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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Southwark Cathedral Churchyard and Herb Garden

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00

Activities

Shakespearean botanical trail. Herbal workshops in monastic-themed Herb Garden. Giant chess. Special Choral Evensong at 4pm on Saturday. All welcome.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Via the West Doors entrance to the Cathedral from Cathedral Street (Saturday) Via the main West Gates (Sunday)
Nearest postcode: SE1 9DA

Buses

17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 45, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 381, 521, RV1

Station

London Bridge

Cycle hire station

Duke Street Hill (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Accessible entrance to churchyard via courtyard on north side of cathedral.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Southwark Cathedral is London’s oldest Gothic church, dating from 1106, when it was the Priory of St Mary Overie. Plants with Shakespearean and biblical connections feature in the design. Shakespeare worshipped here when the Cathedral was known as the Parish Church of St Saviour’s, from 1540. His brother Edmund is buried within the grounds. Restored in both 2001 and 2015, Nelson Mandela opened the South Churchyard with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was a curate in the Southwark diocese. Constructed around the ruins of the medieval Lady Chapel, the East Churchyard herb garden echoes herbs originally grown in the Apothecaries’ Garden of St Thomas’ Hospital, established by the Canons of the original Priory. There is also a memorial to Mahomet Weyonomon, the 18th century leader of the American Mohegan tribe.

Gardener: Mark Gibbons
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00

Activities

Shakespearean botanical trail. Herbal workshops in monastic-themed Herb Garden. Giant chess. Special Choral Evensong at 4pm on Saturday. All welcome.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Via the West Doors entrance to the Cathedral from Cathedral Street (Saturday) Via the main West Gates (Sunday)
Nearest postcode: SE1 9DA

Buses

17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 45, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 381, 521, RV1

Station

London Bridge

Cycle hire station

Duke Street Hill (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Accessible entrance to churchyard via courtyard on north side of cathedral.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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