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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

St Peter's Bethnal Green Church & Vicarage Gardens

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 14:00–17:00
Sunday 14:00–17:00

Activities

Pop-up café during the afternoon. Tours of the church and the crypt on request. Gardeners available to discuss planting.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South side garden entrance from St Peter's Close, then Vicarage garden from the church garden
Nearest postcode: E2 7AE

Buses

8, 26, 48, 55, 388

Stations

Bethnal Green, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street

Cycle hire station

Durant Street (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

The garden is accessible but there are some narrow and uneven paths. The church building is due to be wheelchair-accessible from the front. The crypt is not accessible, nor is half the Vicarage garden, though it is all visible.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

St Peter's Bethnal Green and its adjacent vicarage were built in 1841. Over time, the church garden has been a parade ground, schoolyard and cholera pit! Today it is a thriving community garden.

The gardens are bounded by 200 year old London plane trees, allotments and ornamental flowerbeds surround the church building, which are under the care mainly of volunteer gardeners.

The Vicarage private garden is opening the 'secret garden door' again, leading into a haven of peace and place of meeting, brought back into use over the last six years.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 14:00–17:00
Sunday 14:00–17:00

Activities

Pop-up café during the afternoon. Tours of the church and the crypt on request. Gardeners available to discuss planting.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South side garden entrance from St Peter's Close, then Vicarage garden from the church garden
Nearest postcode: E2 7AE

Buses

8, 26, 48, 55, 388

Stations

Bethnal Green, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street

Cycle hire station

Durant Street (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

The garden is accessible but there are some narrow and uneven paths. The church building is due to be wheelchair-accessible from the front. The crypt is not accessible, nor is half the Vicarage garden, though it is all visible.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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