New West End Garden

Space to Grow

Did you know...

  • Paving technology developed by Pavegen, uses the kinetic energy produced when people walk on it to power the lights
  • The planting has been chosen for its ability to cope with high levels of pollution and absorbs toxins, helping to clean the atmosphere 
  • Light boxes on the walls feature a grid of London streets and light up as darkness falls

About the garden 

The New West End Garden is a modern interpretation of the gardens and architecture of a London square. It is designed as a communal garden, providing a green oasis all year round in the heart of the West End, and utilises environmentally positive technology, including energy-harvesting systems for residents, workers and visitors. The garden also features Pavegen's innovative tiles which convert footsteps into electricity and data.

This calm space has lightweight trees providing shelter and privacy from the surrounding buildings. Colourful low-level planting around the perimeter invites visitors into the garden.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.