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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Red Cross Garden

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 08:00–20:00
Sunday 08:00–20:00

Activities

Meet the gardener and learn about the history. Refreshments (tea and cake) – Saturday 2-4.30pm. Garden tour led by Garden Manager, 3-3.15pm.

Poet in residence: Emma Filtness Saturday 12:00-16:00 (Details)

Entrance

From Redcross Way
Nearest postcode: SE1 1HA

Buses

21, 35, 40, 133, 343, 344, C10

Stations

London Bridge, Borough

Cycle hire station

Borough High Street (Map)

Public toilets

John Harvard Local Studies Library (Map)
Saturday 09:00-17:00
Sunday 12:00-16:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Octavia Hill, social reformer and co-founder of the National Trust, created this garden in 1887. Octavia’s cottages and hall overlook the garden, all integral to her vision for better housing, connection to nature and arts for the working poor. Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) worked with supporters to restore the garden, after its degradation following the war. The project included recreating the pond with bridge, bandstand, flowerbeds, lawns and benches. Red Cross Garden is a community garden managed by BOST, with volunteers helping to maintain it. The garden has received the Gold RHS Small Park award (2017) and Green Flag Award.

Parks Coordinator: Mary O'Connell
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 08:00–20:00
Sunday 08:00–20:00

Activities

Meet the gardener and learn about the history. Refreshments (tea and cake) – Saturday 2-4.30pm. Garden tour led by Garden Manager, 3-3.15pm.

Poet in residence: Emma Filtness Saturday 12:00-16:00 (Details)

Entrance

From Redcross Way
Nearest postcode: SE1 1HA

Buses

21, 35, 40, 133, 343, 344, C10

Stations

London Bridge, Borough

Cycle hire station

Borough High Street (Map)

Public toilets

John Harvard Local Studies Library (Map)
Saturday 09:00-17:00
Sunday 12:00-16:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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