Potters Fields Park

We passed through the garden in Potters Fields Park (near Tower Bridge in London) a few weeks ago and took these pictures.  It’s a bit of a gem of a place as the paths immediately beside the Thames were heaving with Saturday crowds and this lovely space was comparatively empty and peaceful.  The planting is fantastic with waves of colour and texture.  It was designed by Piet Oudolf, who has also worked on New York’s High Line and my favourite  Serpentine Pavilion to date.

A Floating Garden in London

Floating Garden near Tower Bridge

We visited this amazing floating garden on Sunday through a National Gardens Scheme open day.  The Downings Road moorings are home to a group of historic trading vessels which are now home to a creative, residential community.  The boats are connected by walkways with are surrounded either side by lovely garden beds.  I was completely amazed at what they had achieved in such an unusual place: trees growing on a boat!  I would definitely recommend a visit next time they are open.

Tower Bridge, London

The moorings are very close to Tower Bridge and so we had a nice view of the new Olympic rings suspended above the river.

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