As we disembarked the bus a large wall painting caught my eye. When I looked more closely I noticed that there was in fact a very nice little communal garden in a vacant lot between a few buildings.
A volunteer greeted us and opened the gate for us so that we could take a look around. He explained that the garden was supported by the local council and that it would be there until redevelopment sometime in 2019.
You could tell that the temperatures in Barcelona had been a lot warmer than back home in Amsterdam. The plants were booming and several times larger than those in my tinylittlegarden – most of which are still under cover.
In the weekends they host picnics for the community, educate about composting and growing your own organic food, and even have a movie night.
If you also wish to visit you can find them at this location
Avinguda de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat, 5-11, Barcelona, 08024
They also have a website in Catalan: