London Parks & Gardens Trust

A Walk through the City of London

Salters' Garden

Salters' Garden

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Directions

Return to the Centre through double doors by the Waterside Café and take the stairs or lift to the second floor. Follow signs for the walkway, past Osteria Bar and Restaurant, and go over Gilbert Bridge, with a view of the Lakeside Gardens. At the end of the bridge, pass between Gilbert House and Andrewes House and go down the stairs on the right, by The Postern. At the foot of the stairs, turn back on yourself, away from St Giles' Church. Pass the Wood Street Bar and Restaurant on your left to reach the corner of Wood Street and Fore Street.

As of March 2017 extensive building work is taking place in this area but it is expected to reopen in the summer of 2017. To reach Salters' Garden, proceed along Fore Street, where Salters' Hall is about 50 metres along on the right, with the garden behind it. If this is not possible, return to Wood Street and then left into St Alphage Garden or right into Monkwell Square.

The garden is normally open to the public Monday to Friday 9am-5/5.30pm. It is open for Open Garden Squares Weekend. It is, however, likely to be closed for works until mid-2017.

(200 metres)

Description

Originally opened in 1981, this contemporary garden was redesigned as a knot garden by David Hicks FRSA and reopened in 1995 to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Salters. See www.salters.co.uk . This lovely secluded garden, which is sunk below road level and has the old Roman City Wall as its southern boundary, is formally laid out with areas of lawn, hedging, pergolas and fountains. In summer, it is full of roses.