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Middle Temple

Middle Temple
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

Discover a secret vegetable and cutting garden behind the Church of the Knights’ Templar (next to the Master’s Garden – see separate entry). Admire two fine mulberry trees planted to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in Fountain Court. Charles Dickens sought inspiration for scenes in Pickwick Papers and Great Expectations around these squares. A microclimate allows tender species to flourish. The Garden Room, normally for Members of Inn only, will be open, serving tea and cakes.

Head Gardener: Kate Jenrick

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Sunday 13:00–17:00
Head gardener giving tours throughout the day.
Picnics allowed.
Access to the Temple via Middle Temple Lane through gate on the Embankment alternatively from Tudor Street. No entry via Fleet Street. To enter the main garden itself, follow signs from Fountain Court.
Nearest postcode: EC4Y 9AT
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Temple, Blackfriars
Cycle hire station
Arundel Street (Map)
Disabled toilet on site
Most courtyard areas accessible to wheelchairs. Access to the main garden is via the Garden Room, off Middle Temple Lane.
Dogs on leads
Last entry into Main Garden 4.45pm

Getting here

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More links

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Where next?

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