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Temple Roof Garden

The Artist’s Garden, situated on the vast half-acre public access roof terrace on top of Temple Underground station, celebrates its first anniversary with the unveiling of an expansive new work by horticultural installation artists Heywood & Condie.

Artist-gardeners for over 60 years, Through the Cosmic Allotment, expresses the immense unseen power of the world of plants. A vibrant living installation that draws us beyond our everyday sensual interface with plants, it celebrates our ability to find spiritual and psychic affinity with the non-human world. The Artist’s Garden is the first time the vast undiscovered terrace on top of Temple Underground Station between the Thames and the Strand has come to life since it was built in 1870 by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

The 1,400 sqm space is a secret place unknown to all but the few Londoners who can see it from their elevated places of work, or who descend from nearby building sites for lunch. Invisible from the street, it is reached by well-worn steps with foreboding gates at the top of which a massive space opens up, offering spectacular views towards the South Bank opposite. The inaugural project was the critically acclaimed Back in the Air: A Meditation on Higher Ground by Lakwena.

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13 October 2022 - 1 June 2023



13 October 2022
1 June


The Artists Garden
Temple Station Roof Terrace
London, WC2R 2PH
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