London Eye hosts pop-up garden to launch Cityscapes project
A London Eye capsule was turned into a temporary garden on Wednesday to mark the launch of Cityscapes, a summer-long programme of temporary gardens around the South Bank, Bankside and London Bridge.
The Pommery EyeGarden, in situ for one day only, has been designed by Andy Sturgeon and sponsored by Champagne Pommery.
"Whilst I am always trying to take garden design to new heights, this opportunity has meant that I can do it quite literally," says Andy Sturgeon.
"It is great to create the highest garden London has ever seen, at one of the capital's iconic landmarks."
Cityscapes, devised by Adolfo Harrison and Darryl Moore, will see three more gardens created this summer in collaboration with the South Bank and Bankside Cultural Quarter, an alliance of SE1-based arts organisations.
"Andy Sturgeon's garden installation neatly encapsulates Cityscapes' aim of engaging the public's imagination with the creative possibilities that gardens can offer," says Darryl Moore.
Future Cityscapes projects include an indoor garden at the Old Vic Tunnels, the transformation of Gibbons Rents in conjunction with the Architecture Foundation and an installation outside the Design Museum.