Canary Wharf Roof Garden

Wow! I love this garden in Canary Wharf!  Crossrail Place was designed by Foster & Partners and the Roof Garden opened in 2015. Since then the garden has developed into a peaceful, lush space filled with beautiful ferns, grasses and various flowering shrubs and perennials. The garden was designed by Gillespies
Crossrail Roof Garden at Canary WharfCrossrail Roof Garden at Canary WharfCrossrail Roof Garden at Canary WharfCrossrail Roof Garden at Canary Wharf

Crossrail Roof Garden at Canary Wharf

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The flowers – shrubs and perennials – are tucked in amongst the ferns and grasses; Japanese Anenomes, Bottlebrush, Geraniums, Hostas, Strawberry Tree and many others.
Crossrail Roof Garden at Canary WharfCrossrail Roof Garden at Canary WharfDo visit during between 16 -18 June – the RHS and Open Garden Squares offer lots to see and do!

Sky Garden

Inspired by Nomura International PLC‘s roof garden and the Roof Gardens in Kensington, I wondered if there were any similar gardens in London, and found Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street, aka the ‘Walkie Talkie Building’!

20 Fenchurch Street from London Bridge
20 Fenchurch Street from London Bridge

The garden is newly planted and needs time to develop, but there are beautiful ferns and cycads, and something I haven’t seen for a long time, Tradescantia Zebrinawhich I remember from my childhood in South Africa.

15-6-25 Sky Garden LR-5567

The top floor of 20 Fenchurch Street is effectively a giant conservatory where people were quietly enjoying the time of day, and the plants are secondary to the amazing views. Visits can be booked here.

The lower level, overlooking the Thames
The lower level, overlooking the Thames
The viewing gallery over the Thames
The viewing gallery over the Thames
The restaurant block inside the 'conservatory'
The restaurant block inside the ‘conservatory’

The views are amazing! I only had my small camera, and photographs have to be taken through the glass, so I recommend something with greater definition and filters, or heavy editing afterwards.

Looking eastwards to Canary Wharf
Looking eastwards to Canary Wharf

And there are more roof gardens in the City.

You may be interested in
20 Fenchurch Street