Energised by the first shoots of spring and the buzz of a city casting off winter, our new Urban Eden campaign is all about boosting a sense of wellbeing for the mind and body, while embracing green spaces in the City.
Utterly unwind with Qigong classes - 6pm-7pm, Tuesday 30 May, Japanese Bamboo Garden at Broadgate Plaza, free, register here
Bid farewell to stress and tension with this ancient Chinese practice
Broadgate Live at Broadgate Circle - Wednesday evenings
See some of London’s newest music talent perform live as the days grow longer and lighter
Natural Histories by Tracey Bush (until 30 May at 201 Bishopsgate) - delicate and subtle plant studies, artist's books and cut-paper pieces which reference traditions of botanicals and herbariums.
Capturing London by Julie Leonard (until 1 September at Broadgate Tower) - a series of artworks featuring cityscapes, landscapes and portraits on prints taken from drawings done in situ by Julie on her iPad or iPhone of the local area.
Nourishment by Anthony Turner (until 27 May at Broadgate Tower) - evocative stone carving inspired by nature.
Traces of Traces by Rosie Leventon (until 29 May at Exchange House) - wellbeing and sustainable themed artwork by the London-based sculptor.
Taking influences from across the globe, we’ll be transforming Broadgate’s landscapes into oases of green later this spring. Relax and unwind surrounded by nature as the temperatures begin to warm up to the new season from 10 April to 4 June.
Deliciously Ella Garden at Exchange Square
This pop-up is the first of its kind: a beautiful British market garden that will play home to an on-site Deliciously Ella deli (where you can create your own salads) with dining area; pick-your-own seasonal produce including fresh herbs, edible flowers and vegetables that reflect Ella’s food philosophy of ‘honest, simple and natural ingredients’ as well as one-off supper clubs and masterclasses from Ella herself.
Japanese Bamboo Garden at Broadgate Plaza
Gardens play a huge role in traditional Japanese culture: from giving aesthetic pleasure to places for Buddhist meditation and contemplation. Inspired by this, striking pillars of bamboo will be popping up between Broadgate Tower and 201 Bishopsgate providing an urban retreat from the noise and hectic pace of everyday life. The spot will be playing host to a variety of yoga classes including Yin Yoga and Qigiong. We’ll even be offering free head and shoulder massages for visitors - meaning you have no excuse not to unwind and unplug for even 10 minutes a day.
Tulip Patchwork Garden at Finsbury Avenue Square
Inspired by the tulip gardens of the Netherlands, the Tulip Patchwork Garden is beautiful vibrant pattern designed to lift the spirits, enrich your day and boost your greenfingers. Designed by Garden Club London landscape design studio (led by RHS Gold medal winning garden designer Tony Woods), the display of tulip and spring bulbs will provide a serene haven for visitors to relax in and will also be home to a series of exciting interactive events. So watch this space.
Spring means an abundance of seasonal food and flavours. Indulge yourself in some of London’s most acclaimed - and adventurous - restaurants at Broadgate Circle; discover new street food at lunchtime StreetDots and with our eclectic artisan market and embrace our seasonal pop-ups as the weather warms up.
Save the bees with our free seed packets - World Wildlife Day on Friday 3 March
Return to nature this season with our free packets of bee and butterfly encouraging seeds for your garden (or window box).
Pick up a plant for a happier desk - World Planting Day on Tuesday 21 March
Discover the benefits of plants for your workspace with our free potted spider plants, lavender and aloe vera specifically chosen to filter airborne toxins, boost calmness and sleep and soothe keyboard-rough hands.
Switch off with our life-changing Digital Detox Talk - 1.15pm-1.45pm, Wednesday 5 April, Japanese Bamboon Garden at Broadgate Plaza, free, register here
Smartphone and laptop ruling your life? Not any more…
An evening of spring talks: Growing - 6.30pm-8pm, Thursday 6 April, Yauatcha Terrace at Broadgate Circle, £5
An entertaining series of short talks exploring gardens and growing, both metaphorical and physical
Colour Yourself Calm - from 11.30am-2.30pm, Saturday 29th April, Japanese Bamboo Garden at Broadgate Plaza, free
Colour in, let go of stress and become more creative - really!
Sleep better in 30 minutes - 1.15pm-1.45pm, Wednesday 3 May, Japanese Bamboo Garden at Broadgate Plaza, free, register here
Give bad nights the boot with our practical lunchtime class
Feel amazing with restorative yoga - 6pm-7pm, Wednesday evenings (17 and 24 May), Japanese Bamboo Garden at Broadgate Plaza, free, register here
Swap the rush hour blues for a chilled-out class
Let it all go with a soothing massage - from 11.30am-2.30pm, Thursday 18 May, Japanese Bamboo Garden at Broadgate Plaza, free, first come, first served
Free 15-minute lunchtime massages. You’re welcome!
Plug in and chill out - from 11.30am-2.30pm, Wednesday 17 and 24 May, Japanese Bamboo Garden at Broadgate Plaza, free
Borrow a pair of headphones… and relax
Green Space by Mark Diacono (until 31 March at Finsbury Avenue Square) - an exhibition of energizing and inspiring photographs.
The Sheltering Five by Rosie Leventon (until 18 April at Exchange House) - five incredible recycle-inspired sculptures from the London-based artist.