Linear Park: Plot Lines

Lucy Harrison and Matter Architecture

Linear Park, Grove Green ward

The concept is for a new piece of grass and wildflower landscape that traces the history of the site and the people who lived there. The pattern of the houses that previously existed will be recreated in lines of lavender, and the intervening spaces filled with wild flowers or other plants chosen by local residents, who are invited to become part of a friends’ group to shape the park’s planting and engage with its maintenance in the future.

The history of the site is being researched by Lucy along with the Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society, local residents and other volunteers, and this will be developed into texts to be interpreted in the landscape on small plaques. The research so far is being collated into a map here:

Lavender Morning

Saturday 3rd November, 11am - 1pm

Matter Architecture and Lucy Harrison are inviting local residents to get involved with gardening activities in the park next spring. On Saturday 3rd November at 11am - 1pm we are holding a Lavender morningIf you live locally you  are invited to join the team for lavender tea, to discuss being involved in the development of your local park and taking part in planting activities, at our gazebo near Cathall Road bridge.  



Lucy Harrison is an artist working on projects exploring the connections between people, places and their histories. She often works collaboratively and her projects include events, installations, films and books.  Her project exploring the Warner Estate, in collaboration with Katherine Green, won the Waltham Forest Love Your Borough award in 2017.

Roland Karthaus is an architect and director of Matter Architecture, a new practice, but with a great breadth of experience.  Roland, who is a member of the RIBA Planning Advisory Group , teaches and researches part-time at the University of East London.