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Jubilee Park Landscape, Canary Wharf, London

By Davis Landscape Architecture @DavisLandArch

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London - East park entrance

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London – East park entrance

Designed by landscape architects Wirtz Internation N.V., Jubilee Park is located at the heart of the Canary Wharf development and is a roof garden landscape located above Canary Wharf Underground Station and Mall of the Wharf retail center. Completed in 2002 this park has now had time to mature, settle in and develop its character. The park is rectangular in shape and bound at the perimeter by a single species native hedge.

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London - Park boundary treatment with cycle parking

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London – Park boundary treatment with cycle parking

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London - Open space in front of Underground exist

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London – Open space in front of Underground exist

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London - Open space in front of Underground exist

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London – Open space in front of Underground exist

 The hard landscape elements within the park include include raised water features and raised planters. The water feature elements in combination form a serpentine feature running from east to west. The individual raised planters are also serpentine in form and contain Pennisetum alopecuriodes grass. Both these elements are clad in the same material and visually appear to be a dry stone walling.

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London - Water feature

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London – Water feature

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London - Water feature, lawn and serpentine planter

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London – Water feature, lawn and serpentine planter

There are an impressive number of Metasequoia glyptostroboides trees planted in this urban environment. These trees in combination with Prunus ‘Shirotae’Prunus ‘Shirofugen’Taxodium distichum and Quercus x turneri provide a variety of open and enclosed spaces and in locations feels surprisingly rural. At ground level there is a network of paths, limited shrub planting and lawn. In addition the ground plain has been gently contoured.

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London - Footpath next to water feature

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London – Footpath next to water feature

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London - Lawn and relaxation

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London – Lawn and relaxation

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London - Serpentine wall in Woodland

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London – Serpentine wall in Woodland

On a warm summer days this park attracts large numbers of people and provides spaces for solitude, interaction, sunbathing and shading. This park also provides the setting for various events, performances and activities.


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