For Open Garden Estates 2015, the Save Central Hill Community in Crystal Palace held a barbeque on the slopes that surround their much-used sports and playground facilities, a grass amphitheatre on which over a hundred residents and visitors discussed their campaign between several guided tours of the estate’s communal green spaces and private gardens, the latter of which had been especially opened for the weekend.
Central Hill put on walking tours of the estate, seed planting and gardening, hand painting and banner making, and plenty of discussion, as well as hosting a Revolutionary Puppet Show that dramatised the economics and politics behind estate regeneration. The walking tours were very popular, with around 100 people visiting and talking part over the day. In addition, ASH exhibited some of the posters they had produced relating to Lambeth’s policies and housing issues.
At the end of the day, ASH member Senaka Weeraman presented residents with blue plaques he had made for Ted Hollamby and Rosemary Sternstadt, the architects of Central Hill estate.