On Friday 22nd April, the 1st New Cross Scouts, Glendale and the St John’s Society combined to plant three young trees in St John’s Garden, from a selection donated by the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund.
On going to this wonderful green space just behind St John’s Church, you’ll now see by the entrance a fledgling rowan tree, and between the cotoneaster bushes at the back two young silver birches.
The Scouts, and St John’s volunteer Laura who does a fantastic job of caring for the Gardens, will be watering and caring for the young trees, which we hope will flourish over the years ahead.
Five new benches and bins were installed in 2020 with funding secured by St John’s Society through the Greening Fund.  A year later the sign was installed, which aligned with the naming of the space.
The St John’s Society is working towards planting more trees in the area in the coming months and beyond, as part of our broader efforts to further green our beautiful part of SE8; watch this space!