London's first new park for one hundred years draws inspiration from the varied history of Greenwich Peninsula from wilderness to the centre of heavy industry.
The varied and colourful history of the site, formally known as Greenwich Marshes, later as East Greenwich and now Greenwich Peninsula, is celebrated in the different layers of the design. The land forms take inspiration from the rivulets from the London flood plain, the trees from the alders that later covered the marshes, and the blackened wood and stone echoing the industrial revolution.
The Peninsula Gardens has been designed to be inherently resilient, inviting park users to engage and enjoy.
Through the use of edible species such as apple trees and wild herbs there will always be something ripe to pick. It will be managed by a head gardener, a permanent guardian of the space.