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Guerilla gardening at Elephant and Castle’s Heygate Estate

Posted at 5:30 pm, November 7, 2011 in News

Heygate Estate © Rob Greig / Time OutLast week Time Out got a guided tour of Elephant and Castle’s derelict Heygate Estate to check out the capital’s coolest DIY community gardening project. We also got exclusive access to one of the last few owned flats at the top of one of the estate’s breathtakingly stark, neo Brutalist tower blocks. Here’s the estate from on high, as well as the gardeners’ cutesily ramshackle approach to cultivation. Enjoy it before it all gets knocked down…

Heygate Estate © Rob Greig / Time Out

Heygate Estate © Rob Greig / Time Out

Heygate Estate © Alexi Duggins / Time Out

Heygate Estate © Rob Greig / Time Out

For the full story of locals’ attempts to recreate a sense of community amidst public land earmarked for demolition, despite Southwark Council’s legal threats for ‘Unlawful gardening’,  see this week’s Time Out magazine.

 

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