“… the original fairy glade” in the middle of Peckham

A blogs-eye view of the little bits of London that Nature left behind, from The Londonist:

Londonist Takes A Walk On The Wilder Side

What is it? The London Wildlife Gardening Centre seedling plantation. (We didn’t actually know this: we had to ring the council, who put us in touch with their ecology officer, who was extraordinarily helpful. How cool is that, to have an ecology officer just waiting to answer inane blogger questions?! Of course he does lots of good ecological stuff as well.)

Where is it? Bellenden Road, in Peckham SE15. Opposite Highshore Road School. And snuggled behind Peckham Job Centre, and behind Peckham High Street, right in the midst of Peckham Town Centre.

Why has it tickled our fancy? Well, it could be the original fairy glade. A little pocket of (apparently) random greenery, dappled with sunshine, dotted with wild flowers, and always mysteriously locked. Tended by a gardener that no-one ever sees. Its existence makes Londonist happy. Read more…

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