Beech Gardens, Barbican, London

Beech Gardens, EC2Y 8DH, in the Barbican is a new garden and I think it will be very exciting in a few years’ time. The garden is open to the public as it is on and alongside a walkway through the Barbican, but I hadn’t seen it for a few years and took the opportunity of the Open Squares & Gardens Weekend to revisit. I love the planting which looks ‘wild’ and free, and I love the colour mix.

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15-6-17 Open Squares LR-3010

There are apparently 22,000 plants and I recognised Salvia, Scabious, Sisyrinchium, Sedums, Phlox, Dianthus, Knautia Macedonica, Verbena, Alliums, Clover, and various grasses which I couldn’t identify – a long way short of the final list, I suspect!

15-6-17 Open Squares LR-3017

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