This weekend more than 200
squares and gardens, mostly private, open their gates so visitors can discover some of the capital’s beautiful hidden spaces. To me, the most remarkable is the Garden Barge Square at Tower Bridge Moorings, Downings Rd, Southwark, where gardens have been created on converted barges. London
I took these photos when I visited last year, and was amazed by the care and imagination that has gone into the creation of these gardens. There was even an apple tree, though because of the shallow depth of the soil, it could never grow very tall.
Today, this floating square is a haven for insects and birds, and shows how a garden can be created almost anywhere.
London Garden Squares weekend, June 9 + 10, 2012: http://www.opensquares.org/en/index.html