The Landscape Guide

Victorian and Albert (V&A) Museum Madejski Garden

The John Madejski Garden at the V&A was designed by Kim Wilkie landscape architects and opened in 2005. The central feature, is an oval pool. It is well conceived, well proportioned and very well detailed. Steps lead in, so that it can function as a paddling pool in hot weather. Yet it can be drained when necessary to create a meeting or exhibition area. The courtyard is flanked by greenish glass planters which contain lemon trees in summer and hollies in winter. After dark, there is a lighting scheme by Patrick Woodroffe (lighting designer to the Rolling Stones).The garden is named in honour of John Madejski, who funded the design.

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