Four of the best activations featuring greenery

With Wimbledon's green tennis lawns under preparation for next week's tournament, Event takes a look at venues and events with a distinctly green and outdoor theme, including The Shard and Grow Wild, Hendrick's Botanical Garden at Mr Fogg's and Heverlee Belgian 'friterie' tour.

Highest English garden at View from The Shard

The View from The Shard has partnered with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew’s Grow Wild initiative, to launch a nationwide campaign to encourage the growing of wildflowers. A viewing platform on the 72nd floor of The Shard plays host to the nation’s highest English garden. The space features thousands of blooms in celebration of The Year of the English Garden, with visitors also able to purchase cocktails from a green-fingered inspired menu.

Where: The Shard, London

When: Open until 18 September

Hendrick's Botanical Garden at Mr Fogg's

Hendrick's has once again teamed up with Mr Fogg's to take over the Mayfair venue's outdoor area with a botanical garden. Guests can expect a new menu comprising a range of Hendrick’s based cocktails, such as the Flavours of Juniper creation and Rhubarbians on the Ra-tan. The brand has also created a selection of sharing cocktails, which are served in teapots.

Where: Mr Fogg’s, Mayfair, London

When: Now and throughout the summer

Heverlee produces Belgian 'friterie' tour


Belgian beer brand Heverlee is bringing a taste of Belgian 'frites' to the UK with a touring bar and friterie experience. A beer garden surrounding the friterie aims to transport guests to the streets of Leuven, Heverlee’s hometown, where pavement cafes are commonplace.  The menu will offer Belgian steak-frites and a choice of other toppings, including bearnaise and hollandaise sauces.

Where: West End Festival Fiesta at Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow

When: 24-26 June


John Lewis’ rooftop garden

The retailer has launched its John Lewis’ rooftop, which has been transformed into a garden named The Gardening Society. It is home to three diverse pop-up modern British restaurants The Dairy, B.O.B’s Lobster and Shotgun. There is an adjoining bar and ‘award winning’ blooms and vegetables. Al fresco tables aim to make the most of the sunshine and there is a covered area too in case of bad weather.

Where: John Lewis, Oxford Street, London

When: Now until 4 September.

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