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London Open Gardens 8-9 June 2024

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The Phoenix Garden

The Phoenix Garden
(Photo: Finlay Nichols)

The Garden

The award-winning Phoenix Garden was created by local volunteers in 1984, and is the last of the Covent Garden Community Gardens. As an ornamental wildlife garden, it provides a peaceful green retreat for local residents, workers and tourists and is a haven for urban wildlife, including the West End's only frog population! Formerly a car park, and before that blitz rubble, the garden's bedrock has required a careful plant selection to suit the conditions. The garden opens daily and is a registered charity, funded through donations and grants. Awards received include the European Natur im Garten award for ecological gardening in 2016 and a Camden Design Award in 2017. The community building - designed by London-based architects Office Sian - received the RIBA London Project Architect of the Year Award in 2021.

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator: Spencer Noll

Further information on London Parks & Gardens Inventory

Visitor Information

Saturday 10:00–18:00
Sunday 10:00–18:00
Gardener and volunteers available to answer questions. Tea and cake available and plants for sale.

Picnics allowed.
St Giles Passage off New Compton Street (sign posted from Shaftesbury Avenue / Charing Cross Road). Garden remains open till dusk.
Nearest postcode: WC2H 8DE
Map of nearby bus stops
Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square, Covent Garden.
Cycle hire station
Earnshaw Street (Map)
Disabled toilet on site
Refurbished paths are now accessible. Fully accessible on-site toilet.
Dogs on leads

Getting here

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