The Union Street Urban Orchard

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 165 months ago
The Union Street Urban Orchard

The London Festival of Architecture finished this weekend, but in one part of south London its legacy will linger into late summer. The Union Street Urban Orchard opened two weeks ago, and will welcome the green-fingered until mid-September.

A disused spot of land beside a train viaduct in SE1 has been transformed into an orchard and community garden, with rows of plants and fruit trees, a scrumping hut, a gardenARK, and a wooden pavilion, called The Nest, built by Finnish architecture students. Oh, and a wiff-waff table made from a skip.

Union Street Urban Orchard, 100 Union Street, SE1 0NL (map). Nearest tube Borough / Southwark. Opening times noon-6pm, Monday-Friday. Runs until 19th September 2010. Entry is free.

Last Updated 05 July 2010