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Pocket park brightens corner of Snowsfields and Weston Street

The bleak brick walls of the Greenwood Theatre at the corner of Snowsfields and Weston Street have been transformed by the creation of a new 'pocket park' designed by Dame Zandra Rhodes and Joe Swift.

Pocket park brightens corner of Snowsfields and Weston Street
Pocket park brightens corner of Snowsfields and Weston Street
Pocket park brightens corner of Snowsfields and Weston Street

The new garden is a Team London Bridge and Cityscapes project backed by King's College London, Network Rail and The Mayor of London's Pocket Parks Programme.

"The Greenwood Theatre has been a large brick eyesore for many years, so when I was approached to work with Joe and enliven this space I jumped at the chance," said Dame Zandra, who has her London base at the nearby Fashion & Textile Museum in Bermondsey Street.

"I felt we needed colour to spread 'sunshine' into the area, and the plants to make it a fabulous place to sit and linger in. It really is a lovely exciting project."

TV garden designer Joe Swift said: "We are embracing the London microclimate to grow an eclectic and varied mix of plants including some exotics to provide plenty of all year round interest, colour and scent.

"We've given the Greenwood Theatre and surrounding area horticultural depth and a strong identity to stimulate those who use it and pass by."


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