Being only gainfully employed (or should I say volunteered?) one day a week at The Chelsea Physic Garden at the moment, I thought I would check out the new kid in town: The Urban Physic Garden. It is going to be a great pop-up garden in Borough, pretty much opposite The Jerwood Space. The people behind it are a collective of designers, urban growers and would-be alchemists, keen to transform neglected spaces into community gardens. This neglected site was actually a bombsite in a former incarnation and if I'm honest it still looks like one......
|Planter no.1. Credits: Sue Palmer & Capability Jones|
|Branching out with Planter no.2. Credits: Charlotte Grimshaw & Capability Jones|
Their website promises that "this summer in the Urban Physic Garden there will be a festival of talks, workshops, film screenings and events. It will be an outside space where a range of people can come together to explore the role of plants in science, health, well-being and the environment" - what's not to like?
I for one am delighted to be involved and will definitely be dragging along Mr CJ to some of the events. I also know that they are always keen for people to get involved in whatever way they can, so check out their website and see if there's anything you can do to support this excellent project http://www.physicgarden.org.uk