FeaturesSKE supports Brompton Borders 27th April 2009
Brompton Borders celebrates a contemporary vision of urban nature and hidden outdoor spaces in the Brompton Design District, an area of London renowned for its historic parks, gardens and squares.
The initiative will begin on May 16 with the design district’s iconic shops (Few and Far, Skandium and The Conran Shop) creating mini-gardens in windows and outside spaces. Restaurants (Bibendum, Le Pain Quotidien and Daphne’s) will provide special menus for the duration of Brompton Borders, ending on May 23 bank holiday weekend with a shopping event in Brompton Quarter and Brompton Cross combined with a secret garden festival by artist collective, House of Fairy Tales, in a disused garage.
Co-orinated by South Kensington Estates, Brompton Borders will involve broad spectrum of partners: artists, gardeners, restaurants and shops to develop a holistic profile for the area. Cultural consultancy, Arts Co, has carefully curated a series of art and horticulature exhibitions and events including a Literary Garden at 29 Thurloe Place, SW7. By thinking about outdoor spaces, Brompton Borders will encourage experimentation within the comparatively conventional arena of garden design through cross fertilisation with arts and design.
The Brompton Design District, initiated by South Kensington Estates and local partners, stretches from the Serpentine Gallery to the Saatchi Gallery and encompasses South Kensington, Brompton Cross and Brompton Quarter.
Brompton Borders: 16 – 25 May
Press and visitors day: Tuesday 19th May
Shopping Event: Saturday 23 May
House of Fairytales Festival: Saturday 23 May and procession of mobile garden to Tate Modern on the 24 May