London Parks & Gardens Trust

Bloomsbury to Shoreditch and back

St Joseph's Church

St Joseph's Church

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After visiting the Salters' Garden, continue along Fore Street and turn left into Moor Lane. At the end (Chiswell Street) turn left and immediately right into Bunhill Row.

If you have come through the Beech Street tunnel, continue into Chiswell Street and turn left into Bunhill Row.

After about 150 yards, there is a turning on the left leading to Lamb's Buildings and St Joseph's Church, in a former school, with its garden in front.


St Joseph's Garden is a modest tribute to the late Cardinal Basil Hume (1923-99), Archbishop of Westminster, monk and shepherd. The garden was designed by young landscape gardener Simon-Peter Stobart, whose influences included Japanese design and one of the themes from the Song of Songs in the Bible - an enclosed garden in which the Beloved might be encountered and experienced.

Photo: © Copyright David Hawgood and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.