From carefully planted trees and well-maintained flowerbeds to grass growing between paving stones or moss on a wall, nature is everywhere in the city, softening and subverting the angles and planes of the built environment. Street trees, roadside flower borders and the creation of green walls and green roof spaces all contribute to bringing nature more into the area. Their value is hugely important, especially for public health, and for providing amenity to residents and workers alike.
People’s understanding of the complicated connections of our natural world, and how we are part of it, has grown significantly in recent years. Team London Bridge has worked hard to support community initiatives and to invite the natural world into previous industrial areas. The area has ‘pocket parks’ or legacy gardens and churchyards, some of which are almost invisible (obscured by railway lines, arches and buildings) or difficult to access as one needs to cross busy roads.
Join the Museum of Walking in one of a series of walks entitled Letters and Postcards from London Bridge, where we will discover an area steeped in history and undergoing rapid change. Sharing knowledge as we walk, we will invite you to write a letter or a post card from London Bridge. Highlights of participant’s experiences will be pulled together into a limited-edition Chapbook.
Letters and Postcards from London Bridge is commissioned by Team London Bridge.
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