Fox Garden dining

Photo: River Thompson

As part of the Gallery's expansion in 2010, the SLG commissioned south London-based partnership Fraser & Morris to design an enclosed garden bordered by the brick walls of the original exhibition space.

The Fox Garden uses cool, verdant planting to create a restful outdoor space for visitors to the gallery and café. A relaxed, woodland scheme of Hellebores, Japanese anemones and Foxgloves complement three elegant Cornus trees.

The seasons are celebrated with a succession of blossom, flowers and berries, and groups of winter-scented Sarcococca provide a strong, year-round structure. Two specially commissioned oak benches by Ed Brooks provide resting points from which to enjoy the garden.

A path through the Fox Garden leads visitors to the Fox Reception which looks out on the Gallery’s second contrasting outdoor space, the Orozco Garden.

Read the list of key plants in the Fox Garden here.