This very small garden is adjacent to the Union Chapel, which was first built in 1809. Its enclosed and unique feel is due to the Victorian Gothic church tower, a landmark in the local area, which overshadows the garden.
The Melissa Garden Bee Sanctuary (Melissa being the ancient Greek word for 'bee') was established by a local educational charity, New Acropolis Cultural Association, built and maintained by volunteers. It was established in 2012 to create a space for bees, not with a view to harvesting the honey, but to give the bees a protected home.
The most recent addition to the garden design is an alchemical-themed living wall incorporating some medicinal plants.