Grass in weird places!
On 24-25 May 2,000 square metres of green turf covered Trafalgar square, transforming one of London’s most iconic attractions into ’London’s village green’. The idea being to promote London as one of the greenest capitals in the world.
’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 National Theatre, not to be outdone, has grass up the side of it! From what I can make out, unlike the Trafalgar square grass, there is no point to it other than it being ‘art’. The National Theatre website does go into some detail on the quantity and type of grass they will be using:
‘They will be using 25 sacks of seed. Most of that will be standard amenity grass: a mix of fine-leaf perennial rye grass and creeping red fescue that is used in parks and on football pitches. But there will also be some very new seed that is drought resistant (a sign of the increasingly hot summers). Each sack weighs 25 kilos.’
Have you seen grass in other weird places? Please do let us know.
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- 1 Jun, 2007
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