The Queen’s Walk Windows Gardens are large-scale allotments created from reclaimed windows that span one of the busiest and most activated public spaces in the world alongside Royal Festival Hall. Designed by Wayward Plants, as part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of Neighbourhood, the imaginative garden has been built and cared for by the local community. Its unique design sees a transformation from open allotments during the day to illuminated sheds at night.
The crop of nine allotment have been handmade from reclaimed wood and windows, while a further 200 window boxes are also being contructed and planted by green-fingered volunteers.
The organisation, Wayward Plants is a London-based landscape and architectural practice - an award-winning collective of designers, artists and urban growers. Their work spans from the design and production of large-scale public spaces to urban gardens and installations, including the Urban Physic Garden, Union Street Urban Orchard and Helsinki Plant Tram. Wayward Plants takes a unique approach to landscape through the creation of narrative environments. Their projects express stories that connect people through nature, producing vibrant spaces that are productive, meaningful and imaginative.
If you are interested in all things art then why not pop into Tate Modern while passing.