London Glades Garden is an immersive, multi-sensory journey that reimagines our relationship with nature in the urban environment. Passing through a dystopian, barren landscape, festival goers discovered a forest glade full of trees, plants, fungi, dramatic visual elements and evocative soundscapes.
Visitors to The Garden went on a multi-sensory journey from darkness to reawakening. Entering a dystopian, barren landscape, they encountered fragments from an urban environment, depicting our broken relationship with the natural world. But moving through The Garden, theydiscover new possibilities and arrive at a future where humans are no longer in conflict with the natural world, but have forged an alternative relationship between people, nature and the urban environment.
The Garden invites you to rethink the way we live now. It confronts you with a troubling prospective reality, but also shows how today’s choices could shape a better world - with plants, wildlife and new ecological practices as the tools to build it. A diversity of trees, plants and fungi, dramatic visual elements, evocative soundscapes and a site-specific programme of short talks helped The Garden tell its story.
London Glades are a collaboration between award-winning land designers and mixed media artists, made up of Jon Davies & Steve Williams (Land Design), Neill Francis of Indigo Rebel (Light Design), Rob Vincent of Popla Media (Sound Design).