Crossrail Place Roof Garden announces 2018’s events programme for Open Garden Squares Weekend

Once again the award-winning Crossrail Place Roof Garden at Canary Wharf will be appearing in Open Garden Squares Weekend for 2018. This stunning, exotic garden, hidden amongst towering buildings, will host a wide-ranging programme of free events over the weekend, epitomising OGSW’s aims to promote enjoyment and appreciation of London’s green spaces, wherever they are found amidst the urban jungle.

17-6-8 Candy Blackham, Canary Wharf Roof Garden, LR,--2
(C) Candy Blackham

The garden’s unique architecture and  landscape design were influenced by Canary Wharf’s maritime heritage, while its location, almost exactly on the Meridian Line, inspired the division of the garden into two geographical zones – in the east Japanese maples and bamboo grow, while New Zealand tree ferns thrive in the west.

17-3-24 Candy Blackham, Canary Wharf Roof Garden, LR, 5901-
(c) Candy Blackham

Alongside the activities programme – detailed below – visitors can enjoy an exhibition by artist Debbie Ayles entitled ‘Dynamic City: Reflections in Canary Wharf’. Debbie’s work depicts views of Canary Wharf  over a number of years and in different seasons, and is displayed throughout the garden. You might even be lucky enough to meet the artist herself.

See the Open Garden Squares Weekend website for more information, or read all event details on the garden’s dedicated Open Garden Squares Weekend page.

Timetable of events 

Saturday:

  • 11am-4pm: Childrens Workshops
  • 11am-4pm: ‘Tall Tales’ children’s stories (15 minute sessions)
  • 11am-4pm: ‘Meet the artist’ Debbie Ayles
  • 11am-3pm: Harpist performance
  • 1.30-2.15pm: Guided Garden Tour with Landscape Manager Alec Butcher

Sunday:

  • 11am-4pm: Childrens Workshops
  • 11am-4pm: ‘Meet the artist’ Debbie Ayles
  • 11.30am-4.30pm: Pianist performance
  • 1.30-2.15pm: Guided Garden Tour with Landscape Manager Alec Butcher

Information: Audience space is unreserved and limited. Due to popularity, audience space becomes full within a short amount of time. You may find areas closed on arrival due to them audience capacity being reached. Our advice is to turn up early and be generous to others. For everyone’s enjoyment and safety, portable furniture, glass bottles and glasses are not permitted. In adverse weather performances may be cancelled.

 

 

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