow microgreens
Wednesday 26th May - 1pm
 

Growning at home tips
Wednesday 23rd June – 1pm
 

Introduction to soil
Wednesday 7th July – 1pm
 

How to grow microgreens
Wednesday 21st July – 1pm
 

Growing at home tips
Wednesday 4th August – 1pm
 

To book sign up via the Square Mile Farms website: here

 

Paddington Central Bird Boxes

The Apex Bird Box 

There are five of this style of birdbox on campus.  It has a smaller entry and is installed at a medium height in the trees, which typicaly attracts smaller birds like Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits and House Sparrows.

 

The Diamond Bird Box

There are 10 Diamond bird boxes on campus which are for smaller birds and attract Robins, Wrens, Pied Wagtails and Spotted Flycatchers.

 

The Classic Bird Box

There are five of these types of Bird Boxes on Campus.  These are installed higher up in the tree and attracts slightly larger birds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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