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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

Beech Gardens, the Barbican Estate

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

The garden will be visited as part of a pre booked walk. Booking details on OGSW website.

Entrance

Access from street level via White Lyon Court, located at the junction of Fann Street and Aldersgate Street, opposite The Shakespeare pub.
Nearest postcode: EC2Y 8DE

Buses

4, 56, 100, 153, 172

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

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

Beech Gardens is one of the newest gardens in the City of London bringing a modern horticultural approach to the planting of the grade II-listed Barbican Estate. Professor Nigel Dunnett, best known for his work at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, was commissioned to develop the concept and a planting scheme.

The reinstated garden had to retain the existing layout and features while offering an exciting opportunity to maximise a range of benefits, such as increasing biodiversity and aesthetic value.The planting scheme includes 22,000 herbaceous plants, which provide colour and interest throughout the flowering season. Fourteen new multi-stemmed trees add structure, height and interest to the garden.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

The garden will be visited as part of a pre booked walk. Booking details on OGSW website.

Entrance

Access from street level via White Lyon Court, located at the junction of Fann Street and Aldersgate Street, opposite The Shakespeare pub.
Nearest postcode: EC2Y 8DE

Buses

4, 56, 100, 153, 172

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

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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