Anna Rose Hughes’ converted toilet in Peckham is a master class in how to get the most out of a skinny space, where the width of most of the garden is not much more than a corridor.
The raised beds allow you to get up close and personal with the choice planting (above Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’ and Geum ‘Tangerine Dream’),
and whatever angle you view it from, this tiny garden has masses of interest.
On her website, Anna Rose has thoughtfully provided a planting list and an exquisite short film, (about a minute and a half) of how this garden came together. No mean feat.
On the way in, sinks have been artfully converted into a fernery and this weekend (15th and 16th June 2013) there’ll be an exhibition in this space: The Nomadic Reading Room, featuring artists’ books and printed ephemera. In fact, Vanguard Court is packed full of artist studios (including Robert Cooper’s fab ceramics) that will be opening their doors, along with the garden, both Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 5pm. Certainly worth a visit. (Vanguard Court is at 36-38 Peckham Road, Camberwell, SE5 8QT-it’s a small turning off the main road and the newly converted toilet is at the rear of the yard.)