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22 August 2012

Sit out in the Queen Elizabeth Hall roof garden

Over at the Southbank Centre sometimes they are too creative for their own good, meaning that at any one time they can be doing so many great things your author finds it hard to keep up. This summer, for example, they've refreshed the garden on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall to grow vegetables and have lawns with real grass.

The project has drawn upon the expertise of Cornwall's Eden Project, using a space built from scratch last year by a team from Providence Row Housing Association and though it's suffering a little as the summer goes on, it is a perfect haven for those seeking to snatch a few minutes with some nature. It's open until 9th September.

For more, see http://www.edenproject.com/blog/index.php/2012/04/eden-gardening-team-helps-reopen-londons-southbank-centre-roof-garden/


  1. It's a lovely space in the centre of London. Were you able to visit the bar? It was closed when I was there (http://www.sallycrawfordslondon.blogspot.co.uk/)

  2. Have they got the scarecrow there this year? It was very windy on the day I went and his head kept rolling off. Repeated attempts to retrieve made for fascinating observation.

  3. I didn't see one, but it was rather full when I was up there so perhaps the scarecrow just blended in...

  4. I was there last week - the atmosphere is so lovely and relaxing.