This Grade 1 historic landscape is the burial site of William Blake, Daniel Defoe, John Bunyan, Susanna Wesley, and many non-conformists. It is a site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation. The site is largely maintained by volunteers, who have introduced many biodiversity enhancements to provide habitats for pollinators, birds, bats and native woodland flora. There is a strong emphasis on sustainability and climate resilience. The garden is also the focus of the Bunhill Heritage community art project with work on display from artist and print-maker Georgina Fay.
Guided tours within the private areas of the garden will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for a maximum of 15 people at a time, on the hour and half hour from 10am-12.30pm and from 1.30-3pm. This is an opportunity to discover the history of the burial ground, visit historic graves and see how rewilding has enhanced biodiversity and sustainability. An installation by print maker Georgina Fay will also be on display. Tours and access to art work is free. Shady site with many benches for picnic lunches.
City Road and Bunhill Row Nearest postcode: EC2Y 8DR
Resident-led community garden project growing organic fruit and vegetables in 35 micro-allotments. Garden also features a raised seated herb area, rose wall, communal foraging area and wildlife pond. Nearby an orchard and meadow have been created.