An artistic interpretation of the city, contrasting clean white geometry with lush green planting, creating a neat interplay between the world inside the capsule and the views of the city beyond. Tall white pillars suggest an echo of the capital's architecture, whilst the soft foliage and semi-transparent umbelifers provide an natural counterpoint to the cultural landscape.
The EDF Energy London Eye has become an iconic landmark, offering over 3.5 million people a year views up to 40 kilometres in all directions from it’s capsules.
EDF Energy London Eye
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7PB
A truly unique underground landscape, featuring various zones including a reconfigured Chelsea Flower Show garden, a glowing greenhouse, fungus covered jewel-encrusted sculptures, and light, sound and scent installations. It combines the aesthetics of beauty and glamour with mould and decay.
The Old Vic Tunnels, beneath Waterloo Station, showcases innovative productions and performances and installations in this unique underground venue.
Entrance off Leake st.
Station Approach Road
A new permanent community space designed by Australian architect Andrew Burns in collaboration with Sarah Eberle. The plan is based on a clearly defined geometric ‘harlequin’ asphalted ground surface, with potted plants defining the body and character of the garden. The structural planting is enhanced by contributions from the community.
The Architecture Foundation promotes contemporary architecture, urbanism and culture, cultivating new talent and new ideas facilitating international and interdisciplinary exchange. The Gibbons Rent project is in partnership with Team London Bridge and Southwark Council, supported by The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust, NSW Architects Registration Board and Farebrother Chartered Surveyors.
Gibbons Rent (off Magdalen Street)
The ancient St Mary's church hosts the country's finest venue for garden events and exhibitions, which also boasts a great permanent collection, garden and cafe
An archway road under Waterloo Station used for the Banksy-organised 'Cans' street art festival in 2008, and is now an internationally renown legal graffiti area
Formerly a flat and featureless lawn, these gardens have been redesigned by leading landscape architects West 8 to create a lush and vibrant space along the Thames.
Impressive birch filled museum grounds designed by Kienast Vogt Partner in 1995. The Tate’s community garden is open to the public on 9 June 10-5pm as part of the Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Tate Modern commissioned project with US artist Fritz Haeg - a community run estate garden providing a new model for urban agriculture.
One of the first ‘places of exchange’ to be built as part of the Bankside Urban Forest vision for creating new vital high quality public spaces within the fabric of a historic inner-city London neighbourhood.
A calming park in Borough run by Bankside Open Spaces Trust, on the site of the old Evelina Children's Hospital.
Originally laid out in 1887 by pioneering Victorian campaigner Octavia Hill, this is now the glorious home to Bankside Open Spaces Trust.
Outdoor activity and sports community playground managed by Bankside Open Spaces Trust. Originally laid out in 1919 at the suggestion of Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, and now in the process of being transformed for the 21st Century. Will be hosting the SE1 Sports festival in July.
Productive community garden managed by St. Mungo’s ‘Putting Down Roots’ initiative for homeless people, which supplies produce to local restaurants.
The landscaping around City Hall by Gross. Max. features this oasis of urban calm featuring impressive colourful borders of perennials and grasses by Dutch master plantsman Piet Oudolf.
Andy Sturgeon runs an international practice from Brighton and has won 5 Gold medals and 'Best in Show' at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010, as well as the Gardening World Cup 2009. He is the author of several garden books, columnist for the Guardian, Daily Mail, Daily Express and Sunday Times, and contributor to the Daily Telegraph and Financial Times, as well as a TV presenter for BBC.
Tony Heywood and Alison Condie are celebrated for their horticultural installations which cross-fertilise the areas of gardens and fine art, exploring new ways of engaging with and re-presenting nature and landscape. They have worked together since 2000 and are represented by the VIGO Gallery 22, London. Their sculptural works have included floating sculptures on the Serpentine in Hyde Park, installations at Berkeley Sq, Tate Britain and Lord's cricket ground. Their installation 'Space Ritual' won 'Best in Show' at RHS Tatton Park 2010.
Sarah Eberle is the holder of nine RHS Gold medals and Best in Show award at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2007. She has exhibited show gardens in New Zealand, Japan and created a garden installation in Trafalgar Square. She has been awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of Greenwich, and is a member of the Landscape Institute, Society of Garden Designers and the Institute of Horticulture.
Cityscapes is a new garden festival taking place in London over the summer in 2012. Organised in partnership with the South Bank and Bankside Cultural Quarter, its aim is to bring a creative new approach to the way urban parks and gardens are designed.
Cityscapes will be creating a series of garden installations by leading designers such as Andy Sturgeon, Sarah Eberle, Tony Heywood and Andrew Fisher Tomlin, in collaboration with EDF Energy London Eye, The Architecture Foundation, The Old Vic Tunnels and Design Museum
Cityscapes is curated by design studio Moore Harrison Land Design, headed by garden writer/designer Darryl Moore and garden designer Adolfo Harrison. The event is administrated by Nicola Cowee.