St George's Day festival, Trafalgar SquareThe square goes green for England's patron saint.
Trafalgar Square, City of Westminster, WC2N 5DN [map], 21st April 2012
The patron saint of England was celebrated a couple of days early in London this year, with Trafalgar Square hosting a garden-themed St George's Day Festival.
The square basked in beautiful April sunshine with the event featuring pop-up gardening installations, Grow Your Own exhibits and floral art, plus free concerts on an ornamental bandstand.
The Mayor of London teamed up with award-winning horticulturist Sarah Eberle to create what was billed as a 'central London oasis,' with the square being filled with greenery.
I think I'd prefer it if it always looked this way.
Grow Your Own exhibit.
Normally seen clogging up tourist-swollen pavements around Covent Garden and the South Bank, several 'human statues' were in attendance around the square.
I'm not sure which is the bigger mystery: why anyone would want to do this in the first place, or why people give them money for doing it.
Mind you, I did rather like this outfit.
Crazy golf outside the National Gallery.
'Pimp Your Pavement.'
A very tall St George.
Nelson's column, constructed between 1840 and 1843 to o commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Inside the tea tent. To the right, a bloke is getting a cuddle. Bless.
Watching the acts on the bandstand.
Taking in the April sunshine.
Floating plastic duck doing its thing.
The Olympic countdown clock.
Cakes made of flowers.
Flower arranging class.
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