RHS Autumn Show highlights roof gardening

 Today is the first day of the annual RHS Autumn Show which showcases the best of autumn gardening and is held in the beautiful  RHS Horticultural Halls in Westminster until Wednesday 5 October .


I will be going along to listen to an interesting speaker from London who has caught my attention lately as she is encouraging a new breed of gardener in London.

Helen Babbs lives in Holloway, North London, in a first-floor flat with a small roof garden. Inspired by the launch of a Living Roofs for Wildlife campaign she decides to transform her rooftop into an organic, wildlife-friendly, edible garden. A complete gardening novice, she embarked upon a year of gardening and nature watching and has shared her experiences in an interesting book called My Garden, the City and Me Rooftop Adventures in the Wilds of London

Helen has received numerous positive reviews in national newspapers and publications and has recently started a blog for The Guardian on ‘a year in a window box’.http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/helen-babbs

Helen will  be reading excerpts from her book in the Harvest Hangout at the RHS Autumn Show and joins conversations in Lindley Wood’s Foraging Forum plus she will also be signing My Garden, the City and Me .

Great to see the RHS embracing roof top gardening and gardening in small spaces as  many people in London really do not have the space – or time – to engage in gardening on a big scale but would like to understand how to grow a few veggies or plants.


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