London Parks & Gardens

Garden Details

London Open Gardens 8-9 June 2024

Home » What’s On » London Open Gardens » Garden Details

Community Garden at Tate Modern

Community Garden at Tate Modern
(Photo: Finlay Nichols)

The Garden

This dedicated community garden gives local residents some quiet time, allows children to explore wildlife, and offers space that families can enjoy together. The garden has a wildlife pond, orchard, herbs and flowerbeds as well as a pergola and a winding path leading to a small fernery. Tate Modern and the green community charity the Bankside Open Spaces Trust work in partnership on the project. The garden has an active events programme with children participating in planting days, pond dipping, wildlife-spotting, gardening clubs and a popular Halloween event. Local people meet, dig, have fun and enjoy the flowers, plants and animals.

Parks Manager: Joe Mayhook

Visitor Information

Saturday 10:30–17:00
Activities - a local artist and runner up on 2024's Landscape Artist of the Year - is exhibiting some wonderful sculptures in the pond.
A gated garden on the front lawned area of Tate Modern (east side)
Nearest postcode: SE1 9TG
Map of nearby bus stops
Blackfriars (south exit), London Bridge, Southwark, Mansion House
Cycle hire station
New Globe Walk (Map)
Public toilets
Tate Modern (Map)
Open Saturday 10:00-18:00
Open Sunday 10:00-18:00
Level access
Dogs on leads

Getting here

Street Map Google map Citymapper Journey Planner

More links

Instagram Facebook Twitter Blogger WWW

Where next?

Nearest gardens with similar opening times

49 BanksideSE1 9JE

Distance (in straight line)
0 km / 0 miles
Saturday 10:00–17:00

A hidden secret garden with a unique story and many delights in the planting. A small paved area includes a pond and fountain. Within the narrow space, climbers cover the walls and pots brim with foliage to create texture and colour.

How to get there from Community Garden at Tate Modern

25 Cannon StreetEC4M 9AF

Roof garden not accessible to wheelchair users due to an out of service lift.

Distance (in straight line)
0.6 km / 0.4 miles
Saturday 10:00–14:30

Mini jewel of a City rooftop space, recently created and planted with innovation and style in contemporary raised beds. Part of the City’s biodiversity green corridor.

How to get there from Community Garden at Tate Modern

Eversheds Sutherland Rooftop GardenEC2V 7WS

Distance (in straight line)
0.7 km / 0.5 miles
Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00

Containers and recycled items hold a variety of edible and ornamental plants in this secret roof garden, which also boasts beehives and amazing, iconic views across the City.

How to get there from Community Garden at Tate Modern

Cloth Fair Hidden GardenEC1A 7JN

Distance (in straight line)
1.2 km / 0.8 miles
Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Sunken garden at the rear of 900-year-old St Bartholomew the Great Church, rescued from the wild by local residents. Mulberries and other fruit tasting. Refreshments. Music.

How to get there from Community Garden at Tate Modern

Nic's Secret Garden and Plant Rescue NurseryEC3R 5BJ

Distance (in straight line)
1.3 km / 0.8 miles
Saturday 11:00–16:00
Sunday 11:00–16:00

Situated next to All Hallows Church on a busy road through the City, the award winning Nic’s Secret Garden and Plant Rescue Nursery is a small oasis in the urban city jungle, an exemplar of one person's passion for horticulture.

How to get there from Community Garden at Tate Modern