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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The City of London's hanging garden

For its first exhibition, the new City Centre gallery in Basinghall Street is celebrating the rich diversity of the 200 (yes, that’s right) open spaces in the City of London. Artist Rebecca Louise Law has entwined fresh flowers with copper wire and suspended them from the gallery’s ceiling, where they are gradually drying.   

The installation, “The City Garden”, uses blooms that can be found in 34 surrounding gardens, from achilleas to roses.There are also two short films of City gardens and a free map with a walking tour that will take you round green spaces ranging from church gardens such as Christchurch Greyfriars and St Dunstan in the East to contemporary havens like Professor Nigel Dunnett’s Beech Gardens in the Barbican. And if you save the map, also listed are the gardens planned for London Wall Place, not due to open until 2017.

The exhibition is open Monday - Saturday, 1000 - 1700 and runs until September 25, 2016. Entrance is free.
Visit on a Friday or Saturday and you can also see the City Centre’s model of the Square Mile.
The City Centre, 80 Basinghall St, London EC2V 5AR

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