Keep your eyes peeled as you walk along the South Bank in London this summer; a number of its best-known locations are being given a garden green makover by four Britain’s leading garden designers: Andy Sturgeon, Sarah Eberle, Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Tony Heywood.
Cityscapes is an exciting new concept in garden shows, with each designer commissioned to devise and install a garden at four different locations along the River Thames, from 19th May until 9th September. Follow the trail with the help of this map
The first of the four gardens to be designed was by Andy Sturgeon, inside one of the pods on the iconic London Eye. Click through these photographs, to see what it looked like.
Like a vista or a pathway through an ethereal forest, Andy’s design has a charming purity and sense of fantasy about it. Gleaming white pillars interplanted with young prunus trees in full blossom draw the eye through the opened pod doors, and on to the view at the far end. The lush grass softens and emphasises the freshness of the garden
Andy’s plant list:
Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’
Hesperis matronalis ‘Alba’
Glimpsed through the trees, the Palace of Westminster, the towers of Westminster Abbey and spire of St Margaret’s Church, often referred to as “the parish church of the House of Commons”.