Union Street Urban Orchard Awarded Conservation Foundation's London’s Green Corners Award

The Union Street Urban Orchard was one of eight projects in July to be awarded one of the Conservation Foundation's London's Green Corners Awards. Winning the No Man's Land category, the Orchard will go forward to the Grand Finals next spring for judging by a panel of celebrities and gardening experts.

"Despite one of the driest Julys on record, London can still be proud of its green corners," says Conservation Foundation Director David Shreeve.  "It's great to see so much variety in this month's winners and the care and thought that has gone into creating a green and biodiverse place for all to enjoy."
The Green Corners Awards celebrate the Londoners whose green corners brighten our lives and improve the capital's biodiversity.

The Conservation Foundation was founded in 1982 by David Shreeve and David Bellamy to promote positive environmental news, awareness and action.  Since then it has created and managed a large number of initiatives involving a wide range of environmental issues. Currently these include London's Green Corners Awards, Gardening Against The Odds, The Great British Elm Experiment, Tools Shed, The Millennium Yew Programme, Wessex Watermarks and Think Big, O2's community programme.
The Judges of London's Green Corners Awards are Christopher Woodward, Director of the Garden Museum, botanist David Bellamy, David Shreeve, Director of The Conservation Foundation, actress Susan Hampshire, Lucie Nottingham of the Tanner Trust, Rosie Boycott, chair of London Food Board, Bob Crawley, Archant London's Editorial Director and gardening writers Matthew Appleby (Horticulture Week), Pattie Barron (Evening Standard) and Sir Roddy Llewellyn.