Singleton Spaces

Resilience Garden

The Resilience Garden will demonstrate the impacts of climate change. An area at the rear of the Centre has been due for a little renovation. With the help of volunteers there will be a plan to implement the new features and select plants.
raised of £2,000 target
Closes on 07/05/2025
RCN 1180577


A resilience garden will help explain how we can adapt to the impacts of climate change, hear more about the project from the Centre Manager:

Drought resistant plants

We will plant species able to survive dry periods. As an environment centre, our focus is to avoid non-native plants.

Swale planting

The plants in the swale area can tolerate seasonal wet and dry conditions. It is designed to be flooded in periods of heavier rainfall and to dry out when rainfall is scarce. This swale has recycled crushed concrete but a gravel garden would be similar.

Thyme lawn

An area of lawn will take some years to establish. It is more tolerant than camomile.


Efficient use of rainfall is a key to a resilient garden. Our box-container, perhaps representing a summer house, has a wooden roof which channels into the water storage vessel. It is a re-used fluids transporter.

Hops and a vine

Hops represent Kent, of course, and climate change is proving to support an increase in Kent’s viticulture. Ours are growing in a re-used steel cabinet formerly used in the kitchen.

Themed mural

Watch that space!

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About the charity

Singleton Spaces preserve, protects and improve the natural environment for the public benefit, by providing a hub of information and advice, providing community and school activities and by engaging with the public, private and voluntary-sector organisations.

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