The Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens is holding a Garden Marathon this weekend.
The sixth event in the Serpentine Gallery’s acclaimed Marathon series, this two-day event explores 'garden inspired works'. It’s a response to this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion designed by Peter Zumthor and the garden inside, designed by Piet Oudolf.
The Garden Marathon is great for fans of cross-cultural beard stroking, looking at the horticultural, artistic, architectural and scientific importance of gardens. Artists, poets, writers and philosophers all get in on the act, along with researchers from the worlds of biodiversity, conservation and genetics.
Top contributors to look out for include: Rosie Atkins, Adam Curtis, Marcus du Sautoy, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Zarina Hashmi, Charles Jencks, Alison Knowles, Dan Pearson, Peter Saville, Corin Sworn and Peter Zumthor.
The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon takes place on 15 and 16 October, at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA. Visit www.serpentinegallery.org to find out more. Tickets cost £25/£20 (2 days), £15/£10 (1 day), and are available at the gallery's lobby desk.