Guerrilla Gardeners Plant Bulbs In Chiswick
Bringing an explosion of colour in spring to forlorn patches
A team of guerrilla-gardeners from Abundance London and the Chiswick Horticultural Society blasted through Chiswick High Road last week.
The secretive group left behind a trail of bulbs including hundreds of daffodils, tulips, scillas and alliums planted in the rather folornly empty beds outside the Lambs Brewery and Barnard Marcus, opposite Fosters Bookshop, at the entrance to Devonshire Road, opposite the Stone and Wood Gallery, and around the herb knot garden on Turnham Green opposite the Town Hall.
Further planting is planned for other gloomy-looking patches and anyone wanting to help is encouraged to get in touch. We look forward to a splash of colour come the spring in those normally dull beds
Bulbs were generously supplied by Taylors Bulbs via the Bulbs for London initiative, co-ordinated by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association.
The guerilla gardeners were very pleased (and relieved) to be thanked by various passersby who expressed their gratitude and encouragement at the initiative. One or two of them even picked up a spade and helped dig a few holes.
Observer Ethical Award for Best Grassroots Project