Five Minutes Peace: a garden to sit in, a poem to read, and a prompt to write to … No 5. (Find out more about what this is all about here.)
LUSH SPA KINGS ROAD
In honour of the Chelsea Fringe, the Lush store in Kings Road has plants everywhere, but it’s what is tucked behind what was one of Lush’s first stores, that I found interesting. Because they have planted out a pretty little courtyard with examples of some of the medicinal herbs used in their products.
One of the the most surprising of which is ….
…potatoes! MInd you, looking at most of the beautiful people in Kings Road, it feels more likely that the majority would use them as a beauty product than, heaven forbid, eat even one chip!
Looking much more at home is Orris and the Lush bath bomb in a, er, bath…
The ‘Spa’ is a great idea. Laura, the manager, seems passionate about sharing the garden as an educational tool so do make sure you ask to see it – it’s at the back of the shop, and the courtyard – strung with bunting made from Lush bags – definitely pretty enough to write in.
So I wasn’t sure if I could find a poem about potatoes to go with this post, but then I remembered Seamus Heaney’s wonderful poem, Digging… You can read it here
… and here’s a beautiful poem by John Clare set to music by The Albion Band to listen to as I invite you to write about a memory of growing vegetables …
- Chelsea Fringe – London Garden No 4 (writerinthegarden.com)
- Chelsea Fringe – London Garden No. 0.5 (writerinthegarden.com)
- Chelsea Fringe – London Garden No 3 (writerinthegarden.com)
- Reading and Writing … at the Chelsea Fringe (writerinthegarden.com)
- Chelsea Fringe – London Garden No 2 (writerinthegarden.com)