Preview: The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon

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Preview: The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon
Charles Jencks: The Avenue of Doubles focuses through a sewer pipe on a volcano 375 million years old © Charles Jencks
Charles Jencks: The Avenue of Doubles focuses through a sewer pipe on a volcano 375 million years old © Charles Jencks
Fritz Haeg, Edible Estate Regional Prototype Garden 2006 © Fritz Haeg
Fritz Haeg, Edible Estate Regional Prototype Garden 2006 © Fritz Haeg
Rodney Graham Leaping Hermit 2011. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth © Rodney Graham. Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich
Rodney Graham Leaping Hermit 2011. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth © Rodney Graham. Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich
Elizabeth Diller, The High Line, New York © Iwan Baan
Elizabeth Diller, The High Line, New York © Iwan Baan
Elizabeth Diller, The High Line, New York © Iwan Baan
Elizabeth Diller, The High Line, New York © Iwan Baan
Mierle Laderman, Ukeles Galaxy, 2002 © Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Mierle Laderman, Ukeles Galaxy, 2002 © Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Pablo Bronstein, Garden à la Mode Tate Britain, London 2010. Courtesy Herald St, London and Franco Noero, Turin © Pablo Bronstein
Pablo Bronstein, Garden à la Mode Tate Britain, London 2010. Courtesy Herald St, London and Franco Noero, Turin © Pablo Bronstein
Giuseppe Penone Idee di pietra, 2003 Bronze, river stone Permanent installation, Garden of fluid sculptures, Reggia di Venaria Reale Torino photo © Archivio Penone
Giuseppe Penone Idee di pietra, 2003 Bronze, river stone Permanent installation, Garden of fluid sculptures, Reggia di Venaria Reale Torino photo © Archivio Penone
Giuseppe Penone, Elevazione bronze 5 guarita trees photo © Archivio Penone
Giuseppe Penone, Elevazione bronze 5 guarita trees photo © Archivio Penone
Peter Saville: World of sex ultra blush © Peter Saville
Peter Saville: World of sex ultra blush © Peter Saville
Something & Son Guangju Biennale installation © Something & Son
Something & Son Guangju Biennale installation © Something & Son
Stefano Boeri, Vertical Forest © Stefano Boeri
Stefano Boeri, Vertical Forest © Stefano Boeri

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.

Last Updated 11 October 2011