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Guerrilla Gardener’s Walking Tour
Thu 26 May, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BSTFree
Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle
Join Richard Reynolds as he takes you on his annual walking tour of his guerrilla gardens that bloom in previously neglected public spaces stretching from Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle. From 12 year old landmarks that are tended to this day without formal permission, to much more recent acquisitions in the fast changing landscape of London’s inner city. After a decade of indifference from authorities the last year has been a turbulent one as the coalition of Mayor Boris Johnson and local Labour Southwark Council aggressively roll-out mass ‘piazzafication’ and road enlargement, covering over previous open ground with swathes of hard surfacing in misguided attempts to induce developers. So what started out as a passionate enthusiasm for gardening missed opportunities has for Richard become an embattled fight over how public spaces should be used and what they should look like. His tales will bring the story of assorted guerrilla gardening locations to life, both in horticultural, social and political terms. Royalty, a disgruntled Stirling Prize winning architect, a Hollywood star and other characters pepper his story. And find how out this guerrilla ended up doing his bit to make his shabby old bank (the one run by the disgraced Reverend Flowers) colourfully revamp itself in 2016. Richard will be joined by guerrilla gardener, artist and collaborator Wilm Weppelman from Munster, Germany.
- London postcode (first part)
- London Borough
- Lambeth and Southwark
- Detailed directions to the venue
- Wait outside Lambeth North tube station
- Lambeth North Tube
Westminster Bridge Road
London, Greater London SE1 7XG United Kingdom