The Nomadic gardens

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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.

BassThe 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.

Boy sitting on sunny day

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.

Fry up

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.

A conversation

To find out more about the project, hop on over to the 1 love community website.

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10 Replies to “The Nomadic gardens”

  1. I LOVE this! It looks like a similar vibe to the Maboneng precinct of Johannesburg, very artsy and musical and vibrant. I love the street art; this community will definitely go on my list! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Your photo skills are sick! There is so much color and vibrance in this community! Love the post!

    When I stayed in London I was near Aldgate East. I liked it better than the more western parts of the city 🙂

  3. I love this! I will be in London quite a few times during the next 6 weeks and I will definitely make time and go visit this place. I have never heard about it but I will be staying in Whitechapel, which is very close to Liverpool Street Station. I love colorful places.

  4. What an incredible project! I am always inspired by community-led revitalization projects especially when they involve food and art. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing such an interesting project.

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