On the surface London is a hub of grey suits and miserable faces. But scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find a vibrant world. On a rare sunny day, I stumbled across the the Nomadic Community gardens, a bohemian’s paradise with a maze of growing vegetables, food stands and vivid pieces of street art. It’s a place where musicians, artists, chefs, gardeners and creative people come together to breathe life into an otherwise dying part of London.
The Nomadic Community Gardens is a not for profit organisation, based in East London that aims to transform disused spaces into urban gardens. They create a place for people to come together and connect through a shared interest in learning new skills and building a better community.
Originally the space was a derelict place and after two years it was sold to a Property Development firm called Londonnewcastle, who loved the idea and let the team build their vibrant paradise. It helped to bring the local community together.
It’s easy to see the hard work that went into this project and it’s impossible not to fall in love with it. You can find the gardens near Spitalfields, just a short walk from Liverpool Street station.
To find out more about the project, hop on over to the 1 love community website.