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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

Barbican Station Pop-up Garden

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 13:30–16:00

Activities

5 Pre-booked tours between at 13.30 ,14.00, 14.30, 15.00 with last tour 15.30 Saturday only.

Entrance

Aldersgate Street
Nearest postcode: EC1A 4JA

Buses

4, 56, 153

Stations

Barbican (no service 09/06/18), St Paul's, Farringdon

Cycle hire station

Aldersgate Street (Map)

Public toilets

Smithfield (Map)
Saturday 09:00-17:00
Sunday 09:00-17:00

Access

Platform accessed via three sets of stairs. It is not accessible for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

Conditions

Although the garden can be seen from other platforms, it can be visited only on a pre-booked tour.

The Garden

The first community garden on the Underground, created by a partnership between Friends of City Gardens and Transport for London.

Garden design by Gensler, the international landscape architect practice, with a strong, linear scheme of planters fillingl the 100-metre-long disused platform. Red vertical posts in the form of a wave, suggest the acceleration and braking of trains arriving and leaving the station.

Planting design by FoCG complements the wave pattern with multi-stemmed trees, climbers and substantial shrubs. Herbaceous plants and vegetables contribute a pollen- and nectar-rich mix to boost biodiversity in this challenging environment.

Sponsored by local businesses Hamptons International, Kingston Smith and Redrow London the garden will remain in place until the adjacent track becomes a siding.

Chair Friends of City Gardens: Sarah Hudson
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 13:30–16:00

Activities

5 Pre-booked tours between at 13.30 ,14.00, 14.30, 15.00 with last tour 15.30 Saturday only.

Entrance

Aldersgate Street
Nearest postcode: EC1A 4JA

Buses

4, 56, 153

Stations

Barbican (no service 09/06/18), St Paul's, Farringdon

Cycle hire station

Aldersgate Street (Map)

Public toilets

Smithfield (Map)
Saturday 09:00-17:00
Sunday 09:00-17:00

Access

Platform accessed via three sets of stairs. It is not accessible for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

Conditions

Although the garden can be seen from other platforms, it can be visited only on a pre-booked tour.

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