Culpeper Community Garden

Culpeper Community Garden

Culpeper Community Garden

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Cyclists transferring from the Hackney Ride join the route here.

There is a ramp down towards the canal towing-path, but the start of it is hidden behind a low wall. When you emerge onto the towing-path, ride along it westwards, to the right, away from the bridge.

After about 1.5 km you pass the City Road Basin on the left and there is a white hut on the right. Go up the ramp facing you. (If you miss this and continue under the bridge, you will come to a tunnel and have to turn back.)

At the top of the ramp, turn left over the bridge and right into Vincent Terrace. At the top (Colebrook Row), turn right and immediately left into Duncan Street. At the top, dismount and walk to the left along Upper Street as far as the pedestrian crossings. Cross Upper Street on foot and start riding along Liverpool Road, which branches off Upper Street at this point. Take the second left (traffic lights) into Tolpuddle Street. Stop at the zebra crossing just after the North Road pub. The public toilets are situated up the path to the left.

To reach Culpeper Community Garden, cross Tolpuddle Street on foot. Culpeper Community Garden is a short distance ahead on the left along Cloudesley Road.

If you are visiting this garden on Open Garden Squares Weekend, be careful to check the opening times.


Named after the herbalist Nicholas Culpeper, Culpeper Community Garden is a beautiful, award-winning public garden with ponds, a rose pergola, large grass area and a vast array of herbaceous perennials and shrubs. It was established in 1982 and is managed and maintained by local people from all walks of life.

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