Skip Garden, Kings Cross, London
Kings Cross is undergoing almighty regeneration. In the midst of all the building sites, cranes and hard hats, a garden has popped up. The Skip Garden is an urban garden like no other, when the land is sold to be built on, it can be moved to another site in the Kings Cross area.
Inside you forget where you are, wander round the narrow paths and explore, you almost feel like you are discovering it all for yourself.
Our favourite area was the glasshouse made from recycled sash windows. Inside, the light dapples through and casts shadows on the dusty floor. Climb the wooden stairs if you dare, although we would recommend it as at the top there is a secret seating area.
The garden is know as the garden of a thousand hands and they have an army of volunteers including adults, children and students from the nearby UCL Bartlett School of Architecture who have helped design many of the areas within the Skip Garden. They host twilight gardening session that bring together the local communities. Before you leave, you can have a bite to eat in the Skip Garden Kitchen where they use produce grown right here in the garden.
The garden and kitchen are open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm.
If you want to get involved in this project, visit: http://www.globalgeneration.org.uk/get-involved/