The beautiful benches in the Community Orchard were bought with a grant from Groundwork East London in October 2007.
Ruaidhri MacArthur, of Small World Landscapes, made the benches from recycled hardwoods, sourced from within Britain.
The woods used are:
- Dark wood for legs – ekki, African hardwood, from old rail sleepers
- Orange wood on seat – angelim, Brazilian hardwood from old rail sleepers
- Paler wood on seat – French oak from old rail sleepers
- Dark wood on seat and crossbars underneath– iroko, South-East Asian hardwood, from old sea groynes