Preview: Guerrilla Gardening Walk

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Preview: Guerrilla Gardening Walk

Having started as an underground movement, guerrilla gardening is now firmly out in the open as more rebel bands take up the trowel transforming neglected urban spaces into gardens and flowerbeds. It's timely then that Richard Reynolds, the movement's spiritual leader, is giving a guided tour of what the guerrilla troops have achieved south of the river on Saturday afternoon. Richard's inspirations range from the 17th century rebel gardener Gerrard Wistanley to Mao and Che (though he concedes that Mao's advice on, how to deal with traitors has less relevance in the normally harmonious world of gardening). He's been there, done that, from battling demented council workmen to dealing with inquisitive drunks, so a mixture of good stories and helpful tips are in store. Walks at 2pm and 4:30pm on Saturday 29 August, starting at Blackfriars Bridge Road. Tickets £6.50 from on sale from the Museum of London. By Max Rashbrooke.

Last Updated 26 August 2009