(Photo: Colin Wing)
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.
- Sunday 13:00–17:00
- Head gardener present and will be giving tours throughout the day. Refreshments available.
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
- 4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172, 341, 388
- Temple, Blackfriars
- Cycle hire station:
- Tallis Street (Map)
- Disabled toilet on site.
- Most of the courtyard areas are accessible to wheelchairs. To the main garden access via gate next to Greenhouse off Temple Place.
- Working assistance dogs only
- Last entry into Main Garden 4.45pm