The Garden Square Project asks British Institutions for a one-day loan of an 8x8 metre patch of exclusively kept lawn, to build a Garden Square at the centre of the Tate Turbine Hall, during the One City, One Day Festival. The borrowed lawn, laid as part of the city’s public spaces, will invite the public to make use of the garden square and enjoy a ‘déjeuner sur l'herbe’. The loan-request letters (below) sent to the chosen institutions - with photo-montages showing the requested area of lawn - will be displayed in the format of postcards for the public to collect and take with them. The public will be encouraged to give their own answers to the question: Who would you ask to loan their lawn?.

 
A project by Public Interventions

Magdalen College Oxford

Magdalen College Oxford

RBS Royal Bank of Scotland

RBS Royal Bank of Scotland

Bleinheim Palace

Bleinheim Palace

Trinity College

Trinity College

Tower of London

Tower of London

Bedford Square

Bedford Square

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Christ Church College

Christ Church College

Eton College

Eton College

Kings College Cambridge

Kings College Cambridge

Inns of Court

Inns of Court

Parliament Square

Parliament Square

Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle

Eton Square

Eton Square

Wellington College

Wellington College

Muirfield Golf Club

Muirfield Golf Club

All Souls College

All Souls College