Charity Trees for Cities, working in partnership with EastendHomes, held a community planting day on the Glamis Estate in Shadwell on 23 February. This is part of an ongoing project to revamp areas of the estate. Residents of all ages were invited to come down to Elf Green on Glamis Estate to help plant trees and other plants and join in the family fun!
The event was a great success. About 50 people came along to help, which was a great turnout considering the freezing cold weather on the day! Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman visited and helped plant trees (see photo above). Together they planted ten trees, a hedge of 225 native whips, and a mixture of perennials and herbs in the new beds around the estate. Everyone enjoyed a performance from one of the estate residents as Elvis (see photo left), and some delicious cakes brought along by the Glamis Adventure Playground staff to raise money for the Playground.
Photos by Trees for Cities