Museum of the Order of St John
(Photo: David Lowe)
As a part of the 2010 redevelopment of the Museum of the Order of St John, the Cloister Garden was re-landscaped and planted with medicinal plants and herbs to reflect the work of the Knights Hospitaller and to call to mind the former gardens of the medieval Clerkenwell Priory.
A contemplative green space offering an oasis of calm in central London, this garden is full of interest – both horticultural and historical. Highlights of the garden include towering cardoons, beautiful scents, architecture ancient and modern, and fascinating connections to the past.
- Sunday 10:00–17:00
- Museum open.
The London Tea Party Company will run a pop-up café, serving tea and cake.
Make a medieval soap ball using some of the herbs that would have been used by the Knights Hospitaller to treat their patients, which you can use at home!
Beekeepers in attendance.
Poet in residence: Dorothy Yamamoto / Gloria Nneo (Details)
St John's Gate, St John's Lane (museum), St John's Square (church and garden).
Nearest postcode: EC1V 4JJ
- 63, 55, 243
- Cycle hire station:
- Berry Street (Map)
- Disabled toilet on site.
- Narrow paths among low flower beds. Step-only access (7 steps without handrails).
- Working assistance dogs only