The Royal Entomological Society Garden

The Royal Entomological Society (RES) Garden is launching this Summer at Stratford Cross

Art and culture

We are thrilled to welcome an award winning Chelsea Flower Show Garden, in partnership with the Royal Entomological Society, to Stratford Cross this Summer! 

The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey and supported by Project Giving Back, was unveiled at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023. From July 2024 onwards, the garden will be a publicly accessible teaching garden and long-term opportunity for urban insect study, and can be used and enjoyed by all. 

The garden is designed to show how remarkable and valuable insects are and allows insect study to take place in the unique outdoor laboratory, that is inspired by an insect eye, at the heart of the garden. The RES Garden at Stratford Cross will be a place for ongoing education, engagement, and research into the role that urban green spaces, including brownfield sites, have in providing food and habitat for the creatures that all life on our planet relies on.

Tom Massey has previously worked on two projects at Stratford Cross: the Hothouse, created for London Design Festival 2020, and the Stratford Cross mobile orchard. To make way for the RES Garden, the Hothouse was recently relocated to The Garden Gate Project in Margate, a community garden that enables well-being and designed to improve quality of life. 

Further information about the Royal Entomological Society Garden can be found here:  

  • 8 July 2024
  • Endeavour Square, London E20 1JN
  • FREE
Monday, 08 July