The garden is where the plants grow, and in the south of England, where most of the population live, it is home to an estimated one in every four trees and about a third of the total number of plants.
It is also the source of most of England’s biodiversity, as it contains more than 400 species of plants, many of which are native to England and the UK.
But its role in human life is far less understood, as the gardens are often a place of social gatherings and gatherings of friends, and a social lubricant, helping to support social bonds and support relationships.
Gibbs Garden, which was established in the early 1800s, is one of the few garden centres in England, and has a history of its own, as its first gardeners were members of the Church of England.
Its members have maintained the gardens as a community gathering place for many generations, and now that the community is ageing and the population is decreasing, there is a growing demand for a new, sustainable garden.
In the past year, the community has built new gardens on its land, and is planning to expand it, and it hopes to host new events like the Flower Festival this year.
“It is wonderful that we can still hold a gathering in our gardens, and be a place where we can all share in a sense of community,” says Gibbs Garden founder Dr Joanne Gibbs, “The gardens are very special to me as a gardener, and they are something that I have always wanted to recreate.”
Dr Gibbs hopes that the new gardens will be a popular place for people to gather for the garden and the local community, as well as for the local residents.
“I think the idea of bringing back a garden and having people gather in a community garden is very much an integral part of the gardening movement,” she says.
It is not the first time the gardens have been visited, as a previous community garden in the area was destroyed by fire in 2014.
Since the fire, the garden has been closed to the public.
The gardens have also hosted the FlowerFest in the past, which has grown over the years, with events such as the Flower Garden Walk being organised on the site every year.
The garden has become such a social gathering place that in 2016, the family of a friend who worked in a nearby restaurant donated a plot of land, in which to build a new garden.
“It was an absolutely incredible decision,” says Dr Gibbs.
“It’s an absolute dream to see the gardens reopen.”
The garden also has been a source of pride for the Gibbs family, and the garden will now be a permanent fixture in the family’s home.
Joanne Gibb, who lives in South London, says the gardens, as with any community gathering space, has to be sustainable.
“The garden is the place for the whole community to come together,” she said.
“If we don’t have the garden, we don´t have the community.”
“I’m hoping that people will come out, I would love to see a new crop of people come out,” says Joanne.
“The people who come out will see that this is a very special place, and that they have an opportunity to gather and share their knowledge.”
Joan and her family will be holding a meeting of the garden at the end of the month to discuss how the gardens can be maintained in the future.
There are plans to expand the garden into a bigger plot of ground and a new site, which will allow for the planting of new varieties of trees, and even a new vegetable garden.