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London photos: Arlington Square


Another square I visited during the Open Garden Squares Weekend a couple of weeks ago. This is Arlington Square, in Islington, a garden designed and maintained by the residents who live on it, who reclaimed it several years ago from disrepair. (Click here for a larger version of the photo above.)

The garden’s poet in residence, Ian McEwen, wrote some short verses to “illustrate” the blooms:


Ah, tranquility:


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