An orchard in the street

The clever people at Wayward Plants transformed an empty site in south London into an urban orchard for a summer.

The Union Street Orchard and community garden was designed by Heather Ring of Wayward Plants as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

union street orchard

Union street orchard

It also had full-time residents in a zero-carbon pod called the LivingARK, a pavilion called The Nest and a skip converted into a table tennis table.

urban orchard

union street urban orchard

union street urban orchard

Though the orchard no longer exists, when it was dismantled in autumn 2010, all the trees were given to local estates and other community gardens, leaving a lasting legacy from a super-cool project to south Londoners.

union street urban orchard

You can find out more about Wayward Plants here, and there is more information on the Union Street orchard on its own site as well.

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  1. lifebetweentheflowers

    The urban orchard is amazing, it’s so wonderful to see something sort of neglected being turned into something green!! Keep up the good work on your blog, regards, Simon.


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