In pictures: St Pancras International blooms with pop-up garden installation

Agencies Surname & Surname and Inprocom have worked alongside Clifton Nurseries to create a pop-up garden on the Grand Terrace at London's St Pancras International railway station.


As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival, the ‘A Garden in Provence’ installation launched on 18 May and will be open to the general public until 31 May. It has been designed to reflect the landscape paintings of Monet and Renoir, featuring a backdrop of rolling French hillsides, and smells of lavender, jasmine and rosemary.

Matthew Wilson, managing director at Clifton Nurseries, said: "To have the opportunity to be involved in the creation of a pop-up garden in such a magnificent space as St Pancras is wonderful. We all lead such busy lives these days that we often forget to take the time to look around us and smell the roses.

"As the only station in London offering a direct route to Europe, we wanted to design a garden that reflected the station’s continental partners. We hope that the ‘Garden in Provence’ will encourage people to stop, take a moment and enjoy the amazing space around them."

Wendy Spinks, commercial director at HS1, owners of St Pancras International, added: "With trains direct from the station to Provence, we wanted to create a garden where commuters could not only celebrate the nation’s love of gardening but also the beautiful scenery of our neighbours across the channel.

"The space will give visitors a place to relax, unwind and dream of faraway places during their busy days."

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