London’s Tiny Terrariums


Why old TFL ticket offices have been transformed into miniature urban oases



Text Mirabella Shahidullah


You might think tube stations would be the last place for gardening, yet these tiny parks have showed us the benefits of having green spaces, even if they are underground. In 2017, Landscape and design consultancy, The Edible Bus Stop, first partnered with London Transport when they built a tiny garden in a disused ticket booth in St James Park Station. 

Though we may not be commuting as much as we did when the project first launched, it still shows the importance of investing into green infrastructure in places that feel largely industrial.

The project has further expanded, and you can easily see them at four London underground stations: St James Park, Belsize Park, Kilburn Park and Wood Green. The next time you take the tube to one of these stations, take a second and see if you can spot a tiny terrarium.   







 To learn more about The Edible Bus Stop and their projects, visit their website or Instagram

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