This community rooftop/podium garden is set around courtyards (plus an allotment). The garden is raised slightly higher than street level and grows in 15-30cm of soil above an underground car park. There is a larger exotic garden with prairie planting and a shadier courtyard where nearly all the flowers are white. Planting in this courtyard was inspired by the work of Piet Oudolf, Beth Chatto and Nigel Dunnett and by Sissinghurst's white garden. It was created in 2017-2021 by residents to replace an overgrown, unloved space that previously had no flowers. The site is now 100% community owned and community managed.
Head Gardener: Karen Hepworth
Plant stall, selling plants propagated from the garden.
Vast roof terrace with panoramic views of the River Thames and the City and professionally managed formal gardens. Award-winning kitchen garden managed by volunteers, producing vegetables and edible flowers.
Situated next to All Hallows Church on a busy road through the City, the award winning Nic’s Secret Garden and Plant Rescue Nursery is a small oasis in the urban city jungle, an exemplar of one person's passion for horticulture.
This award-winning oasis of green space in south London is open to all, seven days a week. Walworth Garden, with fruit trees, sub-tropical planting and glasshouses, is also home to a horticultural training centre and a vast array of wildlife.