The Garden Bridge Trust is a registered charity that has been established to deliver and maintain the Garden Bridge.
The proposed 366m-long footbridge sets out to be a new public garden and pedestrian crossing for London, situated between Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridges, and linking Temple on the Northbank with South Bank.
The Trust’s vision for the Garden Bridge is to feature plants, trees, woodland and meandering walkways, with some 2,300 m2 of planting that combines a variety of native and adaptive species, with 270 new trees and over 100,000 perennials, ferns grasses, bulbs and annuals.
In addition to providing a new landmark for London and a river crossing opportunity, the Garden Bridge Trust is committed to advancing the education of horticulture for people of all ages and abilities, including children, school leavers and adults. The Trust is working with partners to shape this educational offer. As part of its plans, the Trust will deliver a volunteer programme that will provide local people with an opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience in horticulture.
The Garden Bridge Trust wants to deliver local jobs and other opportunities during construction, including local apprenticeships. Once the bridge is built, jobs will also be available through the Trust, working with local schools and community groups, to manage and maintain the Garden Bridge.
The Chairman of the Trust is Lord Davies of Abersoch and the Board consists of several of trustees, who bring a diverse range of complementary skills.