An urban oasis sounds tempting doesn’t it?
This is one of the features at Hampton Court this year, demonstrating that even the most unpromising corner in a city can be transformed by communities into a valuable green space.
One of the eight gardens in this centrepiece is a community allotment. As well as vegetables it contains a greenhouse and all important compost bins, making it both beautiful and practical.
The grapevines are grown into a tree shape and under-planted with thyme.
A shipping container in one of the areas has been given a new lease of life as a community pavilion,
It’s surrounded by a wildflower meadow, they’re very popular at this years show.
The environment garden has some beautiful planting and benches where you can sit and enjoy it all.
There’s even a pizza oven.
Here’s Monty Don filming in the garden for BBC television.
The art-work on the walls shows street scenes.
And here are some of the people who helped to make it all possible.
This was created by The R.H.S. and the charity Groundwork.
Have a look here if you want to know more about the Groundwork and what they do.