Victoria Hall is a Stanton Williams-designed student residence, commissioned by the Aga Khan Development Network. Two gardens are integrated into the building, forming part of a unique series of contemporary landscape-designed gardens in King’s Cross. The gardens at Victoria Hall capture the essence of the gardens of southern Spain (1st floor) and Morocco (8th floor). Ten gardens in total form a ribbon pathway of Islamic-inspired gardens in King's Cross: six gardens, terraces and courtyards in the Aga Khan Centre, two at Victoria Hall and two in the public realm, Jellicoe Gardens and Lewis Cubitt Square.
Now fully booked.
Landscape Architect: Vladimir Djurovic
Gardens are only accessible as part of a 30-minute guided tour. The tours will be offered via a booking system (announced a month ahead of event). A film about the gardens featuring interviews with landscape architects will be on a loop. Refreshments will be served.
An iconic contemporary building designed by Japanese architects Maki & Associates, which opened in July 2018. The building includes a six hanging gardens that represent key elements of classic Islamic garden design. Now fully booked.
Gardens by King's Cross transformed from unused land on an industrial estate into a demonstration Permaculture Forest Garden. There are 160 fruit trees, including blue bean, pomegranate, medlar and apricot. Bees, ponds, peace and productivity.
This multi award-winning community garden project features a hidden paradise of 46 plots and communal lawns, herb and wildlife gardens. It was established in 1982 and is managed and maintained by local people.
A hidden central London gem on the site of Charles Dickens' house, designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and planted extensively with medicinal herbs.
Guest speakers discuss where nature meets art and architecture.