Vegetable Heaven in Central London

By helenbabbs Last edited 96 months ago
Vegetable Heaven in Central London
Apples starting to blush
Apples starting to blush
Beautiful basil, and lots of it
Beautiful basil, and lots of it
Chilli peppers
Chilli peppers
The allotment is chemical free and compost is homemade
The allotment is chemical free and compost is homemade
Handsome yellow courgettes
Handsome yellow courgettes
A rather attractive lettuce
A rather attractive lettuce
A butternut squash resting on a brick bed
A butternut squash resting on a brick bed
Apples starting to blush
Apples starting to blush
Beautiful basil, and lots of it
Beautiful basil, and lots of it
Chilli peppers
Chilli peppers
The allotment is chemical free and compost is homemade
The allotment is chemical free and compost is homemade
Handsome yellow courgettes
Handsome yellow courgettes
A rather attractive lettuce
A rather attractive lettuce
A butternut squash resting on a brick bed
A butternut squash resting on a brick bed

Did you know Regent's Park boasts an allotment these days, alongside its boating lake, open air theatre, sports pitches and various cafes?

The central London Royal Park started growing its own this spring and the kitchen garden is looking a picture right now. The tomatoes are ripening, the beans are lengthening, the flowers are dancing with bees and butterflies. Delicious.

Who needs clipped grass and fancy fountains when you can have statuesque lettuces, stately asparagus and ornamental cabbage?

Photographs by Helen Babbs.

Last Updated 12 August 2010