The Community Gardener

meOur Community Gardener is Chris Raeburn.  He started working with us in 2002.

Prior to joining us he worked with a range of community-based organisations and different user groups, including street homeless and mental health service users.  He formally trained in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art.

He has led the renovations of the Phoenix Garden and his extensive knowledge of plants and wildlife has allowed the garden's development as a wildlife-friendly space.

If you see him in the garden do feel free to ask questions but do be aware if he catches you picking the flowers or walking in the beds he may well tell you off!

an oasis in the city