The British Medical Association is the home of the UK's professional association for doctors. It was built on the site of Tavistock House, once the home of novelist Charles Dickens, on the corner of Tavistock Square. Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens designed the picturesque garden and today it is planted extensively with medicinal herbs. This hidden central London gem centres on an oval pond and contains an abundance of physic plants, showcasing the continuing role of plants in contemporary pharmacology.
Join us for lively discussions on the theme 'where nature meets art and architecture'. Guest speakers Andrea Scopetta, artist, and Gus Alexander, architect, will join Daniela Sikora, BMA House gardener, to offer guided tours, commencing at the Gates of Remembrance at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Via main entrance to BMA House in Upper Woburn Place, opposite NE corner of Tavistock Square Nearest postcode: WC1H 9JP What 3 Words:
Built between 1775 and 1786, Bedford Square is the finest and most complete Georgian square in London and set the style for garden squares in the capital through the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
An elegant and educational medicinal plant garden with more than 1,000 different plants, linked to the story of medicine through current or traditional practices and the doctors who have influenced its history.
One of London's largest private squares, designed and laid out by John Nash. Dominated by plane trees planted in 1817 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. An original and unique feature of the garden is the Grade II listed Nursemaids' Tunnel.