New Street Square, London, EC4

Vertical planting

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  • Emily Rowlands 6y

    Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth?
  • mira66 6y

    No, afraid not.
  • mira66 6y

    That tropical garden in Norwich has escaped my notice:) Nice try, but I'm afraid not.
  • Tony Avon 6y

    Just off Fleet Street? Near the Old Cheshire Cheese?
  • mira66 6y

    Well done L'habitant, I thought this would take ages. It is indeed in London EC4, vertical planting on one of the new buildings in New Street Square, behind Fleet St. I have never seen this sort of planting before, but gather it is becoming very fashionable. I wonder how you ensure that the top plants get water? Interesting to see what it looks like in a few years.
    Difficult for foxes though!
    New Street Square, London
  • Tony Avon 6y

    Thank you mira. This is the most amazing coincidence as I saw this for the very first time ever only a few hours ago when I was in Fleet Street so it was very fresh in my mind. Like you, I had never seen anything like it before, but it does seem a good way of introducing some green into a fairly cold built environment. I didn't even photo it as I thought I would come back another time for a better look. (I did manage to get some photos of Dr Johnson's house for the Lit site though.) From a distance I thought the plants were hops! :-))
  • mira66 6y

    This is scary as I was going to put on Apothecary's Hall but Flickr-checked it first and saw you had done it. I also did Dr Johnson and his cat.

    Apparently this sort of planting featured in 2008 Chelsea show and there are some interesting pictures of similar in New York. Like you, I rather like the green in an urban space.
  • Tony Avon 6y

    Sorry to seem so preemptive mira, unintentional I promise. If it is any consolation the Apothecary's Hall went within minutes! Have posted the house and "Hodge' to my stream, but they haven't been gw'd anywhere.

    The plantings can become a much more common feature of the city scape as far as I'm concerned - I wonder if the logistics problems of keeping them green will defeat the efforts. Hope not.
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