The South London Gallery’s permanent Orozco Garden opened in 2016 and was created over two years by leading international artist Gabriel Orozco, with support from 6a architects and horticulturalists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This lavishly illustrated book explains how this unique garden was made. Texts by SLG Director, Margot Heller and horticulturalist Richard Wilford, describe its conceptualisation, construction and planting. An essay by art historian, Briony Fer, situates the garden within Orozco’s ouevre establishing its connection to the artist’s enduring interest in the intersection between natural and urban ecologies.
Published to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the public opening of the Garden, this volume contains over 50 pages of colour photographs; reproductions of drawings and sketches by Gabriel Orozco; architectural plans and drawings by 6a architects and a fully illustrated Plant Index.