Union Street Urban Orchard

by Jamie on July 6, 2010

As part of the London Festival of Architecture an urban orchard and community garden have popped up in South East London.

Sorry for being slow off the mark and not pointing this out sooner as there was a load of intresting events on last weekend but it’s up until September so there’s still time to check it out:

During the London Festival of Architecture and beyond, the site of 100 Union Street in SE1 will be transformed into an urban orchard and community garden.

Designed by Heather Ring of the Wayward Plant Registry and built with the help of Bankside Open Spaces Trust and an array of other helpful volunteers the garden will regenerate a disused site in Bankside and create a place for exchange between local residents and visitors to the Festival.

During the Bankside Urban Forest focus weekend on 3-4 July the Wayward Plant Registry will run a plant adoption and exchange programme, there will be a LivingARK [I like these, great design]and as well as series of workshops and discussions focusing on biodiversity and urban food growing.

In September the garden will be dismantled and all the trees will be given to local estates and other community gardens to remain as a lasting legacy of the 2010 London Festival of Architecture.

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