About Us

We are a group of diverse residents of social housing at Dove Street created in 2020 during lockdown to improve our environment, community and wellbeing.

We started transforming a fly-ripping corner below Carolina House in Montague Hill South into the guerrilla Dove Gardens.

That gave us the confidence to aim higher. We have been working with local organisations ( Friendly Neighbours, The Council, Parks, Incredible Edible, One Tree Per Child, The Cube, University of Bristol, BRI, Botanic Gardens among others) to expand our actions.

We have improved Dove Street South Park by planting 3,000 bulbs, an orchard, and installing benches, bins, sings and tree houses!

We have created Documentaries, newsletters, and social media accounts to spread the good news. We have painted community murals to celebrate the inner city wild life that surround us.

Working with FN and Bristol City Council we delivered the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) project ‘Bounding Dove’ (30k) to improve the provision, replacement, operation and maintenance of Carolina House communal concrete esplanade, garage spaces and Dove Street Open space.