WE love an urban garden project. In fact as our site has grown, we have become more and more enthusiastic about how green spaces can be created in our cities. These "in-between" spaces frequently between housing and property development encourage community as well as healthy eating. So you can image our enthusiasm, when we heard about Farmopolis.
Best described as a floating garden on the River Thames in Greenwich, it has been created through the use of tens of thousands of plants from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Clever idea. A part of the Greenwich Peninsula development, the aim is create a green cultural space with a line of events from experiential supper clubs to weekend workshops. It will also include a cafe and a performance space.
The Pennisula is also home to Craft London, Stevie Parle’s new restaurant. With its own kitchen garden designed in partnership with gardener Alys Fowler, this is a restaurant that aspires to be very local. Everything is about the produce from the roasting of coffee, smoking of fish, bee keeping, meat curing, fermentation of vegetables, baking of bread.
Gateway Pavilion, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