Parklets Hiding In Plain Sight (2)

Here’s another example of the sort of parklet I mean – not an ‘official’ park, however small, but a teeny area of land that still gets at least basic maintenance.

It’s actually at the other end of the road to the first one at the junction where Tunnel Avenue meets Woolwich Road, just outside the old fire station. It’s almost certainly an odd plot left over when they put through the A102(M) as a new route to the tunnel. Happily, it was grassed over and six specimen trees added (one of which looks a bit boffed which makes me think the railings weren’t always there).

Now we walk straight past it, and I’m willing to wager that 99% of us don’t even ‘see’ it as we pass. But think of the alternative. This could have just been paved over and left as a concrete nothing. As it is, it softens the scene (making the fire station look good), gives the regulars at the Angerstein something to look at that isn’t grey and provides an handy spot for our local tramp to sun himself.

By the way, just up the path from there, running along the sliproad going up to the A102(M) there’s a teeny plot of land that’s just crying out for some guerilla gardening…


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5 Comments to “Parklets Hiding In Plain Sight (2)”

  1. Mary says:

    The slip road bit is I think) owned by TfL – most of whose little slips of land are full of weeds.
    I am not sure what the position of guerilla gardeners would be on it. I know there are restrictions on Council staff on the motorway slips. Needs a bit of investigation.

  2. Not sure that guerilla gardeners ever bothered much about rules and regulations ;-)

  3. Steve says:

    If you mean the teeny plots by the pelican crossing, TGP, I totally agree.

    Maybe someone could ask B&Q if they want to donate some plants for the plot, with a nice little “Plants kindly donated by B&Q” sign placed alongside.

    If I have the opportunity and no-one beats me to it, I’ll give it a go myself.

  4. cerletone says:

    I think you’re right about the tree having had an altercation with a car. That railing, to the left of the picture, is looking a bit mangled too. Hardly surprising the tree on the other side is trying to be a leaning tower of Pisa lookey-likey.

  5. Capability Bowes says:

    Rules and regulations? Pah! We Guerrilla Gardeners sneer at them! Rather than seek the approval of petty officialdom, we just get stuck in. Just like the Spanish Inquisition, nobody expects us……