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In The Press

"Our cities need more of these kind of projects."
Tate Modern
"[Wayward's] creative spaces are helping London to seal its status as a thriving garden city.”
Mayor of London
"Masters of temporary conceptual gardens."
The Guardian

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"Liverpool celebrates close connection with Nelson Mandela with new memorial," ITVnews, May 2023

Graham, Patrick, "Nelson Mandela Memorial unveiled in Princes Park by his daughter and granddaughter," Liverpool Echo, May 2023

Short, Stephen, "The Mills Fabrica: Fashioning a Future," Prestige Hong Kong, June 2023

Stathaki, Ellie, LFA 2023 celebrates togetherness and common groundWallpaper* Magazine, June 2023

"London Festival of Architecture and the City of London BIDs reveal striking installations in the City for LFA2023," London Post, June 2023


Sini, Raphael, Temporary Gardens, Taylor & Francis, 2022

Bishop, Kate and Linda Corkery, Routledge Handbook of Urban Landscape Research, Taylor & Francis, 2022

Stathaki, Ellie, "2022 London Festival of Architecture: explore the highlights: The Mobile Arboretum", Wallpaper* Magazine, October 2022

Fulcher, Merlin, "Shortlist revealed in Notting Hill public realm contest", Architect's Journal, May 2022


Long, Molly, "Exhibition Road installations start eco conversations with wind power and algae," Design Week, July 2021

Stathaki, Ellie, Architectural gardens around the world to soothe the soul,Wallpaper* Magazine, January 2021


St Hill, Cate, This is Temporary: How Transient Projects are Redefining Architecture, RIBA Publishing, 2019

"The Urban Farming Movement," Urban Agriculture and Food Systems: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, IGI Global, 2019.

"How to Adopt a Wayward Plant," Hannah McGreevy, The Telegraph, May 2019.

"Being Bold," Deborah Mulhearn, Landscape, Issue 2, 2019.

"Nelson Mandela's daughter launches Liverpool Memorial project," BBC News, February 2019.


Aktuna, Bahar and Carla Brissoto, "Agripoetic Resistance in Urban Architecture and Planning in the European World, " Neo-liberalism and the Architecture of the Post Professional Eraed.Sadri, Hossein, Springer International Publishing, 2018.

"House of Wayward Plants," BBC Radio London, July 2018.

"Adopt a plant from flower show: RHS offer to fans," Helena Horton, The Telegraph, July 2018.

"New scheme allows you to adopt a plant from the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show," Country Living, July 2018.

"Take Me Home," Country Life, July 2018.

"Improbable Botany," Interzone #274, March-April 2018.


"Building Communities: Heather Ring, Wayward," Future Arch Magazine, October 2017

Mortice, Zach, A Wayward Journey to Landscape Futures,Landscape Architecture Magazine, August 2017

Lovegrove, James, Short review: Improbable Botany,Financial Times, 21 July 2017

Zeunert, Joshua, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability Creating Positive Change Through Design, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017

Henneberry, John, Ed. Transience and Permanence in Urban Development, Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2017

Google Moss Garden, Vertical Garden Design, Artpower Press, 2017

AU arkkitehtiuutiset 2/2017, Heather Ring interviewed by Essi Ehrnrooth (In Finnish)

Blanc, Nathalie, Benish, Barbara, Form, Art and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability, Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development, 2017

"Del Asfalto a Tu Mesa. 3 Proyectos Globales," A: The Style Guide by Andares, No. 39, Mayo 2017

"Daisy Daisy," Compendium of Landscape Architecture and Open Space Design, Braun Publishing, 2017



Gardener’s Question Time, Interview with Heather Ring / Farmopolis, BBC Radio 4, 2016

“Food in the City,” Jane Manning, Urban Design 140, Urban Design Group Journal, Autumn 2016

Odgers, Juliet, Mhairi McVicar, Stephen Kite, Eds. Economy and Architecture, Routledge Press, 2016

Cameron, Fiona R., "Theorising More-Than Human Collectives for Climate Change Action in Museums, Ecologising Museums, Edited by L'Internationale Online with Sarah Werkmeister, 2016

