This courtyard garden was created from the prisoners’ exercise yard of Old Kennington Courthouse, which was built in 1869. Volunteers designed and now maintain the garden, with planting consisting entirely of raised beds and pots with a mixture of shrubs, climbers, perennials, herbs, fruits, vegetables and flowers. The garden was inaugurated by HH Dalai Lama in 1999, and won the Conservation Foundation's award for the best Sacred Space in 2010. A large Buddha statue and fountain made from a Victorian cast-iron safe provide a delightful setting for Jamyang's vegetarian café.
This award-winning oasis of green space in south London is open to all, seven days a week. Alongside fruit trees, sub-tropical planting and glasshouses, it is also home to a horticultural training centre and a vast array of wildlife.
A stunning gated garden just 100 yards from the River Thames, Tate Modern and Globe Theatre. Bridged wildlife pond, fernery, raised herb beds, grape vines and native flowerbeds. Awarded a Green Flag in 2020/21, and a Gold in London in Bloom award.