The View from The Shard will be transformed into the Height of Summer, London's tallest garden oasis this summer, featuring thousands of brilliant blooms in celebration of The Year of The English Garden. The immersive garden will provide a haven for guests to enjoy 800ft above London, whilst highlighting the immense importance of UK wild flowers in pollination and elevating bee populations.
The iconic landmark has teamed up with Grow Wild, the UK's biggest-ever wild flower campaign, who have taken over a corner of the attraction with of native, pollinator-friendly wild flowers and plants. At the end of summer, these planters will be donated to local Grow Wild community projects* across London.
As well as admiring some of the country's most captivating British plants, visitors will be able to purchase a cocktail from a green-fingered inspired drinks menu at the pop-up bar on the Level 72 Skydeck whilst taking in the panoramic views of the capital. Artwork by award winning artist Rachel Gadsden, entitled the power of flowers, will also be on display by Grow Wild for guests to view throughout summer.
At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the capital, The View from the Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe and offers unparalleled 360-degree views for up to 40 miles. Visitors will leave the city behind as they ascend to the 72nd floor of The Shard to experience a breath-taking homage to the quintessential English garden.
A series of events to celebrate The Year of the Garden and British Summertime will be held at the garden installation space throughout the summer.