The GardenIliffe Yard is the largest of three Victorian workshop yards on the historic 'Pullens Estate' at the Elephant & Castle. This was built as progressive workers' housing in the 1880s and is one of few remaining examples of such architecture in London. What were once light industrial units are now studios for artists, artisans and other creative businesses. A gardening group has turned the yard into a green urban oasis with large numbers of pots, baskets, vines and planters along its 300m length. Visitors will be able to see many of the studio units as well as the yard during LOG 2023.
Chair - Iliffe Yard Gardening Society: Gareth Morris
- London Open Gardens coincides with our Summer Open Studios weekend. This is the only time when the Yard is open to the public. Visitors will be able to view the gardening and have a look around some of the workshops. There will be stalls run by community groups including history, bees, gardening stalls, as well as stalls selling local crafts, street food and a bar. Local musicians will be playing in the Yard. There is also a cafe at the entrance to Iliffe Yard on Crampton Street.
- Picnics allowed.
Crampton Street or Amelia Street
Nearest postcode: SE17 3QA
- Map of nearby bus stops
- Kennington, Elephant & Castle
- Cycle hire station
- Hampton Street (Map)
- Disabled toilet on site
- Cobblestone yard. Uneven in parts (pedestrians take care) but wheelchair accessible.
- Dogs on leads