Farmopolis, The Jetty, Greenwich, London
A new urban farm dedicated to rehousing plants and materials from the RHS Chelsea flower show has emerged in the most unlikely of places, The Jetty- a short walk along the river from North Greenwich tube station, London.
Our visit was on a scorching summer afternoon and there was a calm and peaceful ambiance to the place before nearby office workers escaped in search of summer evening refreshments. The greenhouse-like constructions were almost unbearable in the summer heat but you can escape to the perimeters in search of a cool breeze and admire the views overlooking the Thames.
As well as wandering around the green installations, you can enjoy their farm-to-table food and drink in the restaurant and baked goods and breakfast are available until 12pm. One of our favourite aspects of Farmopolis was their adopt-a-plant campaign. Find a plant you would like to adopt and fill in a form giving it a name and reason why you would like to take it home!
Farmopolis is still establishing it’s roots, but we are excited to see it develop over the coming months and years. There is no doubt that urban farms like this are great for the community- providing a calming and relaxing oasis in the middle of the city and getting people excited and interested in urban gardening.
In our view, somewhere you can sit and relax with a drink surround by plants is a place we want to return to.
Farmopolis is open everyday except Mondays, 10am-9.30pm.
Read more at www.farmopolis.com