QUEEN’S WALK WINDOW GARDENS [LONDON, UK]

Location: London, UK [MAP]
Designer: Wayward Plants
Project Type: Public Garden
Completion Date: May 2013
Visited: 02.09.2013
Access: On foot along Southbank, outside the Royal Festival Hall (nearest tube stops Embankment or Waterloo) open daily from 31 May – 8 September, 10am – 9pm.

QUEEN'S WALK WINDOW GARDEN

Along the South Bank of London SGA gleefully came across the Window Garden. A wooden labyrinth, the inner constructed from old windows, the outer beautiful unfolding wooden panels to allow access during the day but can also be sealed for security.

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The Garden is especially exciting for 3 reasons.

Recycled material – The windows were reclaimed and used by the community who built the structure.

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Managed by community group – who tend the allotment.

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Water filter – A Treadle Pump, human powered irrigation device located on top of a water source and is activated by stepping up and down on treadles to drive pistons. It was originally developed in Bangladesh to provide farmers in rural villages with water.

A Filtration System is also used so water from the adjacent River Thames can be purified and supplied to the plants.

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A sustainable, community orientated garden in a prime public location seems like a great way to highlight and educate people about the issues raised.

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