Have You Seen A London Garden That Makes You Smile?

Green camouflage for wheely bins in N22

Verdant and vibrant camouflage for wheelie bins in N22 – one of the nominations (photo: Susan Bennett)

Is there a patch of planting that puts a smile on your face whenever you pass it? This year’s Gardening Against The Odds awards have introduced a new category for quirky, witty, inventive gardens that make everyone feel good.

‘Gardens that make you smile’ could be ones brightening up hostile environments, appearing in seemingly impossible places or growing in unlikely containers. They might be the product of neighbourly collaboration, guerrilla gardening or one individual’s imaginative approach. Have you been cheered up by some eccentric topiary? Is there a local business that prides itself on its petunias or has someone up your street covered their bins with blooms?

To nominate a garden that makes you smile, take a photo of it and submit it online with the location and why it makes you smile. As organiser, The Conservation Foundation notes, gardeners can often be shy to put themselves forward so let’s see if Londonist readers can unearth London’s creative gardening talent and give credit where credit’s due.

Nominate a garden that makes you smile at the Gardening Against the Odds website. Deadline for receipt of nominations is 15 September. 

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  • http://londonist.com/ Lindsey Clarke

    I’ve just remembered this local hedge :)