Commuters invited to explore secret garden at Hampstead Tube Station
- Credit: Nigel Sutton
Commuters are invited to explore a secret garden hidden behind Hampstead Tube Station.
Station staff will host an open day on Saturday giving visitors a chance to check out the colourful garden located in the courtyard behind the station, in Hampstead High Street.
Visitors can admire a variety of flowers and other plant life, including lilies and herbs, such as mint, as well as aubergines and plumbs grown on the site - all planted and tended to by the station’s staff.
The garden, which was started in 2010, received a visit from a panel of London Underground judges last week who assessed the greenery for this year’s annual Underground in Bloom competition.
Station supervisor Neeta Patel said: “We have stressful days so the garden allows us to get away during our breaks. It’s a working garden so when staff are cooking their lunch and evening meals they use the herbs from the garden. Everything we grow, we use.”
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The secret garden open day at Hampstead Tube Station runs from 11am to 4pm on Saturday.
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