The Crossrail Place Roof Garden, a 300-metre enclosed garden which is open daily to the public until 9pm (or sunset in summer). It references both the history and geography of Canary Wharf drawing on the area’s heritage as a trading hub and many of the plants are native to countries visited by ships of the West India Dock Company who unloaded their wares in this very location 200 years ago.
Crossrail Place sits almost exactly on the Meridian line and the planting is arranged according to which hemisphere they are from with Asian plants such as bamboos to the east, and plants such as ferns from the Americas to the west. Information boards are placed throughout the Roof Garden explaining in more detail about the plants within it.
Nestled within the Roof Garden, a 60 seater performance space ignites the imaginations of children and adults alike. In summer, Canary Wharf Group, in partnership with the Space Theatre, delivers a programme of theatre and music here.
Bloom is a festival of free events, workshops and performances for the community and offers opportunities for local people to take part in and enjoy a wide variety of activities in this brand new setting at Canary Wharf.
Bloom seeks to raise awareness of the Crossrail Place Roof Garden and encourage people to engage with the space in new and original ways. There were some great performances in 2015 and 2016 and we are excited to see what the future will bring!
If you are a Community Group or School and would like to enquire about holding a performance in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden please email Emma Warden firstname.lastname@example.org.