Open Gardens St John’s Ambulance 2021
An ancient walled garden as old as the Cathedral itself, parts of which still follow the original layout with the
lawn revealing the shapes of Norman buildings during dry weather. The general form was laid down about 300 years ago and has many hidden delights for visitors including large traditional herbaceous borders, a small woodland walk, boxed herb beds and a long shady border with hostas, mecanopsis, tree ferns and a boarded jungle walk. There are extensive shrubberies with many rare and unusual plants including a Hebe planted from a sprig taken from Queen Victoria’s wedding bouquet and a 400 year old pear tree. Also lawns, an orchard, a bamboo glade and an organic kitchen garden maintaining the Bishop’s mission to promote ecological values and reduce environmental impact. Above all this is an oasis of peace in the centre of the city with the herbaceous borders at their best at this time of year. Please bring a picnic if you would like to.
Directions: Use City car parks, the closest is behind the Adam & Eve. Walk into Bishopgate from Palace Plain
and through the archway.
Adults £5; Children free. This garden open by
pre-booking only. Please ring 07767 327257 or email [email protected] to reserve places at
10.30, 12.30 or 2.30. Guide Dogs only.