This project covers the boundary between Harrow Weald Bus Garage and Harrow Weald Recreation ground Aka Boxtreepark.

The Metroline living wall is a unique convergence of nature, technology, recycling, education and wellbeing for humans and bugs alike. 

Once complete it will transform a section of the park into a living wall with a high speed industrial strength internet connection to play with %-). 

Recycling, technology and Education meet.

Using solar power, technology and recycled water will help living wall through the seasons.

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 Phase one has now been completed: 

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Project Highlights

  • Recycling of 1000’s litres of rainwater for wellbeing of humans and bugs alike
  • Intergarted Art Gallery supporting a varity of arts
  • Safe places for carers to have a coffee whilst their charges can explore.
  • Wildlife pond
  • Wildlife plant patch
  • 1 x Competition launch pad (To attract one single speciies of butterfly long since seen in this area 3 year project)
  • Feature walls
  • I gigabit broadband to bring education and interesting technology entwined with nature and fun
  • Peace garden
  • A bug wildlife centre with technology and education

 Recycled water

This water will then be used to create water features, and a pumping system to feed the wall, and hope to use some of the recycled water in ParkLife cafe's toilets. 


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The Metroline living wall – with many twists and unexpected elements.

Core Partners, advisors and supporters

  • Metroline
  • Harrow Council
  • RHS
  • BT
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Harrow Nature Heros
  • With support from many other organisations (Supporters page)

 Fun Aspects

With the installation of the bug centre and pond we hope to attract one single bug, not seen here for years but indigenous to our area. We expect and hope to see the first appearance within 3 years of completion.

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Partners and volunteers.

To achieve our aim we need the help of:

  • Builders and carpenters
  • People with a good knowledge of IT  - a whole host of disciplines will be used.  (We will have a gigabit connection to play with!)
  • Nature & Biodiversity people   
  • Reusable energy sources
  •        We also need supplies of useful building material

The goal:

To create some interesting live and interactive experiences for children of all ages (2 - 102), as well as placing  a special emphasis on people with ADHD, dementia sufferers and their carers, and people who want to meet other locals.


This project is part of our creating tomorrow's parks today goals.

The living wall will include seating and areas to relax in.

We will be including many interesting and different features that locals have highlighted as part of the Wildlife Watch Area Project

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The Fauna & Flora, bugs and goodness in the pictures

will not be harmed in the making of this wall