6 May 2009

Communal spaces

I have said several times that what I like most about Ham is the communal spaces that are scattered throughout the area. Ham Common and Ham Lands are the two biggest examples of these but the smaller spaces in the residential areas are also delightful. This is particularly true in the Wates Estate that is cleverly laid our and wonderfully landscaped.

To be honest, I am not exactly sure where this is as I was wandering aimlessly when I came across it. What started as a small path to a set of garages became a wider path between houses and then wider still with trees and planters.

The best example of these spaces is the set of gardens hidden behind houses in Fellbrook, Broughton Avenue, Kingsfisher Drive and Riverside Drive.