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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Saturday, 13 July 2013

Queen's Walk Window Gardens

Walking along the South bank in front of the Festival hall was this intriging display of plants and window boxes. It is part of the Southbank's Centre Festival of Neighbourhood.



These sacks all contained herbs. I don't think I have ever seen such a wide variety. As well as the more familiar ones which you could there were many I didn't recognise. As the notice on the door explained they were all used in various recipes in the Riverside Cafe. Unfortunately I had already eaten and needed to be on my way.

This exhibit is called Queen's walk window gardens. Hundreds of window boxes have been built and planted by volunteers and schoolchildren for adoption by local residents at the end of the festival. They have been displayed on and around hundreds of reclaimed windows.



The Queen's Walk window gardens have pledged to grow more than 500 meals as part of the growing meals for London Campaign.



 

12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! The window boxes are cute.

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  2. Great walk and I love the window gardens

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  3. How cool is that? Very worthwhile indeed. :-)

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  4. I bet it smelled wonderful walking along the herb pots. I love the way the windows are used in display.

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  5. Oh you must go back there and let us know about the herbal cuisine! Lovely gardens!

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  6. What a very special place !

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  7. A lovely idea, practical and scenic at the same time!

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  8. The more plants the better - I don't think kids should leave school without growing things. (and doing a few other things as well!)

    The next couple of weeks will be of a central Australian tone!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  9. I love this..as a retired teacher..I want kids to be doing things with nature, not watching TV..Michelle

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  10. Those are absolutely amazing, and quite whimsical :)
    Lucky you to have been there in person, wow!

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  11. Now this is really eye-catching! Love it!!!

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  12. This artistry in windows is cool, quirky and so different. I am unsure if I am looking inside - or outside. From any angle, inside or out (who can really tell??)

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