Residents sprout new ideas for Plymouth’s Morley Court Roof Garden
Plymouth Community Homes and Morley Court Residents’ Association are teaming up with the Eden Project on a new roof garden project to create an exciting space for residents.
The Morley Court Roof Garden will be grown on top of the residents’ car park near Mayflower Street. The aim of the project is to transform the paved space into a vibrant, green oasis, which will provide a focal point for the community.
Eden’s Resilient Communities Team is working with residents on their plans for the garden to ensure that their ideas are integrated into the final design.
They held a garden party on Sunday (April 15) where residents had a go at a variety of activities, including den building, games and banner making, while discussing their plans for the space.
Jodie Giles, Resilient Communities Coordinator at Eden, said: “The party was a great success. Not only did many of the residents of Morley Court join us for fun and games, but we had lots of suggestions to help make this a useful, creative space for the community.”
The residents’ ideas were collected through photography, film, postcards and model making. The suggestions ranged from community kitchens, murals, wildflower areas, play spaces and equipment for children, to social garden spaces and quiet reflective places to relax in.
After being collated, the ideas will be used by Jane Knight from Eden’s Landscape Team to inspire the design of the garden.