SOAS Japanese-Inspired Roof Garden
(Photo: Malcolm Raggett)
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.
- Saturday 10:30–17:00
+ Sunday 11:30–17:00
Via Brunei Gallery in the north-west corner of Russell Square.
Nearest postcode: WC1H 0XG
- 7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188
- Russell Square, Euston Square, Goodge Street.
- Cycle hire station:
- Malet Street (Map)
- Disabled toilet on site.
- Wheelchair access via ramp and lift.
- Working assistance dogs only
(click on names for details):
Russell Square Gardens
The Academy Gardens
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