King’s Cross in Bloom

written by HA

King's Cross in Bloom - ©John Sturrock

As part of the Chelsea Fringe festival last weekend, a team of Angels were at King’s Cross in fantastic floral form – selling flowers on behalf of Global Generation.

This was Kings Cross in Bloom, an installation of 35,000 flowers by Regent’s Canal. Dreamt up by Produce, and taking inspiration from a trip to the Girona Flower Festival in Spain where public buildings and private gardens are decorated with floral motifs, the flowers were laid out in bold coloured stripes on the canalside steps.

Dressed in sunny yellow t-shirts and with flower garlands around their heads, our happy Angels were up bright and early setting up the area, and spent the weekend approaching visitors to sell them flowers. Some were based around the flowers, tending the stalls and helping people choose their flowers, whilst others loaded up their carts with plants and set off around King’s Cross, taking the flowers to the people!

They were blessed with a fabulously sunny weekend, and the summery mood of the public helped them shift thousands of flowers.

King’s Cross in Bloom was about celebrating the public spaces at King’s Cross, and all proceeds from the flowers we sold went to Global Generation, who work with young people to help them create the sustainable world they want to live in, and who also run the Skip Gardens at King’s Cross.

All photos © John Sturrock

King's Cross in Bloom - ©John Sturrock

King's Cross in Bloom - ©John Sturrock

King's Cross in Bloom - ©John Sturrock

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