The streets in Manor Park Village were until recently predominantly lined with Cherry Blossom. It is believed that in the years after WW1 and WW2 Cherry Blossoms were planted in the area to commemorate local victims of the disputes. The leafy surroundings is protected by the conservation zone status Durham Road enjoys, including the hedges and front gardens in the surrounding area.
In the 1970s new planting beds were added to the street scene. A number of volunteer community gardeners now tend to the 25 planters in the area, which are also maintained by SERCO. Some have been ‘adopted’ by households, who have put in their own flowers and shrubs.
Any help keeping the rosebeds free from litter and weed is much appreciated as is any help offered to water planters / trees during dry spells. If you would like to get involved and would like to contact someone about it please email: email@example.com
Manor Park Village also had a Community Garden, which was set up in 2012 by a group of local residents united by a love of gardening and a desire to bring people together. Residents and school children from Salisbury Primary use the garden for their allotments. The Community Garden also hosts a gardening club and special events.
It can be found in the crossing between Durham Road and Manor Park Road, E12 5AA.
The gates are kept open by volunteers on a rota and the opening days are Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am to dusk.