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London Underground has launched its first ever pop-up garden at Barbican Tube station.

The 36,000 people that pass through the station every day will see an impressive 100 metre long garden on a disused platform.

The garden – evidently “celebrating the movement of trains arriving and leaving” is a scheme of red poles and concrete planters filled with trees, shrubs and colourful flowers. Underground staff working at Barbican station will be able to grow herbs and vegetables.

The garden has been created in partnership with the Friends of City Gardens over the past year, and is part of a wider community effort to create new gardens within the capital’s Square Mile.

Volunteers from LU and Friends of City Gardens planned and built the garden over the past year.  

The unveiling comes ahead of LU launching its annual Underground in Bloom competition.  This will see staff from competing stations, depots and train crew sites potting, planting and pruning against each other in a bid to grow the most beautiful flowers, ripest fruit and tastiest vegetables.



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