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Temporary gardens created in South Bank street

A series of small gardens appeared in Concert Hall Approach on the South Bank on Friday as part of International Park(ing) Day when car parking spaces across the world are turned into green spaces for the day.

Temporary gardens created in South Bank street
Temporary gardens created in South Bank street
Temporary gardens created in South Bank street
Temporary gardens created in South Bank street
Temporary gardens created in South Bank street

Last year Park(ing) Day events were held in 183 cities in 30 countries.

Envelopes containing sunflower seeds were handed out to bemused passers-by making their way along the street that links Waterloo Station and the Royal Festival Hall.

Participants in Friday's South Bank event included the team behind the Edible Bus Stop in Stockwell. Plants were also provided by Lambeth Council, Veolia Environmental Services and Trees for Cities.

International Park(ing) Day isn't the only innovative use of space usually reserved for motor cars on the South Bank. Just round the corner in Belvedere Road Cyclehoop's car-shaped bike rack is currently in use outside The White House.

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