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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

St Peter's Bethnal Green Church & Vicarage Gardens

St Peter's Bethnal Green Church & Vicarage Gardens
(Photo: Candy Blackham)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 14:00–17:00
Sunday 14:00–17:00

Activities

Live music from local choirs on the Sunday plus free flowing tea and coffee.  Church tours on request. Gardeners available to discuss and receive encouragement.

Picnics allowed.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South side garden entrance from St Peter's Close, then Vicarage garden from the church garden
Nearest postcode: E2 7AE

Buses

8, 26, 48, 55, 388

Stations

Bethnal Green, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street

Cycle hire station

Durant Street (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Accessible garden but some narrow and uneven paths. Church building is now wheelchair-accessible from the front. Half of the Vicarage garden is not wheelchair-accessible, though it is all visible

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

Over time, the church garden at St Peter’s Bethnal Green has been a parade ground, schoolyard and cholera pit. Now, it is a vibrant community garden bounded by 200-year-old London plane trees. The church building itself is surrounded by allotments and ornamental flowerbeds and these are tended by volunteer gardeners. The private garden at the Vicarage will once again open its ‘secret garden door’ leading visitors into a peaceful haven and meeting place which has been brought back into use over the last eight years.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 14:00–17:00
Sunday 14:00–17:00

Activities

Live music from local choirs on the Sunday plus free flowing tea and coffee.  Church tours on request. Gardeners available to discuss and receive encouragement.

Picnics allowed.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South side garden entrance from St Peter's Close, then Vicarage garden from the church garden
Nearest postcode: E2 7AE

Buses

8, 26, 48, 55, 388

Stations

Bethnal Green, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street

Cycle hire station

Durant Street (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Accessible garden but some narrow and uneven paths. Church building is now wheelchair-accessible from the front. Half of the Vicarage garden is not wheelchair-accessible, though it is all visible

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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