Festival of Neighbourhood

Festival of Neighbourhood

Transition Belsize is not the only organisation to promote the idea that setting up allotments in high profile public spaces is a good way to encourage people to collaborate to improve the environment.

A few stops down the Northern Line, you will find that the Brutalist concrete jungle of the South Bank has been transformed into a gardeners’ paradise. A series of allotments, created from reclaimed wood, has been erected along the Thames, in front of the Royal Festival Hall. Hopefully, we will soon be seeing the area blooming with fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. There are also 200 window boxes.

The project, the Queen’s Walk Window Gardens, in partnership with landscape gardeners Wayward Plants, is part of the Southbank Centre’s "Festival of Neighbourhood", which will explore why and how we want to support community endeavours and a sense of belonging.