Crossrail Place Roof Garden at Canary Wharf

I love visiting the Crossrail Roof Garden in Canary Wharf and here I can only give you a hint of this beautiful garden in an exciting setting – do spend some time in this exciting garden during the Open Garden Squares Weekend on 18 and 19 June which is part of the Bloom & Grow Festival at Canary Wharf. 

Canary Wharf Crossrail Place

Crossrail Place at Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Roof Garden

Ferns in Canary Wharf Roof Garden

Canary Wharf Roof Garden

Canary Wharf Roof Garden

Canary Wharf Roof Garden

Ferns in Canary Wharf Roof GardenFerns in Canary Wharf Roof Garden16-6-11 Canary Wharf LR-6726

And then it is time to leave.

16-6-9 Canary Wharf Roof Garden LR-6237

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Please, please grow!

I saw the wonderful springtime show  in The Frustrated Gardener’s coastal garden and felt inspired by the stunning display of colour and the lush growth. I would like something like that, I thought, and went outside to inspect ‘The Fernery’ whereupon inspiration turned to despair. How on earth am I going to turn this ghastly mess of assorted ugly pots into a calm haven? I daren’t show you the rest of the area!

The side garden in London

A few days of hard work and ‘The Fernery’ is tidy, and bare, a display of ugly pots. However, I have planted deep blue trailing lobelia, red trailing geraniums, and lime-green ‘creeping Jenny’ at the sides of the pots and so I am hoping for a cloud of colour. And in the pots there are grasses (Hakonechloa and Molinia Caerulea), red geraniums, Hebe (why not?), cistus cuttings from last year, and herbs.

The pots in 'The Fernery' The pots in 'The Fernery'

And the ferns? They are hiding in the depths of more seemingly empty pots! Please, please grow!

The Fernery, London