Daniel Bell Landskap AB
+46 708 502779
The Cross, London
Public Spaces, UK
The Cross was one of London’s most legendary nightclubs, a creation from two friends Billy Reilly and John Pannel, the club sadly had to close due to the redevelopment of the Kings Cross area but not before well over 1 million people danced through the disused railway arches, many of them on Daniels garden which was at the front of the club. It became well known for being a small piece of Ibiza in the middle of London.
Huge palm trees and bamboos up to 7 metres tall, Astelia nervosa and Olives in clay pots, Muehelenbeckia and Trachelospernum climbing through the black trellis work, and dance platforms made from an old railway bridge was the backbone for this garden -with a few lights as well.
This was a rare and very special place to create a garden, an experience Daniel will never forget – and good friends made.