Growing Space at Christ Church

Christ Church Kensington, Victoria Road, W8 5RQ

How our Spaces are Growing

Installation of the garden will commence 1st April and the grand opening with special guests Helen Browning OBE & Michael Gove, will take place at 4:00pm on 23 May.

Growing Space at Christ Church is a partnership between Thomas’s School Kensington, Victoria Road Montessori and St. Mary Abbot’s Church of England School in South Kensington.These schools will benefit from a fully sustainable & organic garden, designed and installed by Edible Playgrounds.This same organisation will provide one year’s support in the form of teacher and staff workshops and seminars in order to effectively incorporate the garden into both KS1 and KS2 curriculum.

The goal is that small groups of school children access the garden on a weekly basis throughout the growing season.  The Growing Space environmental coordinator will schedule use of the garden among the three participating schools and support staff as required as well as organise and implement school holiday workshops for the broader community.

Donate to the project

Growing Space at Christ Church: Project Donations

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Donation Total: £100.00

Sponsor the Greenhouse

Greenhouse: £3000

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£ 3,000.00

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Donation Total: £3,000.00

Sponsor Raised Beds or Trees

Raised Beds: £1000

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£ 1,000.00

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Donation Total: £1,000.00

Raised Beds: £700

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£ 700.00

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Donation Total: £700.00

Raised Beds: £500

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£ 500.00

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Donation Total: £500.00

Raised Beds: £350

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£ 350.00

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Donation Total: £350.00

Raised Beds: £300

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£ 300.00

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Donation Total: £300.00

Malus Domestica ‘Braeburn’ Tree: £500

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£ 500.00

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Donation Total: £500.00

Malus x Sylvestris ‘Red Sentinel’ Tree: £700

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£ 700.00

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Donation Total: £700.00

Malus Floribunda ‘Japanese Crab Apple’ Tree: £700

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£ 700.00

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Donation Total: £700.00

Philadelphus ‘Snowflake’ Tree: £400

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£ 400.00

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Donation Total: £400.00

Environmental Practitioner and Garden Coordinator

Pascale Rochefeuille

MSc Biology (Pop&EcoS), PgCert. IEM, EYE Montessori L5, FS Leadership L3, IEMA member

Pascale is the Environmental Coordinator (EC) of the Christ Church Edible and Woodland Garden. While overseeing the garden throughout the year and helping the Growing Space partner schools with curriculum, timetable and maintenance of the garden, she is also responsible for activities and workshops during school holidays and weekends.

She has extensive experience working in environmental education and conservation, both in gardens and nature reserves in the UK and overseas (Africa and Latin America). She is a member of IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment).

She holds a Masters degree in Biology (from Reunion Island University) and a PgCert in Environmental management (from the University of Bath).
She is most recently trained as a Forest School Leader and is a member of the Forest School Association.

In addition to her interests in gardening and nature conservation, Pascale has a passion for education and children. She has worked with babies and young children for over a decade and is trained in Advanced Postnatal Maternity Nurse Care and in Early Years Montessori Education (0 to 7).

Other qualifications:
First Aid (Adult and Paediatrics)
Food Hygiene