Viva Phoenix! is a new project commissioned by The Photographers' Gallery. It documents The Phoenix Garden in London’s Soho area. The garden is the last of the original seven Covent Garden community gardens. It has been open since 1984 and is run by volunteers.

Viva Phoenix is an A5 pamphlet and presents a combination of informal portraits of the garden’s community, landscape photographs of the garden over the year, plus an interview with community gardener Chris Raeburn. The project celebrates this longstanding and hidden garden, as well as the mix of horticulture, politics and aesthetics that it encapsulates.

Viva Phoenix! is available for sale from The Photographers’ Gallery Bookshop and The Phoenix Garden. Proceeds will go to The Phoenix Garden. Graphic Design by Avni Patel.

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  • The Phoenix Garden, May 2011

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  • Planting Workshop, May 2011

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  • The Phoenix Garden, north view, May 2011

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  • 3rd Agricultural Show, September 2011 #1

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  • May Day Celebration, May 2011

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  • 3rd Agricultural Show, September 2011 #2

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  • 3rd Agricultural Show, September 2011 #3

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  • The Phoenix Garden, south view, August 2011

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  • The Phoenix Garden, north view, November 2011

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  • Work Day, December 2011

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  • The Phoenix Garden, December 2011

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