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'Guerrilla Gardening'?

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'Guerrilla Gardening' has its roots in New York in the 1970s when people spontaneously planted up derelict plots. It has recently enjoyed a revival in popularity, with sunflowers appearing on roundabouts and beds of lavender alongside city streets. It has attracted the interest of national media, and many high profile gardeners.

The debate will be introduced by local resident Richard Reynolds, author of On Guerrilla Gardening (Bloomsbury May 2008), who will share his experiences and his philosophy that we should seize control of our shared environment.

The floor will then be thrown open to attendees to debate guerrilla gardening and what it means to them; is it ecological - planting 'useful' vegetables in ornamental spaces, about claiming public space for the people, bringing nature into the city, or something else?

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  • 7pm
  • £10 including glass of wine; booking advised on 020 7401 8865

Garden Museum
Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LB
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