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London Open Gardens 8-9 June 2024

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Middle Temple

Middle Temple
(Photo: Candy Blackham)

The Garden

Discover a secret vegetable and cutting garden behind the Church of the Knights’ Templar (next to the Master’s Garden, which is also opening for LOG). Admire two fine mulberry trees planted to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in Fountain Court. Charles Dickens sought inspiration for scenes in Pickwick Papers and Great Expectations around these squares. A micro-climate allows tender species to flourish such as Plumbago. A beautiful pollinating garden for bees has been created under a Cornus kousa.

Head Gardener: Kate Jenrick

Further information on London Parks & Gardens Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 13:00–17:00
Activities
Head gardener will give tours throughout the day. Refreshments available till 4pm.
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
Access to the Temple via Middle Temple Lane through gate on the Embankment, or alternatively from Tudor Street. No entry via Fleet Street. To enter the main garden itself, follow signs from Fountain Court.
Nearest postcode: EC4Y 9AT
Buses
Map of nearby bus stops
Stations
Temple, Blackfriars
Cycle hire station
Arundel Street (Map)
Toilets
Disabled toilet on site
Access
All courtyard areas accessible to wheelchairs. Access to the main garden is via the Garden Room, off Middle Temple Lane.
Dogs
Dogs on leads
Conditions
Last entry into Main Garden 16:15.

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