Beech Gardens, the Barbican Estate
(Photo: Faiqa Syed)
Beech Gardens is one of the newest gardens in the City of London bringing a modern horticultural approach to the planting of the grade II-listed Barbican Estate. Professor Nigel Dunnett, best known for his work at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, was commissioned to develop the concept and a planting scheme.
The reinstated garden had to retain the existing layout and features while offering an exciting opportunity to maximise a range of benefits, such as increasing biodiversity and aesthetic value.The planting scheme includes 22,000 herbaceous plants, which provide colour and interest throughout the flowering season. Fourteen new multi-stemmed trees add structure, height and interest to the garden.
- Saturday 10:00–17:00
+ Sunday 10:00–17:00
- The garden will be visited as part of a pre booked walk. Booking details on OGSW website.
Access from street level via White Lyon Court, located at the junction of Fann Street and Aldersgate Street, opposite The Shakespeare pub.
Nearest postcode: EC2Y 8DE
- 4, 56, 100, 153, 172
- Barbican, St Paul's
- Cycle hire station:
- Aldersgate Street (Map)
- Public toilets:
Saturday 09:00-17:00 + Sunday 09:00-17:00 (Map)
- Dogs on leads