This hidden bee sanctuary - named after the ancient Greek word for 'bee' - was established by a local educational charity, New Acropolis Cultural Association, in 2012 to create a protected space for bees. Volunteers built the sanctuary in the heart of London's Islington and still maintain it. An alchemical-themed living wall, which incorporates some medicinal plants, has been added to the garden recently. Melissa Garden Bee Sanctuary lies in a pocket of land behind a Georgian house and next to the Union Chapel, first built in 1809. Its unique feel is down to the Victorian Gothic church tower which overshadows this very small garden.