London’s newest skyscraper is due to house Europe’s highest roof garden. Pencilled in to open in just under a year, the developers are using the landscapers behind the iconic Olympic Park.
Dubbed “The Hanging Gardens of Modern Babylon”, the roof garden will house around 2000 sub-tropical plants from the Mediterranean and Africa, within the domed glass summit of the 38 storey tower.
The dome will boast spectacular views of the Thames and The Shard, as well as many of London’s iconic landmarks.
The gardens will cover over a fifth of an acre and supply herbs and vegetables to the three restaurants that are due to be opened in the tower. They will be watered by rainwater from the roof, with temperatures regulated by air permeating through an open terrace.
Stephen Richards of garden designers Gillespies said:
“The gardens will be totally unique in London, the largest and most exciting of their kind.”
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