South Gardens

Placing community, wellness and ecology at the heart of an urban sanctuary

Winner of the prestigious Landscape Institute President’s Award 2018  

Give residents genuine moments of enjoyment in a balance liberty and enclosure. 

Playfully engage with scenery while nurturing a rich ecological treasure chest to support Elephant Park’s aspiration to be the UK’s first Climate Positive development.


Prized native and wildlife friendly plants decorate three courtyards, two communal roof gardens and eleven bio diverse green roofs. Vegetation,herb layers and shrubs scatter the curving pathways. Climbers wind up the tree trunks and the canopies bare fruit generously. Every roving track and planted glade suggests the movement, permeability and complexity of a woodland edge.

 (Churchman Thornhill Finch)
 (Churchman Thornhill Finch)

From earth to roof, our conscientious concept extends across three city plots, including townhouses, mansion blocks and towers. 


South Gardens in Elephant Park aspires to be the UK's first Climate Positive development, and we’re honoured to be a part of this progressive legacy.

 (Churchman Thornhill Finch)
 (Churchman Thornhill Finch)

“South Gardens provides a flagship case study of how a residential landscape can become an urban sanctuary – inclusive and ecologically rich – with a philosophy that places the community, wellness and ecology at its heart."  

-  Adam White. President, The Landscape Institute