Abundance London is a voluntary organisation with charitable aims, founded in 2010, that aims to create greenery, biodiversity and beauty in the public realm. We promote urban greening, guerrilla gardening, tree planting, fruit glut harvesting, by working with local schools, volunteers, businesses, community groups and local government to.
We harvest surplus fruit, guerrilla garden pockets of neglected land, plant orchards, hedgerows and trees, we try and reconnect people with nature and protect it in an urban setting. We create beautiful spaces, mainly through planting but also through art.
Wildflowers at the Fourth Plinth
Who we are
Dr Karen Liebreich, MBE
Karen set up the Chiswick House Kitchen Garden; she is a historian and author. She received her MBE in 2013 for services to horticulture and education. She is also a trustee of local environmental charity Cultivate London, and a founding director of the Chiswick Flower Market.
Karen is a chartered accountant and trustee of several local charities, including Hammersmith Community Garden Association.
Steve is a Land Surveyor by profession and always on the lookout for a new project. His motto:“I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.” Pippi Longstocking
Jutta is a trained gardener and garden designer and worked with Karen at the Chiswick House Kitchen garden. Although living in Germany now, she is always happy to work with the Abundance crew, to design special gardens for them – and for reasons to visit Chiswick.
Laurence runs the picking sessions and the historic fruit database.
Sarah has stepped back from Abundance London, but as one of the founders she played a leading role for the first nine years. She is now part of the Cheese Market team, but still helps with the annual Abundance apple pressing, for old times sake.