The 730 sqm floating park on the Grand Union Canal is a public green space with its own canal boat mooring and part of the 4.45 hectare canal-side Merchant Square development.
Woods was commissioned by developer European Land and Property and designed open lawn areas, nectar-rich mixed raised borders and communal seating.
A mix of wind tolerant grasses were specified to move with the breeze along with nectar-rich flowers such as Allium and Salvia. The garden also has an an independent wildlife island planted with native waterside plants including Great Burnet, Purple Loosestrife and Yellow Flag Iris to encourage birds and waterfowl to feed and nest.
Woods said: "Working to design the Floating Pocket Park has been a hugely exciting challenge, not only is this a truly one of a kind garden for London but a huge re-think of the way that we create public space in urban areas."
Chief executive of European Land Andrew Scrivener said: "It’s incredibly exciting to see the Floating Pocket Park completed and to have this wonderful new outdoor space at Merchant Square. The floating park is the first of its kind in London, providing green space for workers and residents and creating an oasis in the West End, offering all Londoners a way to actively reconnect with the canal."
Visitors to the park can access Wi-Fi while there and hire self-drive electric boats which can take up to eight people down the canal to Paddington, Camden and Little Venice.
The developers are promoting the park and waterways as places people can hold outside meetings.