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Although there are no major flower shows in the Canary Wharf area itself, a half hour journey by tube will get you to Chelsea, home of the world famous flower show, with its marquees of blooms and the remarkable show gardens.
If you don’t know the area you might imagine that Canary Wharf is so built up that it’s nothing but a concrete jungle. However, whilst it might seem that there is very little room for green spaces in this part of London, the area plays to its strengths and maximises the use of the space it does have. For example, there are more green roof spaces per square mile in the Canary Wharf area than anywhere else in the UK. They are usually planted with species such as sedum. Green roofs are excellent for the environment as they have an insulating effect on the building, helping it to retain heat in the winter and stay cooler in the height of the summer. They are also potential habitats for some types of insect, and can also attract some species of bird, such as gulls, which have been known to nest on the roofs of high buildings, far out of reach of most predators.
The docklands area is not known for its flora and fauna and yet ironically many plants may have made their journey from far flung countries to the UK via the docks in the area, as plant hunters had their plants and seeds shipped back. Built on the site which was originally the West India Docks, Canary Wharf began to be developed in the 1980s.
Today Canary Wharf has its own biodiversity action plan, which aims to promote biodiversity in the area. Although there was relatively little biodiversity in the docklands area prior to its regeneration, the green spaces have already started to encourage a greater range of flora and fauna in the area. Mature trees have been planted and more flowering plants have been introduced, not just because they are aesthetically pleasing, but also as part of a conscious attempt to attract more wildlife. Reed beds have been created in parts of the old docks to provide potential nesting areas for water birds.
The two largest parks in Canary Wharf are the Canada Square Park and the Jubilee Park. Canada Square is a large area of trees, lawns and flower borders, ideal for relaxing in at lunch time or after work. During the winter you will also find an outdoor ice rink there. Jubilee Park could be described as a roof garden as it was constructed above a shopping centre and the Jubilee Line station. Completed in 2002, the park incorporates sleek landscaping, water features and many trees, including metasequoias, a type of Chinese redwood which will grow to 200 feet.
For a vast open space, visit Greenwich Park which is just two and a half miles away from Canary Wharf. Greenwich Park is home to the biggest herbaceous border in London. The border is 200 metres long and was first created in 1925. It has recently been redesigned by Chris Beardshaw, the TV presenter and award winning garden designer. Greenwich Park affords tremendous views across London, and is the perfect place to picnic and relax on a warm day. Together with other Royal Parks it is currently running Green Fingers sessions where children and volunteers can get involved in planting projects, learning about gardening and ecology.
Mudchute Park and Farm on the Isle of Dogs is a little countryside haven in the heart of east London. With thirty two acres of land, it is one of the biggest inner city farms in the UK and even in Europe. It is home to a variety of farm animals as well as llamas and alpacas. Mudchute manages to provide a wide spectrum of habitats including woodlands, meadows and wetlands, so it can support a range of creatures and wildflowers.
Whatever your flower delivery needs, Arena Flowers are here to help, whether you would like a hand tied bouquet, a pretty filled basket or a dramatic contemporary arrangement. It’s quick and easy to order from Arena Flowers, for flower deliveries to Canary Wharf and beyond.