The Fox Garden, South London Gallery, Peckham

An internal garden at the heart of the new gallery extension. The challenge was to develop a strong design that would meet the demands of a public space and yet surprise the visitor with its rich seasonal planting. It also needed to be flexible enough to be used as an exhibition space in its own right.

“This sliver of ‘back garden’ is a delicious mix of history and green.” 

RIBA journal

“The Fox Garden at the South London Gallery designed by Fraser & Morris was one of the most delightful moments in the long process which led to the gallery’s new building. the garden is like a kind of room which almost every route crosses. The planting is dense but colours are subtle, rich greens with white and red berries and the overall effect appears informal and works beautifully from every angle as a whole or simply fragments seen from the interiors. The design has such a natural fit to the character of the gallery that it feels like it has been there from the beginning. It’s very difficult not to stop there when walking through and have a sit on the thick oak benches placed within the planting along the brick path.”

Tom Emerson, architect
This garden was designed by Non Morris and Helen Fraser for Fraser&Morris