London Parks & Gardens Trust

The Jubilee Walkway - Western Loop

Community Garden at Tate Modern

Community Garden at Tate Modern

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Directions

If you are coming from Styles House, turn left into Hatfields after leaving the garden at the back of the building and turn left again into the Cut, past the front of the building. This is a convenient point for joining or leaving the walk at Southwark Underground station.

Cross Blackfriars Road in front of the station and continue straight ahead along Union Street, past the side of Palestra House. Take the first left (Gambia Street), continuing through the pedestrianised section. At the end, turn right into Dolben Street, passing under the railway, and turn left at the end into Great Suffolk Street. Cross Southwark Street at the traffic lights and continue along Sumner Street, which bends to the right, passing the back of Tate Modern on the left. Where the road forks towards, take the left fork (Park Street) and then a path on the left, past the side of Tate Modern and towards the river. The Community Garden is behind a mesh fence on the right, backing onto some buildings.

Description

The community garden with its pond and wildflowers is enjoyed by local residents, including schoolchildren. The garden opened in 2006, thanks to a partnership between Bankside Open Spaces Trust and Tate Modern.

Planting days, pond-dipping, wildlife-spotting, events and gardening clubs all take place here. Local people can meet, dig, have fun and take pleasure in flowers, plants and animals, in what is otherwise a busy tourist thoroughfare.