by Miryam Muller in , ,

Neglected London land gets some love with Urban Physic Garden, an innovative pop up garden built by the local community, celebrating medicinal plants and herbs. Their aim is simple – to improve the urban environment for its people.

Anyone can get involved with a free programme of events, talks, workshops exploring the curious benefits of medicinal plants.

The garden itself will play host to a range of invited artists projects, including the return of Oliver Bishop-Young’s ping-pong skip and a UK premier of the play-structures by Serbian collective Skart, previously shown at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Architectural structures made from reclaimed materials will create a series of garden rooms, with plants grouped by hospital departments. A decommissioned ambulance will become the kitchen of pop-up supper club, Rambling Restaurant – they will be serving up surprise lunch and dinner menus, including edible herbs and flowers, to enjoy within the garden.

100 Union Street, SE1 0NL

15th June – 15th August