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National Park City: Shaftesbury Open Roof Event

On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July, Shaftesbury celebrated London officially becoming the first National Park City in the world. To celebrate this launch, Shaftesbury partnered with Open Roofs, an initiative run by Open House and part of the Mayor’s National Park City Festival.

Shaftesbury opened the roof at 22 Ganton Street to the public over the weekend to showcase the ways in which the Wild West End partnership is seeking to improve the green spaces of the Wild West End to increase biodiversity and improve health and wellbeing for all.  The event also included honey tasting from the hives at St Martins Courtyard, presentations on the wide choice of planting on the roof and in the Carnaby area, and provided Carnaby water bottles to the public in exchange for donations to Land Aid.


With 354 visitors attending over the two days, the event was a huge success.  
Thanks to all who purchased the Carnaby Water bottles, raising more than £100 for Land Aid.



22 Ganton Street,

Sedum roof
Green walls
Bird boxes
Invertebrate feature