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Trees for Sacred Spaces

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Church of England logo
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In November 2017 churches across London helped to green the capital, improve our air quality, and support people, bees and other wildlife by working with their community to help plant 340 trees with the Trees for Sacred Spaces campaign, supported by the Mayor of London and the diocese of Southwark, London, and Chelmsford.

With the London Tree Officers Association, 12 different species were chosen to plant, based on their suitability for London and benefits they provide for bees, other wildlife and air quality. The trees were planted across 21 London boroughs. Some were planted by churches in their churchyards whilst others were donated to local schools, community groups and parks.


  • Church
  • School
  • Community Garden
  • Park

Find out more on the plantings by clicking the map markers, and download guidance notes as part of the project below:

Planting notes
Tree species list
Suitable planting sites
Celebrating your planting

St James' Hampton Hill

St James' planted 4 trees as part of their EcoChurch initiative and endeavour to have the churchyard declared a wildlife area.

St James', Hampton Hill, TW12 1DL

Northcote Nature Reserve

All Souls Church, Twickenham, donated 4 hawthorns, 2 strawberry trees and 2 whitebeams to launch the new Northcote Nature Reserve on December 3rd.

Northcote Nature Reserve, Isleworth, TW7 7JW

Vauxhall Park

St Anne and All Saints Church South Lambeth donated a crab apple and two wild cherries to the Friends of Vauxhall Park.

Vauxhall Park, Vauxhall, SW8 1UA