Gardens ‘remixed’ at Oxo Tower Wharf

The seemingly grey courtyard at the foot of London South Bank’s Oxo Tower Wharf has been transformed into the first of a series of garden installations.

Jon Sims design for The Remix Garden Project
Jon Sims design for The Remix Garden Project

Taking the component parts of the Wilson McWilliam Studios designed Cloudy Bay Discovery Garden, which appeared at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, four gardeners will take it in turns to ‘remix’ the garden.

Jon Sims design for The Remix Garden Project
Jon Sims design for The Remix Garden Project

The idea has been conceived by Cityscapes director and landscape designer Darryl Moore – an ex- DJ, musician, and producer – who wanted to draw parallels between garden design and music making, in the sense that a set of predetermined elemental parts can be reinterpreted by different orchestrators.

Moore says, ‘The Remix Garden project provides an exciting opportunity to showcase the versatility of new designers to remake and remodel in imaginative ways. The different approaches employed by the designers affords ample incentive for the public to revisit and follow the process as it develops over the summer months.’

Jon Sims design for The Remix Garden Project
Jon Sims design for The Remix Garden Project

If you go down today you’ll find the effort by Jon Sims. His will give way to Anoushka Feiler’s, and in turn Matthew Childs’ and Daniel Lobb’s – with each design in place for three weeks. 

In October the ever-changing garden will move on again to RHS Lindley Hall for RHS Shades of Autumn Show on 22-23 October.

Matthew Childs design for The Remix Garden Project
Matthew Childs design for The Remix Garden Project

This fifth version will be designed by the garden’s creators Wilson McWilliam Studios, which will then and only then allow it to be broken up and used by local community garden spaces.

The Remix Garden Project runs until 20 October at the Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, SE1.

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