Airport helps green space take-off

Green Space


This weekend saw the launch of a new community gardening project in Swaythling funded by the Southampton Airport Community Fund.

The garden, at 286 Burgess Road, is being created and managed by Green Space Community Gardens which has already transformed spaces in Sway and New Milton.

Felicity Crabb, one of the project coordinators said,

“This is by far the largest space we’ve tackled, but with so many people living close by we’re confident that the project is going to attract lots of local support. We’re going to take our inspiration from the nearby flowers estate, planting all the flowers named by the roads, as well as vegetables to supply to local food bank.  We’ll also be incorporating pictures of the flowers into the large mural, which will also feature an aeroplane in the sky in thanks to our sponsors Southampton Airport.”

Over the coming months planning and clearing the site will continue, and on the 13 April the community are being invited to the site to help with the planting. Residents who want to find out more can visit or email

Lucy Calvert, Media & Communications Executive at the Eastleigh based Airport, commented,

“We’re really pleased to have been able to support this project. It will make a big difference to the community in close proximity to the airport, and we’re looking forward to getting our hands dirty in April and helping out with the planting”