Open Squares & Gardens in the City

I visited gardens in the City of London during the Open Squares & Gardens Weekend and although Saturday 13 June (!) was cold and grey there were wonderful sights.

St Joseph’s Garden, EC1 8LE, is a tiny, quiet, green space.

St Josephs Garden
St Josephs Garden

The Golden Baggers, EC1Y 0ST, is a really imaginative enterprise in the middle of a housing estate where builders’ hessian bags are used as above-ground growing beds. It made my fingers itch to start a new garden!

The Golden Baggers
The Golden Baggers

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Girdlers’ Livery Company Almshouses

I visited the enclosed garden of the Girdlers’ Livery Company in the City over the weekend, as part of Open Squares & Gardens in London, and today I searched out the Company’s Almshouses in the Borough of Southwark, in Consort Road SE15 3SD. A brief history of the almshouses is here. As at the Livery Hall the gardens were pretty, with lovely roses.

15-6-16 Girdlers Almshouses LR-2969

15-6-16 Girdlers Almshouses LR-2958

15-6-16 Girdlers Almshouses LR-2967

Christchurch Greyfriars

This past weekend Open Garden Squares in London has allowed Londoners to visit squares and gardens normally closed to the general public, and although it has been cold and damp the gardens have been absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much to London Parks & Gardens Trust for organising this annual event. I managed to visit over a dozen gardens and loved every minute of the weekend.