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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

SOAS Japanese-Inspired Roof Garden

SOAS Japanese-Inspired Roof Garden
(Photo: Lynne Eva)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:30–17:00
Sunday 12:00–17:00

Entrance

Via Brunei Gallery in the north-west corner of Russell Square.
Nearest postcode: WC1H 0XG

Buses

7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188

Stations

Russell Square, Euston Square, Goodge Street.

Cycle hire station

Malet Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Wheelchair access via ramp and lift.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The School of Oriental and African Studies has a small, modern Japanese-style roof garden, designed by Peter Swift and opened in November 2001 by the donor, Mr Handa.

The main features are a karesansui (dry landscape) with rocks, a chequerboard planting of lemon thyme alternating with grey pebbles, an engraved water basin and a raised platform for performances.

The garden's theme is ‘forgiveness' and it is a space for quiet contemplation and meditation.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:30–17:00
Sunday 12:00–17:00

Entrance

Via Brunei Gallery in the north-west corner of Russell Square.
Nearest postcode: WC1H 0XG

Buses

7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188

Stations

Russell Square, Euston Square, Goodge Street.

Cycle hire station

Malet Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Wheelchair access via ramp and lift.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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