This wonderful rooftop garden was initially designed as an ornamental kitchen garden by Adam Frost of BBC Gardeners' World. Plants suited to this this sunny, sometimes dry and exposed environment have thrived – roses, apple trees, herbs, wildflowers and grasses all live happily together. No chemicals are used, but a twice-yearly application of nematodes keeps vine weevil at bay. There are benches available for visitors to sit and enjoy the garden and the view of Westminster Cathedral, along with a splendid metal tree of remembrance. The garden is hired out as an events space, with all profits going to support the work of The Passage.
Head Gardener: Lucy Ward
- Staff will be on hand to discuss the The Passage's work and how the garden ties into this.
- Picnics allowed.
St Vincent's Centre, Carlisle Place
Nearest postcode: SW1P 1NL
- Map of nearby bus stops
- Cycle hire station
- Ashley Place (Map)
- Disabled toilet on site
- Lift to the 5th floor of the building, but roof garden is reached via a short staircase. Queuing likely.
- Dogs on leads