A street in Dalston known to its residents as ‘the worst street in London’ has undergone a nature-fuelled rejuvenation in a bid to bring a slice of the countryside to the backstreets of the Big Smoke.
The new project, led by Royal Horticultural Society award-winning landscape designer Tom Massey, took place on Miller’s Terrace in the East End, where for almost a decade, the street’s residents have been campaigning for funding to breathe new life into the road and return a sense of pride to the local community.
A timely intervention from Chase Distillery and Tom has transformed this forgotten road into a green haven for residents and sees the street packed with over 350 resilient plants and trees that’ll stand the test of time, offering a vibrant and relaxing garden space for the 100+ residents that live there.
The launch comes as data shows 87 per cent of Brits wish they had more green space in their local area, and one-third feel detached from nature living in a city.
A quarter of Brits also say they spend more time than they’d like indoors due to a lack of local green spaces.
Chase gin and vodka was born in the Herefordshire countryside, and its range of flavours are inspired by the surrounding area.
In a nod to this, the Miller’s Terrace rejuvenation also sees a selection of botanical foraging plants dotted throughout the street, allowing residents to make the most of the newfound greenery surrounding them, bringing a slice of the countryside to their city.
Amadeo Martini, a resident on Miller’s Terrace said, “We’re a close-knit community, and for the past eight years, we’ve been desperately trying to repair our run-down street and bring a sense of pride back to our road.
“Sadly, we’ve been unable to secure the resources needed to fix the street but Chase, Tom and TINIE have turned things around. We’re a green-fingered bunch and now we can realise our dream of having a street we can all be proud of and enjoy for years to come.”