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Guerrilla Gardening at Selfridges- 03.14.11

selfridgesbiketriple.jpg London always has the best windows! And Justine just did a little exploring and came back with great pics!

Here’s a look at Gorgeous Guerrilla Gardening window series at Selfridges’ Orchard Street side, which launched March 4th. They are filled with gardening goodness, from NOTCOT favorites like seed bombs and the Carrie bike basket, to floral grenades, seeds that burst from umbrellas, old bikes upcycled into transport contraptions, and more! To find out more check out Selfridge’s own press release for the new Spring 2011 windows and the Wonder Windows page at Guerrilla Gardening. Check out the amazing windows on the next page!

The five gorgeous windows line the Orchard Street side of London’s famous department store and are filled with the work of guerrilla gardeners and showcase the weaponry key to the practices. The windows went up on March 4th and will stay up until late April.

Seedbom shows off Scottish made floral grenades by Kabloom, which will be sold in Selfridges from April.

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Vanessa Harden’s window is the Umbrella Disperal Unit whose ‘Subversive Gardener’ cases will also be displayed in Selfridges. Her playful window shows an explosion of sunflower seeds bursting from an umbrella.

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LA based COMMONStudio created the Greenaid window, gumball style machines adapted for selling clay seed bombs. These may be familiar to some of you in the states, but the units in this window are the first in the UK!

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Andy Beauchamp’s window is the G-GT Range, three guerrilla gardening transport contraptions made from old bicycles and shopping trolleys. The back wall shows a montage of photos of guerrilla grown sunflowers by Richard Reynolds. You can take part in this year’s International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day on May 1st too, by signing up here.

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The final window of the series is Sunflowers of Parliament by Richard Reynolds, Lyla Patel and Ben Mason which shows images of before and after the blooming of sunflowers outside the Houses of Parliament.

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And here are a few more shots of the other spring windows at Selfridges. Here are the the eco-friendly windows on the Duke street side of the department store.

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And the bold interpretations of Spring’s Supernature on the Oxford Street windows. Love the mushrooms!

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Keep your eyes peeled for more London windows as both Harrods and Harvey Nichols have their windows all boarded up as the new displays are prepared.

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