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An urban oasis comes to Quo Vadis designed by Ian Drummond

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Iconic restaurant and members’ club Quo Vadis has had its outside terrace ‘re-imagined’ by Ian Drummond, award-winning garden designer and creative director of Indoor Garden Design.

Ian’s vision is an Oceanania landscape design that transforms the Quo Vadis roof terrace from a traditional outdoor ‘smoking space’ to an inviting tropical garden.

Architectural Tasmanian foliage is planted into vibrant, hand painted containers in the style of graffiti street art and painted in vivid colours. Plant varieties include Bamboo, Phormium, Fatsia and tree ferns to create a tropical escape away from the surrounding urban environment. This small, secret garden oasis brings a little bit of ‘edge’ to the charming and beautiful Quo Vadis Club aesthetic.

Ian says ‘I wanted to bring in an element of surprise and felt that the concrete and iron-scape surroundings could cope with this vibrant landscape. I love creating gardens in unexpected places – I can’t wait for summer to really begin and to see people enjoying this space’.

Quo Vadis, owned by Sam & Eddie Hart, is renowned for its eclectic membership, made up of local people, creative individuals, friends of the brothers and many more interesting characters. Plenty of good conversation has been had on the club’s little smoking terrace. However, in recent years it has succumbed to the wear and tear of Soho life and now, Ian has given it a new lease of life. Ellie Vening, the club’s membership secretary says ‘I look forward to enjoying a glass of wine amidst Ian’s tropical fronds!’



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