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Green wall created next to Borough’s Wheatsheaf pub

London SE1 website team

Nearly 200 plants have been added to a green wall which disguises a metal access staircase next to the recently reopened Wheatsheaf pub in Stoney Street.

Green wall created next to Borough’s Wheatsheaf pub

The green wall, which is 4 metres wide and 5 metres high, was created by building a modular frame on the access staircase to the new railway viaduct.

The planting is part of the Bankside Urban Forest initiative and was funded by Network Rail and Skanska and installed by vertical garden specialists Treebox.

Through funding provided by Natural England, Bankside Urban Forest is also creating a community garden with Borough Market in the new Market Hall building on Borough High Street.

Set to open in the summer, this will form a natural extension of the busy Borough Market and provide a rich resource for the local community, commuters and shoppers at the market.

The mobile orchard, seating planters, vertical garden, hop screens and other elements within the Market Hall will define and create lush green spaces in this busy city space whilst enabling environmental education.

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