LFA Urban Gardens Review

London, 06-07-2010

In keeping with the theme of ‘The Welcoming City’, the area between the South Bank and Elephant and Castle saw urban gardens in various shapes and sizes erected for the London Festival of Architecture.

Reduce, reuse, recycle was part of the brief and the environmentally minded projects were constructed using mainly recycled materials, palettes being particularly popular.

The guerrilla gardening projects included a pop-up cookery school at much loved Borough Market where the students from the Cardiff University’s Welsh School of Architecture built nomadic allotments that provide people in tight spaces with the opportunity to grow their own food in dense urban environments.