Apr 092012
 

Tower Bridge

I went to a Chelsea Fringe meeting at City Hall the other night.

It’s a pretty nice walk from London Bridge – walk through Hay’s Galleria and you’re presented with a view of the skyline opposite before Tower Bridge looms into view.

That part of the river has lots of swanky new high-rise buildings and it’s not the kind of area where you’d expect to see much in the way of greenery, so I was surprised to see this garden.

It’s all very snazzy and modern, with heucheras, sarcococca (winter box) and ferns laid out in rows beneath silver birches and magnolias. It’s divided by lots of box hedging, which I like best at this time of year when it’s new growth makes it look bright green and fluffy around the edges. There are plenty of places to sit – the perfect urban oasis.

As I took some pics, I was surprised to see a squirrel darting around one of the granite seats. As I got closer I saw the reason why – someone had left some peanuts in their shells there. I can only assume they were a squirrel fan.

  4 Responses to “City Hall”

  1. ‘Do enjoy these little glimpses of horticulture in London and beyond! Lots to look out for when I next escape Saffron Walden. I have just started a garden design facebook page – feel free have a look via my website page – if this is allowed (bit of a novice with these things) Helen

  2. Amazing, awesome, swanky, snazzy… I think you might have trodden in some hyperbole on your walk (sorry WA-WK!)

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