A city garden
Designed by Heather Ring, a landscape architect and founder of the Wayward Plant Registry (WPR), and built by the Bankside Open Spaces trust, it was a focal point of the recent London Festival of Architecture.
The garden regenerated a disused site in Bankside and created a place for exchange between local residents and visitors to the festival. During the Bankside Urban Forest focus weekend on 3-4 July, WPR ran a plant adoption and exchange programme. There was also a series of workshops and discussions focusing on biodiversity and urban food growing.
The garden will be in place until September, when it will be dismantled and the trees given to local estates and community gardens as a lasting legacy of the festival.