Kingston upon Thames Guerrillallotments - edible living landscapes
Kingston upon Thames Guerrillallotments
Co-ordinated by Transition Town Kingston and Greener Kingston, this will be a feast of fruits and vegetables and community gardens planted in unexpected places around the borough of Kingston: verges, front gardens, balconies, windowboxes, walls, town centre planters, odd corners of parks and car-parks, rooftops, roundabouts... We hope there will be plots and plants to visit and admire from April onwards - please keep revisiting this page to see what and where as plans come to fruition.
Co-ordinating our guerrilla gardens
We are building up a list of guerrrilla gardening projects in Kingston in an effort to publicise them and spread the concept, and also to co-ordinate them so that, for example, a vegetable grower doesn't adopt an empty-seeming plot where someone else has planted wild flowers. If you have a project that you'd like added to this list please send details with post-code, using the contact form below. See also Guerrillallotment guidance.
Key: V = visible from a public road or pathway; O = open to the public
Edible front gardens
Fruitful front garden: a raised bed given over to fruit bushes, with runner beans growing on the railings + a mini-meadow of bee-friendly wildflowers in a reclaimed (from the Thames) planter.
Lower Ham Road, KT2 5BD
Kingston Environment Centre: the grassy area outside the Centre, beside the Fountain Roundabout in New Malden, was a feast of takeway edibles in summer and autumn 2016.
Guerrilla vegetable growing
Transition Tolworth community garden, on a cleared bit of waste ground at the southern end of Broad Oaks behind Blockbusters on Tolworth Broadway, KT6. Pictured on the right, with bulbs in donated "planters".
For a 2016 list of other community gardens see http://ttkingston.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Comm-gdns-flier.pdf
A "mini-meadow" was planted by the gates of the Hawker Centre, on the corner of Richmond Road and Lower Ham Road, KT2 5BD. But it was hard to maintain against dogs, pedestrians using it as a pathway and occasional mowing at the wrong time.