Guided walk in the company of Paul Wood - author of the acclaimed "London Street Trees" - exploring the alleyways, gardens, pocket parks and tree-lined streets that create a green grid in the area.
Inevitably with the myriad of roads and proliferation of railway lines, the area has 'pocket parks' or legacy gardens and churchyards, some of which are almost invisible (obscured by railway lines, arches and buildings) or difficult to access as one needs to cross busy roads. Many of these parks and gardens had former uses or were laid out when more formal leisure was desired.
It is clear that whilst construction continues, 'meanwhile' spaces may be available to be made into parks or gardens. The value of Potters Fields Park and the redesign of St Thomas Street as a boulevard will be explored on this walk.
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