Tate Britain has revealed plans for a new garden, in a collaboration with landscape design practice Tom Stuart-Smith Studio and architects Feilden Fowles.

Dubbed the Clore Garden, after its backing from the Clore Duffield Foundation, the gallery said it aims to create a space at the front of the gallery which will integrate art with nature.

The project, set to open in 2026, has also received advice and guidance from horticultural experts at the Royal Horticultural Society.

Tom Stuart-Smith Studio has previously created gardens for Hepworth Wakefield in Yorkshire and the Royal Academy of Arts in London, as well as working on public spaces at Windsor Castle, the Aga Khan Centre and the masterplan for RHS Bridgewater in Salford. The team won the tender to create the Clore Garden at Tate Britain following an open competition.

Tom Stuart-Smith said “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to transform this underused but important space. Since this area was last redesigned, the world has changed and we all feel that public spaces in the heart of our cities need to work harder. Mown lawns and clipped hedges are hard pressed to do this on their own. We hope to make Tate Britain a haven for wildlife, and bring beauty, complexity and joy into this garden in the heart of London.”

Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain, said the garden plans mark “an important step on our journey to increasing the sustainability and biodiversity of our site.”

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