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What is Sky Garden?


Sky Garden is London’s highest public garden – a vibrant social space with 360-degree views of the city’s iconic skyline.

Here, you can experience London from a spectacular viewpoint. Enjoy lush greenery, exquisitely landscaped gardens, observation decks, and an open-air terrace.

Access to the Sky Garden is free of charge, but spaces are limited. Visits must be booked in advance through this site, and can be made up to three weeks in advance. 


Sky Garden was designed by award-winning landscape architecture practice Gillespies.

To create our richly planted terraces, the designers opted for a variety of drought-resistant Mediterranean and South African species. Individual plants were chosen to work in harmony with the space – flourishing all year round in full colour.

Among the flowering plants are African Lily (Agapanthus), Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia) and Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) – alongside fragrant herbs such as French Lavender.


Sky Garden is located in 20 Fenchurch Street – designed in 2004 by world-renowned Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly.

With his distinctive design, the building is stunning on an aesthetic level – incorporating expansive sheets of glass, and growing larger as the eye travels upwards.


Thrive, the horticultural charity that helps with physical and mental health through gardening, has joined forces with H Properties, the owner 20 Fenchurch Street, to raise awareness of using plants and nature to restore health.

Thrive supports hundreds of people living in London at four fantastic gardens in Battersea Park, using an approach called social therapeutic horticulture (STH).  Trained horticultural therapists work with plants and gardens to improve an individual’s physical, psychological health, communication and thinking skills.

The partnership will see the Thrive story unfold on a series of display panels at the Sky Garden and the installation of several donation stations. There are also plans to involve client gardeners carrying out tasks within the gardens.

If you would like to know more about the charity please visit their website or if you wish to donate to help their cause, please click here

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