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22 December 2014

Sit in the Red Cross Garden

Designed as an 'open air sitting room' for the inhabitants of Southwark, the Red Cross Garden is found on Redcross Way, SE1, and was originally laid out by Octavia Hill in 1887 on the site of a former paper factory and derelict warehouse, which had been severely damaged by fire.

Even by the 1940s we are told the garden had already fallen foul of the grass and tarmac that began to take over London's shared places, but with the dawn of a new century the Bankside Open Spaces Trust decided to return it to its former glory and the garden was officially reopened by the Princess Royal on 1st June 2006. Even at this time of the year it's looking pretty special

For more, see http://www.bost.org.uk/open-places/red-cross-garden/

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