Gardeners can enjoy a taste of the high life – literally – following the launch of rooftop allotments in Hounslow.

There are 35 plots above apartments at the new Brentford Lock West development where green-fingered residents can grow their own food while getting acquainted with their neighbours.

The allotments on top of the five-storey Carrick Square apartment block, beside the Grand Union Canal , are managed by Cultivate London, which grows produce at urban sites around west London.

The charity will run a demonstration allotment and hold monthly workshops advising city gardeners how best to get their plots to flourish…Read more at GET WEST LONDON.