Chelsea Flower Show plants rescued for 'floating garden', BBC News, 2016

Borough Market Hall, London Precincts, Hardie Grant Books, 2016

Farmopolis: Join the Great Plant Rescue, Grazia, 2016

Food for thought in the city, Bunny Guinness, The Telegraph, 9 October 2016

Where do plants go after Chelsea? Down the river to Farmopolis, The Telegraph, 31 July 2016

In pictures: Farmopolis aka London's new floating garden being built, Time Out London, 28 July 2016

An Experimental Farm on the River Thames Is Changing the Way City-Dwellers Eat, Vice Magazine, 2016

"How to bring Londoners closer to Nature," David Spittles, Evening Standard, July 2016

Hausner, Sondra L., The Spirits of Crossbones Graveyard: Time, Ritual, and Sexual Commerce in London, University of Indiana Press, 2016 



Odgers, Juliet, Mhairi McVicar and Stephen Kite, Economy and Architecture, Taylor & Francis, 2015.

Urban Physic Garden, Landscape Design Magazine, China, 2015

Waterman, Tim, The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture 2nd Edition, London - New York: Bloomsbury Publishing; 2015

Adventurous Playgrounds in Camden, London, Play-scapes, 3 June 2015

Parham, Susan, Food and Urbanism: The Convivial City and a Sustainable Future, London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015

The great outdoors: we unveil the 2015 Landscape Institute Award winners, Wallpaper Magazine, 2015

Common Capital: Fleeting Value, Case Studies in Temporary Land Use, Nesta, 2015

Playspace Pilot Plays Pivotal Role, Horticulture Week, May 2015



Borough Market Hall, Landscape Record, Shenyang, China, 2014

Danzhi, Weng, Breathing and Living Wall, Hong Kong: Artpower International, 2014

Queen's Walk Window Gardens, Vertical Green High-Rise, Guangxi Normal University Press, 2014

Van Uffelen, Chris; Braun, Markus Sebastian, Atlas of World Landscape Architecture, Switzerland: Braun Publishing, 2014

Ortega, Gonzalo, Inhumano, Mexico: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014

Narrative Environments: Wayward, Paisea, September 2014, Issue 029, pp.108-111

Mouth-watering stories behind Selfridges' new foodie windows Olivia Parker, The Telegraph, 09 July 2014



Miazzo, Francesca  and Mark Minkjan (Eds.), Farming the City - Food as a Tool for Today's UrbanizationValiz Press, 2013

Avosani, Giovanni, "Small Opportunities" ArchitettaRe, October 2013

Black, Brian, Ed., Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History, Volume 1, Santa Barbara, California, 2013

Tutti Frutti with Bompas & Parr and Friends, 2013, Bompas & Parr Editions

Agyeman, Julian, Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning, and Practice, Zed Books, 2013 

Helsinki Plant Tram, Journal Reforma (Mexique), 2013 

Wayward Plants, Apartment Therapy, 2013

Helsinki Plant Tram, Green Magazine, Australia, 2013

Southbank Centre unwraps 'Festival of Neighbourhood,' Architects Journal, 2013

The Spirit of Utopia: Whitechapel Gallery, London Review, The Financial Times, Jane Ure-Smith, 2013

The Spirit of Utopia, Whitechapel Gallery, Evening Standard, 2013

Embrace the Spirit of Utopia at Whitechapel Gallery, Londonist, 2013

Van Uffelen, Chris, Green City Spaces: Urban Landscape Architecture (Architecture in Focus), Braun Publishing, 2013



Bishop, Peter and Lesley Williams, The Temporary City, Routledge Press, 2012

‘The revolution will be composted: adventures in radical gardening’, The Guardian, January 23, 2012

“The Urban Physic Garden,” A Smart Guide to Utopia: 111 Inspiring Ideas for a Better City, LeCool Press, 2012

‘A Space for Imagination: Heather Ring of Wayward Plants, Flamingo Magazine, 2012

All Aboard the Helsinki Plant Tram, A Whimsical Urban Garden Made on the Move, Treehugger, 2012

‘The Story of Physic Gardens,’ Pretty Nostalgic Magazine, May/June 2012

Mata Martinex, Tomas, El Huerto Curativo, Plataforma Press, 2012

‘Tweeting Plants: Google Campus Opens in London’, BBC One and BBC News, March 29, 2012

