The Mobile Sensory Garden

The Mobile Sensory Garden

During the spring and summer terms the Mobile Allotment was based at Oaklands School in Bethnal Green where it was re-imagined by the pupils as a sensory garden. As well as the vibrant colours of the plants the pupils also explored tastes, scents and the different feel of plants.

As part of the project we asked the young people to think about gardening in limited spaces. Oaklands school has very limited green space so the Mobile Allotment allowed the pupils to experiment with creating green areas in places that lack them. How important are these spaces and do they make a difference to the environment?

The pupils planted the mobile allotments as well as took part in a number of other activities from making bio-degradable garden gnomes to seed bombs and flowering shoes all of which was taken to the City of London festival and sited at Moorgate where passers by could sit and enjoy the display and share gardening tips with the Avant-Gardeners


Working on the urban gardening fanzine Planting Shoes More shoe planting The Garden Gnomes The Garden Gnomes invade teacher's office More container gardening
artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation