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We went for a stroll in London on Saturday and came across this marvellous garden set up right by the Southbank Centre. It was called the Queen’s Walk Windows Gardens and designed by Wayward Plants, an award winning garden design collective. The concept was based on just how much potential there is in a window box – it was very ‘Allotment Chic’, with it’s use of mismatched, repurposed window frames, and we loved just how many plants they managed to showcase, including plenty of produce. They had some great ideas that you can use as inspiration in your own garden – take a look:

Allotment South Bank DIY Doctor Garden Inspiration at the Southbank Centre

The team built the allotments from reclaimed window frames and wood. The mix and match look is great if you have spare bits of wood lying around.


Window boxes DIY Doctor Garden Inspiration at the Southbank Centre

Use DIY windowboxes to maximise space for growing – nail them to frames as they have done here or simply attach to your window ledge.


Upside Down Pots DIY Doctor Garden Inspiration at the Southbank Centre

You could even add some interest with upside down pots – a definite space saver and talking point!

The entire garden was fed with water from the Thames that was drawn up and filtered right there by the garden. You can save energy and use nature’s water supply to water your plants by installing a water butt – we have a guide on how to do this in our ‘How to Install a Water Butt’ Project page here.  For more garden inspiration, check out our Gardening Section.

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