Monday, 19 September 2011

Urban Physic Garden

I was walking through Southwark the other week and stumbled across a new urban garden- built on an old car park. Unfortunately for me I was in a hurry to meet my sisters as we were going to the theatre so didnt have much time to look around- so went to speak to the guy working there to ask when it was normally open to the public and he told me that actually that day was the last day it was open as it was being shut down- which was a shame- i dont find out why this was- perhaps lack of funding or short term lease of the site?? Either way- im sure it must have given the workers of the area a lovely place to come and walk around at lunchtime for the short time it was open. I think more places like this should be encouraged to be set up.

Everything was made in rasied beds and the floor covered in bark chips- a very simple idea and the whole place could be taken apart and rebuilt else where easily- and as no digging is required it could be set up in a whole range of derelict sites.

And the theatre was actually very good- went to watch Kevin Spacey in Richard III- im not really a Shakespeare fan- especially after a long day at work- it was a long show (just over 3 hours) but good fun!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. What a shame that the gardens are being closed down, it looks like a lot of work has been put in. Glad you enjoyed the theatre.


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