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Bunhill Fields Historic and Wildlife Garden

Bunhill Fields Historic and Wildlife Garden
(Photo: Candy Blackham)

The Garden

This Grade 1 historic landscape is the burial site of William Blake, Daniel Defoe, John Bunyan, Susanna Wesley, and many non-conformists. Today, this wonderfully atmospheric burial ground is also a Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, and has a strong emphasis on sustainability and climate resilience. The site is largely maintained by volunteers, who have introduced many biodiversity enhancements to provide habitats for pollinators, birds, bats and native woodland flora.

Friends of City Gardens: Susannah Cohen

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Visitor Information

Saturday 10:00–15:00
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 a rare opportunity to go behind the railings, where you'll discover the history of the burial ground, visit historic graves and see how rewilding has enhanced biodiversity and sustainability. You'll also be able to explore the public areas, which offer plenty of shade and many benches for picnic lunches, as well as a chance to visit Blake's grave.
Picnics allowed.
City Road and Bunhill Row
Nearest postcode: EC1Y 2BG
Map of nearby bus stops
Cycle hire station
Old Street Station (Map)
Toilet on site
Gravel paths are a difficult surface for wheelchairs and push chairs. Off-path the ground is uneven with thick ground vegetation.
Dogs on leads

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