Pop-up gardens greet commuters in a London Bridge tunnel

Daily commutes via London Bridge have got that much greener and that much better thanks to four temporary public gardens, created using materials recycled from the recent RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival.

The Stainer Street walkway has been transformed into a temporary urban oasis with four garden installations designed by Ula Maria, Tessa & Caitlin McLaughlin, Alexandra Noble and Sarah Wilson.

Each designer was allocated a set palette of materials to interpret freely, with the caveat that they must use a specific material at the end of their garden which will link to the next garden, creating a sense of continuity.

The gardens were commissioned by Team London Bridge, the local business improvement district (BID), with support from Network Rail and delivered by Cityscapes, following on from their highly acclaimed 2013 Remix Garden project.

The gardens will remain in Stainer Street for the next few weeks. At the end of the project the materials and plants will find new afterlives in local community projects.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

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