Rewilding Hyh House

Build Up

Front gardens of Hyh House on Chingford Road

For green spaces to thrive in a city, they need active encouragement from the people closest to them. However, how can we care for local environments when there is little provision for people to engage with them?

Build Up will address this issue within the immediate surrounds of Hyh House. A series of seasonal events and activities will lead to planting a wildflower meadow and orchard. The programme will create supported and shared learning opportunities for residents to engage with nature and share knowledge about what it needs to thrive on our doorstep. Together we will nurture this large green space into a thriving hub for bees, birds, flowers, fruit and people. 

Profile

Build Up is a charity that supports local people to practically shape where they live. We work alongside local stakeholders to make public and community spaces for everyone to cherish and enjoy. 

Waltham Forest has played a strong role in our development. The Making Places project for Aldriche Way was our first public commission and supported Build Up to create a precedent for community-led estate improvement.