We have teamed up with Steve Wheen, The Pothole Gardener, to craft three simply wonderful miniature gardens to celebrate Chelsea Fringe and our Garden Plants of the Month for the summer!
Not only do we want to cheer up unsuspecting pedestrians by raising a few smiles, but we also want to show people that you only need a few of our top summer garden plants to make a big difference to any outdoor space!
Steve didn't let the fact he doesn't have his own patch of land stop him from creating something special. Steve's answer to the inspiration for his pothole gardening: “I got into guerrilla gardening as I didn’t have a garden of my own and potholes annoy me as a cyclist, so this is my way of brightening the potholes, and the days of passers by.”
So if you’re in London, and fancy a green-fingered treat, pop along to Brixton, Chelsea and Southbank to explore our tiny tributes.
A tribute to David Bowie, this pothole garden can be found in Brixton complete with instruments, speakers and a playlist featuring the Son of Brixton himself. Plants featured in this garden include the rose, ivy and "potted" hydrangea
The Queen’s Birthday Garden:
Britain is celebrating HRH the Queen’s 90th Birthday this year, so what better way to celebrate than marking the occasion with a pothole garden that’s fit for a Queen? The miniature features an ‘entrance’ with a beautiful floral arch, water feature, cake and even a few corgis for good measure! The garden can be found on the Southbank and features the rose, June Garden Plant of the Month, and micro branches of blue conifer, and million bells (Calibrachoa).
Chelsea Flower Show Winning Garden:
We didn't want Chelsea to end, so we thought we'd let the winning garden live on for a little bit longer with our recreation of this year’s Telegraph Garden which can be found near the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. Building on the geological theme, the garden has a rock and water feature alongside plants and plumes of grass. Plants featured include the rose and blue conifer.