This autumn, Greening the Rubble has opened a temporary service for gardeners, including those in Red Zoned areas who will have to abandon established gardens when they relocate. The outdoor Plant Exchange at Barbadoes Street accepts donations of perennials, and gives away these plants to new homes. It’s a “bring and swap”, much like the Book Exchange cabinet which is close by on Kilmore Street, managed by our friends at Gap Filler. The Plant Exchange will run for about two months this autumn and then close for winter, potentially re-opening at a new central city site in spring. Enquiries (including suggested sites) to Rhys on 021 462 260
Press coverage on 6 May here.
Our pictures below show the space that the Plant Exchange occupies, next to GtR’s established public garden at the former Piko shop site, on corner of Kilmore and Barbadoes. New plantings in a bed at this site in April are themselves re-locations, from The Music Room, Sydenham, a GtR garden that has been taken away in April to allow re-build at Eco Frame & Mirror.
Start potting up those spare plants now, ready for swapping!
The shed which preceded this installation is shown below – it was demolished this summer.
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