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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

British Medical Association Council Garden

British Medical Association Council Garden
(Photo: Janne Watson)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00

Activities

This year, through interactive exhibits and on-site experts, our garden will showcase local community organisations using gardens to improve health, well-being and nutrition of patients and communities in London.

Please see our information sheet for the full programme. Café open.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Via main entrance to BMA House in Upper Woburn Place, opposite NE corner of Tavistock Square
Nearest postcode: WC1H 9JP

Buses

59, 68, 91, 168

Stations

Russell Square, Euston

Cycle hire station

Cartwright Gardens (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

The garden is only accessible to wheelchairs by prior arrangement.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The garden of the British Medical Association is a hidden secret on the site of Charles Dickens' house on the corner of Tavistock Square. It was designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and is today planted extensively with medicinal herbs.

Planting is refreshingly green around a central oval pool and the use of physic plants among the planting bears witness to the continuing role of plants in contemporary pharmacology.

Our 2017 planting explores medicinal herbs and their historical role in health and nutrition.

Gardener: Ms Daniela Sikora
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00

Activities

This year, through interactive exhibits and on-site experts, our garden will showcase local community organisations using gardens to improve health, well-being and nutrition of patients and communities in London.

Please see our information sheet for the full programme. Café open.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Via main entrance to BMA House in Upper Woburn Place, opposite NE corner of Tavistock Square
Nearest postcode: WC1H 9JP

Buses

59, 68, 91, 168

Stations

Russell Square, Euston

Cycle hire station

Cartwright Gardens (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

The garden is only accessible to wheelchairs by prior arrangement.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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