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St Peter's Bethnal Green Church & Vicarage Gardens

St Peter's Bethnal Green Church & Vicarage Gardens
(Photo: Candy Blackham)

The Garden

Over time, the church garden at St Peter’s Bethnal Green has been a parade ground, schoolyard and cholera pit and was initially landscaped by the first professional female landscape gardener, Fanny Rollo Wilkinson. Now, it is a vibrant community garden bounded by 200-year-old London plane trees. The church building itself is surrounded by edible and ornamental beds and these are tended by volunteer gardeners. The private garden at the Vicarage will once again open its ‘secret garden door’ leading visitors into a peaceful haven and meeting place which has been brought back into use over the last ten years.

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Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 14:00–18:00
Activities
Our pizza oven will be fired up and drinks available for purchase. Church & Crypt Theatre tours are possible on request.
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
South side garden entrance from St Peter's Close, then Vicarage garden from the church garden
Nearest postcode: E2 7AE
Buses
8, 26, 48, 55, 388
Stations
Cambridge Heath, Bethnal Green, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street
Cycle hire station
Durant Street (Map)
Toilets
Toilet on site
Access
Accessible garden but some narrow and uneven paths. Church building is now wheelchair-accessible from the front. Half of the Vicarage garden is not wheelchair-accessible, though it is all visible
Dogs
Dogs on leads

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