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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Middle Temple

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 13:00–17:00

Activities

Head gardener present and will be giving tours throughout the day. Refreshments available.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Access to Temple via gate located on Temple Place (near to Temple Tube) . Also through Tudor Street. No entry via Fleet Street or the Embankment
Nearest postcode: EC4Y 9AT

Buses

4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172, 341, 388

Stations

Temple, Blackfriars

Cycle hire station

Tallis Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Most of the courtyard areas are accessible to wheelchairs. To the main garden access via gate next to Greenhouse off Temple Place.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Last entry into Main Garden 4.45pm

The Garden

Behind the Church of the Knights' Templar (next to the Master's Garden - see separate entry) a very secret vegetable and cutting garden has been created. Continue your wanderings through courtyards and cloistered areas of Barristers' Chambers  and discover Elm Court (major re-planting completed in Spring 2018). In Fountain Court, where Charles Dickens sought inspiration for scenes in Pickwick Papers and Great Expectations, two fine Mulberry trees can be admired.

In the main garden, a fine medieval hall, where the first-recorded performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night took place, forms a spectacular backdrop for a terrace of mixed shrubs and roses and a seasonal planting scheme with lawns sweeping down to the River Thames.

Head Gardener: Kate Jenrick
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 13:00–17:00

Activities

Head gardener present and will be giving tours throughout the day. Refreshments available.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Access to Temple via gate located on Temple Place (near to Temple Tube) . Also through Tudor Street. No entry via Fleet Street or the Embankment
Nearest postcode: EC4Y 9AT

Buses

4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172, 341, 388

Stations

Temple, Blackfriars

Cycle hire station

Tallis Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Most of the courtyard areas are accessible to wheelchairs. To the main garden access via gate next to Greenhouse off Temple Place.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Last entry into Main Garden 4.45pm

Nearby gardens with similar opening times
Inner Temple Garden EC4Y 7HL
0.1 km / 0.1 miles
Sunday: 13:00–17:00
Part of the Inns of Court lying between Fleet Street and the Embankment. The magnificent high border overlooks lawns interspersed with mature trees. Continuously developed borders display an unusual variety of herbaceous plant combinations.

The Master's Garden EC4Y 7DE
0.2 km / 0.1 miles
Sunday: 13:00–17:00
Quiet and hidden garden on a plateau over 17th-century catacombs. Planting suitable for dry conditions.

The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers EC4M 7DD
0.8 km / 0.5 miles
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Delightful courtyard garden dominated by a London plane tree, planted in 1837. An inspirational example of a shade garden of flowers and shrubs. Tea and light refreshments.

Gray's Inn WC1R 5ET
0.9 km / 0.6 miles
Sunday: 14:00–17:00
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Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden EC1A 7BA
1 km / 0.6 miles
Saturday: 08:00–19:00
Sunday: 08:00–19:00
A garden on the site of the Franciscan Church of Greyfriars, first established in 1225. The garden mirrors the floor plan of the original church.