“Landscapes: A Rollercoaster Garden,” Home Review Magazine, 2012



Heather Ring interviewed on Shaun Keaveny's Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 6 Music, 2011

"Rescue Remedy" and "Wayward Artist," Helen Babbs, Lost in London Magazine, Issue 3, 2011

Lascelles, Moira, The Union Street Urban Orchard: A Case Study for Urban Reuse, Architecture Foundation, 2011

Cultural Highlights of 2011, Icon Magazine, December 2011

"Urban Physic Garden Pops Up on London's Southbank," Fiona Law, Landscape Middle East Magazine, November 2011

The Urban Physic Garden: Best Urban Farm Projects (Film), Monocle Magazine, August 19, 2011

Klanten, Robert, E. Ehmann, K. Bolhofer, My Green City: Back to Nature with Attitude and Style, Die Gestalten Verlag, 2011

"A Space for Imagination: Heather Ring of Wayward Plants," Zita Abila, Flamingo Magazine, Homes & Habitats Issue, 2011 

Algaegarden, Pruned Blog, August 2, 2011

‘The Young Architects Building Your Future;’ Ruth Lewy, Architecture & Design, The Times on Sunday, 2011

"A Visit to the Urban Physic Garden," The Guardian, Jane Perrone, 28 July, 2011

"Temporary Remedy," BBC Gardens Illustrated, July 2011

“Pop-up physic garden is tonic for derelict space;’ Olivia Solon, Wired UK, 16 June 2011

“Urban Physic Garden," Superimpose Magazine, June 2011

“Urban Physic Garden Opens in Southwark with Pop-up Supperclub;’ Time Out London, 9 June 2011

“London’s history of herbal treatments;’ Helen Babbs, BBC News, 9 June 2011

“In Pictures: London’s Urban Physic Garden;’ BBC News, 9 June 2011



The Guardian Multimedia, Jewish festival of Sukkot;’ (Video review of the East London Sukkah Project), 1 October 2010

"From Lord of the Manor to Sleeping on a Park Bench," Sarah Kessler, Forward Magazine, 27 September 2010

"Urban Orchard Slips Back into the Ground," Treehugger, 17 September 2010

"How we did it ... Urban orchard provides sustainability harvest," Nicola Homer, Planning Resource, 17 September 2010

“Best temp job in town: Pop-up gardens are appearing across London thanks to one pioneering enthusiast;’ Emma Townshend, The Independent on Sunday, 22 August 2010

Mi-ju, Kwon, Urban Orchard, Space, Issue 513, pp. 76-79, August 2010

“Union Street Urban Orchard;’ Regeneration and Renewal, 5 August 2010

"LFA 2010: Make do and build," Crystal Bennes, Architects Journal, 15 July 2010

“London Festival of Architecture;’ Domus, 13 July 2010

“Union Street Urban Orchard by Heather Ring;’ Dezeen, 11 July 2010

“An Urban Orchard Appears in London;’ Treehugger, 6 July 2010

“The Union Street Urban Orchard," Building Design, 2 July 2010

"The Union Street Urban Orchard," Apartment Therapy, 1 July 2010 

“The Union Street Urban Orchard;’ Architects Journal, 22 June 2010

“The Wayward Plant Registry;’ Public 41: Gardens, Edited by Erin Despard and Monika Kin Gagnon, June 2010

“Highlights of 2009 in Arts & Ecology;’ The Royal Society of Arts, January 2010

Ring, Heather, Nomadic Allotments: London’s Farming Future, [bracket: ON FARMING], Actar Press, 2010



Berridge, David, Writing Exhibitions: An Assembling, The Reading Room, Berlin, 2009

A Guerrilla Greenbelt for London, Critical Cities: Ideas, Knowledge and Agitation from Emerging Urbanists, Myrtle Court Press, 2009

I Can Hear The Grass Grow, Interview, Resonance FM, 2009

Reynolds, Richard, ‘On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook to Gardening without Boundaries’, Bloomsbury Press, 2008

Borasi, Giovanna and Mirko Zardini, Actions: What You Can Do with the City, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Sun Publishers, 2008

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