31 July 2013

Derry's Gardens

Derry/Londonderry is UK city of culture this year. Specially created artist's gardens are open to the public now around the city. Artists Locky Morris, Katie Holten, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey have planted the gardens in houses, city yards and on rooftops. There are ten in all. One is mapped in this charming illustration.

From UK City of Culture website:
The rationale of the project is to create a city centre 'garden trail’ that changes along with the people and the town they are situated in. This is particularly important in a city centre context which generally emphasises consumerism, the manufactured and which affords little time for reflection, conversation and growth.