Work commences on transforming Jubilee Gardens into a ‘greener’ and ‘more inviting’ open space in the City of London.
The £620,000 project aims to boost the City’s biodiversity, climate resilience and protection against flooding.
Improvement works include the planting of 15 new trees, as well as shrubs and perennials to create habitats for pollinators and other wildlife.
New log and stone piles will also be created, providing habitats to the space’s invertebrates.
In an effort to reduce the project’s carbon footprint, paving materials from the existing site will be re-used.
“The improvements to Jubilee Gardens will provide a green and inviting space,” says chair of the City of London Corporation’s Streets and Walkways Sub-committee, Graham Packham.
Chair of the City Corporation’s Natural Environment Board, Caroline Haines adds: “Open spaces in the City of London are not only hugely important for people’s health and wellbeing, they also play a vital role in increasing the Square Mile’s biodiversity and resilience against climate change.”
The gardens will be closed throughout the project’s duration which is expected to take approximately 10 months to complete.