Tag Archives: Gunnersbury Park

Winter colour and texture

Winter colour and texture, 2.3.18 – Castanea sativa or sweet chestnut. The bark of a sweet chestnut is quite distinctive, and often looks like a cloth draped over branches as it spirals upwards. Winter colour and texture, 2.3.18 – frozen pond Winter colour and texture, 2.3.18 – Wild flower seed heads in snow Winter colours and textures, 28.2.18 – Eucalyptus glaucescens, or Tingiringi gum Winter colours and textures, 28.2.18 – Hamamelis mollis ‘Nymans’ or witch hazel. These always look far too delicate for winter but seem to tolerate anything the British weather throws at them. Winter colours and textures, 28.2.18 […]

Gunnersbury Park, 1.8.13

If one can have a favourite disused tennis court, this must be it. A slightly neglected corner of Gunnersbury Park, it must be one of the busiest parts of the grounds for pollinating insects. So Ealing Council, no need for clearing here, let nature do the work for you.

60 minutes, 15.7.12

Whether it be hopeful suitors carving their names, or memorial plaques revealing a favourite place, chairs and seats always tell a story. This location was once a far more grand setting. Near Gunnersbury Park next to the A4, it looked very neglected, positioned virtually under the M4 Flyover. When I went back yesterday, it had gone. I wondered what memories disappeared with it.

Another vacant plot

I pass this derelict flower bed everytime I head back into London on the M4. Situated near the West Lodge Gate at the south west corner of Gunnersbury Park, it must also seen by the thousands of motorists who every day negotiate the Chiswick Roundabout. Completely negleted, there is very little left of the original planting. Normally passing it at a brisk pace in a car, I didn’t realize how big it was until I walked around it last Sunday. So, a project for guerrilla gardeners?

Derelict flower bed, West Lodge Gate, Gunnersbury Park next to elevated section of M4