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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Barbican Wildlife Garden, Fann Street

Barbican Wildlife Garden, Fann Street
(Photo: Barbican Wildlife Group)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 12:00–16:00

Activities

Sale of wildlife-friendly plants and refreshments.

Poet in residence: John Canfield Saturday 10:00-16:00, Sunday 12:00-16:00 (Details)

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Fann Street
Nearest postcode: EC2Y 8BR

Buses

4, 56, 153

Stations

Barbican (no service 9-10/06/18), 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

Paths made from mulch/woodchip - being relaid to make easier for wheelchair users.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The award winning Garden - a Borough Grade II SINC garden, hopefully Grade I in 2018 - aims both to enhance bio-diversity in the City and to provide visitors with a peaceful environment.

A City green gem; visitors will find a wildflower meadow, a sunny, dry pollinator bed garden, a shaded under-planted shrubbery, two ponds, two native hedges, various trees and potting and compost areas. There are bee and bird boxes, bird feeders and insect log piles. In 2017, a bird hide was added to Barbican Wildlife Group's design, enabling additional sightings to be reported to the British Trust for Ornithology..

Team Leader / Joint Lead Volunteer: Nic Martin Guerra/Joanna Rodgers
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 12:00–16:00

Activities

Sale of wildlife-friendly plants and refreshments.

Poet in residence: John Canfield Saturday 10:00-16:00, Sunday 12:00-16:00 (Details)

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Fann Street
Nearest postcode: EC2Y 8BR

Buses

4, 56, 153

Stations

Barbican (no service 9-10/06/18), 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

Paths made from mulch/woodchip - being relaid to make easier for wheelchair users.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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