Green Space Exhibition

Posted by Regent's Place on 25th April 2017 | comments

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It’s all about relaxation for the mind and body during May at Regent’s Place. Alongside our Yoga classes and other Urban Eden events look out for our inspirational new photography display, “Green Space”, by award-winning photographer Mark Diacono.  

Nurtured and enjoyed by people from every walk of life, the allotments featured in the exhibition come in all shapes and sizes.  Some bind communities and forge relationships, whilst others afford an oasis of solitude and calm. Whether cultivated for edible produce or for decorative flora, for relaxation or for commerce, these sustainable green spaces all offer a sense of wellbeing and nourishment.


Title: Upcycling
Photo credit © Mark Diacono 

Of course, May is a busy month in the horticulture calendar, and at Regent’s Place we are celebrating flora and fauna of all kinds with a series of garden events. Coinciding with RHS Malvern and Chelsea Flower Show, “Green Space” explores not only the individuals who nurture allotments and the flourishing produce grown, but also the positive physical and mental benefits gained through a deeper connection with the natural world. 


Title: Flower Power
Photo credit © Mark Diacono 

Mark Diacono is an award-winning photographer, food writer and grower. He led the garden team at "River Cottage" and now runs Otter Farm, a sustainable smallholding in East Devon where he grows unusual and forgotten food alongside more familiar kitchen staples. Also encompassing a wide range of creative and garden inspired events and courses, Otter Farm has featured on Channel 4's “Grand Designs”.  
If you'd like to know more about Mark Diacono and his gardening techniques visit otterfarm.co.uk or find him on social media @OtterFarmUK and @MarkDiacono.

The photographs showcased in our exhibition were commissioned by Pavilion Books to illustrate their publication “My Cool Allotment” by Lia Leendertz.

Competiton:
We are giving away copies of "My Cool Allotment". To be in with the chance of getting your hands on one, simply:

  1. Find your favourite green space in or around Regent's Place
  2. Take a picture or selfie and share on Instagram or Twitter
  3. Tag us in your picture using @RegentsPlace
  4. Don't forget to include the #UrbanEden hashtag! 

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Regent’s Place is a 13 acre, fully managed mixed use campus in London’s West End that is currently occupied by over 20,000 workers and residents.

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