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Van Gogh Walk

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Van Gogh Walk is a reincarnation of Isabel Street SW9 and is a special award-winning outside space in an area of London where many people do not have their own garden. Planting and features are inspired by Van Gogh’s paintings, and quotes from the letters he wrote when he lived here are carved around the edges of the planters. The site has won many awards, a highlight being the Placemaking Awards 2013.

Streetscape have won a three-year maintenance contract at Van Gogh Walk, working for Lambeth Council and local residents to maintain this special place to the highest standards.

‘Van Gogh Walk has been full of sunflowers this summer thanks to the Streetscape team. Streetscape came highly recommended as the maintenance team for VGW.  We wanted to work with them because they are a locally based social enterprise with an excellent track record and an apprenticeship scheme that trains young unemployed people to become horticulturalists. We wanted a professional team who would work with us, encourage local residents to get involved, and of course do a great job on our Van Gogh inspired gardens.’ 

– Elaine Kramer, Neighbourhood Group ‘Streets Ahead’


“State Street is delighted to support Streetscape through our Corporate Citizenship program. State Street Corporate Citizenship program invests in projects which supports members of our local community secure sustainable employment that not only benefit them personally but the community as whole. The apprenticeship program delivered by Streetscape perfectly aligns with our mission and we are thrilled to be associated with Streetscape and look forward to working with them.”

Jess McNicholas, Vice President Corporate Citizenship EMEA Region, State Street