The burial ground and garden surround and extend beyond the Friends Meeting House. There has been a Quaker meeting here since 1688 and the present Grade II listed building dates back to 1790. The burial ground is like a semi-wild garden and features a wide variety of flowering shrubs, plants and trees, including a large Atlantic cedar that’s more than 170 years old. The garden is known for its tranquillity and is open to the public ‘for rest and quiet enjoyment.’ Among the headstones found here are those for members of the Hoare and Barclay families (banking founders), Luke Howard (pioneering meteorologist) and two Quaker MPs. The garden attracts a variety of wildlife, including a resident fox, nicknamed George after the founder of the Quaker movement.