The Garden Guide

Trafalgar Square Grassed Up in 2007

Some 2,000 square metres of turf was laid in Trafalgar Square during Chelsea Flower Show Week in 2007 (on 24 – 25 May 2007). It was done as part of Visit London's campaign to promote green spaces and villages in London. Without undue regard for sustainability, the turf was sourced from the Vale of York. The chief executive of Visit London (James Bidwell) said: "From the rural feel of areas like Bexley Village and Wimbledon, to urban villages like Marylebone and even Canary Wharf, the campaign will help everyone discover Village London." The turf project can be viewed as part of the Chelsea Fringe Flower and Garden Festival.

Always a popular place for London visitors, Trafalgar Square became wildly popular for the 2-day greening of Trafalgar Square.

See Chelsea Fringe Flower and Garden Festival and Chelsea Fringe 2007