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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

The Master's Garden

The Master's Garden
(Photo: Colin Wing)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 13:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Tudor Street. East side of the Temple Church.
Nearest postcode: EC4Y 7DE

Buses

4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172

Stations

Blackfriars, Temple

Cycle hire station

Bouverie Street (Map)

Public toilets

Strand (Map)
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Access

Access is via steps only.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

This quiet, hidden garden is situated on the north side of the Temple complex, just a stone's throw from Fleet Street. The Master's House is the vicarage associated with Temple Church and this L-shaped garden runs between the two.

The main part of the garden is an elevated plateau, built above 17th-century catacombs to create more burial space when the crypts within Temple Church were full. Stunningly planted with a combination of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees this beautiful garden is a secret gem in a very historic part of the City of London.

Gardener: Bob McMeekin
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 13:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Tudor Street. East side of the Temple Church.
Nearest postcode: EC4Y 7DE

Buses

4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172

Stations

Blackfriars, Temple

Cycle hire station

Bouverie Street (Map)

Public toilets

Strand (Map)
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Access

Access is via steps only.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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