London Parks & Gardens Trust

A Walk through Southwark

Mint Street Park

Mint Street Park

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Directions

From here, you can follow the directions for Section 2. Alternatively, leave the garden via the passage to the right of the cottages and turn left. Cross Marshalsea Road at the traffic lights near the junction with Southwark Bridge Road. Turn left and right into Mint Street Park.

Description

Here again, BOST worked with local people to improve the landscaping, access and lighting. The park is a demonstration project for government policy on parks and open spaces. There is tiered shrubbery planting to the left of the entrance, with a modern ‘mound’ and seating to the right. The raised beds were created and planted by Putting Down Roots, part of St Mungo's, a charity helping single homeless people in London.