News by the Bankside Urban Forest.
The network of Bankside Urban Forest projects, managed by Better Bankside and its volunteer network awarded the Green Flag Award®
Discover a hidden tranquil route following the mighty Victorian viaducts through Bankside, linking Waterloo with London Bridge, Blackfriars with Elephant and Castle and beyond.
“Bankside Boardwalk” - creative and innovative walkway will deliver a more tranquil and greener street in the heart of Bankside.
Come to London’s first Open Streets on Saturday 30th of May on Great Suffolk Street. Open Streets are safe, fun, car-free spaces where you can play, walk, bike, run, or just relax and see your city in a whole new way.
Great Suffolk Street, south of Union Street is set to benefit from Mayor of London’s High Street Fund. It is one of 42 projects across London to receive a share of up to £9 million of funding.
Better Bankside, working with local business Forster Communications, and artists Nicolas Henniger, Sara Muzio and Gonzague Lacombe from Collectif Exyzt, have transformed a former grot spot along the street into a vibrant and verdant public space.
Got a favourite tree in Bankside, want to know more about why trees are good for our neighbourhood? Get involved in this week of activities celebrating London's Trees
The symposium is part of a week long programme of events and talks aimed at raising awareness of the importance of green infrastructure
As part of the Mayor's Vision for Cycling, Transport for London are consulting on proposed routes for a Central London Cycle Grid. We'd love your views!
2013 has been a bumper year for greening Bankside. With our partners, we have increased green cover in the area through a variety of ground breaking projects including green roofs and walls.
Join us for a guided walk of Bankside Urban Forest as part of this annual celebration of London's built environment and new urban landscapes
Have you got what it takes to be our Apprentice Gardener? If you have a passion for plants and making Bankside's spaces greener, we may just have the opportunity for you!
The LAKE is a new urban oasis in Union Street, Bankside: a temporary installation featuring a shallow boating lake (for inflatables and home-made toy boats), a paddling pool, a juice bar and a long timber deck for sunbathing.
A viaduct in Borough Market is the latest urban infrastructure to go green, as part of a long-term programme of works by Bankside Urban Forest to improve the public realm in Bankside.
London Tree Week - the annual week-long celebration of London's leafiness runs from 11-18 May. Here in Bankside we're playing our part with a guided walk, a photography competition, and a tree quiz!
Over 30 people attended a breakfast briefing looking at how an emerging neighbourhood plan for the area might help secure better outcomes for delivering green infrastructure in future developments in the neighbourhood
As part of Bankside Urban Forest, Better Bankside has teamed up with Southwark Council, local business and resident communities and key developers along Blackfriars Road to develop a strategy for stitching together the public spaces that link developments
A new 100m2 green roof planted with over 1000 bluebell bulbs, 15 species of native wild flowers and a range of ferns and ivy has been planted on Flat Iron Square. It brings a little bit of woodland wildlife into the heart of Bankside Urban Forest