Four Beautiful Gardens Have Sprung Up In This London Bridge Tunnel

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Four Beautiful Gardens Have Sprung Up In This London Bridge Tunnel
Stainer Street is particularly green at the moment

London Bridge station just got greener — thanks to four miniature pop-up gardens.

Stainer Street — the walkway connecting Underground and mainline services — has sprung up with foliage and rockery, recycled from the recent RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival.

Ula Maria, Metamorphosis. Image: Darryl Moore, Cityscapes

The temporary installations, collectively know as the New Forms gardens, are the result of a collaboration between Network Rail; local business improvement district, Team London Bridge; and urban environment designers, Cityscapes.

Alexandra Noble, Far Have I Travell'd. Image: Darryl Moore, Cityscapes

Richard Emmins, station interface manager for Network Rail, said:

Stainer Street is already one of the most interesting parts of London Bridge, with Victorian-era brickwork alongside the amazing artwork installed last year.

Adding the New Forms gardens makes the area even more impressive and we hope passengers enjoy the peace and tranquillity they bring to the station.

Caitlin McLaughlin, The Commute. Image: Darryl Moore, Cityscapes
Sarah Wilson: Journeys With Plants. Image: Darryl Moore, Cityscapes

Catch them in the coming weeks, before the materials and plants are relocated yet again, this time into local community projects.

Stainer Street is already something of a comely passageway, home to singular artworks, which resemble the nozzles of rocket engines.

Images © Network Rail

Last Updated 30 August 2019