The Kairos Project Garden

I know nothing more about the Kairos Project than its poster on the side of one of the beds tells us – that it’s part of a collaboration with the pain management department of the Vanbrugh health centre next door – but I love the joyful little garden the group have created and have been watching it as it’s gone through the seasons this year.

Even now, when most places are beginning to look a bit on the sad side, there are bright cosmos, cabbages, carrots, nasturtiums and bamboos. I love it and recommend a little trip up Vanbrugh Hill to enjoy it while you still can.

While I’m talking about enjoying things while you can, take a look at the building too. I am possibly alone in loving this 1976 Aztec Gem. Certainly Pevsner is very sniffy about it: “an ugly A-Frame with forceful raking struts.” But I’ve grown to love the Vanbrugh Health Centre. If it was just given a little TLC it could really shine as something unusual and special. As it is, it is to go, and I’m sad about that.


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3 Comments to “The Kairos Project Garden”

  1. Mary says:

    Phantom -I did put a note about this as the first item on the new blog. http://marymills.org.uk/page/3/. Since then they have had an official opening – to which neither I, nor Dick or Miranda, were asked. They did ask John Fahy as Lead member for Older People and he put a note and picture on his blog under Vanburgh Community Garden http://johnfahy.org.uk/category/blog/

  2. Ah yes, I’d forgotten. This year is proving very odd and my memory seems to be one of the casualties…

  3. Simon Edge says:

    You are not alone.