Urban Landscapes

Urban Landscapes

Back in mid April (how time flies…) I went to England to see the glorious woodland bluebells and a sample of the stunning gardens that dot the fair isle. The first few days I spent in London in the up and coming area of Southwark. As I wandered the streets, I noticed the sheer number of green spaces crammed in tiny corners, small garden areas, front plots, roofs and balconies. The weather was sublime and cherry trees were exploding with blossoms.

I turned a corner one morning and came across a small example of trying to better the city climate…a rain garden someone had constructed. Even tiny gardens like this inspire the local community and educate on the importance of nature even in the city.

Vertical gardens utilize an often overlooked space for greenscapes. Here modern condos and traditional apartments jostle together but residents of both bring nature to their homes.

London is famous for its rowhouses with tiny but immaculate front gardens and the Southwark area is no exception:

Stone cottages with hidden gardens

Campanula trailing over a wall

Palms and wisteria…if only we could do that in chilly Ontario…

Even Londoners spoiled for plant choices long for a bit of the tropics.

Next time, public greenspaces in the urban landscape of London.

Happy gardening 🙂

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