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Barbican Wildlife Garden, Fann Street

Barbican Wildlife Garden, Fann Street
(Photo: Anna Barclay)

The Garden

A green gem in the Square Mile, the Barbican Wildlife Garden is devoted to the enhancement of biodiversity. More than 300 species of wildlife have been recorded, including the lesser stag beetle and house sparrow. Garden features include two ponds, a meadow, an orchard, a bird hide and woodland edge habitat. Awards include the RHS and London in Bloom Level 5 Outstanding 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award' for the fourth year running in 2021, plus the RHS National Certificate of Distinction. The garden is also a Grade II Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation.

Team Leader / Joint Lead Volunteer: Nicolas Martin Guerra / Joanna Rodgers

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00
Activities
Plants for sale. Refreshments, including homemade, garden-inspired snacks. Garden poet and live music.
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
Fann Street
Nearest postcode: EC2Y 8BR
What 3 Words: wells.scale.retain
Buses
4, 56, 153, 55, 243
Stations
Barbican, St Paul's, Farringdon, Old Street, Moorgate.
Cycle hire station
Aldersgate Street (Map)
Public toilets
Smithfield (Map)
Open Saturday 09:00-17:00
Open Sunday 09:00-17:00
Access
Mulch/woodchip paths – relayed for easier wheelchair access
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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