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June 18
Shepherd’s Bush

The Princess Victoria

Created by Anna Kapuvari

Living Colour Gardens has recently completed a planting installation at this well-known watering hole in Shepherd’s Bush. The Princess Victoria’s beer garden has had a makeover with new plants and pots, as well as some rather creatively designed window boxes…s.

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The image below shows the garden how it was…..

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And here is the finished look, taken from the same angle. The theme was to create a herb garden offering not only beautiful scents throughout the summer months but also fresh herbs to be used in making new summer cocktails.

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The two images below, again showing before and after snapshots, show the garden from the opposite end. In the foreground on the right-hand wall, you can see the wooden wall boxes planted with herbs. The ‘creative’ aspect of these is that they are made out of old wine crates from the pub’s cellars. To continue with the pub recycling theme, there is also a re-used barrel at the far end, and further down, a shot of it before its horticultural conversion!

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As well as smelling and tasting beautiful, the collection of scented herbs also looks good in transit!

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Plants include:

Betula utilises v. Jaquemontii x5, Trachelospermum Jasminoides, Foxgloves, Geranium Rosanne, Libertia Formosa, Agapanthus, Salvia Caradonna, Alchemilla Mollis, Lavandula Hidcote, Box Balls, Ferns

Herbs include:

Nasturtiums, Lemon Verbena, Borage Flowers, Chocolate Mint, Coriander, Basil, Tarragon, Lemon Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Marjoram, Rocket, Parsley

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