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Fulham was once known for it’s very fertile soil where market gardens and fruit trees thrived.
Our green spaces are a little more limited these days and with the spread of basement lightwells and hard standing for vehicles Fulham Society wants to celebrate and encourage the tending of the beautiful green and colourful spaces that brighten up our public realm . We are also interested to see how, with imagination, an interesting front garden can be created at the same time as providing space for a car or a lightwell.
You don’t have to have a garden – there will be a prize for planters, tubs or window boxes but they do need to be visible from the road so that the judges can visit.
We want to find a well designed , well executed space that gives pleasure to all who pass by and ideally has an impact all through the year
Download the form attached and send it with 2 photos ( please add date of your photos ) or scan the completed form and email by the end of June to:
Fulham Society Garden Competition .113 Rivermead Court, London SW6 3SB or
It doesn’t cost anything to enter !
Judging will take place in early July and winners will be announced at the Fulham Society Garden party on the 16th July to which winners will also be invited .
Fulham Past .Initiated in 1971, the Society was formed after a small group of residents campaigned successfully to prevent the construction of a very large hotel which would have dominated the river frontage near All Saints Church and Putney Bridge.
This threat highlighted the need for an amenity society with a wide local brief .
Fulham is a desirable place in which to live so there is a constant pressure to tear down the old and rebuild . Care must be taken to prevent over development in density , scale and encroachment on public land.
The Fulham Society has continued to lobby, campaign, inform and influence the environment around us. To retain Fulham’s past the Society has campaigned to preserve historic buildings such as Fulham Palace , 17th Century Sandford Manor and the 18th century Fulham House and to maintain the integrity of the many conservation areas
Fulham lies within a great loop of the Thames. Until about 1880, when the District Line was extended, it’s alluvial soil was cultivated largely as market gardens alongside the many grand mansions set within their own grounds such as Peterborough House, Hurlingham and Broomhouse. The pleasing brick terraced houses, in which many of us live today were constructed on this land.
Civic pride and public generosity also provided impressive public buildings and churches . Some of these buildings are of special interest, the artists studios at Barons Court, the large Whiteley Warehouse at Avonmore Road, The Gunter Estate and The Peterborough Estate with it’s Lion Houses, Fulham Palace, Fulham Town Hall, St Johns and All Saints as well as listed phone boxes, post boxes war memorials and tombs.
The long river frontage, Bishops Park, South Park, Eel Brook Common, Parsons Green, Hurlingham Park and Imperial Park as well as many other smaller open spaces contain splendid trees and provide opportunities for leisure and recreation.
What a wonderful place to live. If you are interested in what is going on in the environment around you but have little time to find out yourself you can become a member by paying the annual membership fee and enjoy the twice yearly newsletter. If you have a little more time and some relevant expertise or knowledge and want to get more involved, please do get in touch.
Membership is open to all residents of Fulham, as well as local businesses or groups, on payment of the appropriate fees.
To join, download the pdf application form by clicking the link to the left, and return to the Hon Treasurer
Telephone: The Honorary Secretary, Mrs Maya Donelan on 020 3080 0655
Address: The Honorary Secretary, Mrs Maya Donelan, 1 Rosaville Road, London SW6 7BN