Whilst up in London to attend the SGD Awards I made a trip to the South Bank to visit several iconic public spaces and check out how they were faring on a miserable day in January.  Only having seen pictures of Gibbons rent designed by Andrew Burns and Sarah Eberle, I was intrigued to find out how it looked in the flesh.

Lush planting in a narrow alley - Gibbons Rent

I wasn’t disappointed, the little cut through with it’s wooden lending library (right) was awash with green


Many different types of pots being used to bring greenery to this tiny space - Gibbons Rent

Everywhere there were signs that the community is taking great pleasure in the space and planning for the coming season – with pots of daffodils shooting up.


Clever signage shows people which are shady areas and which receive more sun - Gibbons Rent

The signage is informative but not dictatorial – really helping people to place plants in the correct spot and advising on the best type of container to use.