London Parks & Gardens protects our green capital. We help everyone to appreciate and access historic green spaces from our home at the iconic Duck Island Cottage in St James’s Park, SW1.
Tickets for London Open Gardens 2024 are on sale now!
Celebrate 25 years of unique public access to over 100 secret or usually-closed gardens.
We welcome you to discover the history of London’s parks and gardens through our Inventory. Through our regular series of talks and our publications, you can also learn about the people that have shaped London’s parks and gardens and ongoing management challenges.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer, such as researching and recording, or helping to campaign to protect London’s precious landscapes.
From the Inventory this month:
This month’s inventory features 25 Cannon Street Reflection Garden and the Rooftop Garden returning for LOG 2024!
The Reflection Garden at 25 Cannon Street was designed by landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith and opened on 7 July 2022. It replaced an earlier garden, which had comprised an area of lawn with a perimeter path surrounded by shrubbery and trees. An earlier post-war building was demolished and replaced in 2000, itself substantially refurbished and replaced in 2020 by the current office building. The new public garden has a reflection pool as its focal point, which mirrors the sky and the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. On top of the new building is a private rooftop garden planted in raised beds, using herbaceous plants and grasses.
To find out more, visit our Inventory on the London Parks & Gardens website
Photos courtesy of Sally Williams and Nathan Oley
Members, volunteers and supporters are all vital to the future of the charity. Learn more about how you can get involved and be part of our important work.
Our Winter Lecture Series is now under way.
So too are preparations for London Open Gardens 2024.