Clapham Common Gateway

Clapham common Tube Station

This is Clapham has recently begun work to improve the green space by Clapham  Common Tube Station following approval of the planning application in 2018.

The project seeks to improve this part of Clapham Common and create a new gateway and provide an area where people can spend short amounts of time to dwell.

The project has been designed by Clapham BID members Methodic Practice, an architect firm based in the Clapham North Arts Centre.

The project includes laying 17 tonnes of new topsoil and grass seed and using  large granite kerbstones acquired from Hyde Park. The kerbs will be used to create pathways and raised beds. New seating will be created with oak sleepers laid on top of the granite and driven into the earth bund that surrounds the site.

Around 50 square meters of the site have been planted using a mix of shade tolerant woodland wildflowers.

The species of plants within the wildflower meadow include –

Autumn Hawkbit
Bird’s foot Trefoil
Cat’s ear
Common Knapweed
Common Sorrel
Common Toadflax
Common Vetch
Dames Violet
Field Scabious
Kidney Vetch
Lady’s Bedstraw
Meadow Buttercup
Meadow Cranesbill
Meadow Vetchling
Musk Mallow
Nettle Leaved Bellflower
Ox Eye Daisy
Perforate St John’s Wort
Ragged Robin
Red Campion
Ribwort Plantain
Rough Hawkbit
Salad Burnet
Sweet Cicely
Water Avens
White Campion
Wild Carrot
Wild Marjoram
Wild Mignonette
Wild Red Clover
Wood Sage