Gardens at the Southbank

2013-06-17 11.16.39If your project is to promote the tending of gardens in an urban environment, then you couldn’t pick a better place than the grey windswept brutalist architecture of the Southbank Centre in London.

The gardening woman in her curlers is on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the wheelbarrows are dancing in the dead space between the concert hall and the Hayward Gallery.  Everything is well tethered against the prevailing winds.  There are fruit trees in bins on wheels on the far side of the Festival Hall, and along the river there are arrangements suggesting greenhouses.

It’s nice to see a bit of green in amongst all the grey, even if it is all still swamped by the concrete blocks.

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