Garden barge square – an oasis on the thames

Reeds wharf on the southern side of the thames near Tower bridge is home to a floating garden – formed from a series of barges at the 200 year old Downings road moorings.

The garden square is home to 70 residents with the gardens literally sitting on the barge roofs. Its a green oasis surrounded by the steel and glass of luxury apartments – all vying for their riverside space. Several attempts have been made to remove this floating barge square – thankfully without success.

Garden barge square not only adds a certain character to the Thames riverbank but provides a habitat for water birds and river fish. While a private space for its residents the garden square is open to the public during the Open Garden Squares Weekend every June. You should take a look. Read more here…