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Brixton’s Loughborough Park gets greener with edible hedge and new gardens

It’s great to see that one of Brixton’s lesser-known small parks is getting some of the attention and care it deserves, although some locals still have reservations about visiting the park (see comments below) .

Loughborough Park is located behind Coldharbour Lane, and is wedged between Moorland Road and Loughborough Park.

The park currently has an adventure playground, children’s play area (dog free), One O’clock Club and some sports facilities, but big improvements are on the way, thanks to an initiative between Friends of Loughborough Park and Lambeth Council.

Plans include a new formal garden near the front of the park, an ‘edible hedge’ containing blackcurrant, gooseberry and raspberry bushes, plus hazel, plum and pear trees.

There’ll also be a community growing area at the back of the park letting locals get involved, with landscape contractors working throughout June and July to make the park improvements.

More info:
See 360º panorama 
of the park (2003)

Park location (click on map for bigger version).

Loughborough Park

Moorland Rd, Brixton, London SW9
Tel: 020 7926 9000
Lambeth website 


MORE: discuss the park on the urban75 discussion boards.