2012 Gardens at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Take a walking tour with Head of Landscape and Public Realm, Ruth Lin Wong Holmes and Landscape Architect, Pippa Henshall who have been working on the 2012 Gardens.
Featuring 70,000 plants from 250 different species across the world, the Gardens are divided into four climatic zones, each draws upon the ecological character of habitats found in the wild - Europe, North America, Southern Hemisphere and Asia. The Gardens were part of the spectacle of the London 2012 Games and are undergoing a refresh with the opening of the new public realm on the opposite bank of the Waterworks River.
Discuss with the tour guides the approach to reviewing, selecting and sourcing plants at this scale. Considerations of climate change adaptation and sustainability. Enjoy the Park as it transitions through the seasons and the juxtaposition with the Piet Ouldolf planting design within the south plaza area.
Ticket information: Please make sure you book your place so that we can monitor numbers for the event.
Book tickets (takes you to an external website): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chelsea-fringe-walking-tour-of-2012-gardens-queen-elizabeth-olympic-park-tickets-617254072547
LocationQueen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Stratford Walk, London E20 2AD, UK