A couple of weekends ago we went up to London for Open Squares Weekend. In this annual event there are over 200 gardens in the capital open for visiting, many of them usually closed to the general public.
I first heard about Kensington roof gardens many years ago and they have been on my list of things to do. There is a one and a half acre garden, 100 feet up above London and all the plants are grown in just 18 inches of soil. Here are a few of my photographs.
The spanish garden was very striking with mediterranean plants and colours.
With water features
and shady places to sit, it was amazing - I almost forgot how high we were until I got glimpses of London buildings on the skyline.
Possibly London's highest vegetable plot with courgettes, sweetcorn and peas.
The famous flamingoes obligingly posed for photographs.
The garden was created in 1938 and many of the trees are seventy years old.
This oak tree was one of the larger ones - and all in 18 inches of soil!
There was a small meadow area complete with cow!
Views of the London skyline reminded us of where we were.
Back down at ground level, there is little indication of the secret garden on top of this building.