City of London


Inner Temple Garden
Inner Temple Garden © Paul Debois

A commercial centre steeped in history, the City of London has financial and legal institutions dating back to the 13th Century. The City’s importance can be traced to Roman times when the Square Mile was bounded by the towering stone wall, parts of which remain today. In more recent years, green spaces were carved out of sites created by the bombings of the Blitz and from medieval burial grounds. Today, as land is so scarce in the City, green corridors are created on high with numerous private rooftop gardens. All intend to encourage biodiversity into our ever-changing urban jungle.



Gardens in City of London

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Gardens open on Saturday 11 June

Barbican Wildlife Garden, Fann Street EC2

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

This award-winning wildlife garden is a unique nature conservation site, which is tended by volunteers from the Barbican Wildlife Group to enhance biodiversity in the City.


The Golden Baggers EC1

Open Saturday: 10:30–16:30
Open Sunday: 11:00–16:00

A thriving community food-growing project, created on the site of a disused playground, comprises 42 wooden boxes for growing a range of produce and wildlife-friendly plants.


Nic's Secret Garden and Plant Rescue Nursery EC3

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

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.


Nomura International plc EC4

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Vast roof terrace with panoramic views of the River Thames and the City and professionally managed formal gardens. Award-winning kitchen garden managed by volunteers, producing vegetables and edible flowers.


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Gardens open on Sunday 12 June

Barbican Wildlife Garden, Fann Street EC2

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

This award-winning wildlife garden is a unique nature conservation site, which is tended by volunteers from the Barbican Wildlife Group to enhance biodiversity in the City.


The Golden Baggers EC1

Open Saturday: 10:30–16:30
Open Sunday: 11:00–16:00

A thriving community food-growing project, created on the site of a disused playground, comprises 42 wooden boxes for growing a range of produce and wildlife-friendly plants.


Inner Temple Garden EC4

Open Sunday: 13:00–17:00

This is one of London's oldest gardens lying between Fleet Street and the Embankment. Famed for its sumptuous herbaceous borders, overlooking lawns interspersed with mature trees, and its views out to the River Thames and London's famous landmarks.


The Master's Garden EC4

Open Sunday: 13:00–17:00

Quiet and hidden garden on a plateau over 17th-century catacombs. Planting suitable for dry conditions.


Middle Temple EC4

Open Sunday: 13:00–17:00

A historic garden where a Medieval Banqueting Halls provides the backdrop for the garden sweeping down to the Embankment. Courtyards and cloistered areas of Barristers' Chambers provide quiet sanctuary in the heart of the City.


Nic's Secret Garden and Plant Rescue Nursery EC3

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

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.


Nomura International plc EC4

Open Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Open Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Vast roof terrace with panoramic views of the River Thames and the City and professionally managed formal gardens. Award-winning kitchen garden managed by volunteers, producing vegetables and edible flowers.