As the saying goes: all good things come to an end, and – after existing as a leafy oasis in the heart of London – Gaia’s Garden is closing down. The community garden was built as an antidote for city dwellers who’d been quarantined and isolated for months, and became a hub of creativity, hosting workshops, talks, and parties, all in the name of connecting with nature.
The brainchild of creative studio Play Nice, the inclusive space allowed people to learn about sustainable practices, discuss what they can do to aid the climate crisis, grow plants, and more.
Designer Kaan Amjad is set to host discussions on sustainable fashion and lifestyles, while another conversation explores how technology and digital experiences can inform physical spaces in fashion. Other events on offer include a henna how-to that explores the history of the intricate practice, and a city gardener sharing tips and tricks on how to keep green things alive (which, let’s face it, is something we could all do with).
There’s also a day for artists to create murals, an upcycling workshop, and a final send-off to the space featuring poetry, music, and food.
Take a look back at some of the highlights from Gaia’s Garden’s events in the gallery above.
Tickets to all of Gaia’s Garden events can be found here