The Garden at the rear of New Hunt’s House was officially unveiled last month. It consists of recycled building materials sourced within a 5km radius of the garden, originally destined for landfill. Planted in the garden is drought tolerant vegetation that forms a habitat for urban wildlife and brings colour to an otherwise stark area of the campus.
Its creator, Darryl Moore from Cityscapes, is an award-winning landscape designer who joined forces with team London Bridge, the GSTT Trust and King’s to showcase how demolished building materials can be repurposed with plants to create a wildlife haven in a busy urban setting. The Garden is visually soothing and was designed to provide a sense of continuity and coherence, aiding wayfinding and making the London Bridge area feel cared for and safer.
Although not open to the public it can still be viewed when passing and is just one of many spaces to be found in and around the campus. The garden was also part of Team London Bridge’s winning application for London in Bloom’s BID category and its unveiling has since been shared on local media sites.