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Planted canopy on Flat Iron Square provides a forest floor habitat in Bankside Urban Forest

Bankside Urban Forest – the future is green and it keeps on growing!

2013 has been a bumper year for greening Bankside. With our partners, we have increased green cover in the area through a variety of ground breaking projects including green roofs and walls.
Dec 16 2013

Tree Pit Triumph on Great Suffolk Street!

Better Bankside’s Apprentice Gardener hard at work on first tree-pit project
Nov 19 2013

Love gardening?

Get involved in beautifying Bankside for biodiversity!
Nov 15 2013

MERGE 2013: Finale Installation Launching this Month

MERGE's Grande Finale Installation: Miner on the Moon (Upside Down House) by Alex Chinneck
Oct 31 2013

Voices in the Urban Forest - works underway!

The streets south of Southwark Street are set to get a facelift as works start for a cleaner, greener accessible Ewer Street
Oct 30 2013

Putting the "buzz..." into Bankside’s streets

While Bankside’s bees and other pollinators may be looking for places to over-winter, we’re busy ensuring that they have rich habitats to forage next spring and summer.
Oct 29 2013
The Kirkaldy Testing Museum

MERGE Festival takes over the Kirkaldy Testing Museum

Hydraulic Testing Works extends its open hours from one day a month to five days a week to house MERGE artist in residence James Capper!
Oct 4 2013
Bankside urban orchard

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Sep 26 2013

Voices in the Urban Forest

Projects launched to help improve spaces and places along Lavington, Ewer and Great Guildford Streets
Aug 28 2013

Gorgeous Gardens of Coin Street

Our friends at Coin Street Community Builders would like your views on their gardens
Aug 28 2013
Open House London 2013

Bankside Urban Forest to be showcased in Open House London 2013

Join us for a guided walk of Bankside Urban Forest as part of this annual celebration of London's built environment and new urban landscapes
Aug 27 2013
Bankside Urban Forest's wildlife explorers

Intrepid urban wildlife explorers join Bankside Urban Forest Bat Ramble

A nocturnal ramble around Bankside Urban Forest uncovered some of the more elusive animals in the neighbourood
Jul 18 2013
The new Market Hall garden at Borough Market

The new Market Hall demonstrates a fresh approach to urban greening in Bankside Urban Forest

Borough Market, the UK’s most famous food market has opened the doors on its newest space – Market Hall
Jul 18 2013
Patrons of the Architecture Foundation enjoy a tour of Bankside Urban Forest (image courtesy of the AF)

Bankside Urban Forest hosts private tour for Patrons of the Architecture Foundation

Patrons, Benefactors and Trustees of The Architecture Foundation enjoy a private tour of Bankside Urban Forest
Jul 16 2013

Living vs Moving: a new vision for Bankside Streets

Better Bankside Round Table event brings together experts on the future of London's streets
Jun 25 2013
New verdant viaduct in Borough Market

A verdant viaduct for Bankside

A viaduct in Borough Market is the latest urban infrastructure to go green, as part of a long-term programme of works by Bankside Urban Forest to improve the public realm in Bankside.
Jun 21 2013
London Tree Week 11th -18th May 2013

Celebrate London Tree Week 2013 with us from 11th-18th May 2013

London Tree Week - the annual week-long celebration of London's leafiness runs from 11-18 May. Here in Bankside we're playing our part with a guided walk, a photography competition, and a tree quiz!
Apr 26 2013
The new gardens at NEO Bankside

A greener future for Bankside?

Over 30 people attended a breakfast briefing looking at how an emerging neighbourhood plan for the area might help secure better outcomes for delivering green infrastructure in future developments in the neighbourhood
Apr 25 2013
Blackfriars Road at St Georges Circus

Blackfriars Road – a bright future for a historic street

As part of Bankside Urban Forest, Better Bankside has teamed up with Southwark Council, local business and resident communities and key developers along Blackfriars Road to develop a strategy for stitching together the public spaces that link developments
Apr 25 2013

Lavington, Ewer and Great Guildford Streets - site visits

Plans are underway to improve these key streets, join us for a site visit with the design team to let us know what you think
Apr 2 2013

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