A partnership of developers, charities and cultural bodies working to improve London’s Bankside opened a community garden at Borough Market last week.
It is contained in a newly constructed, greenhouse-style building called Market Hall on Borough High Street. It will grow hops for locally brewed beer, edible herbs and plants, and features a seating area and vertical garden.
The project is part of a programme of works by Bankside Urban Forest — a partnership between developers Native Land and Land Securities, the Greater London Authority, Southwark Council, the Tate Modern and various local charities — to create new green spaces in Bankside. Bankside Urban Forest is part of the area’s business improvement district, Better Bankside. It received £15,000 of funding from Natural England to deliver the Market Hall project.
A formal launch is planned for September.