Chelsea Barracks gets green make-over

Mon, Jun 14, 2010

Climate Change, Grow your own

Chelsea Barracks in London is to evolve into a sustainable “market garden” complete with beehives, orchards, vegetable plots and a nuttery, under plans outlined by landscape architect Kim Wilkie.

Mr Wilkie’s ideas, which also include a hedgerow to provide a city home for birds, insects and small animals, reflect many of the concepts that Prince Charles has pioneered when developing his own estates at Clarence House and Highgrove.

Mr Wilkie is a favourite garden designer of the Prince whose vision for Chelsea Barracks put Prince Charles at loggerheads with one of Britain’s foremost architects. Lord Rogers’s earlier vision of steel and glass towers was dropped after Charles’s intervention and a bitter High Court case.

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