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Stoneford Cottage: Imagining a New Stoneford Garden

19 April – 1 October 2021

Stoneford Cottage,
Rainham Rd S,
Dagenham
RM10 8AG

Company Drinks are thrilled to be working with the National Trust on coming up with ideas for the Stoneford Garden in Dagenham. We'll be hosting a series of visits and 'Dreaming' sessions, and asking YOU "What would you like to see the garden become?".... We'll be talking to local groups (including our own), dreaming up ideas, looking to 'Gardens We Love', learning about the biodiversity of the site and trying to answer these questions together. This project will consist of a series of visits, workshops and creative idea-generation sessions. We'll advertise these on our newsletter. If you would like to register your interest in this project, please email cam@companydrinks.info.

We want to explore ideas with you about how Stoneford Garden could be transformed ; how it could add to our local biodiversity ; how it could become a new, green community asset ; or what opportunities it could provide for learning about local natural resources and horticultural skills.

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In the first phase of this project we’ll be asking:

  • Who would like to use it?
  • How can it be shared by the community?
  • What could be grown or made there?
  • Could this garden be our new favourite foraging site???

Among other considerations…..

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UPDATE: BOOK YOUR PLACE ON OUR OF OUR COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS + GARDEN TOURS

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SAVE THE DATE

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Online and at the garden Wednesday 16h June to Saturday 19th June

We’ll be hosting different Drop-in Consultation Sessions and Garden Tours each day

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  • Sharing + Growing Local Food on Wednesday 16th from 3-4pm link
  • Caring for Wildlife + Nature on Thursday 17th June from3-4pm link
  • Celebrating Local Heritage + History on Friday 18th from 3-4pm link
  • Green Community Spaces – Open Day on Saturday 19th June from 11am-1pm & 2-3pm link

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Sign up will be essential to ensure we can limit group numbers, keep social distance and manage the sessions as safely as possible. Please send us an e-mail on cam@companydrinks.info or book a free place at Eventbrite.

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FILL IN THE COMMUNITY CONSULTATION SURVEY

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From Monday 14th June – Sunday 20th June we’re inviting local residents to contribute to the community consultation online via a quick and simple survey. The link to the survey will be made public via our newsletter, website and social media from Monday 14th June. We’ll share it here.

SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA
#StonefordGarden #StonefordGardenFuture #CommunityGreenSpace #madetogether
@Goingpicking @NationalTrust

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UPDATE: ANNOUNCING A WEEK OF ‘IMAGINING A NEW STONEFORD GARDEN TOGETHER

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We’re pleased to announce a week of “Imagining a new Stoneford Garden Together“. From Wednesday 16th – Saturday 19th June. We’ll be hosting different drop-in tours, workshops and idea-generating sessions on themes such as:

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  • Sharing + making local food 
  • Celebrating local Heritage
  • Feeling better with nature
  • Community-grown spaces
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We’ll announce more information closer to the time, but in the meantime, if you have a story about Stoneford Cottage, or if you’d like to take part in a particular aspect of the consultation, please email Cam on cam@companydrinks.info and she’ll keep you posted. Sign up will be essential to ensure we can limit group numbers, keep social distance and manage the sessions as safely as possible.

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UPDATE: THE TEAM VISIT STONEFORD GARDEN

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On Monday 10th May the team were very lucky to visit the cottage and have a look around this hidden gem of a country garden, tucked away off Rainham Road South.

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Stoneford Cottage is a Grade II listed house, located in the Village Ward of Barking and Dagenham. It was built in 1858 and bequeathed to the National Trust in 2018. The garden is large, wild and nature-rich with numerous out buildings.

Read a great post on the history of Stoneford Cottage at the Barking & Dagenham Local History site here

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This project is commissioned by the National Trust.

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